Chainsaw Man and Fire Punch manga author, Tatsuki Fujimoto, finally revealed himself on Twitter on Nov 1, 2022, after masquerading as his little sister for a long time on the social media platform.
Posting from the account named, Nagayama Koharu, the author name-dropped himself today, and said that he is going to watch the livestream of Chainsaw Man at night and tweet about the episode at the same time.
“I’m Tatsuki. Today, I’ve got Twitter into my phone so, I’m going to tweet while watching Chainsaw Man tonight. Best Regards,” the tweet read.
Fujimoto however added that it’s cold in the place where the TV is, and if he feels cold and falls asleep, he won’t be live tweeting about the episode.
However, this news won’t come as a surprise for fans who have been following Koharu’s account, as they have been speculating the possibility of Fujimoto being the one behind the account all this time.
And while most of the tweets from Koharu usually portrayed Fujimoto as her brother, the author did break out of character multiple times to thanks his assistants.
There could also be a possibility that he logged into his sister’s phone to give us updates, but let’s not go down that lane.
Though fans were relieved that their guess was on point, many wondered if they won’t be seeing Koharu’s personality again on the account.
Though Fujimoto was posing to be his sister, the editorial department of Shueisha apparently knew that the account belonged to the author.
In the past, fans had even suspected Fujimoto of publishing new manga under the name of a rookie author.
Fujimoto published his first serialized manga, Fire Punch, in Shueisha’s Shōnen Jump+ online magazine. It began serialization on April 18, 2016 and was collected into eight tankobon volumes.
The author’s second major work Chainsaw Man, began serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump from December 3, 2018. Part two of the manga started serializing on Shonen Jump+ from July 13, 2022.
Fujimoto is an author who has not shied away from creating one-shots and short stories too.