Chainsaw Man Dub Release Date Announced, Including Voice Actors

Chainsaw Man Dub Release Date Announced, Including Voice Actors
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Chainsaw Man is a manga by Tatsuki Fujimoto that was originally released in 2018. It is set in a world where Devils are born from human fears and the stronger the fear, the more powerful the Devil is. On the other side are the so-called Devil hunters, humans specializing in hunting and employing Devils. Chainsaw Man’s anime adaptation is currently airing in Japan and we have gotten some official news on the dub release. In this article, we are going to tell you everything you need to know about it.

The dubbed version of Chainsaw Man is officially going to premiere on October 25, 2022, at the same time when Episode 3 premieres in Japan. The dub is going to be released by Crunchyroll, who is also streaming the original Japanese version for international audiences, including both North America and Europe.

The rest of this article is going to bring you all the known and unknown information related to the dubbed version of Chainsaw Man. You’re going to find out about its official release date, as well as the voice actors involved. We’re also going to give you some additional information on the anime so you can prepare yourselves for this event.

Chainsaw Man dub release date

On December 14, 2020, it was announced that the Chainsaw Man manga would receive an anime television series adaptation produced by MAPPA. The series was unveiled at Jump Festa ’21 as part of the Jump Studio series of stage presentations, which took place online on December 19 and 20, 2020.

The first trailer for the anime series was shown at the MAPPA Stage 2021 – 10th Anniversary event on June 27, 2021. The anime is directed by Ryū Nakayama (director) and Makoto Nakazono (chief episode director), with scripts by Hiroshi Seko, character designs by Kazutaka Sugiyama, and devil designs by Kiyotaka Oshiyama.

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Tatsuya Yoshihara serves as the action director, with Yūsuke Takeda directing the graphics. Naomi Nakano is the color key artist and Yohei Miyahara designs the screens. The music was composed by Kensuke Ushio. Fans initially speculated that it might arrive during the Fall 2021 season, but a second trailer revealed that the anime would, indeed, premiere in 2022.

It was later confirmed that the series would premiere on October 12, 2022, and it did. But, although a dub was confirmed, no date had been given until today, when it was officially confirmed by Crunchyroll that the English dub of Chainsaw Man would premiere on the platform on October 25, 2022.

Chainsaw Man dub cast

And while the Japanese cast was more or less revealed earlier, the dub cast of the Chainsaw Man anime was unknown for some time. Of course, with the announcement of the dub’s release date, the main cast was also revealed and in this article, we are going to bring you the principal characters and their Japanese and English language voice actors and actresses:

CharacterJapanese voice actor (Seiyū)English voice actor
Denji / Chainsaw ManKikunosuke ToyaRyan Colt Levy
PochitaShiori IzawaLindsay Seidel
MakimaTomori KusunokiSuzie Yeung
Aki HayakawaShogo SakataReagan Murdock
PowerAi FairouzSarah Wiedenheft
HimenoMariya IseTBD
KishibeKenjiro TsudaTBD
Kobeni HigashiyamaKarin TakahashiTBD
Hirokazu AraiTaku YashiroTBD

Chainsaw Man Plot

The first part of the manga was published between 2018 and 2020, with a second part having been announced. Now, we don’t know how much of the manga the first season of Chainsaw Man will adapt, but we’ll bring you an overview of the whole plot so you know what to expect on a general level. If you want a good comparison of what to expect, think Tokyo Ghoul, but gorier.

In Japan, in a universe close to ours, men and Devils rub shoulders. Most of the creatures sow terror wherever they go and it is common to call on the “Devil Hunters”, humans, responsible for eliminating them. Denji is a young teenager who carries out this activity with the help of Pochita, a Devil close to a dog with a chainsaw as a truffle, with whom he made a pact to repay his father’s debts.

The latter thought it best to escape his loan sharks by committing suicide, but the yakuza demanded that his son pay them the sum that his father owed them. From then on, Denji did various odd jobs and tracked down Devils, hoping one day to live a quiet life far from his creditors. One night, the head of the yakuza betrays him. The bandits have also entered into a contract with a Devil, the Zombie Devil, who turns everyone he touches into undead. Cut into pieces, Denji and Pochita end up thrown in a trash can.

A little of the human’s blood then flows into the Devil’s mouth, resuscitating him, and he offers a new pact to Denji: to give him his heart so that he can live this simple life he has always dreamed of. Alive again, Denji realizes that a cord hangs in the middle of his chest. By pulling it, he becomes a half-human, half-Devil being, equipped with a chainsaw as a head and on his forearms. He takes the opportunity to massacre the Zombie Devil and the mafiosos before a government team arrives on the scene.

In exchange for his cooperation, Makima, their leader (with whom Denji immediately falls in love) offers him to join an experimental unit, Special Section 4, to track down the Gun Devil, one of the most powerful Devils. If Denji succeeds, she will grant any of her wishes. Accompanied by other Devil Hunters like Aki, Himeno and Kobeni as well as Power (the Blood Fiend), the teenager, therefore, sets off in pursuit.

After a few hunts for lesser Devils, the team is attacked by assassins looking to kidnap Denji. Their leader is none other than the grandson of the leader of the yakuza, Katana Man, who has the same ability as the teenager, except that he is a man-katana. Himeno, out of love for Aki, sacrifices himself to save the few survivors and the decision is made that Denji and Power be trained by Kishibe, the most powerful of the Devil Hunters to retaliate against a new attack.

With the help of other Fiends like Bean, the Shark Fiend, the Violence Fiend, and the Devils, Angel and Spider, Katana Man and his team are taken out of harm’s way. In his debrief, Makima explains that their leader, Akane Sawatari, “committed suicide” without giving any further explanation that the Gun Devil wanted the Chainsaw Devil’s heart. Increasingly attracted to Makima, Denji meets a teenager his own age, Reze, with whom he also falls in love. He spends his time in the café where she works until one night when they break into a high school.

Reze then offers her to go away from all her problems, but Denji refuses before she reveals to him that she too is an assassin endowed with explosive powers. Despite many deaths on the side of the Devil Hunters, Denji manages to capture her before letting her get away, asking her to meet at the cafe. Reze, however, is killed by Makima while seeking to see him again.

Shortly after, Denji is placed under surveillance by Makima, convinced that assassins from the United States or China will soon try their luck. For his part, Aki learns from the Angel Devil that Devils follow a cycle of reincarnation between Hell and Earth as long as they inspire fear in men. If they have no memory of Hell, the Angel explains to them that after questioning the Devils of the special section, the sound of a chainsaw is the only one they remember before their death.

Killers Quanxi and Santa Claus appear, with their respective countries’ goals of capturing Denji, causing real carnage in Tokyo. Santa Calaus sends everyone to Hell where assassins like Devil Hunters must face the Hell Devil which kills most of the forces present. Makima manages to save the few survivors and Denji kills Santa Calaus with the help of Quanxi. Following this new attempt, Aki requests that Denji and Power (whom he has been in charge of since the beginning) no longer participate in the missions.

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However, he is forced to accept when he discovers that their next objective is none other than the Gun Devil. Makima explains to him that the Devil is already dead and that some countries have pieces of it. They are weapons of mass destruction and their goal is to steal one to strengthen Japanese power.

Just before the mission, Aki, accompanied by the Angel, renews his request to Makima to protect Denji and Power at any cost. His Chief then suddenly asks his two agents to execute without order without them being able to do anything about it while the American President concludes a pact with the Gun Devil to kill Makima whose real identity is the Control Devil.

Despite thousands of deaths, nothing can kill her. Denji is then attacked by Aki, transformed into a Gun Devil and is forced to kill him. Several days later, Denji meets Makima (whose real identity he does not know) who takes him to his apartment. Tired of having to make decisions that are too heavy with consequences, the teenager asks him to fulfill his wish and become his dog.

Makima accepts and kills Power who came to wish Denji’s birthday. The Control Devil explains to him that he wanted to break him psychologically to seize his power. Makima also reveals to him that his father’s death is nothing but a charade of his mind, killed in self-defense when the latter tried to go after Denji when he was a child. The Yakuza then took advantage of the situation to make Denji their handyman.

A little later, Kishibe, suspecting Makima of treachery for a long time, launches an assault on her. The ex-chief asks for help from Denji whom she names “Chainsaw Man” and explains to Kishibe that she wishes to create a perfect world thanks to him, because the Devils devoured by the Chainsaw Devil are permanently erased from the memory of men.

The confrontation between Chainsaw Man and the special forces takes on gigantic proportions, but the Devil’s power diminishes as humans begin to admire him. Power is resurrected temporarily and saves Denji before succumbing to her wounds, making him promise to educate the future Blood Devil. Kishibe manages to bring Denji to safety by making him understand that Makima will track him down wherever he is, but Denji manages to kill her by understanding that she recognizes people by their scent and that, since they met, only that of the Chainsaw Man interested her.

To prevent her from regenerating, Denji eats her in the form of various dishes. The plan works and a few days later, Kishibe introduces him to Nayuta, the new Control Devil, resurrected with no memories of his past life. Kishibe charges him with his upbringing and Pochita asks him to help Nayuta create her perfect world by building a relationship of equals. The arc concludes with Denji, now a high school student, preparing to fight a Devil.

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