Chainsaw Man’s new art style caused both backlash and praise from manga fans, who immediately noticed Tatsuki Fujimoto’s distinct creative change.
The Chainsaw Man franchise’s enormous appeal is due in no small part to its extremely unique (if not downright morbid) premise. The ongoing manga’s popularity has only increased since its initial publication in 2018, fueled by a dedicated community and a large number of new fans thanks to the anime. As usual, fandoms consider popular manga as inseparable from their creators, whose every creative decision is often either praised or heavily criticized. Chainsaw Man creator Tatsuki Fujimoto has also received criticism, including a recent uproar on X (formerly Twitter) over his markedly different art style in his latest manga release ( Chapter 152).
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New Chainsaw Man artwork sparks debate among manga fans
Reception for the latest Chainsaw Man chapter was largely mixed, with many noting that the illustrations looked significantly different from previous issues. User @RukasuMHA started a lively thread on X questioning Fujimoto’s art style in this chapter, which seems very rough — intentional or not — and has a lot of heavy lines. Fujimoto’s art style actually changed midway through Chainsaw Man Part 2, but the latest change may seem too drastic for some fans who are used to the relatively clean and glossy artwork. trap. One user commented that the illustrations for Chapter 152 were so cluttered that it was difficult to follow the panel. However, others were quick to defend Fujimoto’s new approach.
Many are clearly hoping that the manga will return to form with a more relaxed two-week release schedule, with some fans even speculating how Fujimoto’s artistry has been damaged by the Chainsaw Man’s busy weekly serialization. It’s clear that the new chapter has alienated fans who enjoyed the art style of the first issues, but it’s unclear whether this new approach will also apply to upcoming chapters or if this is a one-off release experiment. Fujimoto’s new art style further detracted from the manga’s aesthetic compared to the anime, which featured smooth and stylized illustrations. However, none of this criticism touches on Chainsaw Man’s current storyline, which many consider to be one of the manga’s best beats to date.
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The first manga season of Chainsaw Man ran from December 2018 to December 2020 in Weekly Shōnen Jump, followed by a second serialized season in July 2022 in the online magazine Shōnen Jump+. The manga has thus far explored two main story lines (Parts 1 and 2); The first season followed protagonist Denji’s quest as a demon hunter for the Public Safety Hunters. The second season, which begins in July 2022, follows high school student Asa Mitaka as she hunts Denji for being forced to serve the War Demon. The manga series is currently available in 16 compiled volumes.
Chainsaw Man is available on Manga Plus, which is also licensed for print and digital release by Viz Media in the United States. The anime series is currently available to stream on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Prime Video, along with a film titled Chainsaw Man – The Movie: Reze Arc, which is currently in production.
Source: X (formerly Twitter)