The Harvey Awards, one of the comic industry’s oldest and most prestigious awards, unveiled this year’s highly anticipated winners during a ceremony at New York Comic Con on Friday, October 13. Notably, Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man secured the coveted title of Best Manga, marking its third win in a row.
The popular manga faced fierce competition from a selection of other outstanding works, including Wataru Nadatani’s Cat + Gamer, Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Goodbye, Eri, Hayao Miyazaki’s Shuna’s Journey, and Tatsuya Endō’s SPY x FAMILY.
Prior to its recent win, Chainsaw Man also previously secured the award for Best Manga at Harvey Awards in the two preceding years, further establishing its dominance in the category.
About Chainsaw Man
Chainsaw Man is a hit shonen manga written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto. It follows the story of a teenage boy named Denji who lives with his devil dog, Pochita. The two live their days hunting weaker devils in exchange for small amonts of money.
One day, Denji was brutally murdered. But, strangely enough, he later finds himself still alive and healthy, but with a cord sticking out of his chest. It was later revealed that Pochita revived him by giving him a heart. Now, every time Denji pulls the cord, chainsaws will start sprouting out of his body, giving him the title “Chainsaw Man.”
The series first appeared in Weekly Shōnen Jump on December 3, 2018 to December 14, 2020. It then transitioned to Shueisha’s Shōnen Jump+ online magazine, where a new chapter titled the “School arc” was announced on December 19, 2020. Shueisha has compiled the series into tankōbon volumes.
Beyond the realm of manga, “Chainsaw Man” has found further success with its TV anime adaptation. Premiering in Japan on October 11, 2023, the “Chainsaw Man” anime has sparked immense excitement among anime and manga enthusiasts. Notably, Crunchyroll is making the series available for streaming not just in North America but also in Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS, ensuring fans across the globe can revel in this thrilling tale.