Chainsaw Man is one of the most highly anticipated anime adaptations - and that's largely due to the shonen manga that preceded it. With the Chainsaw Man anime release date lined up for release in 2022, there's only a little time left if you want to binge the manga beforehand. But how many volumes does the Chainsaw Man manga have?
About Chainsaw Man
Chainsaw Man is a shonen manga written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto - also the author of Fire Punch.
Chainsaw Man is set in an alternate timeline where certain historical events have not happened, or have unfolded differently.
In its intriguing but scary world, Devils emerge from human fears. These can be malevolent beings, though they might also help humans and even form contracts with them.
The main character Denji lives in poverty, working as a Devil Hunter - a person who hunts and employed demons to forge contracts with humans - in order to pay off his dead father's debts. He's accompanied by his pet Pochita, a Chainsaw devil.
When he outlives his usefulness, Denji is betrayed and murdered. At that point, Pochita offers to merge with him. Denji then becomes the titular Chainshaw man, a hybrid creature with the ability to transform parts of his body into chainsaws - but this time around, he has to live a normal life!
This violent and darkly humorous work has captured the interest of many fans who can't wait to see the story animated!
How Many Volumes Does the Chainsaw Man Manga Have?
Chainsaw Man has a total of 97 chapters in 11 volumes. The series is completed, although a 'Part 2' sequel is being planned.
The manga has run from 2018 to 2020, saving the fans from the trouble of waiting many years for new content - a common issue in the world of manga.
Chainsaw Man gained immense popularity making it on top of many lists, and, if you don't mind its most gory aspects, it's worth a try, even if just to see what the fuss is about.
With 11 volumes, there's just about enough time to do that prior to the release day of the Studio MAPPA anime!