“If there are devils I could be friends with, then yeah, I do cuz I don’t have any friends” – Denji
One of the most important years for anime fans was 2022 which has been filled with surprises! Now, the wait for the fans won’t go too long because we have some great news to share. If you enjoy the typical action, manga-anime-based content, you’ll probably enjoy what’s next in store in the world of Chainsaw Man.
As, we know this anime is full of compelling drama, from thrilling battles to moving anime character backstories. So, we’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the release date, plot, and cast, so you can get a head start on this amazing new series and be prepared before Chainsaw Man Episode 12 premieres on the respective networks.
Chainsaw Man Episode 12: What to expect in the new episode?
The brand new episode of the beloved and popular anime series, “Chainsaw Man,” which will be the 12th episode is scheduled to release on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at 9:00 AM PT (Pacific Time). For international fans here is the exact release time to watch it without any further delay with the global audience:
- Australia: 2:30 AM ACDT (Wednesday)
- British: 5:00 PM GMT (Tuesday)
- Central: 11:00 AM CT (Tuesday)
- Eastern: 12:00 PM ET (Tuesday)
- European: 6:00 PM CEST (Tuesday)
- India: 9:30 PM IST (Tuesday)
- Japan: 1:00 AM JST (Wednesday)
- Pacific: 9:00 AM PT (Tuesday)
- Philippines: 12:00 AM PST (Tuesday)
Additionally, the official synopsis of the 12th episode states, “Aki struggles against Akane, who controls Ghost, and is nearly killed. At the same time, Denji, facing Samurai Sword again, pulls the starter rope on his chest and becomes a Chainsaw Man. And so begins the final battle between Chainsaw Man and Samurai Sword.” Take a look at the official promo of the episode to get an idea about how the plot will unfold further:
Chainsaw Man Episode 12 Cast and Crew
The Japanese cast included the following voice actors Kikunosuke Toya as Denji, Shiori Izawa as Pochita, Tomori Kusunoki as Makima, Shogo Sakata as Aki Hayakawa, Fairouz Ai as Power, Mariya Ise as Himeno, Karin Takahashi as Kobeni Higashiyama, Taku Yashiro as Hirokazu Arai, Kenjirou Tsuda as Kishibe, Maaya Uchida as Angel Devil, Natsuki Hanae as Beam, Yuuya Uchida as Galgali, Saori Gotou as Princi, You Taichi as Akane Sawatari, and Daiki Hamano as Katana Man.
Some of the English cast included the following voice actors Ryan Colt Levy as Denji, Lindsay Seidel as Pochita, Suzie Yeung as Makima, Reagan Murdock as Aki Hayakawa, Sarah Wiedenheft as Power, Katelyn Barr as Himeno, Bryn Apprill as Kobeni Higashiyama, Jarrod Greene as Hirokazu Arai, Jason Douglas as Kishibe, TBA as Angel Devil, TBA as Beam, TBA as Galgali, TBA as Princi, Emi Lo as Akane Sawatari, and Jason Marnocha as Katana Man.
The amazing crew members of the series include various department which is listed as follows: Direction by: Ryuu Nakayama, Script and Screenplay by: Hiroshi Seko, Character Design by: Kazutaka Sugiyama, Action Direction by: Tatsuya Yoshihara, Demon Design by: Kiyotaka Oshiyama, Chief Episode Direction by: Makoto Nakazono, Art Direction by: Yuusuke Takeda, Colour Design by: Naomi Nakano, Layout Direction by: Yousuke Miyahara, Music by: Kensuke Ushio, Animation Producer by: Keisuke Seshita, and Animation Work by: MAPPA.
Chainsaw Man: The story so far
The plot of the show follows Denji who is a teenage boy living with a Chainsaw Devil named Pochita. Due to the debt his father left behind, he has been living a rock-bottom life while repaying his debt by harvesting devil corpses with Pochita. One day, Denji is betrayed and killed. As his consciousness fades, he makes a contract with Pochita and gets revived as “Chainsaw Man” – a man with a devil’s heart. Take look at the official episode guide below:
Episode 1: Dog & Chainsaw: Denji is a teenager who lives his life as a Devil Hunter. Aiming to pay off the debt he inherited from his father, he starts hunting devils for the yakuza with his buddy Pochita, a “Chainsaw Devil”, while living a tragically poor life. Just when things seem like they couldn’t get any worse, Denji gets betrayed and killed by the yakuza. As Denji starts passing out, he hears someone calling from inside his head.
Episode 2: Arrival in Tokyo: After being taken into custody by Makima, one of the Public Safety Devil Hunters, Denji finds himself head over heels in love with her thanks to her suggestive insinuations. Wishing to team up with Makima, Denji arrives at the Devil Hunters Headquarters in Tokyo and gets introduced to Aki Hayakawa, a senior hunter that he was supposed to partner with. But then Hayakawa beats Denji up, and demands that he “quit this job.”
Episode 3: Meowy’s Whereabouts: Denji decides that his new dream is “to fondle some boobs.” His partner, Power the Blood Fiend, offers to let him feel her boobs only if he rescues her old pet cat Meowy from a devil. With his dream in sight, Denji is all fired up and ready to go, until.
Episode 4: Rescue: After a fierce battle, Denji defeats the “Bat Devil” and rescues Power even after she had trapped him. He says it is all for the sake of “touching Power’s boobs”. Power mocks his ridiculous motivation saying “that’s a pretty dumb reason”, but still agrees to let him fondle her boobs. As Denji gets thrilled with the idea, he faces a sudden attack from out of nowhere.
Episode 5: Gun Devil: Aki Hayakawa, Denji, and Power start living together. Denji finally fulfills his dream of touching Power’s boobs, but he gets extremely shocked when things do not turn out the way he thought they would. As Denji realizes the time he spent chasing his dream was more fun than achieving it, Makima approaches him and says, “If you can kill the Gun Devil, I’ll grant you one wish.”
Episode 6: Kill Denji: Denji and Tokyo Special Division 4 members enter a hotel to collect a piece of the Gun Devil. However, they end up being trapped on the 8th floor due to the devil’s extraordinary power. With the members being cornered on the endless 8th floor with seemingly no way to escape, the devil makes them an offer: “If you let me eat Denji, I will let all of the other devil hunters leave in one piece.”
Episode 7: The Taste of a Kiss: Aki gets stabbed by Kobeni while protecting Denji. Seeing this, Denji jumps inside the “Eternity Devil” and starts attacking it. He fails to kill the “Eternity Devil” and his chainsaw power ends up fading after losing too much blood. But then, he manages to restore his power after eating the devil’s flesh and drinking its blood and begins to fight back. As Himeno watches Denji, she remembers the saying, “The Devil Hunters that devils fear are the ones with a few screws loose.”
Episode 8: Gunfire: Denji experiences his first, yet devastating, kiss. An intoxicated Denji is taken to Himeno’s house, where she starts seducing him. Feeling torn between Makima, whom he admires, and Himeno, who is standing in front of him, he decides to fall into temptation. However, Denji then finds something in his pocket: The Chupa Chups lollipop that Makima gave him.
Episode 9: From Kyoto: A fierce battle unfolds between Denji and the menacing Samurai Sword. But even after Denji takes one of Samurai Sword’s companions hostage, Samurai Sword slashes through them both until Denji is captured. Meanwhile, after seemingly being killed, Makima turns out to be alive. She sets out to rescue Denji with the help of Public Safety Devil Hunters from Kyoto, Kurose, and Tendo.
Episode 10: Bruised & Battered: Samurai Sword’s vicious attack resulted in many lost personnel for Public Safety Devil Extermination Division 4. Aki Hayakawa wakes up in a hospital bed, unable to accept the reality of losing Himeno. Kurose and Tendo then appear in front of Hayakawa, letting him know that they are now in charge of coaching him. Meanwhile, Makima introduces Denji and Power to a member of Public Safety who will act as their mentor in order to strengthen Division 4.
Episode 11: Mission Start: Denji and Power complete their training with Kishibe, while Aki Hayakawa makes a new contract with the “Future Devil” through Kurose and Tendo. Meanwhile, Makima threatens the yakuza boss into revealing the names of all those who have made contracts with the “Gun Devil,” along with the location of Samurai Sword’s hideout. The time has finally come for Public Safety to begin their counterattack against Samurai Sword and his companions.
Chainsaw Man: Where to stream the new episodes?
Fans around the world can watch this anime series on Crunchyroll (outside of Asia). After purchasing a paid membership, Asian anime fans can also watch the series on the Ani One Asia YouTube channel. As an alternative, you can watch the Chainsaw Man anime for free by signing up for a free trial on Hulu and other premium streaming services.
On the other hand, the first season will consist of 12 episodes, with one airing each week, as these trials typically only last a month. Take a look at the official trailer of 1:42 minutes, released earlier on September 22, 2022, by the network, which showcases this Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto, below:
Let us know in the comments if you will be streaming Chainsaw Man Episode 12 or not.