Chainsaw Man

Japan reacts to H parody of Chainsaw Man

Chainsaw Man, Tatsuki Fujimoto’s acclaimed manga adapted into anime, has left an indelible mark on Japanese pop culture and has enjoyed exponential popularity outside the Asian country. So it was only a matter of time before we saw the unexpected release of an H parody titled “Dild*M4n“.

The anime Chainsaw Man is a highly criticized and highly praised series.

Japón Reacciona A La Parodia H De Chainsaw Man

Chainsaw Man, the acclaimed manga by Tatsuki Fujimoto, recently adapted to anime by MAPPA animation studio, has been the subject of several criticisms related to its choice of seiyuus and direction. The comments made, mainly from those who watched the first part of the manga from beginning to end, led to the creation of a petition on Patreon that demanded to adapt the work again with a new anime produced by another studio.

And in addition to the previous point, the most curious thing is that it has been pointed out that the H parody of the Chainsaw Man franchise has separated in sales the compilation volumes of the original anime, although how much truth is there in this statement?

Youtuber Chibi Reviews was the one who originally spread the news, achieving half a million views on Twitter and prompting other relevant English-language media, such as Kotaku, to report the news without performing a detailed check on whether the youtuber’s claim is true.

Did the H parody of Chainsaw Man surpass the original anime?

Japón Reacciona A La Parodia H De Chainsaw Man

The stark reality is that there is no accurate Japanese H-movie sales data of total sales available to the public and this claim is unsubstantiated and should be viewed with skepticism. However, the fact that it has gained so much popularity indicates dissatisfaction with the original adaptation and the cultural impact of H parodies.

Eventually, the supposed news that the parody surpassed the original anime reached Japan and caused a wave of criticism and comments from otaku culture fans residing in the Asian country, pointing out how funny the parody is and others questioned the need for such a parody.

“With a tagline like that, I definitely want to watch it,” mentioned one user showing his interest. Another commented, “It’s a story for a laugh, isn’t it?” alluding to the humor involved in the parody. “Well done,” added another in approval, while someone else was critical saying, “It didn’t even sell a third of Bocchi The Rock anyway, it’s garbage.”


Opinions about “DildM4n” (the parody) were mixed: “DildM4n is hilarious”, “I guess it also includes copies bought from video stores, right?”, “Isn’t Nagisa Mitsuki the same person who played Nezuko?”, “I looked closer and saw Nagisa Mitsuki, she is definitely a leading actress”.

While some advocated the quality of the parody, others mocked and criticized Chainsaw Man “saying things like, “Chainsaw Man can be watched by otakus and the general public watched it. However, ordinary people don’t buy discs,” “It’s a victory for ‘Chainsaw Man‘ that its H version outsold popular series like ‘Demon Slayer‘ and ‘Jujutsu Kaisen‘,” “I wondered who is parodying the purple character,” to which someone replied, “It must be Reze.”

While some users were excited and viewed the parody positively, others saw it as an opportunity to make fun of Chainsaw Man. For example, one said, “These actors can act out scenes so ridiculous that they surpass scenes created by bad mangakas. They are real actors.” While another asked, “Isn’t there an H parody of Bocchi?”.