Negative Happy Chainsaw Edge
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Negative Happy Chainsaw Edge

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Japanese: ネガティブハッピー・チェーンソーエッヂ
English: Negative Happy Chainsaw Edge
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 8
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 26, 2007 to 2008
Genres: Action Action, Romance Romance, Ecchi Ecchi
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Ace
Authors: Takimoto, Tatsuhiko (Story), Saiki, Junichi (Art)


Score: 6.971 (scored by 47484,748 users)
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Ranked: #78452
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Popularity: #1394
Members: 10,794
Favorites: 89

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Yousuke Yamamoto is a typical underachiever, searching for a reason to live while struggling to come to terms with the death of his friend Noto a year ago. Everything changes dramatically for him one night when he runs into Eri Yukizaki, a beautiful girl hiding a tragic loss of her own, out on the streets. When a chainsaw-wielding giant falls from the sky and engages her in battle, it marks the beginning of Yousuke finally finding his purpose in life.


Negative Happy Chainsaw Edge is an adaptation of Tatsuhiko Takimoto's novel of the same name, which was released on Novemeber 28, 2001. The novel was adapted into a NHK radio drama in 2002 and a live-action film, which released on January 19, 2008.

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Jan 2, 2009
gdavge2003 (All reviews)
Negative Happy Chainsaw Edge is a romance, action, comedy manga that tells a deep story revolving around the lives of Yamamoto Yousuke and Yukisaki Eri.

The story is short, filling only 8 chapters, each about 45 pages long. However, despite this, it manages to tell a deep, emotional tale about two high school students. 2nd year Yamamoto is seemingly a slacker who is bored with life, but in fact, faces deep mental troubles, caused by his friend's death and his low self-esteem. 1st year Yukisaki at first appears to be an outgoing girl, but much is hidden beneath the surface. As the story progresses, each character read more
Sep 6, 2011
Moon_Light (All reviews)
This manga suffers from a disease called, "B.T.S" (Bad Title Syndrome) or as it's more commonly known, "I can't come up with anything so I use random words in the manga as it's title," syndrome. To be fair not only manga do this, but it was just fitting in this case.
Random title aside, this one proved to be a very nice read topped with a great ending.

A boy, a girl, and a guy trying to kill her...nothing calls for romance more than imminent death.

Yousuke Yamamoto’s life is boring. Nothing is the same after his friend dies in a motorcycle accident. He goes to school, studies, read more
Oct 18, 2009
Positiveputty (All reviews)
Negative Happy Chainsaw Edge, a very odd name for a brilliant manga. This is an action/romance story with some occasional comic relief. You may notice it is only 8 chapters, but don't let that turn you off - it ends just right.

Story - 10
This was a very quick ride at only 8 chapters but it played out perfectly. The story is, at heart, a teen romance with a sudden girl appearance (oh boy original! - I know). The twist on this one though, is that the girl fights some chainsaw-wielding maniac every night. The hero meets the heroine fighting the read more
Nov 26, 2012
Reksho (All reviews)
Complexity comes in many forms. Simplicity comes in maybe more.

Negative Happy Chainsaw Edge is a manga that hinges on an extremely thin thread to drive the story forward. The protagonist – the bored Yamamoto – borders on being so plain that forgetting his face in the next chapter can be a normal occurrence. However, he one day meets a large man with a chainsaw in the middle of battling a cute girl complete with a school uniform that has an extremely short skirt with no battle armour whatsoever. And she’s winning. Since Yamamoto is so bored with his life not knowing what to do, read more


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