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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.


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Negative Happy Chainsaw Edge

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v.2 c.8 by SCX-Scans over 9 years ago
v.2 c.7 by SCX-Scans over 9 years ago
v.2 c.6 by SCX-Scans over 9 years ago
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2 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (574 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.74 / 10.0
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March 7th 2016, 7:36am PST



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Shounen Ace (Kadokawa Shoten)

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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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absolutely fantastic   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ljkabookie
March 12th, 2009, 4:31am
this manga was absolutely fantastic. read it NOW!

seriously best read in a long time, i think i have to go back and change some of my other ratings now, a solid 10/10
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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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Rating: N/A
by quick brown fox
December 9th, 2008, 7:30am
What... the... f...

Seriously, I had loved this. This could have gone for 8 volumes and I would have loved each and every chapter released.

Except, for some magical reason, the serialization ended in two volumes. Which was horrendous by the way. One thing I could say is that the final chapter was definitely rushed. Maybe not, but if it wasn't, then I would say this is 87.5% awesome (first 7 chaps) and 12.5% crap.

It's difficult to criticize something I had liked, but the ending leaves a lot of loose ends that it ain't even funny. The nicest description would be "Everything ends conveniently." But seriously, the plot just goes poof and the enemy's motive unexplained.

Damn, it's just plain sad when all that character development and tension just disappears in front of you while reading the closing scenes of some manga you had dug.
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Great piece of art   
Rating: N/A
by asdfffdsa
November 29th, 2008, 7:33pm
This is another of the few unique manga that challenge the reader to meditate over a depressing but realistic matter, in which many can relate as they enter adulthood; the theme is, not surprisingly, quite similar to Welcome to the NHK. Unfortunately, there is also much room for one to miss these ideas, and simply label it an odd action manga.

Nonetheless, I would highly recommend this manga. TAKIMOTO Tatsuhiko is a great author.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Hetien
November 17th, 2008, 3:01pm
very strange manga, really confusing and surreal in the beginning. the drawings are great, it's short, sweet, and surprisingly deep. check it out, it's only 8 chapters.
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A unique, amusing story   
Rating: 8.7 / 10.0
by Walrothetacoking
November 17th, 2008, 10:37am
Negative Happy Chainsaw Edge is an interesting manga series for sure. The careful blend of slice of life sensibility and bombastic fantasy, the offbeat romance, subtle, ironic comedy and oddly detached action sequences make for a certainly atypical sort of manga. It's definitely different, and it's that difference that makes it well worth reading.

Overall a great read if your looking for something wholly unique.
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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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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by itsjenyoumen
October 27th, 2008, 7:04pm
8D the manga is awesome i love the drawing compare to most of the manga i read i was like WTF seeing some of the most detail faces and i love the relationship between them its cute does the movie have same events as the manga or do they both differ?
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nhce7 <33333   
Rating: N/A
by making_mooz
October 19th, 2008, 3:01am
first of all the manga was NOT based on the movie
it was based on a novel written by the same author of nhk
and the movie was also based on the novel as well
(btw. movie rocks. theme song "be free" also rocks)
nhce7 is awesome! and the manga is coming to an end.
only 2 volumes ToT i think... maybe 1 or 2 chapters left?
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