Chainsaw Man will be making its big anime premiere next month as part of the packed Fall 2022 anime schedule, and Crunchyroll has revealed who will be behind the main characters in the English dub voice cast to help celebrate! The anime adaptation for Tatsuki Fujimoto's original manga series will be making its highly anticipated debut in October, and fans have been getting a steady stream of updates as to what to expect from the new series before its premiere. Not only has it been confirmed for an early premiere in the United States, but it will actually be the English dubbed release too!
With the English dubbed premiere of Chainsaw Man set for a release on Friday, October 7th during a special panel at New York Comic Con, Crunchyroll has revealed the first members of the English voice cast. With Mike McFarland serving as ADR Director, the first additions to the English voice cast include Ryan Colt Levy as Denji, Suzie Yeung as Makima, Reagan Murdock as Aki, and Sarah Wiedenheft as Power. Check out Crunchyroll's official announcement image for the cast below:
Denji’s life is about to chain(ge). 🐶— Crunchyroll (@Crunchyroll) September 19, 2022
Watch the Chainsaw Man English dub world premiere at #NYCC.
Denji – @ryancoltlevy
Makima – @SuzieYeung
Power – @SarahWiedenheft
Aki – @ReaganMurdockVO
🔥 READ: https://t.co/d6O2ntiLsX pic.twitter.com/oQGya4eixp
Chainsaw Man will kick off its streaming on Crunchyroll on October 11th, but the start date for the English SimulDub release will be revealed at a later date. Ryu Nakayama will be directing the new anime for studio MAPPA. Hiroshi Seko will be handling the screenplay, Kazutaka Sugiyama providing the character designs, Tatsuya Yoshihara as action director, Kiyotaka Oshiyama as devil designer, and Kensuke Ushio as composer. The main cast for the Japanese language release of the series includes Kikunosuke Toya as Denji, Tomori Kusunoki as Makima, Shogo Sakata as Aki Hayakawa, and Fairouz Ai as Power.
As for what to expect from the new 12 episode series when it premieres, Crunchyroll teases Chainsaw Man as such, "Denji is a teenage boy living with a Chainsaw Devil named Pochita. Due to the debt his father left behind, he has been living a rock-bottom life while repaying his debt 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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