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U.S. Safety Commission Gives Chainsaw Safety Advice (and Jokes) in Honor of Chainsaw Man

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The anime adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man manga debuted on Tuesday, and it got an unusual institution talking about it: the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Technically, it was the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Twitter handle, and it began with a tweet musing about the existence of a Chainsaw Man.

Then it seemed to notice Denji’s pet Pochita:

From there, the U.S. Consumer Production Safety Commission took the opportunity to talk about safety measures involving chainsaws, with a caveat for Chainsaw Man himself:

You can read their whole thread about how to stay safe while handling a chainsaw:

While some of the tweets from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stayed in the realm of serious and helpful for chainsaw use, it still got in a few good jokes:

So far the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Chainsaw Man main tweet has gotten almost 20,000 retweets and just under 120,000 likes.

This is a little like when the McDonald’s Twitter handle shared all sorts of fun stuff for the Final Fantasy VII anniversary, but of course a private business and an official part of the US government are two very different things. The fact that both are tweeting about otaku interests shows how much anime and manga are reaching the mainstream.

The original Chainsaw Man manga consists of eleven volumes, and is published in America by VIZ Media. VIZ gave this description of the first volume of the series:

“Denji’s a poor young man who’ll do anything for money, even hunting down devils with his pet devil Pochita. He’s a simple man with simple dreams, drowning under a mountain of debt. But his sad life gets turned upside down one day when he’s betrayed by someone he trusts. Now with the power of a devil inside him, Denji’s become a whole new man—Chainsaw Man!”

Source: US Consumer Product Safety Commission Twitter (through ANN)


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