All Opening and Ending Songs of Chainsaw Man

Chainsaw Man: A List of All Opening and Ending Songs

Chainsaw Man has been one of the most anticipated anime to release in Fall 2022. The first episode has already left a mark on the fandom, but there are a lot of plot twists, unique characters, and gory action scenes lined up. And this wouldn’t be complete without some excellent music to fit the mood. That’s exactly what we’re going to talk about here. We will include all the opening and ending songs in the Chainsaw Man anime in this article, with the first season making up a 13-track album. And well, each song is bound to be better than the other in its own right. You don’t have to take our word for it. Continue reading and discover Chainsaw Man anime soundtracks!

Chainsaw Man Opening and Ending Soundtracks (2022)

Chainsaw Man’s opening theme and the first ending song have already been released. Find details for those below. Further, each episode will have a new ending song, and we will update the list with more information and streaming links every week. So bookmark this page to learn about all Chainsaw Man songs.

Chainsaw Man Opening Theme Song

Crunchyroll, one of the main streaming platforms for Chainsaw Man anime, has confirmed the first season will only have a single opening theme song titled KICK BACK. This track will play at the beginning of all 12 episodes.

KICK BACK is performed by Kenshi Yonezu, a popular Japanese music artist who has composed music for other popular anime, including My Hero Academia. This song is composed by Yonezu in collaboration with Daiki Tsuneta of rock band King Gnu (known for JJK 0 movie, Banana Fish, etc.).

In an official statement discussing the song, Yonezu said, “I wrote KICK BACK for the anime adaptation of Chainsaw Man. This is such an honor, as I love the original manga series. Finding the right sounds for this immensely powerful series was challenging, but I created this song by patiently building it up, one piece at a time. I hope you enjoy listening to it. Thank you very much.

Interestingly, the opening video of CSM anime features a dozen of references to several famous media pieces. Even if we get the same track and video with each episode, it has everything to stop you from skipping ahead. You can find a list of all the references in the Chainsaw Man opening in our linked guide.

Stream Kick Back by Kenshi Yonezu (Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon Music)

Chainsaw Man: List of Ending Songs

Unlike the opening, Chainsaw Man’s first season is supposed to feature 12 unique ending tracks. Each of the tracks is composed by some of the most talented names in the industry. The complete list of ending soundtracks is as follows:

  • Hawatari Niku Centi by Maximum the Hormone
  • Chu, Tayousei by Ano
  • Fight Song by Eve
  • Deep Down by Aimer
  • Rendezvous by Kanaria
  • In the Backroom 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

Note: MAPPA Studios hasn’t confirmed which track will be used as the ending for which episode. The sequence in the above list doesn’t correspond with the episodes that feature the song. We will update this guide as the ending song order gets revealed with each episode’s release.

Episode 1 Ending Song – Chainsaw Blood

Featured at the end of the Chainsaw Man pilot episode, this song is performed by Vaundy, a young Japanese music producer, composer, songwriter, and designer.

Talking about the track on the anime’s official website, Vaundy said (translated from Japanese to English), “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 make the music that I thought was appropriate for this work.

Stream Chainsaw Blood by Vaundy (Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon Music)

Episode 2 Ending Song – Time Left

The ending song for the second episode of Chainsaw Man has been composed and performed by the mysterious band ZUTOMAYO. Well, ZUTOMAYO is short for Zutto Mayonaka de Iinoni, which translates to “It would be good if it were always midnight.” Not much is known about this Japanese rock band, except for the fact that ACA-Ne is their vocalist.

“It was a work that had helped me at emotional milestones, so I was happy that I never wanted to finish it all the time, and my vitality came to life. I created a song that, for me, was about the process of enrichment. I don’t know if I really mean what I say, even if it seems like I’m just going crazy. But I want to be stoked. I was empowered by the unyielding spirit to make this song. Thank you for your patronage,” said the band’s member ACA.

Stream Time Left by ZutoMayo (Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon Music)

Episode 3 Ending Song – Hawatari Niku Centi

The third ending song in Chainsaw Man is called Hawatari Niku Centi (translates to two hundred million centimeter long blades. It is composed and performed by Maximum the Hormone.

Commenting on this track, the band said (translated from Japanese to English), “The pace of making new songs for the band is unusually slow for me, but if it’s for my favorite manga work, I’ll be happy to make songs as fast as a dog wags its tail in the heat. It’s always been my dream to have a song used in the Chainsaw Man anime.”

Stream Hawatari Niku Centi by Maximum the Hormone (Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon Music)

Episode 4 Ending Song – Tablet

TOOBOE, also known as john, is a solo Vocaloid producer who’s responsible for bringing to life the fourth ending track of the Chainsaw Man anime. Talking about the track, he said (translated from Japanese to English), “I never thought I would be involved in the work to write an ending song like this three years later (after reading the manga). I am very honored. I would like to enjoy Chainsaw Man’s anime with everyone like me who has been addicted to reading.”

Stream Tablet by TOOBOE (Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon Music)

Episode 5 Ending Song – In The Backroom

Adding to the list along with TOOBOE, we have another Vocaloid producer called “syudou” who’s contributed to the ending song list of the Chainsaw Man anime. He is well-known for using Hatsune Miku in their musical creations, but this track shows off emotions in a darker, different light, suitable to the anime.

Talking about the song on the official CSM website, syudou said, “I started making music because I wanted to be popular, and I continue doing so because I want to be popular. I think I myself have a spirituality close to Denji at that one point.” Also, he added, “When I was put in charge of 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.”

Stream In the Backroom by syudou (Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon Music)

Episode 6 Ending Song – Rendezvous

Adding to the list of Vocaloid producers leading the charge on the ending song catalog for Chainsaw Man, we have Kanaria for week 6. The sixth ending song for CSM has been produced and performed by Kanaria, and here is what they had to say about this opportunity:

“Chainsaw Man was a work that had a big impact on me, and I was very surprised when I received an offer [to record] the [ending]. I always worked on music while thinking about how to get close to the one and only worldview,” they said.

Stream Rendezvous by Kanaria (Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon Music)

Episode 7 Ending Song – Chu, Tayousei

The seventh ending song for Chainsaw Man anime is called Chu, Tayousei (or All kinds of kisses) and has been performed by ano. She started her career in a Japanese idol girl group, You’ll Melt More, back in 2012. However, ano took her cute and sweet voice toward a solo career in 2019. The best thing about this song is the music video attached above, which shows Denji’s first kiss in a fun, light, and glittery manner.

“I am very honored to be able to [create] the ending theme song for Chainsaw Man, which is loved by many people. I made a song that is perfect for the moment [in the anime] I was in charge of, and I made the song with my own expression, so I would like everyone to listen to it,” said ano in an official statement (translated from Japanese to English)

Stream Chu, Tayousei by ano (Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon Music)

Ending Song 8 – First Death

Well, TK from Ling Tosite Sigure needs no introduction. Anime fans recognize him as the creator of the famous opening track of Tokyo Ghoul, i.e. unravel. And now, fans of Pochita also get a gift from TK in the form of the eighth ending song of the Chainsaw Man anime – First Death.

“I was able to create a permanent perfect organ with the blood that oozes from the story and the drawings [in Chainsaw Man manga]. I will pick up the Chainsaw that lives in me and dedicate all my killing power to this work,” said TK in an official statement on the CSM website.

Stream First Death by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure (Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon Music)

Chainsaw Man Anime Insert Songs

The term “insert songs” refers to the tracks that are in the storyline of an anime. Most of the time, these songs act as background music, but they can also act as narrative music in some scenes in the anime series.

Chainsaw Man anime only features one insert song, which is Hawatari Niku Centi by Maximum the Hormone. It will also be used as the ending song in the third episode.

Chainsaw Man: A List of All Opening and Ending Songs
Maximum the Hormone | Image Courtesy: Chainsaw Man official website

Moreover, the track’s Japanese name translates to “two hundred million centimeter long blades”. Commenting on the track, the band said, “The pace of making new songs for the band is unusually slow for me, but if it’s for my favorite manga work, I’ll be happy to make songs as fast as a dog wags its tail in the heat. It’s always been my dream to have a song used in the Chainsaw Man anime.” (translated from Japanese to English)

Complete List of Chainsaw Man Anime OST

With that, you now have the complete list of songs featured in Chainsaw Man. Since the anime series has just commenced, we are awaiting the release of most of these songs. So, bookmark this page and be the first one to read about every opening and ending song in CSM as soon as it’s released. Having said that, which is your favorite anime opening song of all time? Tell us in the comments below!

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