Chainsaw Man
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Chainsaw Man

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Japanese: チェンソーマン
English: Chainsaw Man
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Dec 3, 2018 to ?
Genres: Action Action, Award Winning Award Winning, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Gore Gore
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump+
Authors: Fujimoto, Tatsuki (Story & Art)


Score: 8.761 (scored by 319265319,265 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #402
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4
Members: 518,603
Favorites: 72,428

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Denji has a simple dream—to live a happy and peaceful life, spending time with a girl he likes. This is a far cry from reality, however, as Denji is forced by the yakuza into killing devils in order to pay off his crushing debts. Using his pet devil Pochita as a weapon, he is ready to do anything for a bit of cash.

Unfortunately, he has outlived his usefulness and is murdered by a devil in contract with the yakuza. However, in an unexpected turn of events, Pochita merges with Denji's dead body and grants him the powers of a chainsaw devil. Now able to transform parts of his body into chainsaws, a revived Denji uses his new abilities to quickly and brutally dispatch his enemies. Catching the eye of the official devil hunters who arrive at the scene, he is offered work at the Public Safety Bureau as one of them. Now with the means to face even the toughest of enemies, Denji will stop at nothing to achieve his simple teenage dreams.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


As part of the JUMP START initiative, the first three chapters of Chainsaw Man were published in English in VIZ Media's digital Weekly Shounen Jump on the same day as the Japanese release. It has been published digitally as an English simulpub through MANGA Plus service. The volumes have been published in English by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint since October 6, 2020.

The first part of the series ended with 97 chapters on December 14, 2020. Serialization of the second part began on Shounen Jump+ with the release of chapter 98 on July 13, 2022.

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Dec 16, 2020
Mixed Feelings
While rating this I've pulled out my shounen wow-those-fights-are-so-cool heart in order to review this as fair as possible for the mangaka. Still couldn't give this a high mark.

The story and worldbuilding are so incredibly weak. The mangaka pushes you straight into action and from that point on you're in a rollercoaster that's only going hard downwards with no rest, meaning that there's no time to rest and therefore no time to enjoy the hype (no light without darkness yknow).

Towards the end, the story underwent an acceleration. The story that didn't even have anything to offer, underwent a goddamn acceleration. I couldn't even believe ...
Dec 14, 2020
EDIT: Chainsaw Man is really intense, and not for everyone. This manga features child neglect/abuse, gore, vomiting, grooming/psychological manipulation, and pedophilia. If any of that is upsetting for you, tread carefully!

This review was written after the ending of Part 1.


I hate reviews that start off with unnecessary prose, so let's skip all that and get to the meat of things!

Chainsaw Man is a story which thrives in its unexpectedness. It's a story that takes you for twists and turns in its plot and characterization, but mostly through its simultaneous homage to and subversion of shonen tropes. It's a story that looks dumb as hell, with ...
Jun 3, 2021
“Chainsaw Man” immediately starts out with a disappointment. In “Fire Punch”, the author’s other work, you have a protagonist who fuses with fire and essentially burns permanently. A protagonist who fuses with a chainsaw and fights with it like a sword sounds less captivating in comparison.

Now this is only a minor issue as it’s not necessarily bad. What ultimately matters is if the whole package is worth it and able to provide unique qualities.

This work's strongest aspect is certainly its interesting and playful concept that becomes fairly clear early on: Humans versus fears. Anything that can plant a sense of fear in the human mind ...

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