Mangaka: Tatsuki Fujimoto
Publisher: VIZ Media
Fujimoto is pulling the cord, which means Chainsaw Man is revving up again in chapter 143. Unfortunately, the chainsaw seems to run out of fuel before anything really gets going.
The shady folks who promise that many die for their “good” cause are starting to get their plan moving. This is a short chapter, and that feels appropriate, as the goals of the few foul fiends aren’t achieved. Like the chapter, their attack ends rather quickly, and readers are reintroduced to an old character that hasn’t made an appearance since the previous saga of Chainsaw Man.
While there is a lot of promise in this chapter, it ends way too soon. A decent amount happens, but only because the actions of two or three panels are significant due to their implications. Otherwise, this is another dialogue-filled chapter that is certainly entertaining but doesn’t scratch this itch for this week. Fortunately, the next chapter is only a week away this time.
Fujimoto once again takes advantage of excellent staging and panel layouts to deliver the best scenes possible with the little action in this chapter. Everything is easy to follow, which is nice since it is hard to tell what exactly the vision is at the moment. Everything is moving fast, and Fujimoto’s art complements that speed well with art that doesn’t make the reader pause unless it is to gawk at something that looks great.
Chainsaw Man Chapter 143 reminds readers that everything can’t be quiet and funny for too long. The fight is short but cool, and the new character appearances and the implications of this chapter mean that things will inevitably amp up soon. Will it be next week, though?
Chainsaw Man 143
Chainsaw Man 143 moves incredibly fast, and that comes with a little disappointment.