Chainsaw Man has become one of the most popular manga series in recent years, with the creation of Tatsuki Fujimoto skyrocketing in popularity despite the fact that its anime adaptation has yet to hit the airwaves from Studio MAPPA. On top of this big arrival, the series is also set to unleash the second part of its manga next week, with Shonen Jump celebrating the upcoming occasion by letting fans around the world know how they can read the upcoming chapter for free.
To dive further into Chainsaw Man's success, there are currently thirteen million copies in circulation of the manga series, which is quite a number considering the series debuted in the pages of Shonen Jump at the end of 2018. Historically, a manga's sales will skyrocket following the release of an anime adaptation, with cases such as My Hero Academia, Spy x Family, and Jujutsu Kaisen being just a few examples proving this statistic. With both Studio MAPPA's anime adaptation and the second part of the series arriving this year, it will be interesting to see how much more popular the creation of Tatsuki Fujimoto will become as a result.
The Official Twitter Account for Shonen Jump shared the news that fans of Chainsaw Man will only have to wait for a few more days to read the first chapter of Part 2 of the manga, with the manga platform also allowing fans around the world to read this new part for free for a limited time:
What really helps Chainsaw Man be unique, aside from its protagonist having numerous buzzing saws explode from the inside of his body, is the fact that Tatsuki Fujimoto is able to combine a bloody tale with some truly emotional characters and story beats. Denji is not what you would expect for a Shonen protagonist in general, let alone one that is known for carving his way through countless devils, but his personality is certainly an off-base one that draws readers to him.
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