MAPPA’s Chainsaw Man was a delight to observe during to the tip each week as a result of the present, in a feat that flexes each a powerful finances and a tireless workforce of animators (MAPPA, please relaxation), featured a brand new artist and ending animation for every episode. Nonetheless, not all songs are equal.
Clearly, this listing goes to be subjective, since that is going off of what I personally wish to hearken to or watch. Nonetheless, my style in music is impeccable. Subsequently, this listing is objectively perfection and the simple fact in phrases in relation to the most effective Chainsaw Man ending.
- “Chainsaw Blood” – Vaundy (Episode 1)
It’s in all probability as a result of it was the ending for the very first episode however “Chainsaw Blood” is the weakest one of many twelve. Its melody was not memorable to me, despite the fact that I’ve listened to it many occasions now, and the animation sequence was kind of a compilation of scenes from the episode. Once I watched it for the primary time, I keep in mind feeling extra involved than hyped at the concept that Chainsaw Man would have a distinct ending each time.
- “Violence” – Queen Bee (Episode 11)
“Violence” had the identical situation for me as “Chainsaw Blood” the place the general hook and melody didn’t stand out to me. Whereas the digicam angles within the animation had been actually cool, it was not that fascinating to observe. Since Episode 11 was sort of a breather episode earlier than the finale, it suited the temper of that. However in the end, it was nonetheless a fairly forgettable ending.
- “Deep Down” – Aimer (Episode 9)
Once I say that I’m probably the most stunned that Aimer is that this far down the listing, I’m being very trustworthy. As quickly as MAPPA introduced that Aimer could be one of many artists contributing an ending theme to Chainsaw Man, I believed for certain she could be within the high 5. But it surely’s sluggish and the hook feels misplaced at occasions. Actually, Aimer’s opening for the NieR Automata anime was additionally not a private favourite from her earlier songs. Although the grainy retro vibe of the ending animation was neat, it felt like I used to be watching a extra experimental anime that I by accident stumbled upon at 3:00 AM than something.
- “Rendezvous” – Kanaria (Episode 6)
“Rendezvous” has a extremely enjoyable and chill vibe. It appears like a music that I might hearken to whereas working or one thing I might placed on as background music. The Escher stairs-like sequence, which fits the Eternity Satan that the group was dealing with, was enjoyable to have a look at. That close-up of Aki’s eye turning into stairs? Like to see it.
- “First Dying” by TK – Ling Tosite Sigure (Episode 8)
The one actual purpose that I believe this ending is healthier than “Rendezvous” is as a result of the animation sequence, particularly after what occurs in Episode 8, was actually cool. Ling Tosite Sigure has a really fascinating sound that works for Chainsaw Man’s environment. Plus, the quick tempo of the music is a good match for each the visuals and what the viewer was in all probability feeling after Himeno’s showdown in opposition to the Katana Man.
- “Chu” – Tayousei – Ano (Episode 7)
As a music, “Chu – Tayousei” looks like one thing from the mid-2000s, and the old-school video game-inspired animation sequence solely provides to that nostalgic really feel. The psychedelic barf was a enjoyable visible, even when it was sort of gross to see. It’s a enjoyable ending to observe! It’s additionally bought a peppy rhythm and melody that will be misplaced in any episode apart from Episode 7, which was a extremely chill one for almost all of its runtime.
- “Pill” – Tooboe (Episode 4)
“Pill” is so enjoyable! The accompanying visuals of Energy dancing and posing had been actually nice to observe, and MAPPA did an excellent job with animating all of it. Actually, this was the one the place I began to get actually frightened for MAPPA’s animators, since Episode 4 additionally had the most effective hair-tying animations I had seen in anime. Although the music does border on forgettable for me, it greater than makes up for it with what a pleasure it was to observe.
- “Time Left” – Zutomayo (Episode 2)
When “Time Left” began after the marginally disappointing “Chainsaw Blood” music, I used to be ready to not take pleasure in this one both. However the hook was a pleasing shock! The animation sequence additionally had a extremely cute type to it barely harking back to these lo-fi music streams on YouTube, and it was genuinely a pleasure to observe. Although “Chainsaw Blood” suited the vibe of the present extra and thus deserved to be the primary (even when I didn’t prefer it), “Time Left” was an excellent follow-up.
- “Battle Music” – Eve (Episode 12)
Eve can also be an artist I appreciated previous to Chainsaw Man however, like with Aimer, I discovered “Battle Music” to be simply ‘alright.’ Nonetheless, the explanation why it’s so excessive up on the listing is due to how cute the ending animation is. The little Hayakawa household is lovable and all of them simply hanging out and consuming is a good notice to finish the present on earlier than Season 2. Do I believe that the visuals and the music matched? Not precisely. However since each the sequence and the music felt very easy (the intro, verse, and refrain had been all on the identical base stage of pleasure), they work collectively in a method.
- “Within the Backroom” – Syudou (Episode 5)
Syudou is, like a very good half of the artists on this listing, somebody who has a particular sound, which is all the time enjoyable. The hook for “Within the Backroom” was enjoyable, and although the animation sequence straddles the road between ‘surreal’ and ‘trippy,’ it matched how weird the Eternity Satan’s resort is. “Within the Backroom” putting this excessive was a shock for me once I made this listing, nevertheless it deserves it.
- “Hawatari Nioku Centi” – Most the Hormone (Episode 3)
Most the Hormone is a extremely humorous band as a result of half the time I hearken to their songs, my preliminary kneejerk response is “I don’t like this” till the third time listening to it. Then, magically, the music turns into the most effective issues I’ve ever listened to. That’s precisely what occurred to me with “Hawatari Nioku Centi.” An enormous a part of me liking this music as time went on was because of the truth that MAPPA truly used elements of it within the episodes. Listening to it in a extra fast-paced context out of the blue opened my eyes to how hype the start half is, and the second half of the music is simply stunning. The tonal shift of the music syncing up with Makima dressed up like an angel made for a unbelievable and memorable distinction.
- “Dogland” – Individuals 1 (Episode 10)
Okay, I admit that the visuals for this ending should not as interesting as “Pill” and even Most the Hormone’s. Nonetheless, the music completely slaps. Once I listened to this the primary time, my jaw dropped when it bought to the hook after which I instantly went to subscribe to Individuals 1’s YouTube channel. This music is high-energy your entire time by and although the animation shouldn’t be as spectacular as among the different endings on the listing, I nonetheless loved watching it. If the reference to canine is as a result of Denji is like Makima’s canine (which the opening additionally alludes to), I do want MAPPA used this music in an episode the place Makima was actively making an attempt to affect Denji into doing one thing, although.
Chainsaw Man is obtainable to stream on Crunchyroll. The manga is being localized by Viz Media.