Chainsaw Man was one of the biggest new anime series to come out last year, with the first twelve episodes of the adaptation taking the world by storm not only with Denji’s tragic story, but also with the aesthetic and rock tunes that filled the TV show. . The opening theme of the series, Kick Back by artist Kenshi Yonezu, is so popular that it got the attention of a major musician, as Jungkook of K-pop band BTS took the opportunity to cover the rock beat.
While each episode of the first season of Chainsaw Man featured a Kick Back theme in individual episodes, each ending theme was different, usually reflecting the gory events that took place during the half-hour adventures. BTS, the popular K-Pop boy group that also took the world by storm, hasn’t officially gone through with the gory anime franchise, although it’s clear that artist Jungkook is a fan of the dynamic soundtrack. As anime fans await the announcement of the second season for Studio MAPPA’s adaptation, perhaps BTS could have a hand in creating the theme song for the upcoming episodes, although nothing is confirmed at this time.
In a recent live stream, a fan managed to capture Jungkook’s take on the popular theme song Chainsaw Man, adding his own style to the opening tune that has helped BTS move up the charts in the music world since the K-Pop group’s inception:
This release of the cover is fitting for the timing as BTS’ new movie ‘BTS Yet To Come’ is currently playing in theaters in a limited release starting earlier this week on February 1st and ending on February 5th, with the official description of the film reading :
“Join RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V and Jung Kook in this special cinematic montage, remastered and remixed for the big screen. Watch new close-up angles and a whole new look at the entire concert, BTS Yet To Come in Busan. Featuring hits from throughout the group’s career, including “Dynamite,” “Butter” and “IDOL,” plus the first live performance of “Run BTS” from the group’s latest album Proof. See you in theaters around the world this festive moment. Let’s amuse!”