Crunchyroll has acquired streaming rights to the Chainsaw Man anime for over 200 countries and terriitories, the company announced.  Crunchyroll will simulcast the series when it is released later this year, in both dubbed and subtitled versions. The dubs will include English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, and German. Crunchyroll has also acquired licensing and consumer product rights for the series worldwide outside of Asia.  MAPPA, the anime producer (Attack on Titan), has not revealed the anime launch date. 

Chainsaw Man, which is published in North America by VIZ Media, has been a blockbuster hit in both bookstores and comic shops. It was one of the top manga properties in Fall 2021 (see “Top Manga Franchises – Fall 2021”); five volumes made the BookScan Adult Top 20 in March (see “March 2022 NPD BookScan”); and Vol. 10 was the fourth best selling graphic novel in comic shops in April (see “Top 20 Graphic Novels – April 2022”). The manga concluded with Vol. 11, which is due out in June, but a second part is planned to launch later in 2022 on the Japanese Shonen Jump+ digital platform.

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