Episode 1 of the series premiered on October 11
UPDATE 10/12/22: Added the "KICK BACK" and "CHAINSAW BLOOD" release information to the article.
Following the release of the first episode of Chainsaw Man in Japan today, MAPPA released the official opening theme movie for the series, “KICK BACK” by Kenshi Yonezu, as well as the first ending theme movie, “CHAINSAW BLOOD” by Vaundy.
Chainsaw Man Opening Theme, "KICK BACK" by Kenshi Yonezu
Chainsaw Man Ending 1, "CHAINSAW BLOOD" by Vaundy
Additionally, a track from the Chainsaw Man Official Soundtrack, titled “edge of chainsaw,” by Kensuke Ushio and guitar performances by Hisako Tabuchi was released. Milan Records also released the full opening single of "KICK BACK," as well as Vaundy releasing the full "CHAINSAW BLOOD" ending single as well.
"edge of chainsaw" by Kensuke Ushio and Hisako Tabuchi
“KICK BACK” Single Cover
“CHAINSAW BLOOD” Single Cover
edge of chainsaw Album Cover
Volume 1 of the original soundtrack E.P. for episodes 1-3 is scheduled to release on October 26, Volume 2 featuring episodes 4-7 is scheduled to release on November 23 and Volume 3 featuring episodes 8-12 is scheduled to release on December 28. Volume 1 of the Blu-ray and DVD release for the series, featuring episodes 1-3, is scheduled to release on January 27, 2023 in Japan.
VIZ Media releases the manga in English, with all eleven volumes of Part 1 out now. Chainsaw Man Part 2 began serialization on the Shonen Jump+ digital manga magazine, Shonen Jump app and Manga Plus app on July 13. Chainsaw Man volume 12, the first volume containing Part 2, was also announced, scheduled to release in Japan on October 4. Crunchyroll will stream the series as it airs in Japan when it broadcasts this October. The series is described as such:
Denji is a teenage boy living with a Chainsaw Devil named Pochita. Due to the debt his father left behind, he has been living a rock-bottom life while repaying his debt by harvesting devil corpses with Pochita.
One day, Denji is betrayed and killed. As his consciousness fades, he makes a contract with Pochita and gets revived as "Chainsaw Man" — a man with a devil's heart.
Source: MAPPA Youtube Channel
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