Based on Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Japanese manga series of the same name, Chainsaw Man is a dark fantasy anime. The series revolves around an impoverished teenager named Denji who, with the help of his pet chainsaw devil Pochita, hunts down devils to make ends meet and pay off his father’s debt to the yakuza. After his debt collector betrays him, resulting in his death, Pochita merges with Denji’s body to give him a new life as the latter becomes a hybrid who can transform into the Chainsaw Man at will. Denji agrees to join the Public Security Devil Hunters after meeting a beautiful woman named Makima, who promises him all the comforts in life he has dreamed of.
This is the beginning of the carefree protagonist’s action-packed journey as he gets to know the world of devils better and learns some shocking secrets. After its release in the Fall 2022 anime season, Chainsaw Man quickly became a fan favorite and amassed a large following worldwide. After the Season 1 finale, viewers are now excited to see when their favorite characters will return. If you are also curious, we have the answer for you.
Chainsaw Man Season 2 Release Date
‘Chainsaw Man’ Season 1 was released on October 12, 2022 and ended a few weeks later on December 28, 2022. The anime consists of twelve episodes, each lasting approximately twenty-four minutes. Produced by Keisuke Seshimo, the anime is voiced by talented voice actors Tomori Kusunoki (Makima), Ai Fairouz (Power), Kikunosuke Toya (Denji), Shougo Sakata (Aki Hayakawa), Mariya Ise (Himeno) and many others.
As for the second season of the series, we know everything so far. The series has not yet been renewed by MAPPA. No company involved in the production and distribution of the series has officially commented on the future of the series, which is somewhat surprising considering its popularity. It was expected that there would be official confirmation on the future of ‘Chainsaw Man’ after the season 1 finale premiered. But fans needn’t worry as the series renewal seems only a matter of time.
Even before the anime was released, there was a lot of hype surrounding the series. While the reviews after the series came out were consistently positive, there was also criticism that the manga wasn’t adapted as expected. Some fans even requested a reboot after the season 1 finale premiered, which is totally unusual in the modern anime era. So the chances of that happening are nil, especially given that it’s a tiny minority of all viewers who have seen the series.
Interestingly, Chainsaw Man Season 1 is currently rated a little over 8.8 on MyAnimeList and has nearly 1 million fans in just 12 weeks of airing. Aside from popularity, anime extensions are largely dependent on the availability of the source material. Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Japanese manga series already has 12 tankouban volumes in circulation, with the 13th being released in the first week of January 2023. The 13th volume will be released in the first week of January 2023. The first episode of the series only covers the first five of these volumes, so there is more than enough content for another season.
The release of the series has also had a positive impact on manga sales, and the series has been a regular feature in the Oricon Top 20 list in October, November, and December 2022. This proves that the dark fantasy series is very popular among manga and anime fans, so a renewal is almost guaranteed in the coming months and chances are that the Chainsaw Man exhibition scheduled for February 2023 will be announced .
However, it should be noted that there is a good chance that the Bomb Devil arc will be adapted as a film first while Season 2 covers the International Assassins arc, the Gun Devil arc, and the Control Devil arc – and with that Part 1 or brings the Public Safety saga to an end. The likelihood of this happening is higher than just season 2 adapting the remaining story arcs. If the film doesn’t get shot, the second episode could potentially be a split-cour. Taking all of these factors into account and assuming there are no unforeseen delays, Chainsaw Man season 2 will release sometime in mid-2024.
Chainsaw Man Season 2 Plot: What Can It Be About?
In Season 2, Denji will continue to desire to have a woman by his side. While he claims his heart now belongs to Makima, things get complicated when he encounters another girl named Reze. Instead of choosing between the two, Denji dreams of keeping both. However, he would start to feel differently once he spends a romantic night with Reze.
Convinced that she’s the right one, he decides to elope with her. But his life is unexpectedly complicated by the arrival of the dangerous bomb devil. Though he manages to survive the relentless attacks on him, Denji receives disturbing news from Makima that a group of international assassins are after him. To make matters worse, the Gun Devil returns to wreak havoc on the world.