‘Chainsaw Man’ is a comedy horror manga written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto for the Tokyo-based publisher Shueisha for Jump Comics. Its popularity led to an anime adaption from the Japanese animation studio MAPPA set to be released in October 2022. Crunchyroll announced that they are developing an English version for a North American audience.
They revealed the cast on their website:
- Ryan Colt Levy (Rody in My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission) as Denji
- Suzie Yeung (Lena in 86 EIGHTY-SIX) as Makima
- Sarah Wiedenheft (Tohru in Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid) as Power
- Reagan Murdock (Alvin in Don’t Hurt Me, My Healer!) as Aki
You can watch the trailer below:
MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows,
“Denji has a simple dream—to live a happy and peaceful life, spending time with a girl he likes. This is a far cry from reality, however, as Denji is forced by the yakuza into killing devils in order to pay off his crushing debts. Using his pet devil Pochita as a weapon, he is ready to do anything for a bit of cash.
Unfortunately, he has outlived his usefulness and is murdered by a devil in contract with the yakuza. However, in an unexpected turn of events, Pochita merges with Denji’s dead body and grants him the powers of a chainsaw devil. Now able to transform parts of his body into chainsaws, a revived Denji uses his new abilities to quickly and brutally dispatch his enemies. Catching the eye of the official devil hunters who arrive at the scene, he is offered work at the Public Safety Bureau as one of them. Now with the means to face even the toughest of enemies, Denji will stop at nothing to achieve his simple teenage dreams.”
Jump Comics has already the series on their online service ‘Shōnen Jump+.’