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Crunchyroll Picks Up Streaming Rights to Anime Series ‘Chainsaw Man’

Crunchyroll has acquired the streaming rights to the anime adaptation of “Chainsaw Man.”

Crunchyroll will simulcast the series from Japan later this year, subtitled and dubbed, in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. Dubs will include English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French and German.

Based on the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto and serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump, “Chainsaw Man” follows Denji, a teenage boy living with a Chainsaw Devil named Pochita. Due to the debt his father left behind, he has been living a impoverished life while repaying it by harvesting devil corpses with Pochita. One day, Denji is betrayed and killed. As his consciousness fades, he makes a contract with Pochita and gets revived as Chainsaw Man — a man with a devil’s heart. 

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“With dark humor, dynamic characters and a sharp story, ‘Chainsaw Man’ is one of the most anticipated new series this year, and we are wickedly excited to bring it to fans on the Crunchyroll service,” Asa Suehira, chief content officer at Crunchyroll, said in a statement. “Anime fans will be up all night thinking about the spectacular visuals and high-octane action.”

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