A review of Chainsaw Man which is also known as Chainsaw-Man. It is an action-horror created and illustrated by author Tatsuki Fujimoto. The story follows Denji, a boy trapped in poverty because of his deceased father’s debt to the yakuza. To pay his debts he works as a small-time devil hunter with his devil-dog Pochita but after being betrayed by the yakuza and killed by the contracted zombie devil his friend Pochita revives him taking Denjis body as its own. Now his only goals are to live a normal life and touch some boobs.
I really enjoyed the art and the main characters of this manga – they are really awesome! The one thing I found bad about this manga was the pacing in the later chapters, it felt like way too many things were happening at once, however, the chaotic nature complimented the manga.
What Chainsaw Man (チェンソーマン) Is About
Author(s): Tatsuki Fujimoto
Artist(s): Tatsuki Fujimoto
Known As: Chainsaw Man, Людина-бензопила, Chain Saw Man, Chainsaw-Man, Chainsawman, Человек-бензопила, チェンソーマン, 电锯人, 鏈鋸人, 電鋸人
Official Translation(s): English, Japanese
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Genres: Action, Comedy, Horror
A Small Synopsis
Following his perverted dreams, Denji joins the public safety devil hunters so he can get a shot at his “dream girl” Makima. Along the way meeting his devil hunting buddies Aki and Power going through hardships, happy times and deaths. Denji soon gets glimpses of his normal life before they flicker out once again in the chaotic mess that is chainsaw man
Where to read Chainsaw Man (チェンソーマン)
This manga is available to purchase from popular sites such as Amazon, however, it is also available as an unofficial fan translation that can be found on scanlation sites such as MangaDex and MangaNelo.
What Is Good About Chainsaw Man (チェンソーマン)
Chainsaw man’s art can only be described as grittily beautiful. The absolute gore and grit behind some of the panels in this manga come screaming off the page whereas the more mellow panels soothe the soul whilst somehow holding that grit that is what I personally love about chainsaw man.
The Lovable Main Cast
The main trio in chainsaw man are some of my favourite characters in the manga. Denji, Aki and Power have amazing character designs and personalities that complement each other perfectly, the relationships these characters have is so real and true to real-life friendship it’s almost touching in the most comedic way possible.
What Is Bad About Chainsaw Man (チェンソーマン)
My only complaint about chainsaw man is the pacing in the later chapters so many things happen at once it can be hard to keep track but that chaotic nature really compliments the manga so it is only a minor complaint.
In conclusion, I would definitely recommend reading Chainsaw Man for no other reason than that it is just an amazing manga with an interesting concept and storyline. You will not regret reading it and will leave you wanting more.
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