When it comes to anime, manga and movie recommendations, that task usually falls on the fans and content creators. But this time, Chainsaw Man author Tatsuki Fujimoto steps into the shoes of a fan and has prepared his own list of anime, manga and movie recommendations for 2023.
You can say this is Fujimoto basically telling fans to go watch this stuff, and who knows, he might take a thing or two from these for his future chapters of Chainsaw Man. So die-hard fans of Chainsaw Man and Tatsuki Fujimoto definitely won’t wanna miss this!
Without further ado, here’s Fujimoto’s anime, manga and movie recommendation list for 2023:
- FLCL Shoegaze
- Scott Pilgrim: Takes Off
- Welcome Home Alice
- Chi No Wadachi
- Midori no Yokantachi
- School Back
- Utsukushi Kare
- Godzilla Minus One
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mayhem
- The Menu
- Alice to Theres no Maboroshi Koujou
- Shin Jigen! Crayon Shin-chan
- The Wandering Moon
- Thank you for sharing your world
Out of everything on this list, Fujimoto takes FLCL Shoegaze in particular and says, “This is one of the best of the year!”
(a still from the FLCL Shoegaze anime)
About Chainsaw Man:
Chainsaw Man is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto. Its first arc was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from December 2018 to December 2020; its second arc began serialization in Shueisha’s Shōnen Jump+ online magazine in July 2022. Its chapters have been collected in 15 tankōbon volumes as of August 2023.
Season 1 of the anime, produced by MAPPA, was broadcast from October to December 2022.
Crunchyroll describes the overall plot of Chainsaw Man as follows:
Denji is a young boy who works as a Devil Hunter with the “Chainsaw Devil” Pochita. One day, as he was living his miserable life trying to pay off the debt he inherited from his parents, he got betrayed and killed. As he was losing his consciousness, he made a deal with Pochita, and got resurrected as the “Chainsaw Man”: the owner of the Devil’s heart.