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Negative Happy Chain Saw Edge  
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Eri Yukizaki, is a girl locked in battle with a chain-saw wielding incantation of true evil. But like the demons that boil inside her heart, the 'Chainsaw Man' doesn't seem to die no matter how much she stabs him. As she fights, a young man, Yamamoto watches, love-struck, wishing he could be more than just her useless bicycle courier. An action-packed romance, digging into the human psyche, exploring the demons that buries us in sadness and misery. Hilarious, action-packed, romantic, thrilling, cute, and dramatic!


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Negative Happy Chainsaw Edge

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v.2 c.8 by SCX-Scans (2569d ago)
v.2 c.7 by SCX-Scans (2598d ago)
v.2 c.6 by SCX-Scans (2608d ago)
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2 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (561 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.74 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 25th 2013, 3:53am PST



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Shounen Ace (Kadokawa Shoten)

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Strange and melancholy, yet good and happy   
Rating: N/A
by jpnraw
November 17th, 2008, 2:55am
This is a really weird manga, first of all. It doesn't fit any cliches, and the plot is so strange. It's not really romance, but not really not romance. It's happy and light, yet dark and realistic in a way, and it uses many symbols such as his friend passing away as a signal and waking-up call to the main character. It's really interesting, enough to draw you in, and so strange, like you're reading the chapter over to get the emotional feel to it. I can't explain it, but from what I got from this manga was a totally different reading experience from other shounen mangas.

It's not action, it really is more like slice-of-life, and definitely not a typical fighting shounen. It's about two high schoolers, trying to find their definition in life, and the chainsaw man is just a connection to both of them that they both have to surpass to find that. But it's not depressing at all, letting the artwork/dialogue being on the "lighter" side.

The artwork is really good, unique kind of, and fully shows the expression of the characters. The term "a picture is worth 100 words" can be played into this manga. I recommend a read for anyone looking for something beyond the regular shounen.
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not funny...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by evangelion2727
April 16th, 2008, 12:44am
this manga is not really funny like some of the reviews say. confused by where the story is going. i guess i have to read more since this is the author of NHK but so far it is not looking too good.
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Just awesome...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Yakumo_Fuji
May 11th, 2009, 11:14pm
Someone complained about a rushed ending.
While it did seem to me as if the author had kinda run out of ideas in the end, I don't see any loose ends, and the "enemy's motive" had been obvious to me since Eri explained her back story.

In case anyone doesn't get it:
Spoiler (highlight to view)
There is no Chainsaw Man. The Chainsaw Man is the manifestation of Eris fears and her depression, and has no motivation. It appeared after her family died, it exactly fits the description of her childhood fears, and at last it gets weaker the more happy (when she grows closer to Yousuke) and stronger the more despaired and lonely (When Yousuke needs to move away) she gets - And finally disappears once Yousuke decides to stay with her no matter what, and booth Eri and Yousuke finally overcame their problems (in an chapter that reminded me of the final episodes of Evangelion, which I meant by "run out of ideas").
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good short read   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by takitogr
June 21st, 2009, 6:03am
it's a symbolic piece of work...its about a boy trying to find meaning in life, a girl trying to find something or someone to grasp to and the death of a schoolmate...its not depressing at all btw
the art is fantastically elegant...the story is deep and it makes u ponder about things and life in general...lots of symbolisms...and obviously quickbrownfox didnt get it, so dont consider his comments as valid...and yes, quickbrownfox the enemy's motive is explained and that happens way before the last's not a hard manga to understand actually and everybody should read it in my opinion...

p.s: somebody should change the description for this doesn't do justice to the title :/// makes it sound too shallow

... Last updated on June 21st, 2009, 10:14am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by spicypolvoron
March 25th, 2008, 6:06pm
I don't know why there's no comedy tag on this one, there should be. Anyway, this manga is really funny! Hilarious! Really recommend it! READ IT NOW! 10/10
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Pretty good but not for everyone   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by ninjarear
August 27th, 2010, 9:10pm
This manga was pretty good, it had a lot of symbolism and deep emotions. However a lot of people might have a problem with this manga if their not looking for symbolism in a story with no definite or solid series of events. Some might feel the ending was rushed, but I don't think this series could have gone on too long with the main characters fighting the same enemy over and over again.
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Very deep (by manga standards)   
Rating: N/A
by zomgguy
April 7th, 2010, 9:37am
This manga is very deep, by manga standards of course. Needless to say, I'm very used to reading somewhat shallow manga with just action and/or cheap romance. This is very refreshing to say the least. I've come across it a few times on OneManga (via the "Surprise Me!" button) but I was turned away due to the weird title (Negative Happy Chain Saw Edge...seriously?) and terrible description.

Eh, some readers seem to be confused as to the nature of the Chainsaw man. It didn't take me long to realize that
Spoiler (highlight to view)
it was a metaphor
, but maybe that's because I've seen very metaphorical texts before (try understanding Haruki Murakami [a book author]...hah!). That was made clear when
Spoiler (highlight to view)
Eri described that the Chainsaw man not only fitted her imagination, but grew stronger or weaker along with her emotions. There were also multiple references to him as the cause of evil and sadness of the world.

Overall, I definitely recommend this manga. Very original, most original manga I've ever read with no cliches (none that I could spot) at all. You should definitely read it if you're looking for a break from the typical braindead shounen/shoujo manga.
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One of a kind- absolutely interesting.   
Rating: N/A
by VeryCold
September 4th, 2009, 5:24am
Now this is a different type of manga, one that is extremely new and refreshing. It reflects delicately upon a boy who is trying to find the true meaning and purpose of his life, and a girl who despite all set backs tries to fight of what she perceives as 'bad' ness.
I suppose we all tend to feel somewhat like that at various times of our life, thinking about the purpose of our lives, trying to find some place where we belong, wondering if anything exciting could ever happen in our boring life-- This manga certainly does show us all these qualities, and is probably a unique experience to everyone.
Definitely worth reading.
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Wow, (heart)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by coco_has_to_gogo
July 2nd, 2009, 9:06pm
What a heart warming joy to read. Reading this manga left me on the edge of my seat. An enticing read, that never looses your interest, with pitch perfect pacing. (the lead characters are also really really lovable)

If you like manga with action, chainsaws, awesome awesome romance, character development, and amazing plot... than definitely read this manga. If your not into that kind of manga, I bet you'll still love this ^. ^

CoCo loves this Mango

... Last updated on July 2nd, 2009, 9:12pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by monkeyvoodoo
February 23rd, 2009, 8:56pm
This is a really well-written short story that effortlessly made it onto my "required reading" list. It's quite the roller coaster as far as story elements go, but when all is said and done, it's an amazing story about finding purpose and meaning in life. Even if you don't care to read something deep or meaningful, this title doesn't fail to deliver on action, comedy and even a bit of romance.

I don't give out many 10s, but this was awesome.

... Last updated on February 23rd, 2009, 8:57pm
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