The first season of Chainsaw Man was quite a unique entry in the seinen genre in 2022. We got quirky characters, scary enemies, and a very clever plotline that hides behind slightly uncomfortable gags. But all of that will change when the second season of Chainsaw Man drops. It will be much more fierce and action-packed, serving as a major turning point for Denji and Pochita. While we are still months away from its release, we already know a lot about the next season, thanks to the manga. So, in an attempt to quench your curiosity, let’s dive in and learn everything we know so far about Chainsaw Man season 2!
Chainsaw Man Season 2 Leaks and Rumors (2022)
Chainsaw Man Season 2 Release Date (Expected)
We are still months away from any official announcements of the Chainsaw Man season 2. But, a reliable estimate of the same is still not out of the window. The CSM anime is being produced by MAPPA, which is also the studio behind anime like Attack on Titan and Jujutsu Kaisen, which are similar in scale to Chainsaw Man. So, let’s compare their release schedules to get a rough estimate:
Attack on Titan:
- April 2017 – Season 2
- July 2018 – Season 3 Part 1
- April 2019 – Season 3 Part 2
- December 2020 – Season 4 Part 1
- January 2022 – Season 4 Part 2
- September 2020 – Season 1
- March 2022 – Jujutsu Kiasen 0 Movie
- July 2023 – Season 2
Leaving aside the pandemic years, it is clear that MAPPA Studios is following an almost yearly release schedule. With that, you can expect season 2 of Chainsaw Man to release in late 2023 or early 2024.
Chainsaw Man Season 2 Story Plot
Spoiler Warning: This section contains major spoilers for the first season of Chainsaw Man anime and a few key details of the second one. So, we suggest you at least watch the entire pilot season before reading ahead.
How Did Season 1 of Chainsaw Man End
At the end of the first season of Chainsaw Man, Denji defeats and apprehends the Katana Man after a fierce battle. During that mission, the rest of the Tokyo Special Division 4 members collect enough pieces of the gun devil, which when put together move towards the location of the devil. They also apprehend Akane, the woman who controls the snake devil and the ghost devil.
Turns out, she was the one who was in touch with the gun devil and was trying to eliminate Makima’s entire squad with the help of local gangsters. But before the squad could get any information out of her, Akane committed suicide with the help of the snake devil. Though, Makima, while explaining the details to her seniors, insisted that it might be due to her failed contract with the gun devil. Read the entire summary and find out more details about the Chainsaw Man season 1 finale in our linked guide.
Story of Chainsaw Man Season 2
Spoilers Warning: This segment contains major manga-based speculations for the plot of season 2 of Chainsaw Man. Please read the manga till chapter 70 to avoid spoilers.
The post-credit science from the finale of Chainsaw Man season 1 confirms that the next season will open with Chapter 39 of the manga. This marks the beginning of the Bomb Devil arc. The bomb devil is a powerful devil that works for the Soviet Union in the hybrid form of Reze. She will first act like she’s romantically interested in Denji but her real motive is taking control of his heart aka Pochita (the chainsaw devil).
However, she is not the only villain of the second season. In the later half of the second season, we expect other international assassins to show up. As per the manga, these international assassins are after Denji’s heart. This leads to an exciting “Avengers: End Game” style battle between the Japanese devil hunters and the international assassins. Who will win? Who will die? You will have to wait and find out. Though, if you are not a fan of waiting, you can simply read the Chainsaw Man manga from where anime season 1 ends.
Characters in Season 2 of Chainsaw Man
There is no doubt that the main team consisting of Power, Makima, Denji, and Aki Hayakawa is sure to return. But you can also expect to see a bunch of new major characters and powerful devils of Chainsaw Man in season 2, including:
- Bomb devil hybrid
- Pig devil
- Typhoon devil
- Devil hunters from various countries
- Santa Claus
- Crossbow devil hybrid
- Cosmos fiend
- Octopus devil
- Hell devil
- Darkness devil
- Stone devil
Not to forget, the fan-favorite Pochita (aka the Chainsaw Man) is expected to make a subtle appearance as well. So, keep an eye out for that too.
Cast and Voice Actors
At the moment, there is no official confirmation about the entire cast of the second season of Chainsaw Man. But the following voice actors from the pilot season’s Japanese cast are expected to return:
- Kikunosuke Toya as Denji/Chainsaw Man
- Tomori Kusunoki as Makima
- Shogo Sakata as Aki Hayakawa
- Fairouz Ai Kadota as Power
- Shiori Izawa as Pochita
- Reina Ueda as Reze
Chainsaw Man Season 2 Trailers
There is no official or leaked footage of the second season of Chainsaw Man. But if the anime industry’s trends are to be believed, you can expect to get a few official clips within a few months.
Where to Watch Chainsaw Man Anime
Unless the existing streaming contracts undergo heavy changes, you will see the second season of Chainsaw Man on the same platforms as the first one:
- Crunchyroll: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS
- Hulu: United States
- Bilibili: China
- Animax Korea: South Korea
- Ani-One (Youtube): The rest of the world (including India)
Will Season 2 Be the Final Season of Chainsaw Man
The first season of Chainsaw Man anime only adapted the first four volumes of the manga. There are a total of 11 volumes in the first part of the manga. So, you can expect to see at least a third season to completely adapt Chainsaw Man manga’s part one into anime. Moreover, the manga is still going on, so you can expect more seasons in the future. So yeah, the Chainsaw Man anime is not ending anytime soon.
Everything You Need to Know About Chainsaw Man Season 2
With that, you have the right amount of information to enjoy the second season of Chainsaw Man without any major spoilers. But there is no doubt that you will have to wait a long time to see it in action. So, to make the passage of time less cruel, we suggest you try some of the best Roblox anime games and venture into the world of anime. Our linked list also includes one game based on the CSM anime. Moreover, like a true anime fan, you can also start anime like Black Clover. Having said that, who was your favorite character from the first season of Chainsaw Man? Tell us in the comments below!
I have to say Makima is the sole reason for me looking into the chainsaw franchise, but after the s1 too excited for s2 and the rest…..
MAPPA did not animate Season 2 nor either parts of Season 3 of Attack on Titan, but I hope your prediction is still right