Denji (デンジ, Denji) is the protagonist of Chainsaw Man.

As a young boy, he inherits his father's debts from the Yakuza. After meeting Pochita, he becomes a Devil Hunter for the Yakuza in attempt to clear his debt. After being betrayed by the Yakuza, which were under the control of a Devil he died and Pochita became his heart. He now has the ability to become a Chainsaw Devil by pulling the cord on his chest. After meeting Makima, he became a Public Safety Devil Hunter.


Denji is a young man with blond, scruffy hair. He has sharp yellowish-brown eyes with bags underneath and sharp teeth to match. He is a bit scrawny with protruding ribs due to malnutrition. After Denji forms a contract with Pochita a chainsaw cord forms in the middle of his chest and he regains the body parts that he lost. He mostly is seen wearing his standard white t-shirt, tie and slacks.


While Denji seems like a cocky male, he is truly dumb. His mother passed away at a young age and he himself had to be homeschooled until sadly his father died. The debt his father had dropped onto his shoulders lead him to miss out on school since he focused mainly on killing demons and earning money. HIs personality comes off rude and harsh yet still a childish way. He doesn't know how to be clever or wise but he knows how to lighten the mood.


Powers & AbilitiesEdit

Chainsaw Devil Transformation: By pulling on the cord emerging from his chest, Denji can transform into a bloodthirsty Chainsaw Devil.

  • Chainsaw Manifestation: As part of his transformation Denji grows fully-functional chainsaws from his arms and his head.
    • Chainsaw Retraction: If he needs the full use of his arms, Denji's chainsaws automatically retract into his body.

Enhanced Strength: In his transformed state, Denji has enough strength to catch a thrown car out of the air without staggering and throw it back equally as hard.

Enhanced Durability: In his transformed state, Denji withstood a point-blank blast from the Bat Devil that destroyed the building behind him. Denji was able to stand up and continue fighting despite being hit by the attack.

Blood Healing: After becoming a Devil Denji gains the ability to heal and recover lost body parts as long as he has a sufficient amount of blood. After losing his arm to Bat Devil Denji's arm re-attached itself after he received a blood transfusion.

Weaknesses Edit

Anemia: Because Denji's chainsaw body parts must cut their way out of his body Denji loses major amounts of blood.

Blood Need: Denji's chainsaw abilities require a certain amount of blood. When Denji is low on blood he cannot fully activate his chainsaws and is weakened.

Women: Denji will do almost anything to squeeze some boobs or receive a kiss. This means he can be easily manipulated.