‘Look Back’ Chainsaw Man creator releases a Free Special One-Shot Manga ahead of anime release!

Chainsaw Man Creator Tatsuki Fujimoto released a special one-shot on July 19th! The 140-page special release is titled ‘Look Back’. While unrelated to the Chainsaw Man story, this release was an ode to the heartbreaking fire that broke out at Kyoto Animation Studios in 2019. Kyoto Animation or KyoAni is one of the legendary animation studios of Japan which became the target of an unfortunate arson attack.

The one-shot ‘Look Back’ is an ode to the ones who lost their lives at the fire at Kyoto Animations. It was released in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ Magazine.

The 140+ pages of manga can be accessed online and are available to read for free on the Viz website – click here.

The Moving Journey of Look Back

Look Back is the emotional journey of two young girls who aspire to be mangaka. A journey of friendship, bonds and loss, Look Back is heart-wrenching a beautiful at the same time. Fujino and Kyomoto become the closest of friends, rivals and each other’s support. In a devastating incident, things change forever.

Shueisha’s Manga Plus has added a synopsis for the one-shot:

Fujino is a fourth grader who draws a manga strip for the school newspaper. Her art makes her the star of the class, but one day she’s told that Kyomoto, a student who refuses to come to school, would also like to submit a manga for the paper…

Viz Media and MANGA Plus have added the release to their catalogue. Look Back is a tale of grief, loss and coping. For manga lovers, this is a must-read.

About Chainsaw Man

Tatsuki Fujimoto’s manga series was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from December 2018 to December 2020. After its original run, a second part to the manga was announced which will continue in the Shonen Jump+ online publication

Denji is a high school student burdened with his father’s debts that need to be paid off to the yakuza. If that isn’t dangerous enough, the story is set in a world where people’s fears materialize as devils. Denji has a Chainsaw devil dog called Pochita.

A conspiracy by the yakuza results in Denji’s death as he is killed by a devil he was sent to exterminate. By virtue of a contract with Pochita, Denji is brought back to life and merges with Pochita. As a half-devil, Denji is approached by Devil Hunters who ask him to join them to avoid being hunted.

The Chainsaw Man anime has been confirmed and will be releasing in the near future! In the meantime, do check out the amazing manga for the series which has sold over 11 million copies! The manga is rated 8.67/10 on My Anime List.

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