Gore just hits differently in anime, and there’s a real joy to the way you can showcase hyper-violent storytelling in this medium. That was one of the brilliant things about Chainsaw Man when it premiered in 2022, and it’s a big reason why we can’t wait for the Chainsaw Man 2 release date to come around.
Chainsaw Man follows Denji, who, through a quirk of fate, bonded with an adorable chainsaw demon. Do you see why we’re obsessed with the storytelling potential of the best anime yet? There are plenty of anime villains left for Denji to showcase his power, so we’re very excited to welcome back one of the best anime characters we’ve seen in years. Here’s everything we know about the prospect of Chainsaw Man season 2.
What is the Chainsaw Man season 2 release date?
Chainsaw Man season 2 likely won’t be released until the tail end of 2024, but production is rumored to be underway.
We’re thinking a fall release date would come into play to match when the first season was released. But fall 2023 is in the rear-view at this point, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed for fall 2024.
This is all fueled by rumors that season 2 production is underway and that a Chainsaw Man movie is also in the works, but that’s unofficial news at this stage.
On the official front, we haven’t heard anything about a green light for more Chainsaw Man. However, that doesn’t mean work hasn’t been moving ahead. We’re sure that we’ll eventually get to see more from the pages of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s manga.
Who’s in the Chainsaw Man season 2 cast?
The established Chainsaw Man cast is expected to return for season 2, including Kikunosuke Toya and Ryan Colt Levy as Denji.
Once we get an official announcement for season 2, it could come with some changes, as well as some additions. But, using current information we’ve included a breakdown of the Japanese and English voice actors below, so if you prefer dub or sub, you know who’s talking.
Predicted Chainsaw Man season 2 cast list:
- Kikunosuke Toya/Ryan Colt Levy as Denji
- Shiori Izawa/Lindsay Seidel as Pochita
- Tomori Kusunoki/Suzie Yeung as Makima
- Shogo Sakata/Reagan Murdock as Aki Hayakawa
- Fairouz Ai/Sarah Wiedenheft as Power
- Karin Takahashi/Bryn Apprill as Kobeni Higashiyama
- Taku Yashiro/Jarrod Greene as Hirokazu Arai
- Daiki Hamano/Jason Marnocha as Katana Man
What’s Chainsaw Man season 2 about?
Chainsaw Man season 2 will almost certainly adapt the next four arcs in the manga: the Bomb Girl Arc, International Assassins Arc, Gun Devil Arc, and the Control Devil Arc.
The manga offers some clues as to where things might go, but we don’t know exactly what events Chainsaw Man season 2’s plot might cover.
Assuming this is how MAPAA decides to structure the next season, then that’ll bring a close to the Public Safety Saga and lead us on to the Academy Sagain season 3. Of course, the studio may structure the next series a little differently and maybe even introduce some… *shudder*… filler episodes.
We also imagine we’ll get some explanation as to who the woman from the end of Chainsaw Man season 1 was, and hopefully, they’ll explain what she meant with that mouse metaphor. In the future, of course, we’ll meet some of the most fascinating characters from the manga, like Yoru and the Bomb Devil.
Is there a Chainsaw Man season 2 trailer?
Sorry, Chainsaw Man season 2 doesn’t have a trailer yet. We expect one to arrive before the premiere, though, likely in mid-2024.
We don’t think season 2 is coming in 2023, so think a trailer would likely arrive by mid-2024 if the anime is to come out later in the year. Who knows, though, if production is indeed already well underway, it could all come earlier than that estimate.
However, you can remind yourself about the Katana Devil in this clip from the Chainsaw Man. Honestly, this show is just one of the best TV series around.
Where can I watch Chainsaw Man season 2?
Chainsaw Man season 2 will be streamed on Crunchyroll, and that’s where all of season 1 is available to watch right now too.
If you like Chainsaw Man, those should suit your tastes and there’s plenty to tide you over while we wait for Denji’s return. We might even get Demon Slayer season 4 before then.
How many episodes will Chainsaw Man season 2 have?
We think Chainsaw Man season 2 will run for 12 episodes, like the first season.
It’s pretty standard for series, anime or otherwise, to stick to a similar episode count across seasons. 12 blood-soaked episodes of new anime sound plenty to us. We’re not sure our stomachs could take any more violence than that.
Who’s animating Chainsaw Man season 2?
Studio MAPPA, who worked on other critically acclaimed anime like Jujutsu Kaisen, Attack on Titan, and The God of High School, will be animating Chainsaw Man season 2.
That’s everything we know about Chainsaw Man season 2 so far. If you’re looking for more, check out our list of the best anime movies you can watch right now. Perhaps there will be a Chainsaw Man movie to join them some day soon?
Meanwhile, read about the incredible connection between Spider-Verse 2 and Demon Slayer and see our thoughts on how the Oscars must learn from the anime awards. For something even more fantastical than a man with a chainsaw head, see our guide to House of the Dragon season 2.