Prime 1 Studio has released a bloody and expensive collectible statue of the famous demon hunter from Chainsaw Man.
Available for pre-order on Sideshow, character Denji sees the character triumphantly perched on top of a pile of gore and organs. At less than 2 feet tall, this item comes with many interchangeable parts and an adorable Pochita figurine. It also comes with an amazing price tag of $1,599 and is expected to start shipping in May 2024.
Prime 1 Studio’s very expensive Denji/Chainsaw Man collection isn’t the only thing readers of the Tatsuki Fujimoto series can spend their money on. In addition to purchasing copies of the manga, which is currently one of the best-selling manga of all time with more than 24 million copies in circulation worldwide, fans will soon be able to purchase clothes in Uniqlo’s special Chainsaw Man collection.
Chainsaw Man fans showed their love for the series through creative outlets
Furthermore, fans also showed their love for Fujimoto’s dark shōnen series in other ways than financial. They also create cosplay, and in particular, the fan-favorite Makima character has inspired the imaginations of many costume masters. For example, Reddit user Arillinn_ shared their views on a senior member of the Public Safety Board who teased her nature as the Demon of Control, and another Reddit user showed off their photo-editing skills in an offensive Makima performance.
The ongoing Chainsaw Man manga debuted in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump in 2018, and in 2020 it moved to Shōnen Jump+. The plot sees the extremely impoverished Denji join the shady Department of Public Safety after he is betrayed and left to die by his gang bosses. As a demon hunter, he works to hunt down monstrous threats and eliminate them with his unique ability to transform his arms and head into chainsaws.
MAPPA — the studio behind the anime versions of Hell’s Paradise and Jujutsu Kaisen, two other members of the shōnen Dark Trio — produced an adaptation of Chainsaw Man, which will premiere in October 2022. Despite its massive following, the film’s underperformance, raising questions about whether there will be a second season. While MAPPA has not confirmed the information at the time of writing, a popular fan account has reported that the anime will, in fact, continue and also receive a combined film.
Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man manga is distributed in North America by VIZ Media, and the anime adaptation is available to stream on Crunchyroll and Hulu.