Chainsaw Man provides bloody manga adenture

Chainsaw Man, written by Tatsuki Fujimoto, was recently adapted into animation this fall, and the series has exploded into popularity amongst anime enjoyers. Thus, we wanted to take a peek at this series to see just why people are raving about it. 

Chainsaw Man started out as a manga written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto, starting back On Dec. 3, 2018, and is still in production today as of November 2022. It is a Shōnen type of manga, targeted to a primarily adolescent male audience, and has an overall action and adventure theme. Fujimoto would also release a novel based on the story in 2021 The manga would be published by Shueisha in Japan and Viz Media in the United States. In December 2020, the manga was announced to have an animated adaptation, produced by MAPPA. The show would first premiere on TV Tokyo on Oct. 12, 2022, in Japan, and Crunchyroll would license the series outside of Asia. 

The main plot of the show revolves around the main protagonist, Denji, and his pet devil, Pochita, who live in a devil-ridden world, taking place in an alternate timeline of 1997. These devils are highly dangerous creatures to humans, and Denji works as a devil hunter for the yakuza in order to pay the debts he owes them. All of this is routine until the yakuza betray Denji and have him killed. Pochita is a chainsaw devil who has a chainsaw in his head which Denji uses to hunt devils. As Denji is dying, Pochita infuses himself into Denji’s heart, which allows Denji to survive and inherit Pochita’s chainsaw powers. On his chest is a cord used to start the chainsaw, and when it’s pulled, Denji transforms into the Chainsaw Man, with a chainsaw for a head, and chainsaws on his arms. He is discovered by a group of devil hunters, led by a woman named Makima who decides to take him. There he is introduced to a series of devil hunters, most of them being human. From there, they hunt down devils roaming around the cities of Japan. 

As for the show, so far, we definitely can see why people enjoy it so much. The story is very much action-based and includes elements of horror with the nature of the devils. The action is very fast-paced and extremely graphic. In every episode so far, blood and gore are certain, whether it be them tearing down devils, or when Denji transforms, as a chainsaw breaks through his forehead. So if you are sensitive to blood and gore, definitely steer clear from this show. The cast of characters shows much variety, from humorous, to serious, to energetic, and along with that, there is a good amount of comedy that can be found in the show. So, if the opening sparks your interest, chances are you’ll enjoy the show.

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