One of the largest operating bookstores in the United States, Barnes & Noble, released its “B&N Top 100: Book Bestsellers”. On the top of the bestsellers list rests the first volume of “Chainsaw Man” by Tatsuki Fujimoto. Not only that, but the first volume of “Jujutsu Kaisen” by Gege Akutami took 3rd place!
You can see the top 3 Barnes & Noble’s best selling books bellow:
Also, Volume 5 and Volume 2 of “Chainsaw Man” are respectively on 10th and 11th place in the bestsellers ranking. To top it off, the highly anticipated trailer for the anime adaptation of the “Chainsaw Man” manga premiered on June 27, 2021.
“Chainsaw Man” is a manga created by Tatsuki Fujimoto. It began serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in December 2018. Part 1 (the ‘Public Safety’ arc) of the manga concluded on December 14, 2020, with its 97th chapter. The manga will continue with part 2, though Shonen Jump is yet to announce a release schedule for this.
In case you don’t know what “Chainsaw Man” is about, you can read VIZ Media’s synopsis below:
Denji was a small-time devil hunter just trying to survive in a harsh world. After being killed on a job, he is revived by his pet devil-dog Pochita and becomes something new and dangerous—Chainsaw Man!
The Jujutsu Kaisen manga began serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in March 2018. Furthermore, the manga-inspired 24-episode anime adaptation, released in October last year. The anime was highly successful and even went on to win Anime of the Year at the Crunchyroll 2021 awards.
In case you don’t know what “Jujutsu Kaisen is about, you can read the synopsis below:
In a world where demons feed on unsuspecting humans, fragments of the legendary and feared demon Ryoma Sukuna were lost and scattered about. Should any demon consume Sukuna’s body parts, the power they gain could destroy the world as we know it. Fortunately, there exists a mysterious school of Jujutsu Sorcerers who exist to protect the precarious existence of the living from the supernatural!
Yuji Itadori is high schooler who spends his days visiting his bedridden grandfather. Although he looks like your average teenager, his immense physical strength is something to behold! Every sports club wants him to join, but Itadori would rather hang out with the school outcasts in the Occult Club.
One day, the club manages to get their hands on a sealed cursed object, but little do they know the terror they’ll unleash when they break the seal…
Source: Official Barnes & Noble website
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