The promised day has arrived. Anime studio MAPPA held a special livestream event to unveil its adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s hit manga. The Chainsaw Man trailer gave fans and onlookers the most substantial view yet of the series. It also revealed the show’s principal voice cast.
Check out the Chainsaw Man trailer below.
The trailer shows off moments from the earlier chapters of the Chainsaw Man manga. Makima and a crew of devil hunters arrive at the scene of a massacre. Her narration lays out the background of the story. She refers to the advent of the Gun Devil following a gun-involved terror attack in the U.S. The view switches to Denji, still with Pochita. Shots of Denji’s devil hunter partners Power and Aki Hayakawa in action are also shown off. The Chainsaw Man anime trailer closes out on a montage of battles, including the ones against the Bat Devil and Leech Devil. Aki uses his contracted Fox Devil, too.
The credits on the Chainsaw Man trailer reveal the show’s main voice cast, with several new and lesser-known voice actors in key roles.
- Denji is played by Kikunosuke Toya, who played mostly background characters in Heroines Run the Show and Tokyo 24th Ward prior to Chainsaw Man.
- Makima is played by Tomori Kusunoki, who played Yoko Tia Noto in the Bastard!! Netflix adaptation, Sumika in Muv-Luve Alternative, Neiru in Wonder Egg Priority, and Natsume in Deca-dence.
- Aki Hayakawa is played by Shougo Sakata, who played Masa in Ya Boy Kongming!, Leviathan in My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission, and Ranmaru in Fairy Ranmaru.
- Power is played by Fairouz Ai, who played Jolyne Cujoh in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean, Hibiki in How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?, and Majirou in Tokyo Revengers.
The voice actors for other characters like Kobeni, Reze, Himeno, and Beam have yet to be revealed.
The Chainsaw Man anime airs in October 2022. The world premiere of episode 1 will be held on September 9, 2022, in Japan. Crunchyroll will simulcast the series in most territories outside Japan and Asia. The Chainsaw Man manga is published in English by Viz Media.