Ahead of the show’s season finale on December 27, 2022, the Chainsaw Man official account is uploading a series of character-focused commercials. The promos put a spotlight on the various members of the cast. The promo aired on December 21st highlights Chainsaw Man character Himeno. The previous promo highlighted Denji’s partner Aki Hayakawa.
Check it out below.
Note that some of the scenes highlighted may be considered spoilers for Himeno in Chainsaw Man.
As she plays more of a supporting role in Chainsaw Man, the Himeno promo doesn’t get into deep detail about her past or identity. Unlike Aki Hayakawa, readers and viewers don’t even know her given name (though this is true of many Chainsaw Man characters, including Denji himself). A Public Safety Devil Hunter, Himeno works under Makima’s command, though in a separate unit from Denji, Power, and Aki. As a contractor to the Ghost Devil, Himeno can summon its arms to do her bidding. Himeno is voiced by Mariya Ise, who also voiced Killua in Hunter x Hunter, Rengoku in Demon Slayer, Yu Mei-ren in Fate/Grand Order, and Tataru in Final Fantasy XIV.
In Chainsaw Man, Himeno and Aki share a bond, as they were once partners. Her influence even got him into smoking. Ironically, Himeno and Aki are almost opposites in the way they present themselves to others. Aki’s outward stoicism and cold demeanor guards an empathetic, caring inner self. Himeno’s upbeat, outgoing, party-girl behavior masks a bitter cynicism born from intimate knowledge of the hazards of Devil Hunting. Even her smoking habit reflects that fatalism, with Himeno reasoning that most Devil Hunters won’t live long enough to suffer any of smoking’s drawbacks.
Chainsaw Man streams on various services, including Amazon Prime Video, Ani-One Asia, and Crunchyroll. The manga is published in English by Viz Media.