Chainsaw Man, an anime and manga that adds to Shonen's success story, brings to life many interesting characters. This anime features crazy people, devils and zombies. None of these characters are quite as fascinating as Denji who we first met in chapter 1. Denji is a devil's dream come true, and one that every man is afraid to confront. So, let's find out who is Denji in Chainsaw Man, along with his background story and meeting with Pochita, abilities, and weaknesses.

Denji, Chainsaw Man (Explained).

Spoiler Alert: This guide has spoilers regarding Denji and his abilities. We suggest you_ watch the Chainsaw Man anime or read the manga first, at least till chapter 97, to avoid ruining the story.

Denji is the Chainsaw Man

Denji (Chainsaw Man), is the main character. He is also the one that made the contract to get the chainsaw devil's powers. Denji, a teenager, is used to living in poverty and has never had primary education. Denji is socially awkward and behaves childishly in almost all situations. He may initially give off a rude, or even brash, but this is simply due to his poverty and upbringing.

Denji also struggles to master basic tasks such as elementary calculus and reading Kanji, the most common but complex form of Japanese alphabet. Denji's lack of wisdom is more than compensated for by his compassion and willingness.


Denji dives into the action without thinking twice if there is money or food involved. Denji is shown this in the pilot episode. He agrees to eat a cigarette, which costs him a few Yens. He was smart enough to not swallow the cigarette. We later learn that his father had sold him an eye and a kidney in order to get more money. He is clever and funny, which allows him to defeat devils in unexpected ways.

Denji and Pochita: How did they meet?

Pochita the chainsaw devil found Denji's father's grave and began to grieve his loss. He also had to deal with the shock of an unpaid Yakuza debt. Pochita suffered severe injuries and was at risk of death without the support of his family. Denji gave his blood to the Devil after observing Pochita in a weak state. Devils can heal and regenerate with human blood. Pochita took Denji's blood for healing, marking the start of a close friendship.

How Did Denji Become Chainsaw Man

Before turning into a devil hybrid in Chainsaw Man, Denji was a teenager who used to hunt small-time devils for the Yakuza to pay off the debt his deceased father left behind. Denji was then attacked by the gang and attempted to be killed. Pochita made a contract to Denji in his last moments and then took control of his heart, giving him the power as the chainsaw devil.


According to the contract Denji will fulfill Pochita's dreams while Pochita can lend her powers to Denji. Denji was saved by the merger and now he has a cord attached to his chest. Denji can turn into Chainsaw Man by pulling the cord. It is Pochita’s tail. All the power of Chainsaw Man is hiss, but he retains consciousness and complete control over himself.

Chainsaw Man Denji: Forms

The following forms of Denji are featured in manga and anime by Chainsaw Man:

  • Normal Human
  • Devil Hybrid
  • Chainsaw Devil

Normal Person


Denji, before he made a deal to Pochita's help was just a regular human being. He was still capable of using Pochita to make a weapon that looked like a chainsaw. Denji, even though he had no power, fought devils and paid his debts to the Yakuza.

Devil Hybrid


Image Courtesy: Chainsaw Man manga by Tatsuki Fujimoto - Chapter 4 (Shonen Jump)

Denji was able to merge with Pochita and gain the power of the chainsaw-devil. Denji, in this form, has a cord sticking out his chest, which is not like a human. The cord is similar to those used to start chainsaws, but it's actually Pochita’s tail. In this devil-human form, Pochita acts as the heart of Denji (see picture here).

Now, Denji can pull the cord from his chest and he will turn into Chainsaw Man. Denji can now use this to create a chainsaw from his head and hands. He also gains the ability to kill and fight devils. Denji is able to turn any of his limbs into chainssaws in extreme situations. Denji retains complete control of his body during this transformation. Pochita is only able to lend his power.


Denji's Chainsaw Man transformation causes him to lose lots of blood when fighting devils. He becomes anemic following a fight. Denji may not have sufficient blood to pull the cord, so only a portion of the chainsaw will come out of his head. His power will also be less than normal at this point. The 9th chapter in the CSM manga first reveals this.

Chainsaw Devil

**Pochita has the ability to take control of their bodies if Denji or Pochita's contract is temporarily broken. He can then freely transform into the most powerful devil version, taking Denji out of the equation. Pochita, however, is conscious of his dreams and he eats a hamburger in a restaurant.

As usual, Denji is accompanied by a chainsaw that revved out from his forehead in the devil-form. The complete devil-form has four arms and a chainsaw comes out of each one.


Image Courtesy: Chainsaw Man manga by Tatsuki Fujimoto - Chapter 83 (Shonen Jump)

The overall appearance of his body is also stronger and more bulky than normal. It appears that his skin is covered in a dark armor-like substance. There are spikes visible on Chainsaw Man's shoulders and back. In this state, Pochita is able to control Denji's mind and body. However, Denji's consciousness remains in sleep mode. Pochita has full control and can access all his powers, which makes this form the most powerful of Denji.

Chainsaw Man Denji Abilities

Denji was granted access to many Chainsaw devil abilities after becoming Chainsaw Man. There are two kinds of these abilities:

Devil Abilities are common talents that devils possess in the world of Chainsaw Man. CSM Abilities are abilities exclusive to Chainsaw Man

Common Devil Powers

These are the common devil powers of Denji:

Healing - Denji, as seen in the Chainsaw Man anime's first episode, can heal himself quickly by drinking blood. Denji doesn't need to die if there is enough blood available for him to regenerate and heal his body. Strength Denji can become the Chainsaw Man and gain immense strength that allows him to defeat many enemies simultaneously. This strength is evident when Denji fights a bunch of zombies during the pilot episode. Chapter 87: Denji kills a lot of hybrids in record speed. His above-average speed is evident in this scene.

Chainsaw Powers

Denji is now Chainsaw Man and has the exclusive ability to access these abilities.

Denji has a sharp pair of chainsaws in his forehead and arms. They are easy to use to take down his enemies, before they have the chance to run. Regeneration Denji is able to easily restore his body with enough blood and the devil contract. This ability becomes immediately apparent when Denji regains his missing eye after merging with Pochita. Chains: The Chainsaw Man has the ability to unhook his chains from the chainsaws in order to make hooks or ropes. In Chapter 95, you can see him pulling enemies to capture them.

Chainsaw Man can also access other powers like partial elimination and devil erasure. They are not currently accessible to Denji's mind. We aren't adding these abilities to Denji's skillset. But you can find out more about these abilities in our dedicated guide about Pochita and his abilities.

Chainsaw Man Denji Weakness

Denji, although a Chainsaw Man devil hybrid, has two main weaknesses.

Chainsaw Man's strength is derived from his fear of chainsaws. However, as manga Chapter 87 demonstrates, both positive popularity and lack fear can reduce his ability to do the same. Control: Denji can be taken over by Pochita if the agreement between them is not broken. Denji can't regain control if that happens. His fate is in the hands of Pochita.

Commonly Asked Questions

**Who's Denji's girlfriend ** Who is Denji's girlfriend? **

Denji does not have a girlfriend in Chainsaw Man. He has expressed a serious romantic interest Makima (a senior member in Public Safety Devil Hunters). Denji also shows romantic feelings towards Reze (bombdevil), even though she was faking her love for him in order to win Pochita’s heart.

**Is Denji madly in love with Power **

According to the Chainsaw Man manga, Power and Denji don't have a romantic relationship. Power is even referred to as Denji's little sister by one character.

Did Denji and P**ower sleep together? **

Power and Denji were able to lay next to each other and even shared a shower at one time in Chainsaw Man. They don't share any sexual or romantic feelings.

This is ## All You Need To Know About Denji In Chainsaw Man

You know all there is about Denji, Chainsaw Man. He is just one of many devilish characters within the franchise. If you want to learn about all of them, you first need to understand the differences between a fiend, a devil, and a hybrid in Chainsaw Man. Although they look similar, their personalities are quite different. Which Chainsaw Man character do you prefer? Leave a comment below. You can also ask questions in the comments section if there are any doubts regarding Denji's character.