An important aspect of fall 2022 chainsaw Men This is how the anime reveals more about the devils/demons waging a war in Japan and the human reaction to it all. Gun Devil is now on the line, wreaking havoc across the country, which is why Makima wants Denji to stay focused on the mission. This is one of the ultimate villains of his, though Denji doesn’t understand the severity of the situation, instead simply obsessed with objectifying his female comrades.
What’s worth noting is that Aki Hayakawa, Denji’s handler, and the other seniors are on point, well aware of how Gun Devil is a weapon of mass destruction that must be put down. This leads to more of Hayakawa’s backstory being revealed, bringing fans closer to his ambitions. In the process, he ends up coming off as a more attractive figure than an immature Denji, whose gimmick could quickly become outdated.
Chainsaw Man’s Aki Hayakawa Orphaned by Gun Devil
Recent flashbacks show Hayakawa making an insolent figure to his family and little brother. Unfortunately, an explosion destroyed his home, leaving young Aki alone as a child. He tore it up, confirming why he came to hate demons and consider hybrid humans like Denji to be abominations. Hayakawa has since joined the Public Security Unit, intending to murder all demons in revenge, even using deals with other demons to get the job done.
Coincidentally, Himeno also lost her family in the rampage, which is why she and Hayakawa partnered up in the organization. This immediately creates a unique bond where you can heal as siblings or possibly fall in love. Since Himeno has a phantom demon that allows her to kill from a distance using this invisible force, there is even a chance that they will miss out on abusing the demon of hers while seeking revenge.
Hayakawa currently has a better story than Denji
Until now, chainsaw man has developed Hayakawa more than Himeno, who only makes cameos. He is the one who tries to keep Denji and Power in check, hating them for his power but being a hypocrite since he is also using demons. So seeing Hayakawa in particular get lost in the dark, cross the line, and even fight a Himeno she might call him feels like the most nuanced arc, especially if she wants to save herself in a potentially toxic partnership.
Honestly, this family thing has more substance than Denji trying to kill demons, make money, and grope women like Power and Makima. Sure, it’s nice to see him eking out a living and fulfilling Pochita’s wishes to get out of poverty, but the whole kinky arc doesn’t make his goal wholesome or interesting. It’s all style, as she strives to kill in the name of self-gratification, while Hayakawa’s motives resonate with more emotion.
Hayakawa is shown to be vulnerable, humane yet manipulative, while Denji is just a young man fueled by testosterone. To fix this, chainsaw man he needs to lean more on Denji’s loss to his gangster past and get him to start accepting the old days instead of living in denial. In this way he will have more motivation, cerebral intensity and dimension, which is what Hayakawa exudes at the moment with his duality, tragic background and what Himeno represents in the meantime.