While fans eagerly wait for Chainsaw Man Part 2, series creator Tatsuki Fujimoto has quietly released a new manga, and it is available to read for free.
Tatsuki Fujimoto’s new manga is entitled Just Listen to the Song, and it is illustrated by Oto Toda, the creator of the To Strip the Flesh series.
While Fujimoto has released other one-shots since the end of Chainsaw Man Part 1, this new manga is the shortest so far.
Just Listen to the Song is only 20 pages long. For comparison, Fujimoto’s other one-shots have over 100 pages each.
While it’s a short manga, it’s a must-read for fans of Fujimoto’s work. This one-shot may not be connected to his other manga story-wise, but it shares many similarities to Fujimoto’s other projects.
The manga deals with turbulent adolescence, complete with dark humor and magical realist elements. And much like Chainsaw Man, this one-shot also deals with themes that reflect current events.
As the title implies, the manga follows a student who uploads a song that’s a love confession to his crush, but things go awry after he uploads the song.
Tatsuki Fujimoto is a Japanese manga artist who first became known for his Fire Force series which was serialized on Shonen Jump+ from 2016 to 2018.
Fujimoto followed it up with Chainsaw Man which quickly became one of the most popular manga series after the start of its publication in Weekly Shonen Jump back in 2018.
Part 1 ended in late 2020, though a continuation was announced shortly after. Chainsaw Man Part 2 will begin serialization on July 13, 2022, on Shonen Jump+.
A Chainsaw Man anime adaptation from MAPPA is set to premiere in late 2022. While more info on the highly anticipated anime was revealed at the Chainsaw Man Anime Expo 2022 panel, there’s no word yet on a release date for it.
In the meantime, you can read Just Listen to the Song for free on Viz Media.