The success of Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine’s shounen manga Chainsaw Man meant that an anime adaptation was a matter of “when” rather than “if.” The next anime will be directed by MAPPA, whose recent triumphs include Attack on Titan, Jujutsu Kaisen, and the undervalued Dorohedoro. However, the manga has concluded, with a sequel planned for the digital magazine Shonen Jump+.
In the midst of all the craziness, the manga series has been acclaimed for its shamelessly over-the-top gruesome action and its really heartbreaking coming-of-age plot. The character histories and motives of the majority of the actors keep the audience emotionally committed throughout.
The amazing shounen comic Chainsaw Man is being adapted into an anime, and these are the characters from the manga that everyone must know.
Denji feels like a breath of fresh air because shounen manga and anime have a reputation for falling into some tired tropes. Even though he’s not as smart as someone like Dr. Stone, he might be one of the most real shonen protagonists in the manga. Even though his initial motives are simple and shallow, he is a kind kid who wants to belong somewhere and find out what it means to be truly loved.
Early chapters set the scene quickly, showing that underneath a teenage boy’s naive goals is a person who wants the same things from life that everyone else does. Denji never thought of going higher because he lost his parents when he was so young and was forced into a life of crime. This made him desperately try to accept things and find happiness in the cruel life he was forced to live, with only his Devil best friend Pochita by his side. His journey through life shows him what a real relationship is and what he wants out of life in general.
Even though Himeno doesn’t last as long as most of the other characters in Chainsaw Man’s violent story, she has proven herself to be a likable and interesting person who is worth caring about. She is Aki’s best friend and a member of her squad. Over the years of being a Devil Hunter, she has seen her partners die on her, which has made her tired.
Himeno then gets to know Aki even better, to the point where he comes to love him. Their relationship gets so close that, behind closed doors, she has been trying all the time to find a way to get Aki to quit the agency for his own good. It hurts, even more, when Himeno dies at the hands of the Katana Devil while trying to protect him. Aki didn’t know how she felt about him or how he felt about her until she was gone. This turned out to be a sad part of his character arc for the rest of the story.
The squad mentor is another shounen archetype, but Kishibe is a fun and creative take on this trope, just like Aki. He’s shown as a quiet hero/anti-hero because Kishibe is usually calm and doesn’t care much about what’s going on around him. But once the conflict between Makima and the Devil Hunters around the world gets worse, he stands out as one of the smartest characters in Chainsaw Man.
He becomes Denji and Power’s “teacher” for the fights to come, putting them through a “trial by fire” by hunting them every day until they get better. Makima’s terrible mystery can’t be solved without him, and both his character and his past have a fascinating air of mystery about them.
Makima is a great villain for shounen manga and anime, and he will also help make the Chainsaw Man anime one of the most anticipated of 2022. She is scary and has unclear reasons for doing what she does. When all the pieces of this puzzle fit together, she becomes one of the most terrifyingly cruel villains in the medium.
Makima becomes a physical representation of an abusive and manipulative relationship because her job as the Domination Devil is to make everyone around her a pawn because she knows they can’t resist. She thinks of people as pets that Makima can use to make herself happy. Her spreading of fear and manipulation makes it even better when Denji learns to think for himself and value himself.
In spite of the fact that Quanxi doesn’t show up until the film’s last act, she manages to establish herself as a formidable opponent. Quanxi is a Chinese private devil hunter who has gained international notoriety. As the plot becomes increasingly chaotic, she enters the picture when the Chinese government recruits her to go to Japan and apprehend the Chainsaw Devil.
Quanxi is a moody, stoic, and predictably world-class fighter and her terrible involvement in the grand war against Makima is a great illustration of how even minor characters can be compelling in their own right in the manga.
Kobeni is one of Chainsaw Man’s favorite characters, but he presents a more challenging situation than the others. She is shown as someone who is instantly unlikeable due to her unlikeable traits of being a coward and a traitor to her allies when threatened. However, when her history is unveiled, she gains more perspective.
Kobeni’s parents are heartless and irresponsible for forcing her into this dangerous work to pay for her brother’s education, thus her constant state of anxiety is understandable. She’s not as simple as her sad history may lead you to believe.
Whenever Denji begins to believe that his “relationship” with Makima is progressing to the next level, Reze enters his life and has an immediate and profound effect. It works out just as well as it seems, as Reze gets to know Denji on a personal level before revealing that she is the Bomb Devil and a Russian assassin. She had joined the cast of villains in Denji’s life with the objective of eliminating him and stopping Makima’s plan.
However, Denji does play a role in showing us a more authentic side of Reze. After they parted ways, he realized that she had wasted her time teaching him stuff he already knew. In any case, Reze did end up developing genuine romantic feelings for him. When Makima surprises her and murders her, it’s even more shocking.
Power quickly became a character that a lot of people liked. Power, like Denji, is a character tied to a Devil who had a rough upbringing. However, she is a Fiend, a Devil inhabiting the body of a human being. Power is just as explosive as money, and maybe more so when working in a team environment.
After her first betrayal, the audience finds it easier to sympathize with Power when they learn that she was deceived by a Devil for the chance to save her one and only companion. She has a lot of humorous relief/bombast, but she also has some deep character drama as she slowly warms up to Denji and the rest of her Devil Hunter squad and feels like she’s found a proper home. There have been many fantastic anime characters up to this point, and Power is expected to surge in popularity by the end of the year.
Since he mostly appears as a component of Denji’s Chainsaw Devil form, Pochita is a figure who is always there but also fades into the background. Despite this, he plays a significant role in shaping Denji’s personality and is responsible for several heartbreaking scenes.
Pochita has been by his side ever since he was thrown out on the streets and joined his body with his in a desperate attempt to bring him back to life as a human/demon hybrid. Denji’s brief encounters with the charming and smart puppy demon are played for maximum dramatic effect, establishing irrefutably that Pochita will always be a net positive in his life.
Just as Jujutsu Kaisen avoids cliches by writing Aki as a more intriguing and sympathetic character than the stereotype that other characters like Sasuke fit, so does Aki’s story. It’s a deconstruction of the vengeance hero archetype since the novel doesn’t linger on Aki’s past grievances for hundreds of pages before making it plain that they’ve had a negative impact on his present and future self.
It’s initially difficult to sympathize with him because of his hostility for Denji, especially when Makima transferred him to Aki’s team. The writing for Aki isn’t a horrible attempt to make him “morally gray” or unduly moody like it is for some other characters that match the description.