Is the Chainsaw Man manga receiving the same treatment as Black Clover?

Is the Chainsaw Man manga receiving the same treatment as Black Clover?

The serialization of the Chainsaw Man manga initially started with Weekly Shonen Jump in 2018. However, it shifted to the Shonen Jump+ online magazine in 2020, making its entire serialization process in the online domain.

However, the recent shift of Yuki Tabata’s Black Clover manga from Weekly Shonen Jump to Jump GIGA has sparked a lot of conversations around Chainsaw Man as well. While many consider these to be a similar shift towards the online reading community, some also view it as a consequence of the increasing commercialization of the online space.

Why did the Chainsaw Man manga shift to Jump+ How is it doing?

Chainsaw Man manga shifted to the Jump+ platform due to a multitude of reasons. One of the major factors of the shift is related to the pressure which was early put on the shoulders of the mangaka Tatsuki Fujimoto. Due to health reasons and an inability to deliver quality content, the entire serialization shifted to an online platform.

Is the Chainsaw Man manga receiving the same treatment as Black Clover?
Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man manga. (Image credit goes to Viz Media)

Fujimoto also adhered to a strict two to one-week schedule, meaning that every two weeks an issue would be published and the third would be an off week for the creator. This move has given a proper schedule and plot development to the story of the manga.

Moreover, it has resulted in a successful response from fans, and given the freedom which the digital publication provides, the story has also flourished and has been nurtured carefully.

Is Chainsaw Man being treated the same as Black Clover?

  • The Chainsaw Man franchise shifted to Jump+ before Black Clover made its shift to Jump GIGA. However, with the shift of Black Clover, it also started to receive a similar treatment to that of the latter.
  • This comes in different forms and expectations. While many expect Tabata’s manga to be successful digitally like that of Fujimoto’s, many also feel the need for it to follow a similar schedule to that of Fujimoto’s manga.
Is the Chainsaw Man manga receiving the same treatment as Black Clover?
Yuki Tabata’s Black Clover manga. (Image credit goes to Viz Media)

Chainsaw Man is being treated like Black Clover in only minute aspects, like when it comes to the skepticism or the sense of relief, both of which operate in polar opposites of the emotional spectrum. But, the reverse is quite true. We can definitely say that the Black Clover manga is treated more like Chainsaw Man, as many fans across various discussion circles believe that Tabata should have joined Fujimoto in their shift from Weekly Shonen Jump, as a stretched schedule is critical for a creator’s sanity.

How is Chainsaw Man going to influence the serialization and popularity of Black Clover?

Chainsaw Man manga’s success has highly initiated conversations revolving around the Black Clover’s shift and the quarterly release schedule. While fans do believe that Chainsaw Man deteriorated during the second part of its serialization, they do agree that it has also been engaging due to the improved art and storyline. This has also been expected from the manga’s shift and its upcoming release in December 2023.

Is the Chainsaw Man manga receiving the same treatment as Black Clover?
Chainsaw Man. (Image credit goes to Viz Media)
  • It has also come to our notice that the release of spoilers for Chainsaw Man has greatly decreased and has been limited after its shift to the online platform.
  • The same can also be expected from Black Clover’s new and updated serialization initiative.
  • While fans do believe that Black Clover has its own set of reasons for the shift, we also have to understand how Chainsaw Man has sparked recent debates on the pros and cons of the same, making the shift of the former a relatively less-popular way towards the serialization schedule.

Conclusion

While the Chainsaw Man manga flourished during the due course after its shift to Jump+, the same cannot be exactly predicted for the comparatively extended release schedule for Black Clover. The paradigm shift for the latter has a set of restrictions and limitations, which will only be reflected in due course.

It is also possible that one might expect the same results from Tabata’s manga as received from Chainsaw Man, which might even initiate further criticism if the former doesn’t perform well in the future.

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