Tatsuki Fujimoto‘s Chainsaw Man manga series is something special, connecting with fans all over the world in a way only Chainsaw Man can. One of the most special aspects of the series is its lovable band of misfit characters. In March, Weekly Shonen Jump ran the series’ second character poll, letting fans pick between all the characters seems in the series (and we mean ALL the characters and more) to find their favorite.
620,045 fans voted and yesterday the Weekly Shonen Jump website announced the results of the poll, informing Chainsaw Man fans all around the world who is “official” the best character in the series.
Before we get into the top 10 of the over 130 characters, here are some standouts from the rest of the poll: manga creator Tatsuki Fujimoto came in at 16th with 6,309 votes, Power’s chest padding came in at 25th with 2,303 votes, Hell Frog came in at 45th with 575 votes, and the Chainsaw Man fans themselves came in at 102nd with 64 votes.
And finally, the top 10 favorite characters from the second official character poll:
10. Kobeni Higashiyama (22,862 votes)
9. Pochita (26,722 votes)
8. Himeno (27,612 votes)
7. Angel (27,716 votes)
6. Hirokazu Arai (32,161 votes)
5. Reze (45,741 votes)
4. Denji (59,130 votes)
3. Power (69,850 votes)
2. Makima (76,733 votes)
1. Aki Hayakawa (88,568 votes)
The first part of Chainsaw Man finished in Weekly Shonen Jump on December 14 alongside an announcement of a second part that will be published on the digital Shonen Jump+ service and a TV anime series that will produced at MAPPA (who came in 158th in the poll from 14 votes!). The English version was simulpubbed on Viz Media’s Shonen Jump app, who are also releasing physical volumes of the series. Viz describes the first volume as such:
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!
Source: Weekly Shonen Jump
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