Nov 30, 2020
After his father commits suicide due to being unable to pay back the Yakuza for his dead mother’s medical bills, teenager Denji is stuck with his debt. He winds up having to hunt devils, magical beings that are powered by fear. After a fatal incident, Denji fuses with the chainsaw devil Pochiata becoming the half-human half-devil Chainsaw Man. He ends up being recruited by the Public Safety Devil Hunters, a government-run anti-devil police force consisting mostly of humans who have gained power through contracts with devils, run by the mysterious and all-controlling Makima.
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Denji has a simple dream—to live a happy and peaceful life, spending time with a girl he likes. This is a far cry from reality, however, as Denji is forced by the yakuza into killing devils in order to pay off his crushing debts. Using his pet devil Pochita as a weapon, he is ready to do anything for a bit of cash.
Unfortunately, he has outlived his usefulness and is murdered by a devil in contract with the yakuza. However, in an unexpected turn of events, Pochita merges with Denji's dead body and grants him the powers of a chainsaw devil. Now able to transform parts of his body into chainsaws, a revived Denji uses his new abilities to quickly and brutally dispatch his enemies. Catching the eye of the official devil hunters who arrive at the scene, he is offered work at the Public Safety Bureau as one of them. Now with the means to face even the toughest of enemies, Denji will stop at nothing to achieve his simple teenage dreams.