Mangaka: Tatsuki Fujimoto
Publisher: VIZ Media
Chainsaw Man’s 142nd chapter opens in an amusement park.
A conversation between Denji and his new handler, Fumiko unfolds against the backdrop of the amusement park. The two are surrounded by children, yet Denji is talking about some of his extracurricular activities when he is alone in a bathroom. It’s a wild juxtaposition that only Chainsaw Man could pull off, and while it surprises every time Fujimoto puts something like this in his manga, it probably shouldn’t at this point. As the dialogue unfolds, Fumiko begins to reveal shades of gray, leaving readers in a state of uncertainty. After the tumultuous events involving Makima, trust is a scarce commodity in this world, and Fujimoto plays on that unease masterfully. Maybe this time it’s different, but it is hard to get comfortable.
Chapter 142 is a departure from the explosive action sequences we’ve come to expect. Instead, it’s a chapter dominated by conversation. While some might yearn for more adrenaline-pumping battles, the interplay between Denji and Fumiko, and an unexpected third party, keeps the tension simmering. Fujimoto’s knack for portraying disgust through expressions is on full display here, adding depth to the characters’ interactions.
The chapter may not deliver the thrill of action, but it teases something ominous on the horizon. The foreshadowing promises a shift from the recent dialogue-heavy chapters, hinting at more excitement in the chapters to come.
In Chainsaw Man Chapter 142, Fujimoto proves once again that he can captivate readers even in quieter moments. While it might not be the heart-pounding ride we’re accustomed to, the humor and uncertainty surrounding the characters keep us eagerly anticipating what’s next in this unpredictable manga series.
Chainsaw Man 142
While it might not be the heart-pounding ride we're accustomed to, the humor and uncertainty surrounding the characters keep us eagerly anticipating what's next.