During the popular talk show Love Talk (アメトーーク!) a fragment dedicated to the manga written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto, Chainsaw Man. One of the information panels confirmed that the literary franchise has exceeded 20 million copies in circulation worldwide with only twelve compiled volumes published. Pulling more numbers, it turns out that the franchise has sold more than 1.66 million copies for each volume published.
On the other hand, the anime adaptation has been broadcast since October 12, and is confirmed with a total of twelve episodes, while the platform crunchyroll is in charge of its distribution in the West. Tatsuki Fujimoto began publishing the manga in December 2018 through the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump of Shueishaand finished the first part in December 2020. The second part is published on the service Shōnen Jump Plus since July 2022.
Synopsis for Chainsaw Man
The story takes place in a world where Demons threaten the peace of humans, making them targets to be eliminated. Denji is a depressed young man who has sold several of his organs and works as a lumberjack and demon hunter to pay off his late father’s debt. Denji owns a dog (which is also a demon) named Pochita, who has chainsaws and which he uses to do his work.
This is explained because humans can make contracts with demons. After returning home from a job, Denji is called by a Yakuza to infiltrate a building and kill another demon. However, the plan was a trap to assassinate him as part of a Yakuza contract with the demon, gaining them more power. But Pochita comes to Denji’s aid and bonds with him, becoming a half-man, half-demon and acquiring Pochita’s chainsaws.
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