Chainsaw Man Opening Song Revealed, Ending Theme to Change Each Episode

Chainsaw Man Opening

Ahead of its October 11, 2022 premiere date, a new trailer from Mappa revealed the

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Chainsaw Man opening song. The same announcement also confirmed that the show’s ending theme will change for each episode.

Check out the trailer below. English subtitles are available in the closed captions.

The new trailer shows footage of Denji, Kishibe, Makima, Power, Aki, Himeno, and Kobeni, as well as a montage of cuts from battles in the series. The opening monologue by   The Chainsaw Man opening theme will be “KICKBACK”, by musician Kenshi Yonezu. Yonezu also provided songs like “Peace Sign” for My Hero Academia and “Uchiage Hanabi” for the film Fireworks (with singer Daoko).

As for the Chainsaw Man ending theme, the show will feature a different song in the ending for each episode in the season. It’s not uncommon for a show to have more than one ending or opening theme, particularly for long-running programs. It’s unusual for the song to change every episode, though. Here’s a list of the artists and song titles revealed so far.

  • ano – “Chu, Taiyousei” (ちゅ、多様性)
  • Eve – “Fight Song”
  • Aimer – “Deep down”
  • Kanaria – “Dainou-teki na Rendezvous” (大脳的なランデブー)
  • syudou – “In The Back Room”
  • QUEEN BEE – “Violence”
  • ZUTOMAYO – “Zanki” (残機)
  • TK from Ling tosite sigure – “first death”
  • TOOBOE – “Jouzai” (錠剤)
  • Vaundy – “Chainsaw Blood”
  • PEOPLE 1 – “Dogland”
  • MAXIMUM THE HORMONE – “Hawatari 2-oku Centimeter” (刃渡り2億センチ)

The official website also confirmed more voice roles for Chainsaw Man characters. Aki, Power, Denji, and Makima’s Japanese voice actors were announced earlier.

  • Arai – Taku Yashiro (Ishkan in Sword Art Online Alicization, Tsubasa in Kaguya-sama: Love is War)
  • Himeno – Mariya Ise (Reg in Made in Abyss, Midari in Kakegurui)
  • Kishibe – Kenjiro Tsuda (Dainsleif in Genshin Impact, Ogata in Golden Kamuy)
  • Kobeni – Karin Takahashi (Suika from Dr. Stone, Nono Morikubo in Idolmaster Cinderella Girls)
  • Pochita – Shiori Izawa (Ginko in Planet With, Nanachi in Made in Abyss)

Chainsaw Man begins airing on October 11, 2022. Crunchyroll has announced it will simulcast the series. The manga is published in English by Viz Media.

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