Chainsaw Man and Jujutsu Kaisen are two of the most popular dark fantasy shounen anime series right now. They also share extremely similar concepts, to the point that it would make one want to wonder if Chainsaw Man and Jujutsu Kaisen are set in the same universe.
In this article, we are going to be answering exactly that question. We’ll be exploring whether CSM and JJK are related or not, and why people find them similar.
So, let’s cut to the chase.
Does Chainsaw Man and Jujutsu Kaisen happen in the same universe?
On very rare occasions, two different anime series will be set to take place in the same universe. An example of this is Bleach and Burn the Witch.
But the most important part of this is that the same person must have authored both stories.
So, in this case, Chainsaw Man and Jujutsu Kaisen are not set in the same universe. They have two different authors.
They might have similar plot points here and there, but it is clear that both stories occur independently. So the stories of CSM and JJK do not occur in the same universe.
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Are Chainsaw Man and JJK related?
No, Chainsaw Man and JJK are not related in any way. Other than the fact that they are both horror anime with somewhat similar plot points, they are not related.
One of the most obvious reasons why people think that Chainsaw Man and JJK are related is because of the villains.
Chaisaw Man has devils that manifest out of fear, whereas Jujutsu Kaisen has cursed spirits that are also manifested out of fear.
But if you really think about it, these are not the only two anime series that have this concept. There are a lot of other anime where creatures manifest out of human emotions. For example, Noragami has a similar setting where evil spirits are born from the negative emotions of humans.
It just happened that CSM and JJK were released around the same time. People instantly compared one with the other.
How are Chainsaw Man and Jujutsu Kaisen similar?
In this section, we will be looking at a few points that explore how Chainsaw Man and Jujutsu Kaisen are similar.
- Both are horror-themed shows where the characters fight a life-or-death battle.
- Chainsaw Man and Jujutsu Kaisen have creatures that are born out of fear or negative emotion.
- Aki and Megumi are both secondary main characters who share similar abilities and personalities. Similarly, Power-Nobara and Kishibe-Nanami have similar characteristics.
- In Jujutsu Kaisen, they collect fingers of Sukuna. In chainsaw man they collect flesh of the Gun Devil.
- Denji has Pochita inside of him, whereas Itadori has Sukuna inside of him.
- Both Chainsaw man and JJK are the work of MAPPA studio.
FAQs About Chainsaw Man And Jujutsu Kaisen
Given the nature of both anime series, it is only natural that fans have several questions regarding the connectivity between Chainsaw Man and Jujutsu Kaisen. In this section, we will be answering some of the most popular questions regarding this topic.
Did Jujutsu Kaisen come out before Chainsaw Man?
Yes, the Jujutsu Kaisen anime was aired before Chainsaw Man. However, the JJK manga’s first chapter was published in December 2019, whereas the CSM’s first chapter was published in March 2019.
Which is better, Chainsaw Man or JJK?
Clearly, both Chainsaw Man and JJK are amazing in their own rights. They are both super popular among anime and manga fans right now. However, going by the manga sales, Jujutsu Kaisen is more popular, which in turn can be interpreted as it being the better series between the two.
Why is Makima being shipped with Gojo?
Well, anime fans are just as weird as they get. Especially the subset of the fandom that ships characters together don’t always need logic for why and whom they ship characters with.
In this case, it is probably because Makima is to Denji what Gojo is to Itadori. Of course, manga readers know that’s not exactly true, but these people just don’t care.
Makima and Gojo are viewed as parallels. That said, since both the characters are from different shows, this ship shouldn’t even exist if you ask me.