Chainsaw Man as an anime series has been able to balance between humor and bloodshed, as Denji is quite the hilarious protagonist but the world around him is anything but. With the latest anime episode from Studio MAPPA, we are shown the decidedly dark path carved out by the Gun Devil and how this force set the devil hunter Aki on his path to eliminate as many of the devils of the world as he can.
Aki is a unique character in Chainsaw Man's roster, with the devil hunter making deals with devils to grant him power on the same level as Denji and Power, while not being a full devil himself. As we witness from his childhood, the Gun Devil was responsible for the death of his parents and his brother, setting him on his path to becoming the stalwart warrior that we know today. At present, Aki is living with Power and Denji, as the two devils now join him under the same roof and they are set to fight against terrifying children as a full unit, following their fight against the Bat Devil and the Leech Devil.
Chainsaw Aki: You're Going To Have A Rough Time
Twitter User Zakia BJR captured the devastating moment in which Aki lost his family due to the unbridled carnage unleashed by the Gun Devil, hilariously placing it against one of the most devastating moments from AMC's Breaking Bad to truly hammer home the point:
The origins of the Gun Devil are quite interesting, in that the giant force of nature was made stronger thanks to mankind's reaction to the violence caused by guns, while simultaneously assisting devils, in general, to become stronger as its notoriety increased around the world. Makima has the Gun Devil in her sights, as was revealed in Chainsaw Man's latest episode, and she has given Denji quite the incentive to work towards bringing down the biggest threat to humanity.
What did you think of Aki's tragic origin? Do you think Denji stands a chance against the Gun Devil after seeing what this force of nature can do? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of the Chainsaw Devil.