In his recent tweet, Shonen Jump+ editor Shihei Lin asked fans to wait a bit longer for Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man Part 2, saying that the author is currently working on the much anticipated sequel.
“The second part of ‘Chainsaw Man’ is under production‼️ I hope you can wait a little longer,” Lin wrote in the tweet.
The editor was giving update on the release of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s latest one-shot, Goodbye, Eri, when he made the reveal on Chainsaw Man Part 2. The one shot will be compiled and published as a volume on July 4, 2022.
A teaser released on Dec 18, 2021 after Jump Festa, had revealed that Chainsaw Man‘s sequel will begin serialization in Jump+ in early summer 2022. Part 2 of the manga will feature the “Gakkō-hen” (School Arc). However, there is no concrete release date for the manga yet.
Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump in December 2018. The first part ended in December 2020.
The manga was nominated for the 13th Manga Taisho awards in 2019, and ranked at #4 on the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2020 (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook’s top manga for male readers. The manga won in the Best Shōnen Manga category at the 66th Shogakukan Manga Awards in January.
Additionally, the manga topped the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2021 list for male readers. The manga won the Best Manga award at The Harvey Awards in October. The manga was also nominated for the 40th Eisner award, which will take place in 2022.
An anime adaptation of Chainsaw Man by MAPPA is currently under works. Crunchyroll revealed that it will stream the anime later this year.
Viz Media describes the story:
Denji’s a poor young man who’ll do anything for money, even hunting down devils with his pet devil-dog Pochita. He’s a simple man with simple dreams, drowning under a mountain of debt. But his sad life gets turned upside down one day when he’s betrayed by someone he trusts. Now with the power of a devil inside him, Denji’s become a whole new man—Chainsaw Man!