September 29, 2022


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How A Classic '70s Anime Paved the Way For Chainsaw Man's Success

Chainsaw Man and Devilman

Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man has quickly turn into a worldwide sensation — with the unique manga already having properly over 13 million copies in circulation as of July 2022, and the latest trailer of Chainsaw Man‘s anime adaptation hitting 1 million views in an hour — the collection has cemented itself as an immediate basic within the anime and manga group.

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It could appear inevitable that Chainsaw Man and Devilman can be in comparison with each other, as each collection function a younger protagonist bestowed with hellish powers, answering to an authority determine that they belief. Nonetheless, the 2 collection share far more than easy plot units. The core themes of every collection align carefully with each other, and their particular person impacts on the manga trade are shockingly related.

One of the crucial memorable features of Devilman, and one which immediately connects it to Chainsaw Man, is the way in which it handles its characters, and their respective arcs.

Devilman‘s protagonist, Akira Fudo, is depicted as a mean highschool boy. He is unassuming and quite naive, however possesses a pure coronary heart. Akira is at all times depicted as a loyal good friend, and strives to see one of the best in these round him — human or in any other case. As soon as Akira turns into possessed by the demon Amon and turns into the eponymous Devilman, his coronary heart of gold permits him to achieve all of the powers, power, and bravado of a demon whereas sustaining his humanity.