A member of BTS performed an impromptu cover of an anime track. During a Weverse stream, Jungkook got to talking about Chainsaw Man, at which point he then performed the opening song “Kick Back.” People captured it online, then sharing the impromptu cover. [Thanks,⟭⟬ ⁷!]
Here is the segment in which Jungkook performed a bit of the Chainsaw Man opening song “Kick Back.” from the Twitter account ⟭⟬ ⁷.
Jungkook singing ‘Kick Back’ from the anime Chainsaw Man @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/AtfxThcPhy
— ⟭⟬ ⁷ (@itsbangtansoup) February 1, 2023
For reference, here is the credit-less Chainsaw Man opening, featuring Kenshi Yonezu’s original version of “Kick Back.” It features Denji and other major members of the cast during notable moments in the show.
Following the anime’s launch, “Kick Back” proved quite popular. For example, it ended up taking the first place spot on the Oricon Weekly chart in November 2022. While it remained the recurring opening, this adaptation is known for offering a different ending theme and animation for each episode. A soundtrack appeared in Japan in January 2023.
Season one of Chainsaw Man is complete, and people can stream it on Crunchyroll. A second season of the show has yet to be announced. The manga is available physically from Viz Media, with weekly chapters appearing on Manga Plus and Viz.