The Harvey Awards (Harvey Awards), which the American Comic Industry delivers annually to the most outstanding jobs, revealed the list of nominations this year. In the "Sleeve category" the following works are listed:
- Square! By Naoki Urasawa, distributed by Viz Media.
- Boys Run The Riot by Keito Gaku, distributed by Kodansha Comics.
- Chainsaw Man by Tatsuki Fujimoto, distributed by Viz Media.
- Remina by Junji Itou, distributed by Viz Media.
- Spy X Family by Tatsuya Endou, distributed by Viz Media.
The Harvey Awards added the category "Best Sleeve" in 2018. The Sabishisugite Lesbian Fuuzoku Manga Ni ikimashita Report (My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness) of Kabi Nagata won the first edition. Boku No Hero Kohei Academy Horikoshi won the prize in 2019. Tongari Boushi No Atelier (Atelier of Witch Hat) from Kamome Shirahama won the award last year with the "Father of Manga" Osamu Tezuka being included in the Hall of Fame.
Synopsis of Chainsaw Man
The story is developed in a world in which demons threaten the peace of humans, which makes them objectives to be eliminated. Denji is a young and depressed man who has sold several of his organs and who works as a lumberjack and demon hunter to pay the debt of his late father.Denji has a dog (which is also a demon) named pochita, which has chainsaws and that you use to perform your work. This is explained since humans can make contracts with demons. After returning home from a job, Denji is called by a Yakuza to infiltrate a building and kill another demon. However, the plan was a trap to assassinate it as part of a Yakuza contract with the demon, obtaining these more power. But Pochita goes to the help of Denji and joins him, becoming a half half demon man and acquiring Pochita's chainsaw.
© 藤本 タ ツ キ (著) / Shueisha 集英社