Where to start the Chainsaw Man Manga after watching Season 1 of the anime?

Where to start the Chainsaw Man Manga after watching Season 1 of the anime

The Chainsaw Man manga is one of the most fulfilling Shonen series out there, and with the end of the Chainsaw Man Season 1, fans are actually willing to start the manga from where the anime left off. It is known to us that Chainsaw Man Season 1 adapted the first four arcs of the 11-arc series. This makes us wonder whether Chainsaw Man could possibly be continued by MAPPA, and if not, or if delayed, how do fans restore their continuity with the story through the manga?

What is the current status of Chainsaw Man manga and anime?

Chainsaw Man Season 1 ended with the Katana Man arc (which was an integral part of the plot) and the entire series has 12 episodes in total. The arc also revealed the true powers of Makima, and in the later parts of the anime, we will be introduced to Makima’s true nature. The headstart for a second season of the anime – the manga will take up from the Bomb Girl Arc.

Where to start the Chainsaw Man Manga after watching Season 1 of the anime
Denji in Chainsaw Man anime. (Image credit goes to Studio MAPPA)

The Chainsaw Man manga however has 138 chapters in total and is still under continuation. While the anime only adapted the first four arcs, there is enough source material for upcoming seasons to follow. But MAPPA recently announced that they are not satisfied with the performance of Chainsaw Man anime compared to other popular titles like Jujutsu Kaisen.

The manga is also extremely detailed and suspenseful, further adding to the intense storyline and the tearing visuals within. It is actually a good thing that the anime didn’t leave any loose ends and didn’t let any important details swing by. It is therefore helpful for fans as they can directly take off from where the anime left off.

Which chapter did the Chainsaw Man Season 1 of the Anime end?

The various manga arcs are as under:

Part One – Public Safety Saga

  • Introduction arc – Chapters 1 – 4
  • Bat Devil arc – Chapters 5 – 12
  • Eternity Devil arc – Chapters 13 – 21
  • Katana Man arc – Chapters 22 – 39
  • Bomb Girl arc – Chapters 40 – 52
  • International Assassins arc – Chapters 53 – 70
  • Gun Devil arc – Chapters 71 – 79
  • Control Devil arc – Chapters 80 – 97
Where to start the Chainsaw Man Manga after watching Season 1 of the anime
Chainsaw Man mangaDenji and Power. (Image credit goes to Viz Media)

Part Two – Academy Saga

  • Justice Devil arc – Chapters 98 – 111
  • Dating Denji arc – Chapters 112 – 120
  • Falling Devil arc – Chapters 121 – 138 (ongoing)

The Chainsaw Man manga can be continued from the Bomb Girl Arc which starts off with Chapter 40. The anime adaptation covered 39 chapters in 12 episodes, which means that each episode covered approximately three chapters. Therefore, readers are suggested that they start with the Bomb Girl Arc and cover the entirety of part one of the manga series to be better acquainted with the Season 2 of the anime.

Where can you read and access Chainsaw Man manga?

Where to start the Chainsaw Man Manga after watching Season 1 of the anime
Denji and Power. (Image credit goes to Studio MAPPA)

The Chainsaw Man manga is available for readers in Shueisha’s MANGA Plus app. While these chapters are available for free, they can be viewed only once without a paid subscription. Readers can also access the same on Viz, but the platform only avails three latest chapters for free at any given time. This might be a hindrance for the new reader, and therefore, the MANGA Plus app is a viable suggestion to access the manga.

Conclusion

Chainsaw Man Season 1 was a visual treat and an enthralling experience altogether. However, the manga is also very detailed and the characters are well-written. Moreover, the manga also adds a certain depth to the story as the power dynamics and interpersonal relationships are greatly questioned. The Chainsaw Man manga is set to provide anime fans with ample material to be prepared for the upcoming seasons.

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