This week, we are discussing the news chapter of Tassy Fujimoto’s masterpiece, Chainsaw Man. This week, we are taking a closer look at Chainsaw Man Part 2, Chapter 28, or Chapter 125.
There was pretty much no Chainsaw Man news this week, other than the announcement that Chainsaw Man has now sold over 24 million copies in terms of volumes, further cementing it as one of the best-selling manga of all time. I don’t expect that number to stay the same, as it wasn’t too long ago that we reported that Chainsaw Man had crossed 18 million copies. That’s all for the Chainsaw Menus, so let’s get into the chapter.
But before that, if you liked the blog, make sure to leave a like down below and subscribe if you want more Chainsaw Man content directly to your inbox. Let’s move ahead. This chapter starts off with the Falling Devil causing a rampage in Tokyo before making a stop at a grocery store for some apples that go well with human flesh.
Here’s where we learn a bit about the Falling Devil’s moral code. She tells the store clerk who’s pinned to the roof that she will only attack those who attack her first. This would make sense considering that the Falling Devil has a lot more “class,” if you would call it that. But at the same time, she does seem to be using her powers to send innocent people into hell doors and likely to their deaths.
Though, to be fair, I think that’s just a moral code for herself and not really put in place if she doesn’t have to kill humans. After all, out of all the Devils, she’s taking the humans as just food, literally.
On her search for the ingredient of a male human head, they blow her to bits, but it doesn’t do anything, as she’s able to almost instantly regenerate her body. So we already have an almost unkillable devil who most likely has a weird contract, sort of like Makima’s. I’m guessing that has something to do with Fami, though, or it could just be one of her devil abilities.
She also says something interesting: “It’s impossible to kill me with any means of attack Humanity currently possesses.” I’m curious as to what she means by “currently possesses.” She could just mean human weapons don’t work on her because they’re too weak and primitive. Though, I’ve also seen another theory saying that she means that Humanity did at one point have a powerful enough weapon to kill her.
If so, this would likely be referring to nuclear weapons that Pochita had erased from existence. If so, nuclear weapons would be coming into play a lot sooner than I thought. I assumed that they would be showing up much, much later in part two, since I figured that’s when Mitak and Euro’s character arc would finally come to a close.
Things have changed though, especially with the last chapter being Mitaka laying out all of her character flaws for us to see, which isn’t something you do at the beginning of a character’s story but more near the end. Even Fujimoto knows this, as the last time something like this happened was when Denji admitted all of his character flaws to Kobeni near the end of part 1.
It could be possible that Fujimoto’s wrapping up Mitaka’s character arc so we can focus more on the overarching plot of part two. She’ll still be around and have a lot of character development, but she might just have to share that spotlight with other characters now, like Denji and Naida. Then again, I could be completely wrong, as I have been many, many times before.
Anyways, the Falling Devil uses her powers to lift up the entire apartment complex that the devil hunters were hanging out on top of. She takes them out with ease, but remember, she still needs Mitaka and Yuru to fall into a hell door so she can make the main course before she can do anything else.
Denji slices right through her stomach; she retaliates by chopping him up, but his body reattaches, and he just keeps going. She says, “My word, this is the first time I’ve been on the menu.” She could be saying that Denji might legitimately be able to kill her, and we would have to scratch that entire nuclear weapon theory, though I don’t think so because I have a feeling that she won’t go down that easily.
Anyways, that was the end of the chapter. I know that this was a shorter one, but I didn’t really have much to talk about, and I feel it’s going to be that way for the next couple of chapters. Anyways, I’ll see you guys next week. Thank you.
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