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Chainsaw Man   
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Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
Chainsaw Man 2
Chainsawman
Chensoo Man
CSM
Людина-бензопила
Человек-бензопила
رجل المنشار
مرد اره ای
មនុស្សរណា
チェンソーマン
チェンソーマン 第二部
电锯人
鏈鋸人
電鋸人
체인쏘맨

Groups Scanlating
Viz
MANGA Plus
MangaStream
Little Miss and Good Sir Scanlations
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Latest Release(s)
c.113 by Viz & MANGA Plus 2 hours ago
c.112 by Viz & MANGA Plus 14 days ago
c.111 by Viz & MANGA Plus 21 days ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Ongoing)

Part 1:
11 Volumes (Complete, 97 chapters)
11 Volumes (Digital Full Color-ban, Complete)

Part 2:
1 Volume (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1

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Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (790 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.42 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 5th 2022, 5:03pm


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Recommendations
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Author(s)

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Year
2018

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Shounen Jump (Shueisha - Part 1)
Shounen Jump + (Shueisha - Part 2)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
MANGA Plus
Viz (11 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #74 decreased(-3)
Monthly Pos #54 decreased(-3)
3 Month Pos #47 increased(+22)
6 Month Pos #58 increased(+18)
Year Pos #111 increased(+146)

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On 471 wish lists
On 972 completed lists
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Started off with potential, then dropped the ball.  
by Rauzer
November 5th, 2022, 1:50pm
Rating: 6.0  / 10.0
Having picked this up after the hype around the anime (that i haven't watched, nor at this point intend to), I was dragged in initially by.. while not overly complex, what seemed to be the premise of a good story. Characters that were introduced were not boring clones of each other and seemed to have their own things going for them. I would say that if I just read the first 80 chapters. It would still be fine (you can draw a line somewhere around 50 as well but sure).

But boy does it go downhill. Plotlines that seem more than surface level appear to be non existant, characters that seemed to have interesting things, growth, reasoning to them.. turn out to be just one dimensional and non existant. Even the most relevant characters to the plot, have nothing going for them anymore. To the point where, in my opinion, the MC commits character suicide. Where.. any resemblance of growth.. of development, is just thrown away for.. I don't even know what.

What we're left with is a manga which had gold, and now is a (literal) bloody mess that honestly, isn't even worth picking up anymore if you just want to keep going/reading. Only reason it still has a 'positive' score is because it's for Shonen Jump. So it doesn't have to be complex, and there's nothing wrong with that. But other than gore/visuals at times, it has no outstanding qualities.
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Like 20th Century Boys...  
by Kamugin
October 16th, 2022, 2:25pm
Rating: 4.0  / 10.0
Very much like 20th Century Boys this story is waaay too much over rated and I don't understand why.
The art is bad, the story is mediocre, the action is unexciting, the fanservice is... where??
Maybe in Japan there's some lucky drawn contest a manga might win to get popular without any real merits or creativity.

... Last updated on October 16th, 2022, 2:27pm
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Characters…  
by Day Dreamer
October 9th, 2022, 10:52am
Rating: 6.0  / 10.0
I thought Chainsaw Man was just okay. It wasn’t anything spectacular but it wasn’t bad either. If the story had been twice as long, it would have had more time to be fleshed out.

The things it does well:

- The story is fast-paced and hits the ground running from the first chapter.
- The banter between Denji, Power, and Aki is endearing.
- Aki’s character. Loved his character. He was one of the few who had deeper motivations and some development. He was one of the few I actually cared about and honestly wanted to see more of him.

The things I didn’t like:
- Way too much fanservice…
- Most of these characters seem so two-dimensional. Even Makima, who is supposed to be a mystery figure. We don’t get to see her backstory or deeper motivations, just that she’s a simp like Denji.
- Speaking of Denji…oh man. His one true goal in life is to touch some boobs and get laid. That’s it. And by the end (chapter 97), he’s still the same one-dimensional, horny character. There was some light in the middle where I thought he would change for the greater good and worry more about the world around him, but alas…I was fooling myself 😂
- I very much love characters who I can root for. There were few here that I actually cared for. I couldn’t establish a semblance of sympathy for most of them and I wonder if it had been longer, would they have been more fleshed out? I guess it doesn’t matter, as a lot of them died anyways ☠️

... Last updated on October 9th, 2022, 11:07am
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I feel cheated  
by wansmor
July 28th, 2022, 11:23pm
Rating: 7.0  / 10.0
so I joined the ride expecting Chainsawman vs Devil Gun but ... Anyway, anything anymore I add would be spoiler so I'll just leave it as be.

... Last updated on July 28th, 2022, 11:24pm
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Overrated messy hodgepodge  
by Fantasier
July 11th, 2022, 2:25pm
Rating: 6.5  / 10.0
I have nothing against the author because I loved Look Back (FUJIMOTO Tatsuki). But there is so much potential in this it is sad that it is so poorly executed. The overarching plot is well-planned and the conceptions of devils are excellent.

However, the whole story feels more like a sketch than a fleshed-out narrative. Action scenes are really quite average. The transitions are too abrupt. The art in general is quite disappointing, but I can see how it can give a raw vibe that can generate a cult following. I know the author wants to create emotional impacts, but without actually taking time to draw readers into character relationships it is hard to feel anything at all. In general, it feels like a Shounen that tries too hard to have a Seinen theme, and ends up failing on both counts.
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Disappointing and overrated.  
by bobertt
May 31st, 2022, 5:58pm
Rating: 5.0  / 10.0
The monster designs, art, and some characters are good. The story is good up until chapter 66 but after that this manga started to suicide dive off a cliff. The story became chaotic nonsense, pacing was thrown out, powers and levels were not explained and done badly, and the romance was gone. I normally like psychological, gory, and tragic manga as well but this falls short of the top tier in all of those. I can't recommend reading it because the ending is unsatisfying. There is a part 2 coming out in the next few months but seeing how part 1 started off good then got bad i wouldn't want to waste time even if part 2 starts off good because the author can go on a bender again and ruin it at any moment.
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An interesting take on the genre but rated too high  
by MemeYakuza2019
February 1st, 2022, 9:12am
Rating: 6.8  / 10.0
I like the art, the action scenes are pretty good, plus it's nice to have a series that doesn't revolve around the same generic shounen formula (especially in these times) however the characters (some) are alright at best and the story is between decent to average.

... Last updated on February 1st, 2022, 9:44am
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Pretty good  
by dibidabua
October 13th, 2021, 2:21pm
Rating: N/A
The plot is a bit dumb and I don't feel like everything in the manga is logical(even within the manga's logic) but it's still very enjoyable and emotional at times.
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uh i dont know  
by reichi00
August 12th, 2021, 12:56am
Rating: 8.0  / 10.0
im a bit confused with this manga, but i like it overall
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Unpolished but good characterization  
by skynet5c
June 14th, 2021, 6:47am
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Aside from the human characters Aki and Denji, it's hard to relate to the other characters in the story. Most of the other characters are either devils or are just not fleshed out enough.

The personalities of the devils are not anything like that which would be found in a real human being. I'm not saying this facetiously. The devils in this story, including Power and the other ones that are later introduced / revealed, do not act like a human would. Their personalities are...I would use the word inconsistent, but that might only apply to humans. The devils seem think and behave according to a different set of rules than real life people do, so it's quite hard to understand and relate to them. Again, I'm not trying to be funny, this is just how it feels. You can't use words like "sociopath" or "psychopath" to describe devils, because those are terms used to describe human mentalities and the mentalities of the devils are completely alien.

A major problem with this story is that it's too fast-paced. Things happen too fast and there is not enough explanation. One manifestation of this problem is that the methods that that Denji uses defeats his enemies come out of the blue without any foreshadowing. At times it feels asspulling but then you think about it and it kind of makes sense, though it still feels asspullish. Especially the fight that ended at chapter 97. Even though Denji explained it, it still felt like an asspull.

So in terms of fighting and action, Chainsaw Man (CSM) is not top-tier at all. I would say, even a typical, generic xianxia like Magic Emperor has fight scenes that make more sense than the ones in CSM. And of course CSM cannot hold a candle to a masterpiece like Ajin. CSM is just too chaotic.

I would say that the mangaka is focusing more on emotional impact rather than clarity of fighting. This can be seen in the fight scene between Denji and
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Aki
with the snowballs. The juxtaposition of throwing snowballs with the actual action increased the emotional impact but at the same time reduced the clarity of the action. So there is a tradeoff here, and the author chose emotional impact, but I would have preferred more clarity.

From everything so far, I would say that the strength of CSM is in the characterization. In particular Denji's characterization is simply top notch. CSM is at a tier waaay above most shounen battle series when it comes to characterization. But in terms of storytelling and action I think it falls short of greatness. Main problem is it's just too fast-paced and chaotic and does not take time to explain or clarify anything. So it feels very rough and unpolished and this shows in the art style too.

I will wait until it's finished before giving it a rating. As of chapter 97 I would give it an 8/10.

... Last updated on June 14th, 2021, 6:50am
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