This is not a drill, Chainsaw Man is going to be featured on the November issue of Nikkei Entertainment! The main characters, Power, Aki, and Denji are given the spotlight. They are standing side by side, with Power and Denji seeming awkward. Aki is the only one who is more relaxed, with one hand on his hip.
This alone can give us a glimpse of the characters’ personalities. Power and Denji seemed like it was their first time being pictured. Aki, on the other hand, knows what needs to be done and struck a pose.
They are also in a setting of a photoshoot, which makes the cover all the more endearing.
Check the full cover below:
The magazine feature is meant to promote Chainsaw Man, as its first season is set to premiere on October 11, 2022. It will stream on Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Crunchyroll, Hulu, Disney+, and many more. MAPPA Studio will serve as the animation producer.
Chainsaw Man Story
Chainsaw Man centers around Denji, a poor young man who is in a world full of terrifying monsters called Devils. He was forced to become a devil hunter to pay off his debts. Along the way, he befriended a Devil dog named Pochita who helped him with his job. However, he was murdered by a devil one day.
To save him from dying, Pochita merged with him. Thus, Denji is revived with Devil powers – the ability to transform his body parts into chainsaws. He is now able to brutally murder his enemies, and he eventually ended up working for a woman named Makima. He was drawn to Makima, although Makima only sees him as a pet.
Chainsaw Man Manga Background
Tatsuki Fujimoto is the author and illustrator of Chainsaw Man. The serialization of the manga started on 2018 on Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen Jump. The 1st volume was published as a paperback in 2019 – with the digital copy becoming available in 2021. As of 2021, there are 11 volumes released. The 12th volume will be coming soon in October 4, 2022.
VIZ Media released the 1st volume in English in October 6, 2020 as a paperback and an e-book. The 11th volume was released last June 7, 2022. Chainsaw Man can also be read online in VIZ Media’s Shounen Jump initiative, with some chapters having free trial. It is currently publishing the chapters of the 12th volume.
The Chainsaw Man manga has been well-received. Honya Club conducted a nationwide poll for Japanese bookstore employees to determine their top 15 most recommended manga in 2020. Chainsaw Man ranked #2, only behind Spy x Family in # 1. Chainsaw Man is also chosen by 180,000 manga readers as their most wanted anime adaptations, alongside Spy x Family, Komi Can’t Communicate, and The Way of the Househusband in 2020.
Chainsaw Man Anime Hype
There has been a considerable amount of hype for the Chainsaw Man anime ever since the adaptation was announced in 2020. In 2021, it was one of the top trends in Twitter Japan, surpassing Jujutsu Kaisen, My Hero Academia, and Gundam. Well, the wait will be over soon as the anime will arrive in less than a month away!