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Chainsaw Man breaks a reading record in MANGA Plus

I had previously reported that the manga written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto, chainsaw manhad become the most read manga within the platform SLEEVE Plussurpassed other great works such as one piece, boku no hero academia (My Hero Academia) Y Dragon Ball Super. It should be noted that in all the previous manga, except for the last one, we refer to the English version.

but recently chainsaw man achieved a new achievement within the platform, as it turns out that it has become the first and only manga series to date that has exceeded one million accumulated readings. one piece follows with 886 thousand reads, followed by boku no hero academia with 521 thousand, so they are quite far from imitating the success of chainsaw man (at least here).

It should be noted that chapter 102 of the work was delayed because Fujimoto is either preparing more pages than the regular amount in a chapter or is preparing a color illustration for a chapter or volume cover.denying that it is a negative situation related to the work or his health.

On the other hand, Fujimoto started publishing the manga chainsaw man in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from the publisher Shueisha in December 2018, ending the first part in December 2020. The second part of the work moved to the digital service Shōnen Jump Pluswhere it has been published since July 2022. The manga will have an anime series adaptation produced by the studios MAP and whose premiere is scheduled for next October in Japan.

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 young and depressed man who has sold several of his organs and works as a lumberjack and demon hunter to pay off his deceased father’s debt. Denji owns a dog (who 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 in by a Yakuza to infiltrate a building and assassinate another demon. However, the plan was a trap to kill 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.

Font: SLEEVE Plus

© 藤本 タツキ (著) / SHUEISHA 集英社

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