Does Denji die? or is Denji still alive? Is Denji dead in the Chainsaw Man manga?
In the Chainsaw Man anime series, we have seen so far that Denji comes across a chainsaw devil named Pochita at his father’s funeral, and with Pochita, he makes a pact by giving his blood.
In the anime series, it has been showcased that Demons are generally born from human fear.
Hence they can only get healed if they receive human blood.
As Pochita was injured, Denji thought of helping Pochita by giving his blood and made a pact that Pochita would have to help him in return.
Therefore, Pochita becomes Denji’s pet, and Denji becomes a devil hunter and works under Yakuza as he used to owe a debt to him.
Denji used to kill devils for money, and those were traded off in the black market so that Yakuza could profit from that.
Yakuza used to mistreat Denji.
He used to give him very little money because he wanted Denji never to repay his debt.
Still, Denji was forever faithful to Yakuza.
One day Yakuza backstabbed Denji by contract with a Zombie devil.
Yakuza did manage to kill Denji and decomposed his body piece by piece.
But before Denji died, he had already made another pact with Pochita that if he died in any of his assignments, Pochita would merge with Denji and take over his body.
Therefore Pochita, aka the chainsaw man, finally does that, and Denji resurrects himself.
Then he goes on killing the Zombie devil.
A Government Devil Hunter group from the Public Safety Division, led by Makima, reached the spot where it happened, and she saw Denji as Chainsaw Man, therefore she persuaded Denji to join their ranks and help people.
In Chainsaw ManEpisode 9, we witnessed all the divisions from 1, 2, 3 and 4 is executed, and along with that, we saw Denji getting sliced in half in his hybrid form by Kantana Man.
So, does Denji die? or is he still alive? Let us discuss the details below.
Does Denji die? or is Denji still alive?
The good news for all the fans is that Denji is still alive and hasn’t died.
He is still alive in both anime series as well as in the manga.
Katana Man wanted to take revenge on Denji for killing his grandfather Mob Boss, and on the other hand, Akane was working with the Gun Devil (main antagonist), and she was tasked to retrieve Chainsaw Devil’s heart.
While fighting, Denji lacked the combat experience of Kantana Man.
But luckily, Makima used her Control Devil’s powers to kill most of the crew of Kantana Man and Akane.
Therefore as Kantana and Akane were thinking of leaving with Denji’s half-sliced body but then Kobeni appeared all of a sudden.
Yes, the same Kobeni who, earlier in Episode 7, was willing to sacrifice Denji to get out of Eternity Devil’s trap.
But in Episode 9, Kobeni appeared and attacked both Kantana Man and Akane and also killed the remaining member of their team by shooting him in the head.
Even Akane used her snake devil powers against Kobeni, but she jumped like a monkey, dodged all her attacks, and stopped them from taking Denji’s body.
Both Kantana Man and Akane were clueless about what they should do next as both were injured heavily because of the bullet wounds delivered by Kobeni.
Hence they thought of fleeing the area.
But if they could have gotten hold of any one of the parts of Denji’s body, then it would have been Denji’s death for sure.
But as they didn’t get hold of his body, Denji will be fine because he is in his hybrid Chainsaw Man avatar.
He would only require some blood to revive himself again.
In the next episode, we would witness Denji healing himself in the hospital.
Denji should thank Kobeni for saving him.
Is Denji dead in the Chainsaw Man manga?
No, as of now, Denji is not dead in the Chainsaw Man manga.
But as stated above, he did have two very close encounters.
One is when the Zombie devil technically killed him, and his body was disposed of, but he had made a pact with Pochita that if something similar happened, Pochita would take over his body.
Therefore he was soon resurrected, and Pochita merged with Denji giving his heart to Denji. Denji transformed into a hybrid Chainsaw Man and killed the Zombie devil.
Another one was in Chainsaw Man manga chapter 91, where Power gave Denji blood.
Power sacrificed herself and gave her blood to Denji and saved him.
It was when Denji had genuine feelings for Power, and death affected Denji to some extent.
Although we are still determining if power can be resurrected or not cause, in the 91st chapter, she stated this.
“Denji, Go find Blood Devil and find blood devil back into power again.
Find them and make friends with them somehow.
I will give you my blood. It is a contract, come and find me.”