Broke young man + chainsaw dog demon = Chainsaw Man.
The name says it all! Denji’s life of poverty is changed forever when he merges with his pet chainsaw dog, Pochita! Now he’s living in the big city and an official Devil Hunter. But he’s got a lot to learn about his new job and chainsaw powers!
Note: Won 2nd place in the 5th Next Manga Award in 2019. Nominated for the 3rd annual Tsutaya Comic Award in 2019. Nominated for the 13th Manga Taishō in 2020. Won the 66th Shogakukan Manga Award for Best Shōnen Manga in 2021. Won the Harvey Award for Best Manga in 2021. Won the 27th Manga Barcelona for Best Shōnen Manga in 2021. Nominated for Eisner Award for Best U.S. Edition of International Material – Asia in 2022.
Chainsaw Man follows the story of Denji, an impoverished young man who after making a contract with a dog-like devil named Pochita, he fuses with Denji, granting him the ability to transform parts of his body into chainsaws. Denji eventually joins the Public Safety Devil Hunters, a government agency focused on fighting against devils whenever they become a threat to the world.
The story is set in a world where Devils are born from human fears. Devils are usually dangerous and malevolent, their power proportional to the fear they incite. However, humans can form contracts with them to use their power, and there are individuals specializing in hunting and employing them, called Devil Hunters. Devils originate from Hell, and exist in a cycle between Earth and Hell: they migrate to Earth when killed in Hell, and vice-versa. Dwelling in Hell are extremely powerful Devils called Primal Fears, which have never been killed. Transit between planes appears to be overseen by the Hell Devil.