Chainsaw Man will premiere on Crunchyroll on October 11. But there’s so much hype surrounding the show that we’re getting a lot of details early, including some surprising news about the opening and ending songs. This news hints that the show might be working with a sizeable budget, which means we’ll have a high quality series to enjoy.
We’ll Have One Main Opening Song & 12 New Ending Songs
The series is going to have one main opening song, along with 12 new ending songs, Crunchyroll revealed. Since the first season will have 12 episodes (or, hopefully, the first cour of the first season), this means we’ll have a new ending song for each episode.
On Reddit, some fans are speculating that this means the show has a sizeable budget, especially considering the artists involved.
One person wrote, “Hmm one does wonder which billionaire funded this adaptation to involve this many artists. This is the mother of unlimited budget works.”
Another person replied, “The ceo of Mappa is a massive Fujimoto fan, he wants to animate all of his works, that might have something to do with it.”
This is confirmed. In an IGN France interview, the MAPPA CEO said they wanted to ultimately animate all of author Tatsuki Fujimoto’s works. And during another event that Post Apocalyptic Media reported on, the CEO said they were a big fan of Fujimoto.
The Opening Song is “Kick Back” by Kenshi Yonezu
Crunchyroll reported that the opening song for the anime is “Kick Back” by Kenshi Yonezu. You can hear part of the opening song in the new trailer embedded below.
In the video below, you can see some other songs performed by Kenshi.
Here are a few songs by Kenshi Yonez, who will be doing the opening theme for Chainsaw Man.
To give you a taste of what you're getting into, I wanted to post this pic.twitter.com/dpE2knN0Is
— CHAINSAW MAN NATION (@chainsawmannews) September 20, 2022
On its official website, Chainsaw Man noted (in an English translation): “King Gnu and Daiki Tsuneda of millennium parade participated in the joint arrangement.”
A translation from Yonezu about his song on the official website reads: “I’m honored because I liked the original. The power that this work possesses in the first place is tremendous, so it was extremely difficult to find a similar sound, but as a result of accumulating one by one, this song was completed. I would appreciate it if you could hear it. thank you very much.”
12 Artists Are Performing 12 Ending Songs
Crunchyroll also shared the artists performing the ending songs. Below is a direct quote from their website:
- “HAWATARI NIKU CENTI (“2-hundred-million-centimeter-long blades”) by MAXIMUM THE HORMONE (will also be used as an insert song)
- “ALL KINDS OF KISSES” by ano
- “Fight Song” by eve
- “Deep Down” by Aimer
- “Rendezvous” by Kanaria
- “In the Back Room” by syudou
- “Violence” by QUEEN BEE
- “Time Left” by ZUTOMAYO
- “first death” by TK from Ling tosite sigure
- “tablet” by TOOBOE
- “CHAINSAW BLOOD” by Vaundy
- “DOGLAND” by PEOPLE 1
Fans are excited about this news.
CHAINSAWMAN ANIME WILL HAVE DIFFERENT ENDING SONGS FOR ALL 12 EPISODES!!!! pic.twitter.com/58DYNfWXw8
— Shonenleaks (@shonenleaks) September 19, 2022
One person on Reddit wrote, “12 eds is absolutely nuts I’m so happy that chainsaw man is getting such a blessed adaptation.”
I often enjoy getting translations for ending songs, so it’s going to be fun to look for translations for all 12.
The Artists Talked About Their Ending Songs
On Chainsaw Man’s website, they talked about Maximum the Hormone’s insert song, along with the other ending songs. Here are translated quotes from the artists about their songs.
Maximum the Hormone said: “The pace of making new songs for the band is unusually slow, but if it’s for my favorite manga work, I’ll be happy to make songs at high speed like a dog in heat shaking its hips. It’s always been my dream to have a song used in a Chainsaw Man anime… if there is a sequel, I want you to use Hormone’s songs.”
Ano said: “I am very honored to be able to sing the ED theme song for Chainsaw Man, which is loved by many people. I made a song that is perfect for the time I am in charge of, and I made it with my own expression, so I would like everyone to listen to it.”
Eve wrote, “I was very excited that Fight Song and Chainsaw Man would be animated. I am very honored to have the opportunity to be involved with music this time… I think, it’s special. … I’m looking forward to not only the main story but also the OP and the ED that changes every week. Thank you very much.”
Aimer wrote: “I created Deep Down as one of the ending theme songs for the TV anime Chainsaw Man. It’s a song that I created while expanding the inspiration I received from the work, focusing on the episodes I was in charge of, and layering my own thoughts. I would be happy if this song leaves something in the hearts of everyone who loves the work.”
Kanaria said: “Chainsaw Man was a work that had a big impact on me, and I was very surprised when I received an offer for the ED. I always worked on music while thinking about how to get close to the one and only world view. thank you.”
Syudou said: “I started making music because I wanted to be popular, and I continue to make music because I want to be popular. I think that I myself have a spirituality close to Denji in that one point. When I was put in charge of the music for Chainsaw Man, I thought about what kind of music I would make if I were Denji. I thought maybe he would scream out his emotions. As a result, I think that such a song was completed. It’s a song that means a lot to me. I strongly hope that this song will make the work even more wonderful. I hope you will enjoy the music along with the anime Chainsaw Man.”
Queen Bee wrote, “We are delighted to be able to provide Queen Bee’s killer song Violence for the anime Chainsaw Man… I would appreciate it if you could feel the unrivaled feeling in the work, the jumping voltage, that vivid intensity, and the absurdity of life and death in the 4 minutes of the song (89 seconds for the anime ending version) and let your heart go wild. I’m sure you’ll want to start screaming ‘Vaaiorhensu!!!!!’ What episode will the ending be colored? Hey! I want to unleash it at a live performance soon! Look forward to it so you can literally dance like crazy…”
TK from Ling Tosite Sigure wrote, “I was able to create a perfect organ for eternity with the blood that oozes out of the ‘first death’ story and the drawings. I will pick up the chainsaw that lives in me and dedicate all my killing power to this work. Is the Nobel Prize mine?”
Tooboe’s translated quote reads: “My work has a lot of influence from Mr. Tatsuki Fujimoto. Denji-kun’s looser feeling stuck in my heart, and the explosion scene of Sayonara Eri made my eyes sparkle with joy. I never thought that three years later, he would be involved in the work as the ending song. I am very honored. I would like to enjoy Chainsaw Man’s anime with everyone like me who has been addicted to reading.”
Vaundy wrote: “…I’m very happy that I was able to face this work, which I love so much, even though I was worried about various things. In making the song, I re-read the original many times, biting and swallowing the taste of Chainsaw Man that I got from that, and I think I was able to spit out the music that I thought was appropriate for this work. It would be great if I could help bring life to the wonderful work and characters of Chainsaw Man. I think it’s a song that you will find interesting even when you listen to it again after you’ve finished watching all the episodes of the anime. Feel free to feel this song along with the work!”
People 1 wrote: “I remember jumping to read the first episode and being very excited. At that time, I wasn’t doing PEOPLE 1 itself, so I never thought I would be in charge of the ED song. I think it will be the coolest and most aggressive song that will not lose to Chainsaw Man’s strong worldview, so please look forward to it.”
New Character Visuals Were Revealed
We also got some new character visuals too:
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