Chainsaw Man Anime Coming To Crunchyroll, Intense First Trailer Arrives

Check out the localized trailer for the anime about a guy with a chainsaw in his head.

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If you're a fan of anime and also a fan of chainsaws, today is an important day for you. Crunchyroll has announced it has acquired the streaming rights to Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man, and in celebration with that announcement, there's a trailer for the show.

There's no official launch date for the upcoming Chainsaw Man series, but it will arrive later this year and be simulcast from Japan on Crunchyroll, subtitled and dubbed. Check out the first localized trailer below.

If the title alone sounds out there to you, it gets weirder. The manga follows a teenager named Denji who lives with Pochita, a Chainsaw Devil. Denji is left with an enormous debt because of his father, and to pay it back, Denji works with Pochita to harvest devil corpses. However, Denji dies, but comes back to life as Chainsaw Man, a supernatural being with chainsaws coming out of his arms... and one out of his head.

"With dark humor, dynamic characters and a sharp story, Chainsaw Man is one of the most anticipated new series this year, and we are wickedly excited to bring it to fans on the Crunchyroll service," said Asa Suehira, chief content officer at Crunchyroll. "Anime fans will be up all night thinking about the spectacular visuals and high-octane action."

MAPPA (Maruyama Animation Produce Project Association) will produce the animation for the movie. The studio is best known for its work on Attack on Titan Final Season and JUJUTSU KAISEN. Kensuke Ushio (The Heike Story; Devilman: Crybaby; Space Dandy) will compose the music for the upcoming series.

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