Prime 1 Studio has unveiled a new collectible statue of the devil hunter Denji from the popular manga series Chainsaw Man. The statue, available for preorder on Sideshow, features Denji standing atop a pile of gore and viscera, with interchangeable parts and a mini figurine of Pochita included. However, with a price tag of $1,599, this statue is certainly not for the casual collector. It is set to start shipping in May 2024.
Chainsaw Man has gained a significant following since its debut in 2018, with over 24 million copies of the manga in circulation worldwide. The series has even received its own clothing collection from Uniqlo, allowing fans to show their support in a more affordable way.
Fans of Chainsaw Man have shown their love for the series in various creative outlets. Many cosplay as their favorite characters, with Makima being a particular fan-favorite. Reddit users have shared their impressive Makima cosplays, highlighting her role as the Control Devil. In addition to cosplay, fans have also created mind-bending artwork inspired by the series.
The Chainsaw Man manga follows the story of Denji, a poor young man who becomes a devil hunter after being betrayed by his gangster employers. With the ability to transform his arms and head into chainsaws, Denji hunts down dangerous monsters as part of the Public Safety Division.
The manga was adapted into an anime series by MAPPA, the studio behind other popular dark shōnen anime such as Hell’s Paradise and Jujutsu Kaisen. Although the series has a large following, the anime underperformed and its future was uncertain. However, recent reports suggest that the anime will receive a second season and a tie-in movie.
Chainsaw Man is currently distributed in North America by VIZ Media, and the anime adaptation can be streamed on Crunchyroll and Hulu.
Overall, the Chainsaw Man franchise continues to captivate fans with its unique story and memorable characters, and the release of the Deriji collectible statue is just one example of the series’ ongoing popularity.