The official Twitter account for Shueisha‘s Jump J-Books novel imprint revealed on Monday that Tatsuki Fujimoto‘s Chainsaw Man manga is getting a novel adaptation titled Chainsaw Man: Buddy Stories that will ship in Japan on November 4. Sakaku Hishikawa is penning the novel. The novel is the first in the franchise.
The novel will tell three stories not told in the manga with a theme of “buddies,” featuring: Power and Denji, Kishibe and Quanxi during their partner era, and Himeno and Aki around the time they first met.
The manga was nominated for the 13th Manga Taisho awards in 2019, and ranked at #4 on the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2020 (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook’s top manga for male readers. The manga won in the Best Shōnen Manga category at the 66th Shogakukan Manga Awards on January 19. Additionally, the manga topped the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2021 list for male readers.