Chainsaw Man Creator's Newest One-Shot 'Look Back' Reaches 4 Million Reads in 2 days
The one-shot went viral on Monday in Japan when it was released online
Image via the official Chainsaw Man Twitter account
Not only did Chainsaw Man manga creator Tatsuki Fujimoto's newest one-shot hit like a ton of bricks when it was released on Monday, but Look Back is seemingly looking like one of the most popular one-shots on Jump+ history, reaching over 4 million reads on the digital manga platform in just two days in Japan.
藤本タツキ先生最新読切『ルックバック』配信２日経たずで、400万PV突破致しました。— 林士平（りんしへい） (@SHIHEILIN) July 20, 2021
Look Back was released on the digital Jump+ platform in Japan on Monday morning and reached a record 2.5 million reads on the first day, with it releasing on Viz Media's Shonen Jump platform in English at the same time (though due to time zones, was a Sunday) as well as Manga Plus in international territories. The one-shot will be released as a physical manga volume on September 3 in Japan after it leaves the free section Jump+ in a month.
Part 2 of Chainsaw Man is still on track to be released on Jump+ at some stage in the future, with the TV anime adaptation of the first part from studio MAPPA coming soon.
Source: Shihei Lin on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.