With Chainsaw Man now airing, fans cannot have enough. If you've consumed all Chainsaw Man media so far, you'll be pleased to find out that there's a light novel. But when is Chainsaw Man: Buddy Stories' English release date? Here's everything you need to find out!
What Is Chainsaw Man: Buddy Stories About?
Chainsaw Man: Buddy Stories is a 2021 light novel. The original concept comes from the writer of the manga, Tatsuki Fujimoto, and the text itself is written by author Sakaku Hishikawa.
The gorgeous cover features our favorite BROTP, Denji and Power -- the latter in detective attire.
As a self-proclaimed detective, Power, and her assistant, Denji, will explore burning questions in four original stories.
What was Quanxi and Kishibe's relationship when they were partners? How did Aki and Himeno meet?
You can find that out and more in Chainsaw Man: Buddy Stories.
But perhaps the most important thing is that we'll see more of Denji and Power being an iconic duo.
For a teenage male shonen anime protagonist -- especially one as obsessed with finding a girlfriend as Denji is -- it's really refreshing to have a pure, sibling-like relationship with one of the female main characters.
Denji does not end up with Power, and that's probably a good thing because their dynamic gave us so much more, making this a highly anticipated read!
Will Chainsaw Man: Buddy Stories Be Translated Into English?
For a long time, Chainsaw Man: Buddy Stories has been in Japanese, leaving English-speaking fans to consume Chainsaw Man fanfiction if they wanted more of Denji and Power, but this is about to change.
Given the immense popularity of the anime adaptation, it only makes sense that the light novel will be translated as well.
After all, Chainsaw Man's English dub is airing at the same time as the original Japanese version.
When Is the Release Date of Chainsaw Man: Buddy Stories in English?
In a recent tweet, VIZ Media announced that Chainsaw Man: Buddy Stories will be released in English in the Summer of 2023.
Attempting to pre-order on Amazon confirms that the exact release date will be July 25, 2023.
Where to Read Chainsaw Man: Buddy Stories
It's a bit early to know the full list of places where Chainsaw Man: Buddy Stories will be available, but VIZ Media is pretty much a given since they announced the English translation.
We expect that the light novel will also be available to buy in print from various bookshops and retailers once it's translated.
Amazon already has the preorder link, but for such a popular work, we expect that it won't be hard to order from local retailers as well.