A long list of artists will be singing for each of the episodes of Chainsaw Man, which is shortly to premiere. This is where they may have appeared in other anime.
Worldwide excitement for Chainsaw Man's premiere has been generated by both those who have read the manga and those who have watched MAPPA's masterfully animated advertising material. Given that Chainsaw Man is being made by the same studio that makes series like Attack on Titan and Jujutsu Kaisen, it's safe to say that it's one of the most eagerly awaited anime to debut this fall with an anticipated high level of production.
Chainsaw Man distinguishes itself from other hit television shows in a number of ways, one of which is by using a different theme tune for each episode. Some artists are more well-known than others in the anime industry, having composed themes for other anime, while for some, Chainsaw Man will be their very first venture. Here is a brief biography of each artist, along with some of their most well-known pieces.
"KICK BACK" - Kenshi Yonezu
One of Japan's best singer-songwriters, Kenshi Yonezu, created the opening theme for Chainsaw Man. Before switching to using his own name for his other work, Yonezu began his career as a Vocaloid producer using the alias Hachi. He received Top Album of the Year at the 2020 Billboard Japan Music Awards for his album "Stray Sheep," which had a first-week sales total of nearly 900,000 copies. Yonezu's music ranges widely in style, from pop to lyrical rock.
The cheery "Peace Sign" from My Hero Academia's second season, which won Best Opening at the 2017 Crunchyroll Awards, was sung by Yonezu. He also wrote "Orion," the second song that plays at the end of March Comes In Like a Lion. He sang the achingly gorgeous theme song, "Spirits of the Sea," for the 2019 anime film Children of the Sea. The most recent trailer and the pilot episode also feature his new song, "KICK BACK," which will serve as Chainsaw Man's opening.
"CHAINSAW BLOOD" - Vaundy
Vaundy performs "CHAINSAW BLOOD," the episode's closing tune. Vaundy is not only a singer-songwriter; he also writes the music, produces it, and even takes part in the creation of the music videos. He continues to be a student at the university on top of all of his artistic endeavors. His music becomes mellower, smoother, and more melancholy, while the aesthetics of his music videos are more reminiscent of the past. Vaundy's songs frequently portray an urban setting with a nostalgic tone, yearning for the innocence of youth.
Vaundy sang "Hadaka no Ysha," the second theme song, for the acclaimed television program Ranking of Kings. For the anime movie One Piece Film: Red, he also authored the lyrics and created the music for the song "Gyakkou," or "Backlight" in English.
"HAWATARI NIOKU CENTI" - MAXIMUM THE HORMONE
Four people make up the band MAXIMUM THE HORMONE: drummer Nao, guitarist Maximum the Ryo, vocalist Daisuke-han, and bassist Ue-Chan. With the band combining metal, hard rock, punk, and funk into their music and using dramatic tempo changes during a song, their musical approach leans significantly toward being experimental in both genre and mood.
The second opening song from Death Note, "What's Up, People?!" and the second ending song, "Zetsub Billy," were both performed by MAXIMUM THE HORMONE. The band's first foray into anime was with this song. They sang "Rolling1000toon," the first finale song, for Air Master.
In addition to Death Note, the group sang "Kamigami" from the fantasy martial arts anime Record of Ragnarok.
"ALL KINDS OF KISSES" - ano
Before leaving the group in 2019, ano spent six years as a member of the Japanese idol girl group You'll Melt More, where she started her singing career. She started another band named I's after beginning her solo career. Ano's track "AIDA," which served as the finale for Tiger & Bunny 2, features her adorably charming voice.
Eve got his start by posting cover songs on Nico Nico Douga, a website that allows users to comment directly on videos. When he started creating Vocaloid works, his career took off, and "Nonsense Bungaku" quickly became one of his most well-known songs. It has been said that his voice is tender and boyish.
Eve's voice may be heard singing "Yamiyo," a song whose lyrics represent the process by which Hyakkimaru came to define his own identity, in the second ending song of the 2019 remake of Dororo. The next year, Eve performed "Shinkai," which was played as Tsuneo started his recovery process in Josee, the Tiger and the Fish. His "Kaikai Kitan" opener for Jujutsu Kaisen in 2020 marked his highest success in terms of anime songs.
"Deep down" - Aimer
Before 2016, no one was aware of Aimer's appearance. The lights were purposefully turned down whenever she performed to hide her face. Aimer made his debut in 2011 and has since put out six albums, all of which have climbed to the top 20 on the Oricon Albums Chart. In 2019, she released "I Beg You" for Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel II. lost butterfly, which became her first number-one single.
Aimer has performed music in a variety of anime series, including as No. 6, Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Bleach, and Vinland Saga. She sang "Dare ka, Umi wo" in the 2014 anime Zankyou no Terror, which was also produced by MAPPA. She performed "Kiro" and "Cold Rain" for the Japanese dub of the Chinese boys' love series Mo Dao Zu Shi in addition to singing the theme song and the closing song for Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 in 2016.
She also provided the voice for the Natsume Yujin-cho Season 5 closing song, "Akane Sasu." The opening theme song for Season 2 of Demon Slayer, "Zanky Sanka," which peaked at #1 on the Billboard Japan 100 for a total of nine weeks and peaked at #37 on the Billboard Global 200 chart, is her most well-known performance to date.
"Rendezvous" - Kanaria
Kanaria is a very new and rising Vocaloid producer that is best known for their 2020 hit song "KING," which has received over 63 million views as of the writing of this article. When other musicians, such as Risu of Hololive-ID, covered the song, its popularity skyrocketed.
The song "QUEEN," which accompanies the video, was published in August 2022 and has already received over 10 million views. Kanaria employs Hatsune Miku and GUMI in her work as a Vocaloid producer.
"In the Back Room" - syudou
Syudou, another Vocaloid producer joining the Chainsaw Man roster, is known for mostly using Hatsune Miku in their productions, which is appropriate given that Hatsune Miku was largely responsible for their introduction to the music industry.
In a June interview, syudou said they made the decision to depart from the typical conventional cutesy sound that Hatsune Miku had. The hue of "Jama" is darker and disturbing, and because it is so recognizable, it put the band on everyone's radar. In the anime Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy and Blue Reflection Ray, syudou sang.
"Violence" - Queen Bee
Like many bands, fashion punk rock group Queen Bee chooses to withhold certain information about its four members' private lives: One of the few openly transgender musicians in the Japanese music industry, Avu-chan is of African American and Japanese descent and writes the lyrics for the band. Yashi-chan plays bass, Ruri-chan plays drums and is Avu-sister. chan's Hibari-kun plays lead guitar. Fashion punk music contains both sonic and visual components that define the genre.
In addition to Chainsaw Man, Queen Bee also performs the opening track "Mysterious" for the currently airing historical fantasy anime Raven of the Inner Palace. The band had previously performed "Kaen" for the Dororo reboot's 2019 opening theme. In addition, Queen Bee performed the song "Introduction" for the 2019 live-action Tokyo Ghoul adaption, Tokyo Ghoul S, as well as the ending theme "Half" for Tokyo Ghoul:re. Avu-challenges chan's with being a mixed-race person in Japan are detailed in the song "Half."
"Time Left" - ZUTOMAYO
Zutto Mayonaka de Iinoni, the full name of ZUTOMAYO, translates to "It would be lovely if it were always midnight." ZUTOMAYO is a little mysterious. This Japanese rock group's sole vocalist, ACA-Ne, is the only member who has been identified. ZUTOMAYO's videos are all animated and unique in that they relate to one another in some way because the band has never disclosed its members' faces.
ZUTOMAYO's songs have been animated in music videos, but until 2022, they had never actually performed in an anime. The 2022 Netflix anime Drifting Home featured their first and most recent anime songs, "It Seems I'm Fading Away" and "Summer Slump." Their second anime series for which they will be composing is Chainsaw Man.
TK from Ling tosite sigure: "first death"
Tokyo Ghoul's renowned opening song is arguably what most anime fans remember and love about TK. Before it was abruptly removed from YouTube, "Unravel" had once been the most watched anime opening. Ling tosite sigure is a rock trio made up of TK on guitar and vocals, 345 on bass and vocals, and Pierre Nakano on drums that was founded in Saitama Prefecture in 2002. TK is renowned for having a raspy, wispy, and occasionally wail-like tone. The intricate guitar melodies and drumming in their instrumentals are among their most noticeable features.
The rock group sang "abnormalize" for Psycho-Pass, and TK also contributed the opening song "katharsis" to Tokyo Ghoul:second re's season. He performed "Signal" for the crime drama 91 Days in 2016. He performed "P.S. Red I" for the theme song of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Japanese Verse's release.
"tablet" - TOOBOE
The Vocaloid producer TOOBOE, also known as john, made his debut in 2019 and mostly employs Hatsune Miku for his voices. He launched his first solo endeavor, TOOBOE, in 2020, which goes beyond his Vocaloid songs.
Prior to this, TOOBOE took part in 2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team in the capacity of composer. TOOBOE will be singing for the first time in an anime series.
"DOGLAND" - PEOPLE 1
The majority of PEOPLE 1's music videos are animated, and they frequently collaborate with the animator coalowl on their work, which wonderfully captures the emotion in the music.
Ito, who plays the guitar, Takeuchi, who plays the drums, and Deu, who writes the songs, make up the three. PEOPLE 1 will be performing for an anime for the first time.