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Chainsaw Man surpasses One Piece and is already the most read manga in MANGA Plus

In social networks it became a topic of interest to highlight that the manga written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto, chainsaw man (English version), is already the most read manga within the digital platform of Shueisha, SLEEVE Plus. At the time of writing this article, the manga already exceeds 736 thousand accumulated readings, surpassing the manga written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda, one piece (English version), which has more than 637 thousand accumulated readings.

In third place is the Spanish version of the manga by Akira Toriyama Y Toyotarou, Dragon Ball Super, with more than 596 thousand readings, followed by the English version of the same manga, with more than 538 thousand accumulated readings. To complete the TOP 5, comes the manga by Kohei Horikoshi, boku no hero academia (My Hero Academia) (English version), with more than 463 thousand accumulated readings.

Here comes the interesting part, have you noticed it yet? The truth is Dragon Ball Super is the only manga whose Spanish version is among the most read in SLEEVE Plussince the Spanish version of chainsaw man falls to the twelfth position of the list.

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, which will be produced by the studios MAP and whose premiere is scheduled for the year 2022 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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