Chainsaw Man manga author Tatsuki Fujimoto opened a new Twitter account, the Chainsaw Man editor Shinhei Lin announced. The manga artist posted some drawings of Chainsaw Man, which weren’t used in the manga, to prove his identity, the editor added. Tatsuki Fujimoto will delete the account when his original account is restored.
The creation of his new account came after his original Koharu Nagayama (@nagayama_koharu) was locked due to breaking the platform’s rules on age restriction on Friday. Koharu is apparently a third-grade elementary school student who is Fujimoto’s “little sister.”
“This is Tatsuki Fujimoto. I’ll be temporarily active on this account. Thank you!!” Tatsuki Fujimoto posted his first tweet on the newly-opened profile. “If Koharu Nagayama’s account isn’t back, let me live-tweet on the anime here. Thank you!!” he added in a follow-up tweet. The manga creator is planning to delete the account once his original account, Koharu Nagayama, is restored, so he will “post information that is fine to delete” on the page.
His new account’s Twitter handle (@ashitaka_eva) shows Ashitaka and Eva, whose names likely come from his favorite Ghibli movie Princess Mononoke, and Neon Genesis Evangelion. As of the time of writing, Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Twitter account has been followed by 150k users on the platform.
You can check his Chainsaw Man drawings which weren’t used in the manga below:
Animation studio MAPPA is animating the Chainsaw Man anime based on Tatsuki Fujimoto’s manga of the same name serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from December 2018 to January 2021 with a total of 11 volumes. The series’ second part is being published on Shueisha’s online manga service Shonen Jump +. The series surpassed 16 million circulating copies with the 12th volume’s release on October 4. The anime adaptation was chosen as Anime Corner’s most anticipated Anime of Fall 2022 by fans.