Shueisha revealed on Monday that Tatsuki Fujimoto‘s Chainsaw Man manga has 11 million copies in circulation (not sold). Fujimoto will also launch a one-shot manga on the Shonen Jump+ service on July 19.
As of March the manga had 9.3 million copies in circulation.
Fujimoto (Fire Punch) debuted the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in December 2018, and Shueisha published the 11th volume on March 4. The manga ended its “first part,” the “Kōan” (Public Safety) arc, in December. The manga’s second part, the “Gakkō-hen” (School Arc), will serialize on Shueisha‘s Shonen Jump+ app and website.
The manga was nominated for the 13th Manga Taisho awards in 2019, and ranked at #4 on the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2020 (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook’s top manga for male readers. The manga won in the Best Shōnen Manga category at the 66th Shogakukan Manga Awards on January 19. Additionally, the manga topped the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2021 list for male readers.
Viz Media is publishing the manga simultaneously digitally, and is also publishing the manga in print. Shueisha‘s MANGA Plus service is also publishing the manga in English digitally. Viz Media describes the story:
Denji’s a poor young man who’ll do anything for money, even hunting down devils with his pet devil-dog 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!