Chainsaw Man by Tatsuki Fujimoto is a dark fantasy and action series. The first installment of the manga series was published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from December 2018 to December 2020. There are a total of 12 manga volumes. The second installment of this series began serialization in 2022. The anime adaptation debuted recently as well.
What is the story of Chainsaw Man?
Chainsaw Man exists in a parallel universe. Human fears give rise to the creation of Devils in this world. These Devils are created in Hell and then transported to Earth. This cycle will never come to an end. These Devils are capable of forming alliances with humans and employing their power to hunt down other Devils. These individuals are known as the Devil Hunters.
The protagonist of the story is Denji, a poor young man. To repay his father’s debt, he works for the yakuza. However, after his death, Denji strikes a bargain with the Chainsaw Devil Pochita in exchange for the ability to live a normal life. Instead, he enters the world of Devils and Devil Hunters, with little chance of escaping.
Who is Denji?
Denji is the protagonist of the Chainsaw Man series. His father had taken a huge debt from the yakuza but died before paying it back. Denji was forced to make money in any and every way possible to pay for it. But when the yakuza trick him into sacrificing him to a Devil, Denji makes a pact with the Chainsaw Devil Pochita, his then pet, and comes back to life fused with the Chainsaw Devil.
How old is Denji?
Denji was 16 years old at the beginning of the series. This was his age during the first part of the manga. In the second part, Denji is 17 years old. His birth year has been confirmed as 1980. Therefore, it was quite shocking for the fans to know that the Chainsaw Man series, at least the manga, is set in 1996-1997.
Does Denji die?
Denji dies in the first chapter of the manga and the first episode of the anime. The yakuza tricked him into becoming a Devil’s sacrifice. Denji is tortured and torn apart by the Devil and its zombies. But Pochita reaches out to him and activates their contract, fusing with him. Denji thus becomes the Chainsaw Man. After that, Denji nearly died in numerous fights. But he has always survived them and is still alive.