Chainsaw Man anime: How many episodes in season 1? What are the opening and ending songs?


The Chainsaw Man anime has debuted at long last on Crunchyroll, with episode 1 of the highly anticipated new show from MAPPA available to stream now. The debut installment of the Chainsaw Man anime is called Dog and Chainsaw and is exclusively available to stream in the UK on Crunchyroll, who are simulcasting the show. Already the pre-release hype for the Chainsaw Man anime has kicked up several notches, with the first episode going down a treat with fans and the stylish opening that is filled with pop-culture references becoming a viral hit.

If you’ve just watched Chainsaw Man episode 1 and can’t wait for more the good news is you’ve got plenty more weeks left of new episodes to look forward to.

Whether you’ve just started on the Chainsaw Man anime, or are about to start watching it, has rounded up everything you need to know about the hit new anime everyone is talking about…

The Chainsaw Man anime finally launched on Tuesday October 11 on Crunchyroll.

Episode 1 was available to stream in the UK at 5pm BST, with new episodes going forward set to drop at the same time.

Here’s details on the release time for forthcoming Chainsaw Man episodes…

Chainsaw Man anime new episode release schedule: Tuesdays at 9am pacific time, 12pm eastern, 5pm UK and 6pm European time

It has already been confirmed that the Chainsaw Man anime will initially have 12 episodes.

However, it hasn’t been confirmed if this is for the entirety of the first season or just for a first cour.

MAPPA – the studio behind Chainsaw Man – are known for doing split cours, with Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 set to be in two parts and the Attack on Titan final season being split into multiple parts.

So it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Chainsaw Man anime adopt a cour format as well.

The Chainsaw Man anime has already becoming a viral hit, thanks to its super-stylish opening that is packed full of pop culture references.

The official MAPPA video of the Chainsaw Man opening has been one of the trending videos on YouTube racking up millions of views in a short space of time.

The opening song for the Chainsaw Man anime is performed by Kenshi Yonezu and is called KICK BACK but for the ending it’s different.

Unlike other shows, every episode of the Chainsaw Man anime will have a different ending song.

You can find details on who performs these songs below…

Hawatari Niku Centi by Maximum the Hormone

Chu, Tayousei by Ano

Fight Song by Eve

Deep Down by Aimer

Rendezvous by Kanaria

In the Back Room by Syudou

Violence by Queen Bee

Time Left by Zutomayo

First Death by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure

Tablet by Tooboe

Chainsaw Blood by Vaundy

Dogland by People 1

Previously, Crunchyroll let anyone watch new episodes of simulcast shows via its ad-supported plan.

However, this year the anime streaming service stopped “the automatic free availability of all simulcast content”.

So, if you want to watch simulcast content you’ll need to join as a paid-for member.

If you’re not sure whether you will like the Chainsaw Man anime you can simply sign-up to a free trial.

Crunchyroll offers 14 day free trials for all of its paid-for plans.

So you can do this and then watch the first episode of the Chainsaw Man anime to see if you’d be happy paying to watch it.

Crunchyroll paid-for plans begin from £4.99 a month.


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