On November 8, 2022, the staff of the anime adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s action, comedy, horror, dark fantasy Chainsaw Man (Chensou Man) manga released Episode 5’s ending video, which features the song “In the back room” performed by Syudou.
Chainsaw Man will feature differing ending theme songs for each of its episodes that will be performed by various artists in order to have a song that really embodies the theme and emotions of the episode. Chainsaw Man Episode 1’s ending theme song was “Blood on a Chainsaw” (“Chainsaw Blood”) by Vaundy.
Chainsaw Man Episode 2’s ending theme song was “Time Left” (“Zankai”, “Loops”) performed by ZUTOMAYO.
Chainsaw Man Episode 3’s ending theme song was “Hawatari 2-oku Centi” performed by Maximum the Hormone.
Chainsaw Man Episode 4’s ending theme song was “Jozai” performed by TOOBOE.
You can watch the creditless ED video here:
Chainsaw Man Episode 5 synopsis
Chainsaw Man Episode 5 began with Denji finally being able to fondle Power’s breasts. However, Denji realized the real thing didn’t live up to his expectations. Later, when he tells Makima about his dilemma she tells Denji that perverted things will feel better when you know the person better. She also slyly teases Denji and asks him for a favor. If Denji defeats the Gun Devil Denji will be granted any one wish from Makima. Of course, we all know that Denji wants to sleep with Makima.
Later, Denji, Aki, and Power are sent on a new mission to defeat a Devil hiding out at the Morino Hotel. We’re introduced to three other members of Division 4: Aki’s mentor Himeno, the cowardly yet powerful Kobeni Higashiyama, and Hirokazu Arai. As the Devil Hunters begin their investigation they encounter a low-level Devil and easily exterminate it. However, they activate the Devil’s power and end up trapped on the 8th floor in a strange alternate dimension.
How will Denji and the others manage to escape from this alternate dimension? We’ll have to wait until Chainsaw Man Episode 6 in order to find out!
The ending song “In the back room” fits this episode perfectly as the new Devil Hunters are introduced and the animation, which depicts strange alternate dimensions foreshadows the events that will occur in Chainsaw Man Episode 6.
Who is Syudou?
Syudou is a VOCALOID producer who debuted in December 2012. He was born on September 27 in Yamanashi and was raised in Tochigi, Japan. He is known for varying his musical style. He uses Hatsune Miku and has made many musical covers.
His best-known VOCALOID song is “Bitter Choco Decoration”, which has reached over 20 million views on YouTube. Some of his other hit songs include: “Disturbance”, “Call Boy”, and “Cute Kanojo”.
In March 2021, he started his career as a singer-songwriter. He has over 600,000 YouTube subscribers and his music videos have garnered more than 190 million views.
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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