What’s happening with the Chainsaw Man manga? Or, more precisely, with its author, Fujimoto Tatsuki? Japanese fans have started to comment on how the artwork in Chainsaw Man is becoming “sloppy.”
The Drop in Art Quality in the Chainsaw Man Manga
A post on the popular Yaraon website has generated over 350 comments from otaku fans discussing the clear and evident drop in the quality of the artwork by author Fujimoto Tatsuki in the currently serialized manga, Chainsaw Man Part 2.
Japanese fans have compared Fujimoto Tatsuki’s art with some of his one-shots and the current artwork in Chainsaw Man Part 2.
Fujimoto Tatsuki’s One-shot
Another one-shot by Fujimoto Tatsuki
Chainsaw Man Parte 2
It’s clear that there’s a difference in the quality of the artwork in Chainsaw Man when compared to Fujimoto’s earlier works. However, it’s worth mentioning that Chainsaw Man is an ongoing series, and it’s natural for the artwork not to be perfect at times.
But, as one Japanese commenter noted, Chainsaw Man itself previously featured much more beautiful and detailed art. Speaking of comments, let’s see what the Japanese are saying about this change in Fujimoto’s artwork:
“Oh, the second image looks really good.”
“I wonder if we’ll see a return to that.”
“It’s not about motivation but about it being a weekly publication (although, in this case, it’s bi-weekly), this is probably the limit.”
“The art of a man that changes according to his motivation.”
“It’s hard to react to.”
“I really want them to do something about Denji’s expression.”
“It’s just become sloppy, plain and simple.”
“Truly, it’s deteriorating.”
“So far, Part 2 seemed exciting, but it’s getting dull because none of the protagonists are standing out.”
“Honestly, the anime was a complete failure and didn’t generate any royalties, so Tatsumi must be disheartened.”
“If it were free to read, it would be fine at this level, but I don’t feel like reading it as a physical book.”
“He’s the kind of author who loses motivation as soon as he makes money, like Egawa and others. And he probably depended 90% on assistants.”
Remember that these are opinions from otaku fans on the internet and shouldn’t be considered as facts about Fujimoto or the industry. What do you think?
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