Chainsaw Man English dub release date confirmed by Crunchyroll trailer – Who is the Pochita cast?

Chainsaw Man trailer screenshot, featuring Denji and Pochita.
Chainsaw Man trailer screenshot, featuring Denji and Pochita. Pic credit: Crunchyroll

On October 18, 2022, Crunchyroll announced that the Crunchyroll English dub of the anime adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s action, comedy, horror, dark fantasy Chainsaw Man (Chensou Man) manga will premiere at 12:30 PM PST (3:30 PM EST) on October 25, 2022.

You can watch a trailer for the English dub on Crunchyroll’s official YouTube channel here:

Chainsaw Man English dub trailer.

Who will the voice actress for Pochita be?

Chainsaw Man's Pochita fan art and picture of Lindsay Seidel.
Chainsaw Man’s Pochita fan art and picture of Lindsay Seidel. Pic credit: @earthwar-jim.deviantart.com and Crunchyroll

Pochita will be played by voice actress Lindsay Seidel (Eris in Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation).

Who are the other English dub cast members?

Chainsaw Man English dub cast includes:

  • Ryan Cold Levy (Rody in My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission) – Denji
  • Suzie Yeung (Lena in 86 EIGHTY-SIX) – Makima
  • Sarah Wiedenheft (Tohru in Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid) – Power
  • Reagan Murdock (Alvin in Don’t Hurt Me, My Healer!) – Aki

More of the English dub cast members will be revealed later, and AnimeGeek will be sure to keep you posted.

It’s interesting to note that several of the voice actors and actresses for Chainsaw Man (for the Japanese and English versions) aren’t very well known and for some Chainsaw Man is their first voice acting job. Fans are happy the voice actors and actresses got chosen for their talent rather than their stardom.

Chainsaw Man fans are also pleased by Sarah Wiedenheft’s vocal performance as Power. Apparently, she sounds like she’s having way too much fun, which meshes with Power’s personality. Fans also say her vocal performance is “on point”, and they like her screams!

RELATED: Chainsaw Man Episode 1 review: Hearing the screeching sound of a chainsaw will never be the same

What is the plot of Chainsaw Man?

The story is set in a world where devils are born from human fears and are made manifest in reality. The devils tend to be evil and dangerous and are as powerful as the fear they are able to evoke. However, as the need for “Devil Hunters” arose so did the need to form contracts with the devils in order to gain their power and fight fire with fire. The devils usually live in a dimension called “Hell” but when they are killed there they’re transferred to the physical plane of Earth. Once a devil is killed on Earth they return to Hell.

The story centers on an impoverished young man named Denji, who due to the astounding debt his father left behind is struggling to find odd jobs in order to survive. He befriends a dog-like devil named Pochita and together they collect devil corpses to earn money.

However, one day Denji is betrayed and killed. Just as his consciousness is fading he decides to make a contract with Pochita. The devil merges its body with Denji granting him the ability to transform parts of his body into deadly chainsaws. Using his newfound power, Denji joins the Public Safety Devil Hunters – a government agency tasked with fighting devils whenever they become a threat to humanity. 

Who are the Japanese cast members?

Chainsaw Man cast members include:

  • Fairouz Ai – Power
  • Kikunosuke Toya – Denji
  • Shogo Sakata – Aki Hayakawa
  • Tomori Kusunoki – Makima
  • Daiki Hamano – Samurai Sword
  • Karin Takahashi – Kobeni Higashiyama
  • Kenjiro Tsuda – Kishibe
  • Maaya Uchida – Angel Devil
  • Mariya Ise – Himeno
  • Natsuki Hanae – Shark Fiend
  • Saori Goto – Spider Devil
  • Shiori Izawa – Pochita
  • Taku Yashiro – Hirokazu Arai
  • You Taichi – Akane Sawatari
  • Yuuya Uchida – Violence Fiend

Who are the production team members?

Chainsaw Man production team members include:

  • Director – Ryuu Nakayama
  • Animation – MAPPA
  • Scriptwriter – Hiroshi Seko
  • Music composer – Kensuke Ushio
  • Original Story – Tatsuki Fujimoto
  • Character Designer and Chief Animation Director – Kazutaka Sugiyama
  • Devilish Design – Kiyotaka Oshiyama

Where can I read Chainsaw Man?

Chainsaw Man is a Japanese action, supernatural, shonen manga series written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto. From December 2018 to December 2020, its first part was serialized in Shueisha’s shonen manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump. In July 2022, its second part was serialized in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ online magazine and attracted a great deal of attention. As of March 2021, the manga’s chapters have been collected in eleven tankobon volumes.

The manga’s print and digital English versions have been licensed by Viz Media for release in North America. The manga’s English version is also published on Shueisha’s online platform Manga Plus.

As of August 2022, the Chainsaw Man manga has over 15 million copies in circulation! In 2021, the manga won the 66th Shogakukan Manga Award for the shonen category. In the Harvey Awards, it won first place in the Best Manga category in 2021. Although the manga is known for being incredibly violent and bloody, fans commend its storytelling and complex characters.

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