Chainsaw Man has grown since the first chapter of the bloody Shonen manga hit the stands, with Denji remaining steadfast in many different directions regardless. With the current set of chapters moving the story from Denji to Asa Mitaka, the new protagonist who made a deal with the War Devil, the first date between them is set to end in a rather strange way. Denji may be an aside in some ways, but his presence remains a major part of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s masterpiece.
The second part of the Chainsaw Man manga was a whirlwind for both Asa and Denji, with Denji surviving it thanks to his new status as the greatest hero operating in the world today. As Denji tries to reveal his secret identity to anyone who will listen, there appears to be a doppelganger roaming the streets that looks exactly like the Chainsaw Devil. While the War Devil is still trying to get revenge on Denji for reducing the number of confrontations in the world and weakening the War Devil as a result, Asa and the Chainsaw Devil go on a date in Mitaka’s attempt to change the world. Shonen heroine into her own weapon.
The evolution of the chainsaw
Twitter user Denji Unleashed took the opportunity to show how much Denji has changed since he was previously Makima’s dog, and his status now as an independent operator who appears to be working solo to eliminate the demons that continue to threaten humanity around the world :
Denji’s greatest challenge now is the Famine Devil, one of the Three Horsemen of the Apocalypse, who is rooting for the War Devil and has trapped both the Devil with a chainsaw and Asa in a fish tank. With Denji seemingly believing this to portend the return of the Eternity Devil, Mitaka may have an opportunity to finally get his revenge. It may be years before we see these events play out in an anime adaptation, but based on the popularity of the MAPPA anime, Chainsaw Man may get more than enough seasons to do so.