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Chainsaw Man Aki Hayakawa Promo Focuses on Motivations

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Chainsaw Man Aki Hayakawa

The official account for Chainsaw Man are counting down to the anime season’s final episode, scheduled to air on December 27, 2022. As part of the countdown, it’s posting character-focused promos starring each of the principal figures in the ongoing story. The first promo for the countdown focuses on Chainsaw Man character Aki Hayakawa [Thanks, Dengeki!].

Check it out below.

Note that some of the scenes shown may be considered spoilers for Aki Hayakawa in Chainsaw Man.

The Chainsaw Man Aki Hayakawa promo focuses on Aki’s personality and motivations. As a Devil Hunter for Public Safety operating under Makima, Aki is serious and hardworking, to the point of seeming stoic. He keeps his guard up at most times, leading his fellow Devil Hunters to see him as overly blunt, even rude. The callous exterior, though, belies his tendency to get attached and his hate of seeing friends suffer. He even grows to care for Denji, who he initially sees as unforgivably shallow and incapable of taking his job seriously.

After losing his family to the attack of the Gun Devil, years before the events of Chainsaw Man, Aki became a Devil Hunter to seek revenge on it. He claims to despise Devils equally, seeing them all as targets to ultimately be exterminated eventually. Despite this he manages to bond with several including his partners Denji and Power. Aki is also contracted to the Fox Devil. The Fox Devil’s unusual favor for Aki enabled him to make use of the Fox Devil’s head, by framing a target in his hand and saying “Kon” to have Fox Devil materialize and bite down on the target.

Chainsaw Man is airing on various streaming services. The last episode of the season airs on December 27, 2022. The manga is published in English by Viz Media.

Josh Tolentino
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