Chainsaw Man is going on break, but just for a short while. The latest chapter of the Chainsaw Man manga published in the pages of Shonen Jump+ came with an announcement that the series will be on break next week. The announcement was also relayed through the official Chainsaw Man social media account. It did not specify a reason for the delay. The manga will resume on March 8, 2023.
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Short breaks like the one set for the Chainsaw Man manga are fairly common. They’re often scheduled to allow creators rest or to account for other delays in production. The last time Chainsaw Man took a longer hiatus, it was following the end of Part One of the story, called the “Public Safety” arc. Chainsaw Man Part One ran roughly two years, from December 2018 to December 2020. It then resumed serialization following a nearly two-year break. Part Two, called the “School Arc,” began serialization in July 2022, and is ongoing.
Part Two shifted the focus of the story from Denji, the protagonist of Part One, to Asa Mitaka, a high school student. Asa, an introverted and isolated young woman, has an encounter with the War Devil, who saves her life and grants her power under one condition: That Asa kill Chainsaw Man.
The Chainsaw Man manga is published in English by Viz Media, and can be read via the Shonen Jump platform. The first season of the anime adaptation concluded in late December 2022.
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