Shueisha released the eleven-part action series Chainsaw Man by Tatsuki Fujimoto from 2018 to 2020. Whether the popular manga series from Japan convinced us, you can find out in our review.
Chainsaw Man Manga Volume 1 Review
a normal life would be nice… or toast bread with jam
Denji’s greatest wish is to lead a normal life. But he inherited from his father nothing but debts to the mafia. When Denji saves the life of the little devil Pochita, he gives him the ability to transform into the Chainsaw Man. It doesn’t take long for the government to become aware of the boy with the chainsaw as his head…
Chainsaw Man is published in large pocketbook format 12.40 x 18.00 cm as a softcover. The final volume has a total of 192 pages and contains chapters 1 to 7. The publisher has retained the Japanese SFX and placed the English translations in the immediate vicinity in a visually appropriate way.
In the manga guidebook “Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2021” by the Japanese publisher Takarajimasha, the action series “Chainsaw Man” was awarded first place as the best manga for male readers. With over 200,000 units sold, the series enjoys its popularity in Japan and is also published in Germany by Egmont-Verlag.
What distinguishes Chainsaw Man so much? Creator Tatsuki Fujimoto creates a limited protagonist for his story with Denji, who dreams of a completely normal life. The introduction to his world demonstrates his difficult circumstances and paves the way for his new devilish form.
In Chainsaw Man, devils floating around are killed by state devil hunters. Denji joins this troupe and offers a few action-packed as well as amusing moments in the first volume. The series includes a variety of bizarre and slightly clumsy characters. The mixture distinguishes the charm of the series.
Fans of action with a good dose of humor will have their reading fun here. On the other hand, if you expect something like “Jagaaan” from the brutality, the first volume will disappoint you.