Aki Hayakawa (早川はやかわ アキ Hayakawa Aki?) was a Public Safety Devil Hunter, working under Makima's special squad.[1] 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).

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]

Intro arc[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.

Bat Devil arc[edit | edit source]

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.

Eternity Devil arc[edit | edit source]

Katana Man arc[edit | edit source]

Bomb Girl arc[edit | edit source]

International Assassins arc[edit | edit source]

Gun Devil arc[edit | edit source]

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.[2]

Blood Consumption: As a Gun Fiend, Aki Hayakawa's corpse is able to restore his health by consuming blood.[3]

Antemortem Abilities[edit | edit source]

Swordsmanship: Aki is a proficient swordsman, wielding a sword as his primary weapons when fighting devils.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]

  • 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]

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Intro arc
1. Dog & Chainsaw Absent
2. The Place Where Pochita Is Absent
3. Arrival in Tokyo Debut
4. Power Appears
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Bat Devil arc
5. A Way to Touch Some Boobs Mentioned
6. Service Appears
7. Meowy's Whereabouts Absent
8. Chainsaw vs. Bat Absent
9. Rescue Absent
10. Kon Appears
11. Compromise Appears
12. Squeeze Absent
13. Gun Devil Appears
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Eternity Devil arc
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
20. Drinking Appears
21. Taste of a Kiss Appears
22. Cola-Flavor Chupa Chups Mentioned
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Katana Man arc
23. Gunfire Appears
24. Curse Appears
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
35. Minor Appears
36. Katana vs. Chainsaw Absent
37. Train, Head, Chainsaw Absent
38. Easy Revenge! Appears
39. Tearjerker Absent
v  e
Bomb Girl arc
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
50. Sharknado Appears
51. Dark Diving Absent
52. Lost Love, Flower, Chainsaw Appears
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International Assassins arc
53. In a Dream Appears
54. To Go to Enoshima Appears
55. Let's Go Appears
56. A Curse and A Fist Appears
57. Suddenly Appears
58. Yutaro Kurose Absent
59. Mess Appears
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
66. Woof! Appears
67. The First Devil Hunter Absent
68. Dark Power Absent
69. Shining Power Absent
70. Pinch Absent
71. Bath Appears
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Gun Devil arc
72. All Together Appears
73. Everyday Life No More Appears
74. What the Waves Say Appears
75. 9,12 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]

  1. Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 3, Page 19
  2. Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 77, Pages 14 - 15
  3. Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 30, Page 2
  4. Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 49, Pages 2 - 4
  5. Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 49, Pages 3 - 4
  6. Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 30, Pages 8 - 9

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