There was a fair bit of controversy surrounding the ending of the previous episode. However, I am personally still enjoying the series and it’s characters. That being said, as we draw closer to the end of the first season, the story is getting more brutal.
After what would normally be an awkward morning after a rather drunken night (for Himeno especially), Denji and Himeno are enjoying a peaceful breakfast and friendly chatter about the people they love. Together, they form a bond and a pact, to help each other get with those they truly love. Himeno wants to be closer to Aki, and Denji continues his pursuit of Makima.
Speaking of pursuits, the Devil Hunters are still on the hunt for the Gun-Devil but when you go looking for trouble, you often find it. Something big is going down, and the devil hunters are caught right in the eye of the storm. The question is…who will survive?
This episode starts off with what everyone expected, a very awkward interaction between a rather drunk Himeno, and an underaged Denji, in bed together with things escalating rather quickly. We also see Himeno arriving at her place with Denji on her back, which leads to the awkward interaction in the first place. However, drunken nights rarely end the way people planned, but in this case, it was lucky that it ended without any naughtiness, because as Himeno explains the next morning, people get arrested for being intimate with a minor. Denji is only sixteen after all.
However, the night’s close encounter is the least of their worries, because their whole world is about to change when they realise they are being hunted, but they may not get a chance to properly fight back. Something dark and twisted is approaching, and they’ll need all the strength they can muster.
There are a couple new characters introduced in this episode, with one having a closer connection to Denji than anyone could have expected. However, there isn’t much time to get to know these new characters because all hell breaks loose and things go from bad to worse in a matter of seconds.
The design of one of the new characters, without spoiling too much, is certainly badass, and not too dissimilar to Denji’s Chainsaw-Devil design, but I do have to wonder with this new character…where does their new clothes appear from?
I’ll admit the ending of the episode feels like it’s rushed the story just a bit, but in a way that still gets the adrenaline pumping and leaves you on the edge of your seat because there is a LOT to process in the second half of this episode and the coming episodes are surely going to leave us in awe.
All I can say is, if you’ve attached yourself to a character at this point, I’m sorry.
Chainsaw Man is available to watch exclusively on Crunchyroll here in the UK. New episodes every Tuesday!
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