The one-shot went viral on Monday in Japan when it was released online
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.
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.