Chainsaw Man is set to be one of Studio MAPPA’s biggest anime series later this year, with Denji’s brutal story finally making its way to the anime scene following the growing popularity of his manga. Although the anime hasn’t officially debuted yet, that doesn’t stop the series from reaching new heights via its printed story created by Tatsuki Fujimoto, as the manga tops the charts when it comes to recent sales figures, proving that a manga might not need a TV series or movie in order to be a hit with fans.
Chainsaw Man began in 2018, telling the story of an air-headed hitman for the mob who mostly takes the job to give himself, and his loyal dog Pochita, three square meals a day with a roof over from their head. Unfortunately, Denji’s life takes a turn as he suffers at the hands of demons and must make a deal with his dog, who happens to be the Chainsaw Devil, creating the titular hero of the Shonen series. Chainsaw Man absolutely excels at throwing curveballs at readers, and Studio MAPPA seems like a worthy choice to animate the wild and often bloody story of demons and the humans who make deals with them.
According to the recent “US Monthly Bookscan” of February 2022, Chainsaw Man topping the best-selling manga charts in North America, surprisingly topping the likes of Demon Slayer, Jujutsu Kaisen, My Hero Academia and Attack on Titan to name a few. Even more surprising is the fact that the best-selling manga volume of the series isn’t even the initial Chainsaw Man manga, but rather volume nine of the series, which takes place two volumes before the end of the first series.
Tatsuki Fujimoto promised to return to Chainsaw Man, although a direct release date for the second part of the series has yet to be released. There were many unanswered questions from the finale of Chainsaw Manleaving fans to wonder if Fujimoto will address these in future episodes or if the manga will take a new path after the first series spinoff.
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