Chainsaw Man's manga surprisingly took its first notable break shortly after returning for Part 2, and the creator behind the series opened up about why such a break was necessary. After a tough two year long break following the end of the first part of the series' run with Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, series creator Tatsuki Fujimoto returned to the series with Part 2. This new era of the story has shifted its focus away from Denji and introduced fans to a new main character, new main devil, and a new perspective on the series' world overall with each new chapter.
Each new chapter of Chainsaw Man has been introducing a whole new status quo for Part 2 of the series, and this has made the wait for every entry that much harder. It's why the news of the series taking a week off (before returning with a new chapter on August 16th officially) definitely stung. But as the creator explained in a special program talking about Chainsaw Man overseas (as noted by @manarock69 on Twitter), it was just because he needed more time to flesh out something special for the next chapter of the series.
As Fujimoto explained about the manga's break," I take a week off when I need to increase the number of pages in a chapter or draw a cover for a volume." So it was just because the creator needed some extra time to either add additional pages than expected to the new entry, or to even add some color pages. As for the extra work, Fujimoto noted, "I will do my best." That means there's even more of a reason to be excited for what's to come next as there just might be a little more to look forward to.
Thankfully, this explanation also could clear up a big worry fans might have had over Chainsaw Man's new release schedule. It already releases at a different pace thanks to being available on the Jump+ app in Japan, but there was a concern over whether or not it would be shifting to a bi-weekly release following this break. Fujimoto's explanation teases that this is not the case, so cross your fingers that it all works out in the end.
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