The creator of Chainsaw Man, Tatsuki Fujimoto, is one weird person. All you have to do is look at what he does with his Twitter account to prove it. However, it’s the hilariously entertaining kind of weird, so we all accept it. The problem? Elon Musk apparently doesn’t accept it. How else do you explain Twitter suspending Fujimoto’s official Twitter account?
The (Hilariously) Strange Story of Tatsuki Fujimoto and his (Now Deleted) Twitter Account
According to Tatsuki Fujimoto’s editor (and by extension: editor of Chainsaw Man) Shihei Lin in an official Tweet announcement: the Twitter account of Koharu Nagayama has been officially suspended as of November 10, 2022. Who is Koharu Nagayama, you might ask? Well apparently, she’s Tatsuki Fujimoto’s elementary school age younger sister. Except, not really. There’s a funny story behind that.
See, apparently, Koharu Nagayama’s Twitter account is actually the creation of none other than Tatsuki Fujimoto himself. It seems that Fujimoto has been impersonating his own fictitious younger sister for the past several years. Even to the point of matching her birthday to a presumably real elementary school student to give it a hilarious amount of fake credibility. Said younger sister apparently gave “live” critiques on uploaded manga chapters. It’s all part of some bizarre joke on Fujimoto’s part. If you’ve ever read the Chainsaw Man manga or watched the recent anime adaptation, you know what his humor is like. In fact, it’s a big part of why people love Chainsaw Man.
Which makes Koharu Nagayama’s Twitter account suspension all the more depressing. All because it violates Twitter’s rules about underage account holders to boot. It’s one less outlet of creativity for Tatsuki Fujimoto, and also one less source of weird humor for us. Fujimoto has, of course, appealed the suspension to Twitter. However, Twitter’s massive ongoing problems (and likely impending collapse) likely mean that this appeal is going to go nowhere fast. All we can do is hope that Koharu Nagayama eventually makes a return…someday. Fortunately, in the meantime, Tatsuki Fujimoto has a backup plan.
A New Chainsaw Hope?
On November 11, 2022; just a day after Koharu Nagayama’s account suspension, Tatsuki Fujimoto made another Twitter account under the name Eva Ashitaka. This will be his new official Twitter account in the likely event Koharu Nagayama’s account suspension is permanent. So if you want more irreverent Chainsaw Man critiques in the future, then Eva Ashitaka (or Ashitaka Eva in Japan) will be your go-to for that.
Unfortunately, Tatsuki Fujimoto encountered a hitch even with that backup plan. You know how Elon Musk’s new blue checkmark policy resulted in a flood of fake Twitter accounts? Along with deletion of all those fake Twitter accounts? Well, this has resulted in Fujimoto having to jump through a whole bunch of hoops just to prove he’s the real Tatsuki Fujimoto. He even had to post some of his old Chainsaw Man concept art as evidence.
Hopefully, that’s enough evidence for Twitter to believe him. Otherwise, well, it’s time for Plan C.