Chainsaw Man Season 2 Heading For Failure As Fans Grow Impatient With Anime

By Charlene Badasie | Published

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The popular anime series Chainsaw Man has yet to be renewed for a second season, and fans have been growing impatient with the lack of information. Based on the manga series by Tatsuki Fujimoto, Season 1 follows the story of Denji, a young man in debt to the Yakuza, who merges with a Devil named Pochita wllowing him to transform his body parts into chainsaws.

Chainsaw Man’s First Season

The first season of Chainsaw Man covers the first 38 chapters of the manga, focusing on character dynamics, motivations, conflicts, and the introduction of the main villain.

Despite high anticipation, Studio MAPPA’s adaptation did not revolutionize the genre. Instead, it delivered a compelling season with a mix of drama, humor, gore, and intricate lore.

The series also features stunning fight scenes. Chainsaw Man Season 1 ends on an emotional note, setting the stage for future narratives.

The finale introduced new characters like Reze, hinting at darker story arcs to come. Despite some criticisms, the series is considered a solid entry in the anime world, leaving viewers eager for more.

Chainsaw Man Movie On The Way

While a second season of Chainsaw Man may not be in the works at this time, a movie follow-up, Chainsaw Man – The Movie: Reze Arc, was announced during Jump Fiesta.

The news was met with an overwhelmingly positive response, leaving fans clamoring for any details about the upcoming feature film. While plot details are scarce, the series laid the perfect foundation for the movie.

Which Arc Will It Follow?

Chainsaw Man – The Movie will likely center around the Reze Arc, which follows Denji’s romantic connection to Reze.

Set after the Katana Man Arc, this movie will be a continuation of the first season of the series rather than a prequel like Jujutsu Kaisen 0. Despite wielding the power of the Chainsaw Devil, Denji remains a socially clumsy adolescent, often swayed by his hormonal urges.

Popularity And Acclaim

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Fans were first introduced to the Chainsaw Man manga when it was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump from December 2018 to December 2020.

It gained significant popularity and acclaim. The series follows the story of Denji, a demon hunter who merges with a devil named Pochita, granting him the ability to transform his body parts into chainsaws.

Huge Sales

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Chainsaw Man has achieved remarkable success, ranking as the best-selling series in 2022 and featuring multiple volumes among the top 20 highest-selling manga volumes in recent years.

The franchise was the tenth best-selling in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2021 and has consistently performed well in terms of sales per volume.

Hints About Season 2?

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Critics have praised Chainsaw Man for its unique blend of dark, bizarre, and humorous elements, with compelling world-building and character dynamics.

The manga has also ranked in various polls, such as the Most Wanted Anime Adaptation, and has been compared to other popular works like Army of Darkness, Devilman, and Dorohedoro, appealing to fans of devil-hunting genres.

Hopefully, the Chainsaw Man – The Movie: Reze Arc will provide tantalizing hints about what’s to come in season two and lay the groundwork for the anime’s triumphant return.