Welcome back to Chainsaw Interviews, where every week we take a closer look at the newest chapter of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s masterpiece, Chainsaw Man. This week, we are taking a closer look at Chainsaw Man Part 2 Chapter 12 or Chapter 109. I just want to thank you guys again for all the support on the last chapter review. I didn’t expect to see numbers like I did on the Chapter 106 review for a long time, but instead, I got them the very next week. In fact, I got more than that since this blog is sitting around at 2.4k views, making it again my most viewed blog.
I was also really glad that a lot of you were putting your own theories out there in the comment section because some of you had better ideas than I did. I’m glad that you guys are also enjoying the blogs because they take a decent amount of work to make, so I’m glad it’s paying off. Anyways, let’s get into the news. The only thing notable outside of the new Chainsaw Man anime episode is another statue announcement.
This time, it’s featuring Power, but not in the way that you would think. It’s recreating the scene of the toilets, specifically the sitting on the toilet squeezing between her and Denji. So if you want to go ahead and buy this for however expensive it is (I couldn’t find the price mainly because I didn’t want to find other art that people have made of Power), that’s all for the news this week.
So let’s get into the recap. A very scantily dressed Mitaka learned how to use Yurou’s power and was able to chop up Hugo, though she accidentally killed her. Mitaka tries in vain to save her, then a girl who might be one of the Four Horsemen saves Yurou by turning her into a giant-sized devil. This chapter picks up with Yurou towering above people fleeing from school.
She decides that, in order to get rid of the bullying, she needs to get rid of the school entirely. It seems that this augmentation of her size also affected her intelligence, as she says a lot of stuff that doesn’t make sense.
Some Devil hunters tried to attack her with this mantis claw thing, but she just kills them in one fell swoop. Then Yurou notices Mitaka lying on the ground unconscious. Looking around, she tries to see who knocked her out and spots the same girl from the last chapter picking her up. The girl is now super freaked out and swears that she didn’t do it, a pretty drastic change from the last chapter, not just attitude but appearance as well. She doesn’t appear to have devil eyes anymore or the earrings.
It’s pretty clear that whatever the devil was, it isn’t in control of her body anymore. I can’t tell if this was a possession or a fiend personality swap thing like Yurou or Mitaka. There is evidence that it might be the latter because Yurou can still read minds and she immediately identified the girl as the one who did something to Mitaka. Or it could have been Yurou just jumping to conclusions.
Also, before we move on, there’s some conflicting evidence as to who this devil was who possessed her. On one hand, it could either be the Death Devil or the Famine Devil, AKA the Justice Devil. Someone from the comment section in my last blog pointed out that in Christian mythology, the Four Horsemen are technically related. So when she says “a little sister,” she might have been referring to Yurou, not Yu. Another thing worth mentioning is that her earrings could be scales, not ripcords. Scales, of course, would
represent justice, so this could possibly be the Justice or Famine Devil. This is when I explained why the Justice Devil keeps handing out contracts so willy-nilly. We could go on all day about her, but my guess is that we’ll get an answer soon enough.
Anyways, right before Yurou tries to kill the girl, a voice shouts out to her, “Hey, you bad devil, let the girl go!” Then she has finally joined the fray. He sees this as another opportunity to reveal his identity and decides to take it. Yurou takes a swing at him, but not before Denji can pull his ripcord, slicing through a tentacle. Yurou, realizing that she’s in trouble, frantically starts attacking him. Denji slices through tentacles with ease, all while shouting, “Chainsaw Man is here to save the day!”
Last chapter, I predicted that Denji would be the natural counter to Yurou because when he fights, he doesn’t really use his head. Yurou finds that she can’t read his mind because the only thing to read is Denji thinking about how he’ll get his secret identity out there.
The fight ends with Denji victorious. Soon after, Mitaka wakes up, but once she sees what happened, Yurou immediately takes over her body. She stares Denji down directly with an angry look on her face. She calls him Chainsaw Man, and Denji just responds, “Both.” Yeah, looking back, probably confused as to why she’s in her underwear.
This was a great chapter, and it felt great to have Denji back at the wheel. It seems that the fateful battle of Yurou and Denji might happen next week, so be prepared. Well, that’s all for me this week. I’ll see you guys next time. Have a good one.
That’s me, Andreea Blaga, author of the blog anime-everything.com. I work as a content creator in the US. I am also passionate about Japanese Anime.