Aki Hayakawa (早川 アキ Hayakawa Aki?) was a Public Safety Devil Hunter, working under Makima's special squad. He has a contract with the Curse Devil and Future Devil, and a former contract with the Fox Devil. He was killed and possessed by the Gun Devil, thus became a Gun Fiend (銃の魔人, Jū no majin).
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Plot
- 4 Abilities
- 5 Chapter Appearances
- 6 Trivia
- 7 References
- 8 Site Navigation
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Aki Hayakawa is a handsome man with medium-length black hair that he keeps tied up on the top of his head. He wears a suit and tie. He also wears earrings and usually carries his sword on his back.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Aki has been shown many times to be a very stoic person. He acts mature and dependable when he's with his fellow Devil hunters, but the man is very soft whenever he's alone. After confirming his good friend Himeno's death through Denji and Power, Aki starts to cry, mourning for his fallen teammate. Furthermore, Hayakawa actually cares about Denji and sees the boy as a dear friend, despite the two of them having a mutual hate towards each other.
Plot[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
When Hayakawa is first introduced, Makima orders Denji to work with him. While they are patrolling the city Hayakawa becomes annoyed with Denji asking whether Makima has a boyfriend and pulls him into an alley to beat him up, as a warning that if he doesn't take Devil Hunting seriously he could end up dead. Denji then fights back, kicking him in the groin multiple times and stating that he would risk his life to continue living the way Makima has shown him. Once they get back to the Devil Hunters Headquarters, Makima assigns Denji to Hayakawa's squad.
Aki drives Makima from her meeting with her superiors. In the car, Makima explains to Aki that she is interested in Denji because of his ability to transform into the Chainsaw Devil.
As Denji is impaled by the Leech Devil's tongue, Aki arrives at the battle. He summons the Fox Devil to devour the Leech Devil and save Denji. After taking Denji to the hospital, Aki explains that he was able to summon the Fox Devil as he made a contract with it. In exchange for the summoning, he must allow the Fox Devil to eat a part of him. Aki expresses his disdain for devils to Denji, claiming that they cannot be trusted. Aki informs Denji that he knows that Power tried to kill him, which Denji denies. Aki then threatens to report Power, along with Denji for covering for her, and have them executed if they do not obey his orders as their superior.
Makima informs Aki that Power is going to be moving into Aki's apartment, to his dismay. Both Aki and Denji yell at Power for never bathing or flushing the toilet.
Aki is killed by the Gun Devil as it advances towards Makima. The Gun Devil then possesses his corpse and they become a Gun Fiend. Within this new form, he returns to his residence in order to ambush Denji. Within his mind, Aki hallucinates the experience as if he is having a snowball fight with Denji. Using his left arm, which became a gun, he fires at Denji, destroying his apartment and tearing Denji in half. He and Denji then engage in combat, which causes many building to be destroyed due to his attacks. Denji eventually succeeds in defeating Aki, killing him.
Later on, it's revealed that, in his will, he left half his money to Denji and the other half to Himeno's family.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Postmortem Abilities[edit | edit source]
Bullet Firing: As a Gun Fiend, he is able to fire bullets from the gun in his left arm with great precision and speed. He is able to break the walls and Denji apart with ease.
Blood Consumption: As a Gun Fiend, Aki Hayakawa's corpse is able to restore his health by consuming blood.
Antemortem Abilities[edit | edit source]
Swordsmanship: Aki is a proficient swordsman, wielding a sword as his primary weapons when fighting devils.
Curse Devil Contract: Aki has a contract with the Curse Devil which grants him a nail-like sword. In order to use it, Aki's life would be significantly shortened.
- Stab: Aki points the nail anywhere on his targets body, he then says the word "fire" the curse devil's hand appears and flicks the back end of the nail to inflict damage.
- Curse: By stabbing his enemy three times with the nail, Aki can summon the Curse Devil to seize the enemy and inflict a curse upon them to kill them.
Future Devil Contract: After losing favor with the Fox Devil, Aki was taken to the Future Devil which is held prisoner by Public Safety, and he managed to gain a contract to use its abilities in exchange for letting the Future Devil live inside his right eye.
- Precognition: Aki has the ability to see a few seconds into the future. He uses this to predict his opponent's oncoming attacks and plan accordingly.
Fox Devil Contract: Aki Hayakawa had a contract with the Fox Devil. In exchange for feeding him a part of his body Aki could enlist his power in combat. Aki lost the ability to summon him after he used the Fox Devil recklessly against the Katana Man.
- Summoning: Aki could hold up his hand and say the word "Kon", causing the Fox Devil's head to appear over his target's body, swallowing them whole or cutting them to pieces where they would intersect with the Fox Devil's bite.
Chapter Appearances[edit | edit source]
|1. Dog & Chainsaw||Absent|
|2. The Place Where Pochita Is||Absent|
|3. Arrival in Tokyo||Debut|
|5. A Way to Touch Some Boobs||Mentioned|
|7. Meowy's Whereabouts||Absent|
|8. Chainsaw vs. Bat||Absent|
|13. Gun Devil||Appears|
|14. French Kiss||Appears|
|15. Endless 8th Floor||Appears|
|16. The First Taste||Appears|
|17. Kill Denji||Appears|
|18. Chainsaw vs. Eternity||Appears|
|19. Nobel Prize||Appears|
|21. Taste of a Kiss||Appears|
|22. Cola-Flavor Chupa Chups||Mentioned|
|25. Ghost, Snake, Chainsaw||Appears|
|26. The Gun is Mightier||Appears|
|27. From Kyoto||Absent|
|28. Secrets & Lies||Absent|
|29. Perfect Score||Appears|
|30. Bruised & Battered||Appears|
|31. The Future Rules||Appears|
|32. Over and Over Again||Appears|
|33. Mission Start||Appears|
|34. Full Team||Appears|
|36. Katana vs. Chainsaw||Absent|
|37. Train, Head, Chainsaw||Absent|
|38. Easy Revenge!||Appears|
|40. Love, Flower, Chainsaw||Absent|
|41. Before the Storm||Appears|
|42. Teach Me How to Swim||Appears|
|43. Jane Fell Asleep in the Church||Absent|
|44. Boom Boom Boom||Absent|
|45. A Fine Day for Explosions||Appears|
|46. The Melody of a Massacre||Appears|
|47. Luck With Women||Appears|
|48. Kaboom Kaboom Kaboom||Appears|
|49. Shark Hurricane||Appears|
|51. Dark Diving||Absent|
|52. Lost Love, Flower, Chainsaw||Appears|
|53. In a Dream||Appears|
|54. To Go to Enoshima||Appears|
|55. Let's Go||Appears|
|56. A Curse and A Fist||Appears|
|58. Yutaro Kurose||Absent|
|60. Quanxi and Fiends' 49-Person Massacre||Appears|
|61. News Reporter||Appears|
|62. Super Mess||Absent|
|63. Trip To Hell||Appears|
|64. Welcome To Hell||Appears|
|65. The Darkness Devil||Appears|
|67. The First Devil Hunter||Absent|
|68. Dark Power||Absent|
|69. Shining Power||Absent|
|72. All Together||Appears|
|73. Everyday Life No More||Appears|
|74. What the Waves Say||Appears|
|76. Don't Open It||Appears|
|77. Ring Ring Ring||Appears|
|78. Snowball Fight||Appears|
|79. Play Catch||Appears|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Aki Hayakawa's ranking in the Popularity Polls are as follows;
- Aki ranked 3rd in the First Popularity Poll, with 25,704 votes.
References[edit | edit source]
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|Public Safety Devil Hunters||Aki Hayakawa • Beam • Denji • Fushi † • Himeno † • Kishibe • Kobeni Higashiyama • Kurose † • Madoka ‡ • Makima • Power • Tendo †|
|Civilian Devil Hunters||Denji ‡ • Akane Sawatari † • Quanxi • Santa Claus|