It has long been a tradition for heroes to incorporate symbols or direct references to their powers into their superhero names. Do you know those who: spider-man, Batman, Ant Man, Hombre de Hierro, Aquaman and many more. But Chainsaw Man is not like any of those heroes. It could be said that he is not even a hero at all. He wasn’t bitten by a radioactive chainsaw or anything too convoluted like that either. Instead, he is an ordinary high school student who has been cursed with the heart of a demon.
As stated in the Chainsaw Man manga by Tatsuki Fujimoto, the main character is Denji and his world is quite different from ours. The supernatural is not only real, it doesn’t bother to hide its existence. Demons walk the Earth openly, some more evil than others. And to pay off his late father’s debt, Denji was blackmailed into taking in a pet devil, Pochita, and becoming a demon hunter. That decision ultimately cost Denji his life. Only by merging with Pochita was he able to survive as the grotesque Chainsaw Man. The good news is that Denji can still assume human form, even though he is now part of the demon.
The trailer also introduces Makima, a young girl who clearly has a demonic side of her own. Makima may seem innocent, but we assure you that she is not. She has her own agenda for Denji and the Chainsaw Man character. And nothing will stand in the way of her seeing that through, not even Denji himself.
chainsaw man It was directed by Ryu Nakayama from a script by Hiroshi Seko. It will premiere in Crunchyroll in October.