One day, apathetic high school student Yosuke meets a beautiful girl named Eri. Eri does battle every night with an indestructible, chainsaw-wielding maniac Chainsaw Man. As Yosuke and Eri bond, he eventually joins the fight. Features CG effects by the talents behind the Death Note series. Based on the best-selling novel by Tatsuhiko Takimoto.
A novel turned into a movie turned into a manga. Negative Happy Chainsaw Edge at first seems to be about a school girl with a katana fighting a guy with a chainsaw, then seems to be about death and how to deal with existential despair, then it turns out they're the same thing.
Provides examples of:
- Adults Are Useless: They're out of town or dead.
- Chainsaw Good: The mysterious regenerating figure uses a chainsaw.The character wielding it is some sense evil (or at least misfortune) personified.
- Dual Wielding: Of knives. And katanas. But never both at once.
- Gratuitous English: The title.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Subverted and Deconstructed. Yosuke tries to jump in front of a chainsaw that's headed for Eri; but Eri manages to get both of them out of the way.
- Katanas Are Just Better: The girl uses a katana, and it's badass.
- Scarf of Asskicking: Worn by Eri come winter. She also kicks ass.