Chainsaw Man: manga sales boosted by MAPPA anime on Crunchyroll

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Broadcast for three weeks now, the phenomenon anime Chainsaw Man produced by MAPPA (AoT, Jujutsu Kaisen) has given the source manga a real boost in popularity. Recent sales figures have been pumped up since the release of the first episode.

An almost unclassifiable work

Chainsaw Man’s chainsaw roar has been heard for a few years now. First published in 2018, Tatsuki Fujimoto’s manga had the effect of a bombshell on the shonen scene when it was released. After two years of pre-publication in Shueisha’s Weekly shonen Jump, the first part of the manga was compiled into eleven volumes sold in France by Kazé. By revisiting the codes and conventions of classic shonen as cynically as possible, Tatsuki Fujimoto has offered manga fans an explosive, almost unclassifiable work that acts as a true literary UFO.

Chainsaw Man: manga sales boosted by MAPPA anime on Crunchyroll

We follow the adventures of Denji, a young man of sixteen who lives in an uchronic world where demons exist and embody the fears, from the most ridiculous to the most visceral, of humanity. Younger, after the death of his father, Denji inherits his debts and must do everything to survive. It was then that he met Pochita, a little half-dog half-chainsaw demon with whom he signed a pact. Later, the two will merge to become Chainsaw Man, a being almost as violent as he is detestable. The very nature of Denji will then attract the attention of the government, which will recruit him to fight against the demons.

Having acquired a certain notoriety among readers and after having won numerous awards, the manga was logically entitled to its anime adaptation which is being broadcast. Produced by MAPPA, the most fashionable Japanese animation studio of the moment, this anime is a hit on Crunchyroll, but has also given the source manga a real boost in popularity.

Chainsaw Man: manga sales boosted by MAPPA anime on Crunchyroll

sales are soaring

In three weeks, from the broadcast date of the first episode, Chainsaw Man is a hit with readers after boosting sales by 2 million copies. It’s even more impressive when you know that from last December until early October, the manga sold 4 million copies. According Oricontotal sales now rise to 18 million. Excellent figures, which perfectly reflect the quality of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s work. For its part, the anime should continue to popularize the manga, especially in view of the exemplary work of MAPPA who does not intend to make any concessions.

Chainsaw Man: manga sales boosted by MAPPA anime on Crunchyroll