An announcement came from the main stage presentation of the Jump Festa ‘21 yearly event Saturday, December 19th. Readers eager to know where Tatsuki Fujimoto’s fan-acclaimed manga series Chainsaw Man will go for its second part now know that the manga will take place as a school arc where Denji will attend school.
The manga entered its “final stage” in November. Weekly Shonen Jump stated last week that the manga will end in the second issue, but only the “first part” of the manga; the Public Safety arc ended in the last issue. Viz Media is publishing the manga digitally in English-speaking regions, along with Shueisha‘s MANGA Plus service.
Chainsaw Man just wrapped up the first part of its series, with the last chapter of the Public Safety arc being published last Monday. Weekly Shonen Jump has been publishing the chapters thus far. The manga announcement also comes hot off the heels of the news that studio MAPPA (Jujutsu Kaisen, Dorohedoro, Attack on Titan: The Final Season) will be adapting Chainsaw Man for an anime series. An official website and Twitter account for the anime series are reportedly supposed to go online this week.
The manga has received various critical and fan praise. Recently, the series was nominated for the 13th Manga Taisho Awards last year, and was additionally ranked at #4 on the This Manga Is Amazing! 2020 guidebook’s top manga for the male readers category. Furthermore, the manga also topped the This Manga Is Amazing! 2021 list for male readers. Its most recent accolade is the nomination for the 66th Shogakukan Manga Awards, which will be held on January 19th of next year.