Chainsaw Man anime continues to kill it with Episode 9, “From Kyoto”. The Tokyo Satan Hunters had been left reeling (or useless) after a highly-coordinated ambush by the Gun Satan’s gang, with Denji left standing to face his personal devil-human hybrid counterpart in “Katana Man.” Nicely, The Satan Hunters handle to show their mettle within the midst of the loss of life, because the surviving members rally to tackle their foes. Throughout that counterstrike, Makima proves why she is the one accountable for this division of the Satan Hunters!


Sure, it seems that Makima wasn’t shot to loss of life on the practice to Kyoto – or she WAS, and in some way resurrected. Both manner, we lastly get a showcase of Makima’s satan contract powers – and whereas there are SO MANY questions on how these powers work (and even what they’re), there isn’t any debate that they’re shockingly bloody!

Makima makes use of a type of clairvoyant imaginative and prescient and nearly voodoo-style distant manipulation to actually twist the our bodies of the Gun Satan gang member till they pop like tubes of yogurt. The approach will get even darker as we see Makima use a bunch of loss of life row inmates as totems for the ritual: she forces every convict to talk the title of a gang member, and as soon as she performs her ‘squish connect’ the inmate who spoke the title additionally dies!

As you’ll be able to see above, Chainsaw Man manga followers have been ready awhile for Makima’s “Temple Scene” to make it into anime type. As at all times, manga is a shocking visible artwork type – however what anime (when executed right) does to boost can’t be equaled. So whereas Makima’s energy actually stood out within the manga, it is downright traumatizing in anime. The moving visuals of our bodies being twisted past all bodily limits is disturbing on a Cronenberg stage; the bloody mess both left behind and/or splattered onto close by onlookers makes it one thing out of a horror film.


Greater than something, this temple sequence has taken Makima from enigmatic query to real character of intrigue. How she survived getting shot (whereas showing useless) and why her satan contracts are so secret are actually questions that may hold us invested – properly past Denji’s attractive intentions. The episode additionally ends with the darkish reveal that Makima might have very properly had the ability to forsee the Gun Satan’s ambush was coming – rasing new questions and hypothesis about why she let it go down.

Chainsaw Man is streaming new episodes on Crunchyroll and Hulu.