After the first season’s sensational finale, we are all eager to know how the Chainsaw Man plot will pan out. But when can we expect a second season? If you’re here to find that out, keep reading as we’ll discuss everything we know about Chainsaw Man season 2!
Though Tatsuki Fujimoto’s action-packed manga, Chainsaw Man, debuted in December 2018, its manga panels dribbling with dark fantasy and horror comedy themes ended up garnering millions of fans within months of its release.
But critics attributed this sudden rise in Chainsaw Man’s popularity to its extremely graphic violence and mature content. Needless to say, this fame had much to do with the series’ beguiling concepts of heaven and hell, fears and demons, and imperfect second chances at life.
So, it didn’t take long before the series caught the eye of apocalypse-loving directors at MAPPA studio, who announced an anime adaptation in December 2020. But the Chainsaw Man anime shocked everyone, including its production crew, by exceeding all expectations scoring 8.63/10 at MyAnimeList and ranking second only to the Spy x Family series in the 2022 popularity charts.
This, however, also drove its fans berserk when the season 1 finale gave no hint of a renewal. So, the question is, will there be a Chainsaw Man season 2?
Although we don’t have a confirmed answer, there will likely be a season 2 because this series is popular. A second season will be profitable for everyone involved, including fans! The hype surrounding the series and the availability of ongoing manga chapters trumpet the coming of a season 2. So, the question is not, will there be a season 2, but when will season 2 come out?!!
What is Chainsaw Man Season 2 Release Date?
Will there be a Chainsaw Man season 2? Unfortunately, the second season is not yet confirmed, but we assume it will premiere in October 2024 if a new season is announced this year.
You see, Chainsaw Man season 1 was declared in December 2020, but the first Chainsaw Man PV was released one year later, in December 2021. Meanwhile, the episodes aired from October to December 2022.
Thus, if MAPPA were to keep up its traditions, we can expect season 2 to be announced by the end of 2023, with a subsequent release in October 2024.
So, I think MAPPA will not have enough time until November 2023 to start Chainsaw Man season 2 production.
That said, MAPPA remains the most suitable studio for depicting Tatsuki Fujimotos’s characteristic micro-expressions. The studio intentionally slowed down regular life trivia in the first season of Chainsaw Man, creating an unsettling sense of normal – something that was previously palpable only in Attack on Titan.
As we can expect MAPPA to continue adapting Chainsaw Man anime, we can also anticipate the previous cast and crew members to reprise their roles. So, directors Ryu Nakayama and Masato Nakazono will likely return for Chainsaw Man Season 2.
What is Chainsaw Man About?
As you are curious about Chainsaw Man season 2, I’d assume you have already watched and enjoyed the first season. But I’ll give a quick recap in case you read this article long after season 1 concluded.
The series is set in a universe where human fears are born as ‘Devils‘ in Hell that transition into the human world. But when a devil dies on earth, it gets reborn in hell, and the cycle continues.
Though humans can contract devil powers in exchange for some sacrifice, Devil Hunters are humans who train to annihilate devils and their contractors.
One such devil hunter, Denji, is forced to work for a mafia called ‘Yakuza’ to pay off his father’s debt. But a Yakuza boss betrays him by contracting the Zombie Devil, who tears Denji apart and leaves him on the brink of death.
At this very moment, Denji’s dog, ‘Pochita,’ that happens to be a devil too, fuses with his body and becomes his heart. In the process, Pochita seemingly dies, but Denji is brought back to life, and he is now a devil hybrid, a human with the powers of a devil, specifically the Chainsaw Devil.
Now, Denji can grow chainsaws from his body, earning him the title “Chainsaw Man.”
This instigates the leader of Public Safety Devil Hunters, Makima, to recruit Denji. Only Denji has no reason to obey her and no desire to serve humanity.
But Makima manipulates Denji’s teenage mind by flirting with him and offering sexual gratification if he annihilates the notorious Gun Devil for her. This turns on Denji as a man whose only mission is to kill the Gun Devil to make Makima oblige his carnal desires.
Despite such a selfish reason, Denji becomes a hero and a hope for millions of lives.
But as the plot unravels, it becomes clear that Gun Devil is also targeting Chainsaw Man. Also, Makima is peculiarly adamant about Denji finding the Gun Devil first.
But we are yet to find out what makes Chainsaw Man interesting to all these shady characters and why they all want to kill Denji and acquire his heart, i.e., Pochita.
How Did Chainsaw Man Season 1 End?
The final episode of the first season of Chainsaw Man starts with Makima destroying human inhabitants from the Yakuza building affiliated with the Gun Devil. Later, Special Division 4 raids that building to locate the Gun Devil and capture illegal devil contractors.
And so, fighting ensues on several fronts where Akane’s Snake Devil regurgitates Ghost Devil, i.e., Himeno’s last remnants. Aki still manages to defeat Akane with Kobeni’s help.
While Fiends, including Power, Shark, and Violence, fend against the Zombie Devil contractors. Denji captures the Katana Man by growing a chainsaw on his leg.
As Akane decides to reveal Gun Devil’s secrets, her Snake Devil takes her life. But Makima reports they have gathered enough Gun Devil Flesh to pinpoint his precise coordinates.
But the season ends with Denji dreaming of an alley where Pochita warns him from opening a certain door.
Meanwhile, a mysterious woman self-reflects if Denji would rather be a country mouse or a city mouse. If you are wondering who she is, I’ll tell you that her name is Reze, and if the story follows the manga, she’ll be Denji’s primary love interest in the next season.
We might also finally see Denji encountering Gun Devil and learn more about everyone’s obsession with the Chainsaw Devil.
How Many Episodes Will Be There in Chainsaw Man Season 2?
Chainsaw Man Season 1 consisted of 12 episodes adapted from 38 manga chapters or about four manga volumes. So, we can expect Chainsaw Man season 2 to contain 12-13 episodes adapted from 40 manga chapters, spanning manga volumes 4 to 9.
That said, Chainsaw Man manga currently contains over 120 chapters compiled in 14 manga volumes.
The series is currently ongoing and consists of two parts with multiple story arcs, with Part 1 ending in chapter 97, i.e., manga volume 11. So, we can look forward to Chainsaw Man season 2 and hope for Chainsaw Man season 3 in the coming years.
Will Chainsaw Man Season 2 Be On Crunchyroll?
Crunchyroll licensed both Japanese and English dubbed versions of Chainsaw Man season 1 in the US, Europe, and Russia. So, I am sure that the second season of Chainsaw Man will also be on Crunchyroll.
However, Medialink holds the license for South Asian and Southeast Asian countries. Therefore, if you are from Hong Kong, India, Mainland China, or Taiwan, you may have to look for another streaming service.
Will Chainsaw Man Season 2 Be On Netflix?
Definitely, yes. As the first season of Chainsaw Man is available on Netflix in most countries around the world, it is highly likely that season 2 will also land on Netflix as soon as it is released.
Will Chainsaw Man Season 2 Be On Hulu?
Hulu was the cheapest streaming service for the first season across Europe and the Americas. Therefore, it will likely feature the second season in both Japanese and English dub versions.
Though MAPPA has not yet confirmed Chainsaw Man season 2, the hype surrounding the series suggests that it’s just a matter of time before we get an update announcing the second season. The previous cast and crew members will most likely reprise their roles.
But all of this is an assumption for now, and only time will tell how the series goes.
I hope this article helped you find all the answers about the Chainsaw Man season 2 release date and its plot. Let’s have our fingers crossed as we all wait for the series to be renewed soon.
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