Tatsuki Fujimoto is regarded as one of the most talented manga artists of his time. Chainsaw Man may have propelled the creator into the limelight, but Fujimoto has shone brightest in recent years thanks to his one-shots.
Another one of his tales is on the way, according to a new report, and fans won’t want to miss it!
Tatsuki Fujimoto’s new one-shot manga
After enticing fans with a new update, editor Shihei Lin said Fujimoto is working on a new one-shot. The artist has collaborated with Toda Oto on a new story, which will be released on July 4, 2022. The one-shot will be called Listen to Futu and appears unconnected to Fujimoto’s previous side stories.
Tatsuki Fujimoto previously released Goodbye, Eri: a 200-page one-shot web manga on Shonen Jump+ in April 2022. The one-shot manga will also be printed on July 4, 2022, and we received our first glimpse at the cover via the Chainsaw Man Twitter account.
Check out the cover for the next print edition below:
Goodbye, Eri is the tale of Yuta Ito, a middle-school student who documents his terminally ill mother’s life and eventually edits it into a 20-minute film. Except for Eri, who urges him to watch movies with her and ultimately make a new, more informed film, his classmates respond negatively.
Fact and fiction mix when Yuta puts their relationship into his next movie, unveiling secrets about both Eri and his mother that were previously left on the cutting room floor.
Fans are understandably excited to read this new one-shot, which is not surprising given Fujimoto’s track record. The artist began their manga career by writing one-shots in 2011. Two of his most recent one-shots have also received critical appreciation from readers worldwide. Look Back and Goodbye, Eri are two of the most inventive stories to have appeared in Shonen Jump+. Listen to Futu will soon be joining them.
Tatsuki Fujimoto’s “Look Back”: an emotional rendition
In contrast to Fujimoto’s earlier over-the-top works, Look Back is a very grounded story about the connection between a budding comedic mangaka and a reclusive artist. This one-shot’s characters are realistically imperfect and relatable. They don’t say much, but you can tell how much life they have just by looking at them.
Unlike many other mangas where the main characters “stand out,” this work emphasizes how perfectly they fit into their world. They may be the focus of our attention, but there is always the visual reminder that life continues for everyone else. That understanding gives comfort.
Fans are also waiting for Fujimoto to provide an update on Chainsaw Man Part 2. The first portion of the manga ended in 2020, and the creator stated that a second part was in development. Chainsaw Man’s anime keeps Fujimoto on their toes right now, as MAPPA will broadcast the highly anticipated show this fall. However, once Season One concludes, Fujimoto may have some news to share about the manga’s return.
So far, do you like the one-shots of the Chainsaw Man creator? What are your thoughts on the latest project reveal? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.