Announced to be released in October 2022, the highly anticipated anime Chainsaw Man will be coming to Netflix, but only in a few regions in Asian territories. The series has been exclusively licensed to Netflix rivals in other regions.
Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man began its serialization in Weekly Shōnen Jump on December 3rd, 2018, and was an instant smash hit. In just under four years, the manga has sold over 15 million copies worldwide and is highly regarded as one of the best and freshest takes on the Shonen genre.
Studio MAPPA, the animation studio behind Jujutsu Kaisen, Kakegurui, and Attack on Titan, is producing the anime adaptation.
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 contracts with Pochita and gets revived as “Chainsaw Man” a man with a devil’s heart.
Will Chainsaw Man season 1 be coming to Netflix?
Chainsaw Man will be available to stream on Netflix Japan, and episodes will be made available the same day they are broadcast on Japanese networks such as TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, TV Aichi, TV Setouchi, TV Hokkaido, and TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting.
Per Unogs, the show is also dropping weekly on Netflix in South Korea.
On the official website for Chainsaw Man, multiple streaming services have been listed to distribute the anime around the world, these include;
- Amazon Prime Video
- Animax Korea
Before October, it was unclear whether the distribution we’ve seen for Spy x Family. In that case, these regions would’ve also received the title:
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
In the United States, Chainsaw Man will be available to stream on both Crunchyroll and Hulu. Crunchyroll will stream the anime in Japanese with English subtitles and an English dub.
Chainsaw Man will be exclusive on Crunchyroll in the UK.
The first episode of Chainsaw Man will be broadcast and available to stream on Tuesday, October 12th, 2022.
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