Chainsaw Man chapter 130 is set to release on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 12 am JST. Following what was certainly an unexpected issue in chapter 129, the series is set to take a one-week break for an unspecified reason.
Although fans are eager to learn about what might possibly be in store for them in the upcoming release, there are no verifiable spoilers for Chainsaw Man chapter 130 and beyond at the time of this article’s writing. What fans do have at the moment is confirmed release information for Chainsaw Man chapter 130, which is set to drop in a matter of days.
Chainsaw Man chapter 130 set to be released after a one-week break
Release date and time, where to read
Chainsaw Man chapter 130 is set to be released on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 12 am JST. For most international audiences, this means a local daytime release on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. A select few international audiences will instead see the issue release in the extremely early morning hours of Wednesday, May 24, 2023, like Japanese readers.
Fans can read the issue on either Viz Media’s official website, Shueisha’s MANGAPlus service, or Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ app. The former two are free services which grant readers access to the first and latest three issues of a series. The lattermost is a paid, subscription-based service which grants readers access to a series in its entirety.
Chainsaw Man chapter 130 is set to release at the following times in the corresponding time zones:
- Pacific Standard Time: 8 am, Tuesday, May 23, 2023
- Eastern Standard Time: 11 am, Tuesday, May 23, 2023
- British Summer Time: 4 pm, Tuesday, May 23, 2023
- Central European Summer Time: 5 pm, Tuesday, May 23, 2023
- Indian Standard Time: 8:30 pm, Tuesday, May 23, 2023
- Philippine Standard Time: 11 pm, Tuesday, May 23, 2023
- Japanese Standard Time: 12 am, Wednesday, May 24, 2023
- Australia Central Standard Time: 12:30 am, Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Chapter 129 recap
Chainsaw Man chapter 129 began with Denji and the Fakesaw Man standing across from each other as Asa regained consciousness and recognized the two as Chainsaw Men. The two then returned to the streets of Tokyo, where Denji was seemingly mortally injured in their escape. War Devil Yoru then tried to convince Asa to kill Chainsaw Man here, given the opportunity.
However, Asa decided to save Denji instead, saying how seeing someone like Chainsaw Man being allowed to live gives her hope that she too can live and be happy as well. After giving Denji her blood, he saved himself and her from what appeared to be the appendages of the caterpillar-esque Devil seen in chapter 124.
The two then continued running from these attacks, eventually finding a motorcycle to steal. However, after Denji hilariously refused to steal it because a woman was riding it, Asa pointed out one being ridden by a man, which Denji did steal. Asa then used her weaponization powers to turn it into a Chainsaw Man-themed motorcycle with a chainsaw sticking out the front as the issue ended.
What to expect (speculative)
Chainsaw Man chapter 130 will likely continue focusing on the newly formed dynamic duo of Asa and Chainsaw Man. With Fujimoto deciding to split them off from the Fakesaw Man’s confrontation with the Falling Devil in Hell, it only seems natural for the next chapter to primarily take this route.
While fans may see a glimpse of the Fakesaw Man’s battle against the Falling Devil, it’s unlikely that this will be the chapter’s main focus. Fans can instead expect these two to be the highlight in subsequent issues, likely as a means of closing out the arc once Denji and Asa make it to sunrise. Likewise, fans should also discover by the arc’s end why sunrise is the magical time to make it to.