Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku and Chainsaw Man are one of the most promising mangas currently under Shueisha.
One word that can perfectly describe both the series is “Unpredictable.” These mangas bend every rule, and the characters pull up tricks like it’s no big deal.
Both the mangas are action-based, and the protagonists don’t cap what they feel. Both Gabimaru and Denji acquire powers that make them extraordinary.
Manga Plus has organized an interview where the mangakas behind Jigokuraku and Chainsaw Manh dissect the manga of the other person. What would we not give for their insight into their rival?
Tatsuki Fujimoto (Chainsaw Man) on Jigokuraku
Tatsuki sensei talks about how Kaku sensei has kept the manga’s idea pretty much the same since their discussion about it.
According to him, the shadows drawn on the character is a work of art.
For Tatsuki sensei, the character of Gabimaru reflects Kaku sensei himself. Although Gabimaru seems outrageous at first, his kindness slowly becomes visible.
Kaku sensei looks like an ordinary person at first, but he is interested in many unusual things.
His favorite character is Sagiri, and he thinks it is Kaku sensei’s signature style to make the women in his manga cute.
He praised the monsters in the manga and the awesome artworks behind them. Tatsuki sensei thus illustrated his favorite characters as a treat for fans.
Yuji Kaku (Jigokuraku) on Chainsaw Man
Kaku sensei appreciates how the violent and messy essence of the manga can be captured from the art style itself. Denji is similar to Fujimoto sensei as well, mainly because of their tone of talking.
The Jigokuraku author expresses that both of them are interested in scenarios which hit different, yet inspire a sense of realism. In Chainsaw Man, the plot is unique, yet the reader can relate to it.
The designs of the devils in Chainsaw Man are very on-your-face. The elements are not subtly integrated; rather, Denji has a chainsaw just stuck on him. His designs have a sense of comedy integrated into them.
Kaku sensei has illustrated the character Denji in his own style:
About Chainsaw Man
Chainsaw Man is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto. The series started publishing in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine in December 2018.
The story is set in a world where Devils cause harm to humans. Denji, the protagonist, owns a devil dog that has characteristics similar to a chainsaw.
After being left for dead by the Yakuza in a deal gone wrong, Denji’s dog merges with him, healing him completely and transforming him into Chainsaw man.
About Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku
Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku is written by Yuji Kaku. It is serialized in Shonen Jump+ since 2018.
An island has been found which is suspected of holding the secrets to immortality. Many people have fallen to their deaths while pursuing the elixir.
Thus death row convicts have been sent to retrieve the island’s secret. Gabimaru, our protagonist, is a convict who cannot be killed.
Source: Manga Plus Interview