A leak confirmed that the manga was written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto, Chainsaw manhas more than 4.2 million copies in circulation.

Fujimoto publishes the manga in the magazine Weekly shonen jump from the publisher Shueisha since December 2018. The publisher published the eighth compilation volume on August 4th and will publish the ninth in Japan on November 4th.

In fact, it was reported in early August that the work had more than three million copies in circulation, increasing it by 1.2 million in just two months.

Chainsaw man synopsis

The story takes place in a world where demons threaten the peace of people and turn them into targets that must be eliminated. Denji is a young and depressed man who has sold several of his organs and works as a logger and demon hunter to pay off his late father's debts.

Denji owns a dog (who is also a demon) named Pochita who has chainsaws and uses them to do his job. This is explained because humans can contract with demons. After Denji returns home from a job, a yakuza calls him to infiltrate a building and murder another demon. However, the plan was a trap to murder him under a yakuza contract with the demon and gain this more power. But Pochita comes to Denji and joins him, becomes half man, half demon and acquires Pochita's chainsaws.

Source: WSJ manga

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