27 Chainsaw Man Facts You Potentially Disregarded!

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Chainsaw man and hidden religious symbolism?It’s more likely than you think! We’ll be talking about that plus many other fun factsand Easter eggs that you probably missed. Starting off, let’s talk about Pochita. Did youknow that Pochita’s appearance is actually based on a real brand of chainsaws called Makita? Wecan definitely see the resemblance. Pochita’s name is also a combination of “Makita” and“Pochi”, a common dog name in Japan. Pochita’s true form as the Chainsaw Devil seemsto be modeled after one of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s favorite manga: the seinen series Abara. He’scited it as a major reference and that comes through in Pochita’s true form. It heavilyresembles the Black Gauna from Abara. Not only that but the two protagonistsfrom Abara are named Denji and Nayuta.

Denji is of course also the name of our maincharacter in Chainsaw Man. While Nayuta is a name Fujimoto has used in his one-shot mangacalled “Nayuta of the Prophecy”. Additionally, a character named Nayuta appears much later in themanga as the new form of the Control Devil. Next up, did you know that there was a lot offoreshadowing for Aki becoming the Gun Fiend? Fujimoto has said that his name is an intentional play on words. He chose the name Aki because it sounded like the AK47 model of gun. How fitting,it’s the deadliest weapon ever created. That’s not the only bit of foreshadowing either.His topknot hairstyle has some hidden meaning in it as well. It’s intentionally designed toresemble the hammer of a pistol which of course is what it becomes once he’s the Gun Fiend. Itmay also be a reference to FLCL’s 5th episode.

When the hammer of a pistol comes out of theback of Naota’s head, very similar to Aki. Another similarity to Naota in Chainsaw Manis how the chainsaw comes out of Denji’s head. Naota repeatedly has strange thingssticking out of his forehead with one of his transformations bearing a strong resemblanceto Denji’s halfway protruding chainsaw. Finally, do you remember Aki’s cigarette with“Easy Revenge” written on it? This is probably a reference to another FLCL character Mamimiwho is usually seen smoking a cigarette with the words “Never Knows Best” written on it.Moving on to Denji, did you know he appeared in a chapter of My Hero Academia? Yep,during a crowd shot in Chapter 259, we can see Denji in his Chainsaw Man form in thebackground. This, though, doesn’t make it into.

The anime as they replaced his chainsawhead with a traditional hand saw. Also, have you also noticed that Denji doesn’tactually seem to have a last name? Whether it’s the debt his father owed or his way ofdealing with a painful loss, we think he just didn’t feel a need to have a last name.Moving on, did you know that one chapter of Chainsaw Man is for fans above 18? Yep, Chapter 59can’t actually be read on the Shounen Jump app and can only be read on Viz Media’s website. ChainsawMan’s already a pretty violent and dark manga, so you may be wondering what exactly was init. Well, one page featured the character Quanxi and her Fiend girlfriends “having fun”together. So yeah, that’s probably gonna get cut when the anime gets to that arc.Another interesting thing about Chainsaw Man.

That you may not have known is that it actuallytakes place in 1997. It may not be obvious but things like the internet or cell phones areabsent. The date’s not explicitly confirmed until Chapter 75 which even shows an unnamed AmericanPresident who resembles Bill Clinton. Speaking of 1997, did you know Kobeni’s caris rather retro? In fact, Kobeni’s car is something of a meme in the Chainsaw Man fandomafter it placed 7th in a popularity poll. This actually puts it one spot above Kobeniherself which we think is hilarious. Not only that, but Kobeni’s car appears tobe a real-life car model: A Fiat 500. This is likely a reference to the popular anime franchiseLupin the Third which often features Lupin and the gang driving around in a yellow Fiat 500.Also, did you notice that strange illustration.

In the 5th ending with multiple versions ofKobeni on a staircase that loops endlessly? This is an obvious reference to the Eternity Devil arcwhere Kobeni temporarily lost her mind. But more importantly, it is also a reference to the artpiece Ascending and Descending by M.C. Escher, an artist known for having art withmind-bending optical illusions. One cool easter egg we found was in Chapter75, where we see a long list of the Gun Devil’s victims. This not only showed the extent of theGun Devil's powers. It also cleverly hid a name among those listed: Satoru Noda, the real-lifemangaka behind the series Golden Kamuy. That’s not the only Golden Kamuy reference though!The second reference involves the character Yoru, aka the War Devil. Fans have noticed thather facial scarring looks almost identical to.

Sugimoto, the protagonist of Golden Kamuy.There are also examples of Chainsaw Man referencing things from real life. Such as theChicken Devil, aka Bucky. He takes the appearance of a talking headless chicken. Believe it ornot, there are rare cases of chickens surviving without their heads. The most famous of whichhappened in the 1940s, where a chicken named Mike survived being beheaded for over a year.Another real-life reference concerns the Curse Devil. Its target has to be stabbed with a nailseveral times in order for the curse to work. This is a reference to a Japanese cursing ritualcalled “Ushi no Toki Mairi” that involves stabbing a straw doll with a nail several times.One of the religious references in our list comes from Makima's taste in art. In her office, we seea painting depicting a scene from Dante’s Inferno.

A very influential piece of literature, it showsa devil chasing a sinner that’s trying to escape from it. Later in the manga, we can see anotherpainting in Makima’s apartment. This one depicts a scene from the epic poem Paradise Lost, showinga scene of Satan being cast down from heaven. That’s not the only artistic allusion involvingMakima either. The ending theme to Episode 5 also shows a painting depicting the moment Makimaand Denji first met. But the way the painting is drawn seems to be invoking The Pieta, afamous sculpture by the artist Michelangelo. The sculpture depicts the Virgin Mary holding herson Jesus in her arms after the crucifixion. This could be a bit symbolic since in some ways Makimais a motherly figure towards Denji. Of course, Denji is also in love with Makima so thatmakes things a little bit weird.

Did you also know that the Fiends and Devils thatwork at Public Safety are named after different types of angels? There are regular angels whichis what most people think of, like the Angel Devil. But there are a bunch of other types ofangels like Seraphim and Cherubim which look wildly different. Characters like Power, Beamthe Shark Fiend, Galgali the Violence Fiend, and Princi the Spider Devil are all namedafter these different classes of angels. There were several horses at the endingof episode 5 which seem to represent the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse mentioned in theBiblical Book of Revelations. These are Conquest, Famine, War, and Death. First, we’ve got a whitecentaur with a female upper body representing Conquest. Then we have a pure black horserepresenting Famine. Next, there’s a headless,.

Six-legged red horse that almost looksreptilian which represents War. Finally, there’s what appears to be another black horse.But on closer inspection, it’s actually made up of many pale hands. It represents Death.Another horse that’s featured is a pink plush unicorn with a knife for a horn. Obviously,this wasn’t in the Bible. This unicorn likely represents Denji with the knife for a hornbeing his chainsaw. The reason it appears as a stuffed unicorn is probably meant to representhow Denji is still childish in a lot of ways. The 5th episode ending also features severalreferences to Evangelion. For example, there’s one scene where we see a giant facefloating in a pool of blood, very similar to the iconic poster for The End of Evangelion.There’s also the multiple mirrored versions.

Of Power which look similar to these infiniteRei’s. And the most direct reference may be in this mysterious floating shape which lookssimilar to the 5th Angel from Evangelion. The Chainsaw man OP “Kick Back” is also chock fullof references to popular films. They go by so fast it’s hard to catch them all in one go. Mostlyit’s to popular movies like Pulp Fiction or No Country For Old Men. But it also references cultclassics like Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. One reference that shows up in both the introand the main series is a shout-out to the crime drama Reservoir Dogs. The opening shot of the maincast walking down the street is almost identical to the opening credits in Reservoir Dogs. Notonly that, but just like the main characters in Reservoir dogs, all the Devil Hunters inChainsaw Man wear matching black suits.

Another Chainsaw Man ending that is interestingis the 11th one. It seems to pay homage to the popular fan theory that Hirokazu Arai became theViolence Fiend after he died. Towards the end, we see a montage featuring Kobeni, the ViolenceFiend, Himeno, and Aki. Three out of these four were involved in the Eternity Devil arc togetherand it seems that the Violence Fiend is standing in for Arai. Obviously, this doesn't confirm thetheory but it’s a nice nod to the fandom. But do you think this theory couldbe true? Let us know what you think!

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