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"I'll turn you into the baddest of the badasses."

Kishibe ( (きし) () ?) is a Public Safety Devil Hunter from Tokyo Special Division 1, but after the assault on the Special Divisions, he became captain of the Tokyo Special Division 4. He serves as a supporting character in the Public Safety Saga.

Appearance[]

Kishibe is a tall, grizzled man with scraggly facial hair and a stitched scar running across his left cheek from his mouth. In his young adult years, his hair was black, but it has turned grey in the manga. In the anime, he has more a blonde hair color, possibly indicating it's dyed. Additionally, Kishibe has two piercings on his left ear and one on his right ear. He typically wears the standard Public Safety Devil Hunter uniform, complimented by a large overcoat.[3]

He is often seen with a silver hip flask which he frequently drinks from.[3][4]

Personality[]

Kishibe is a jaded, straightforward individual. Due to his immense strength and skill, he often undertakes his work with a calm formality, displaying little emotion as he does so. Though he tends to speak in a relaxed, polite manner, his actions often showcase an immense brutality garnered through many years of Devil Hunting. Though he sometimes expresses emotions such as surprise and sadness at certain events, his face and voice remain entirely neutral.

Despite this stoicism, Kishibe has proven on numerous occasions to be something of a sentimental and emotional individual. During his training of Denji and Power, despite his stated hatred of Fiends and Devils, he grows affectionate towards the pair, telling Makima of his concerns for their safety. He later takes care of Meowy for them as a favor when they go on a trip. Similarly, he refuses to look at the corpse of Quanxi upon her death due to their implied past-friendship, despite the two's attempts to kill one another earlier in the day.

Kishibe has been hunting devils for a long time, making him somewhat insane. He espouses a belief that the most fearsome devil hunters to devils isn't the brave or the strong, but the craziest as they are the ones without fear.[5]

Kishibe told Denji and Power that he prefers to be called 'Master' while training them. He admits that he enjoys booze, women and killing devils.[6]

Abilities[]

Kishibe is the strongest member of Tokyo Special Division 4 according to Makima, followed by the Angel Devil.[7] Kishibe has described himself as being the strongest devil hunter,[8] and was purported to be a "first-rate hunter" by Hirofumi Yoshida during the International Assassins arc[9].

Kishibe has contracts with at least three devils which have described as being "fairly dangerous".[10]

Though he was initially dismissed by them as being no one special, Kishibe proved strong enough to easily subdue two of the fiends who work for Quanxi singlehandedly.[11]

Physical Prowess[]

  • Enhanced Strength: Kishibe is extremely strong for a human; he was able to pick Denji and Power up off the ground with one arm each and snap their necks with neither of them being able to stop him.[12][13] With simple punches he could break weapons formed out of Power's hardened blood.[14]
  • Enhanced Speed: Kishibe is an extremely quick fighter; able to dodge Denji's slash and counter-attack by stabbing him several times before Denji could react, and slash Power's throat before she could start her own attack.[15]
  • Enhanced Reflexes: Kishibe has superhuman reflexes, being able to dodge a spear at point-blank range which was thrust through the door in front of him by surprise and react to incoming attacks from directly above him.[16]
  • Enhanced Durability: Kishibe could survive being thrown out of a window and falling hard enough to crush the roof of a car, though he did slow his descent by stabbing a knife into the side of the building.[17]

Devil Contracts[]

  • Claw Devil Contract: Kishibe has a contract with the Claw Devil for an unknown price.[10]
  • Knife Devil Contract: Kishibe has a contract with the Knife Devil for an unknown price.[10]
  • Needle Devil Contract: Kishibe has a contract with the Needle Devil for an unknown price.[10]

Skillset[]

  • Knifemanship: Kishibe is very proficient at using knives in combat; after evading Denji's strike he repeatedly stabbed Denji in the back before driving the knife up through his jaw and into his brain, before slashing Power's throat.[15] He also has great marksmanship, as he was able to throw his knife accurately down a hallway to hit Denji in the head.[18]
  • Hand-to-Hand Combat: Kishibe is skilled in hand-to-hand combat. When Denji attempted to attack him from behind Kishibe could spin and kick in a single fluid motion to strike Denji's head and leave him incapacitated.[19]

Chapter Appearances[]

Public Safety Saga[]

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Eternity Devil arc
14. French Kiss Absent
15. Endless 8th Floor Absent
16. The First Taste Absent
17. Kill Denji Absent
18. Chainsaw vs. Eternity Absent
19. Nobel Prize Flashback
20. Drinking Absent
21. Taste of a Kiss Absent
22. Cola-Flavor Chupa Chups Absent
v  e
Katana Man arc
23. Gunfire Absent
24. Curse Absent
25. Ghost, Snake, Chainsaw Absent
26. The Gun is Mightier Absent
27. From Kyoto Absent
28. Secrets & Lies Absent
29. Perfect Score Debut
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 Absent
36. Katana vs. Chainsaw Absent
37. Train, Head, Chainsaw Absent
38. Easy Revenge! Absent
v  e
Bomb Girl arc
39. Tearjerker Absent
40. Love, Flower, Chainsaw Absent
41. Before the Storm Mentioned
42. Teach Me How to Swim Absent
43. Jane Fell Asleep in the Church Absent
44. Boom Boom Boom Absent
45. A Fine Day for Explosions Absent
46. The Melody of a Massacre Absent
47. Luck With Women Absent
48. Kaboom Kaboom Kaboom Absent
49. Shark Hurricane Absent
50. Sharknado Absent
51. Dark Diving Absent
52. Lost Love, Flower, Chainsaw Appears
v  e
International Assassins arc
53. In a Dream Absent
54. To Go to Enoshima Appears
55. Let's Go Absent
56. A Curse and A Fist Absent
57. Suddenly Absent
58. Yutaro Kurose Absent
59. Mess Absent
60. Quanxi and Fiends' 49-Person Massacre Absent
61. News Reporter Appears
62. Super Mess Appears
63. Trip To Hell Appears
64. Welcome To Hell Absent
65. The Darkness Devil Absent
66. Woof! Absent
67. The First Devil Hunter Appears
68. Dark Power Absent
69. Shining Power Absent
70. Pinch Appears
v  e
Gun Devil arc
71. Bath Absent
72. All Together Appears
73. Everyday Life No More Absent
74. What the Waves Say Absent
75. 9,12 Absent
76. Don't Open It Absent
77. Ring Ring Ring Absent
78. Snowball Fight Absent
79. Play Catch Absent
v  e
Control Devil arc
80. A Dog's Feelings Absent
81. Paw Absent
82. Always Eat A Hearty Breakfast Absent
83. Death, Resurrection, Chainsaw Appears
84. Hero Of Hell Appears
85. Bloody Good Gut Feeling Appears
86. Date Chainsaw Absent
87. Chainsaw Man vs. the Horrifying Weapon Humans Absent
88. Star Chainsaw Absent
89. Go Get 'Em, Chainsaw Man Absent
90. Super Power Absent
91. Power, Power, Power Appears
92. Zombie, Blood, Chainsaw Appears
93. You & Crappy Movies Appears
94. Chainsaw Man vs. the Weapon Humans Absent
95. Chainsaw Man vs. Control Devil Absent
96. This Kind of Taste Appears
97. I, Love, Chainsaw Appears

Academy Saga[]

v  e
Current arc
156. Whup Whup Whup Whup Bzzz Split Split Absent
157. College Fund Absent
158. Gyohnee Guillotine Absent
159. Attack on Samurai Absent
160. That for Which the Heart Beats Absent
161. Chainsaw Man Puzzle Absent
162. Fearsome Mentioned
163. Dream Balls Absent
164. Charred Remains Absent
165. Everyday Scenery Absent
166. Rain, Brothel, Removal Absent
167. Super Smooch Absent
168. Kiss, Love, Sperm Absent
169. Hands and Adaptation Absent
170. How to Eat Sushi Absent
171. Special Division 5 Absent

Anime Appearances[]

v  e
Season 1
1. Dog & Chainsaw Absent
2. Arrival in Tokyo Absent
3. Meowy's Whereabouts Absent
4. Rescue Absent
5. Gun Devil Flashback
6. Kill Denji Absent
7. The Taste of a Kiss Flashback
8. Gunfire Absent
9. From Kyoto Debut
10. Bruised & Battered Appears
11. Mission Start Appears
12. Katana vs. Chainsaw Appears

Etymology[]

  • The surname Kishibe means "shore, bank, coast" (岸辺).

Trivia[]

  • Kishibe's rankings in the Popularity Polls are as follows:
    • Kishibe ranked 17th in the First Popularity Poll with 2,283 votes.
    • Kishibe ranked 13th in the Second Popularity Poll with 13,187 votes.

References[]

  1. Chainsaw Man Anime Exhibition - Character Height Chart
  2. Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 61, Page 15
  3. 3.0 3.1 Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 19, Page 3
  4. Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 52, Pages 1-3
  5. Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 19, Pages 3 - 8
  6. Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 29, Page 20
  7. Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 41, Page 4
  8. Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 30, Page 4
  9. Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 67, Page 1
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 61, Page 4
  11. Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 61, Page 12
  12. Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 29, Pages 20 - 21
  13. Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 30, Page 1
  14. Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 30, Pages 5 - 6
  15. 15.0 15.1 Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 30, Pages 6 - 7
  16. Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 31, Pages 3 - 6
  17. Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 62, Pages 1 - 3
  18. Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 31, Pages 10 - 11
  19. Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 31, Pages 7 - 9

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