According to the most recent issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, the popular manga series, Chainsaw Man by Fujimoto Tatsuki, will officially end on December 14. Fujimoto has already told fans that the manga entered its “final stage” back in November, so a December finale should come as no surprise. However, despite its end, fans highly anticipate the “important announcement” Fujimoto will make on December 14.
With its incredible rise to popularity, fans have speculated if and/or when Chainsaw Man will earn its anime adaptation. After other popular shonen manga, such as Jujutsu Kaisen, were adapted into an anime, fans were hopeful that Chainsaw Man would be next in line. It is entirely possible that the December 14 announcement will be of the anime adaptation, especially since the domain “chainsawman.dog” was registered on November 9. The website, however, is currently password protected.
If the December 14th announcement isn’t of an anime adaptation, there is a possibility that one may be announced in the Chainsaw Man stage presentation during Jump Festa ’21 on December 19-20.
For those unfamiliar with the manga series, Chainsaw Man follows Denji, a young boy with dreams of living a simple life with a girl that he likes. However, his debts force him to serve the yakuza alongside his pet devil, Pochita. One day, Denji is murdered by a devil who made a pact with the yakuza. Pochita, who wishes for Denji to continue living, merges with Denji and grants him the power of the chainsaw devil. Now, Denji is able to transform parts of his body into that of a chainsaw. Denji catches the eye of the devil hunters and is offered to work for the Public Safety Bureau.
Denji is far from a conventional protagonist and even farther from a typical shonen protagonist. His primary motivation for fighting devils isn’t to save people like most shonen protagonists. Instead, he’s motivated through potential interactions with women, such as receiving a hug from them or even receiving a kiss.
Chainsaw Man debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump in December 2018 and was nominated for the 66th Shogakukan Manga Awards. The manga is currently available to read on the Shounen Jump app with a subscription of $2/month.
Gabriella is a 21-year-old writer and artist from Texas and currently goes to university in New York. Her favorite anime shows include Mob Psycho 100, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K, and Kill la Kill. In her free time, Gabriella likes to watch anime, read manga, and play the newest games on her Nintendo Switch.
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