It has been a while since we got any updates on Chainsaw Man although we already got the first teaser for the anime. Now, a new leak purports that the highly anticipated adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto's manga already has a release date in 2022. In addition to that, the show will be getting two cours this year!
The leak was dropped on Twitter and reveals that Chainsaw Man is already expected to premiere in Fall 2022. Additionally, it states that the first season of the anime will be split into two cours. This could mean that Season 1 will consist of over 20 episodes.
We're loving the idea that Chainsaw Man could finally premiere a little later this year. After all, it's been almost a year since we got the first trailer for the series which hyped up MAPPA's production on the anime. However, it is also important to point out that the release window has not yet been officially confirmed. With that in mind, it's best to take this with a grain of salt.
Chainsaw Man follows Denji, a young man living in poverty and working off his deceased father's debt to the yakuza by working as a devil hunter. He is aided by Pochita, his canine companion and Chainsaw Devil. But when Denji is betrayed by the Yakuza and left for dead, he merges with Pochita and becomes a human-devil Hybrid. After Denji massacres the yakuza, he is approached by Makima who convinces him to join a team of governmental devil hunters known as the Public Safety Division.
For now, Chainsaw Man has not yet been given an official release date. However, the anime is already expected to premiere sometime in 2022. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.