The following is a spoiler for Chapter 128 of the Chainsaw Man manga, “Main Dish” by Tatsuki Fujimoto, Amanda Haley, and Sabrina Heep, now available in English from Viz Media
Denji’s crude request to the Fallen Devil left fans speechless and unsure how to react.
Denji’s uniqueness as a main character in the TV series is partly due to the fact that no one can really predict what will come out of his mouth. In Chainsaw Man Chapter 128, “Main Dish”, Asa and Denji fall to Hell and then face the Fallen Devil. Following the Devil’s orders to leave Asa in the Underworld, Denji asked if he could take Asa’s possessions back with him. Despite being a Devil, even the Fallen Devil has his limits as she denounces Denji, calling him a “pervert”.
The latest controversy about chainsaws
The reaction to Denji’s statement was divided. Some readers found Denji’s request hilarious and fitting for his character, especially considering how he used a similar strategy to pull Asa from the brink of suicide in Chapter 127. One Twitter user, aptly named “denji’s PR expert” noted a small but important detail in the chapter. In this scene, Denji single-handedly pulls the rope across his chest to speed up the chainsaw as he utters the phrase “sarcastic Denji” as an attempt to distract the Fallen Devil enough for him to catch her by surprise. .
At the same time, “Denji quip” made other readers feel frustrated and confused. While some people admit it’s characteristic for Denji to say such a thing, they also believe it’s terrible. Others said Denji’s request negated his character development in previous chapters.
Since its inception in December 2018, Chainsaw Man has become a rather divisive series due to its adult themes revolving around bloody, violent, and sexual content. Despite this, Chainsaw Man received rave reviews with many praising mangaka Tatsuki Fujimoto’s world-building and character development. Chainsaw Man has also won numerous awards including Best Manga at the Harvey Awards. The series has recorded over 24 million copies in circulation, making it one of the best-selling manga series.
This time fans will have to scratch their heads a little longer because Chainsaw Man will return with Chapter 129 on May 9, 2023.