Chainsaw Man manga author Tatsuki Fujimoto live-tweeted his reactions on episode 12 of the anime, titled “Katana vs. Chainsaw” in real-time during the broadcast. The manga creator “borrowed” the Twitter account from Koharu Nagayama, an account he created in the name of his “sister” who uses it to post about her daily life.
“This is Tatsuki Fujimoto. This will be the final one. Thank you,” the manga creator appeared on Twitter 7 minutes before the broadcast of the anime’s final episode. In the next tweet, he notified his followers of the Chainsaw Man manga’s update that the new chapter has fewer pages than usual.
The anime starts airing at midnight in Japan. Here is a chronological list of Fujimoto’s reactions to the Chainsaw Man episode 12 made during the broadcast:
- That’s good music
- That’s from the FLCL [An original video animation series by GAINAX and Production I.G]
- Nice to see a lot of them torn off
- The way of eating makes it look delicious
- In the scene, the manga used the background Ryu-san drew [Yukinobu Tatsu, currently running Dandadan on Shonen Jump+, worked for Tatsuki Fujimoto as an assistant]
- I like the way the chain is sagging
- Denji is being cool
- But I guess it’d make Himeno-senpai happy
- It starts with the balls and ends with the soul
- Poor Kobeni-chan
- That’s nice~
- Looks yummy, wow
- I’m wondering if they ordered their favs
- That’s SFLC! [typo of FLCL]
- This person!
- Thank you very much for making Chainsaw Man’s anime! I’m really glad the anime has turned my messy lines! The manga will continue to be ongoing! I hope you check it!
You can check Tatsuki Fujimoto’s reactions to previous episodes from the links below:
- Chainsaw Man Manga Author Live-Tweets Reactions on Episode 5
- Chainsaw Man Manga Author Live-Tweets Reactions on Episode 6
- Chainsaw Man Manga Author Live-Tweets Reactions to Episode 7
- Chainsaw Man Manga Author Live-Tweets Reactions to Episode 8
- Chainsaw Man Episode 9: Manga Author Reveals Kobeni Originally Used Arai as a Shield
- Chainsaw Man Manga Author Live-Tweets Reactions to Episode 10
- Chainsaw Man Manga Author Live-Tweets Reactions to Episode 11
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, and the anime also won the Google Search Awards 2022 in the Anime category.
Viz Media licensed the manga for English releases and describes the plot of the first volume as:
Denji’s a poor young man who’ll do anything for money, even hunting down devils with his pet devil Pochita. He’s a simple man with simple dreams, drowning under a mountain of debt. But his sad life gets turned upside down one day when he’s betrayed by someone he trusts. Now with the power of a devil inside him, Denji’s become a whole new man—Chainsaw Man!
Source: Official Twitter (Koharu Nagayama)
©Tatsuki Fujimoto / Shueisha, MAPPA