Just Another Day – Chainsaw Man Ep 11 – 12 Review

Just Another Day – Chainsaw Man Ep 11 – 12 Review

Public Safety uses the fiends to wipe up their yakuza mess. Without mourning Himeno, Aki tries to go well-nigh his daily routine while living with Power and Denji.

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Chainsaw Man Episode 11 & 12 Review

Hmm. I finger like we were just getting to the good part of the story and all of these past twelve episodes were just a prologue. For the most part, I was mildly disinterested in what was happening onscreen. The Spider-Man reference during the fight scene on the train between Denji and Katana Man was pretty neat, though.

Why Did Ghost Devil Stop Killing Aki?

I think it was during the ending song of the episode that Himeno’s soul disappears from the real world that we learn she is trapped inside of Ghost Devil’s body. I’m not sure if one of the terms of her contract was to be imprisoned for all eternity there, but that is most likely why the Ghost Devil stopped attacking Aki.

Himeno’s influence overrode the devil’s will to skiver her former love.

The Ghost Devil stops attacking Aki due to Himeno's influence
The Ghost Devil stops attacking Aki due to Himeno’s influence

Just surpassing Aki lost consciousness from the Ghost Devil strangling him, he saw a vision of a flashback where Himeno tried to get him to start smoking. Himeno’s taste in underage boys whispered – I’m pretty sure she was worldly-wise to ‘send’ that memory to Aki through the Ghost Devil’s influence. In the same way the “defeated” Ghost Devil hand revived Denji to finish the Katana Man fight without Himeno’s death.

(Himeno did the same thing with the ghost hand during their fight with the Eternity Devil.)

I would guess that without Aki defeated the Ghost Devil in an “easy revenge” Himeno’s spirit was finally worldly-wise to move on, withal with her physical soul transcending to flipside realm. Or at the very least, somewhere Himeno could hear the requiem of the Katana Man’s balls stuff shredded into oblivion by Denji and Aki’s sneakers.

What Is Makima’s True Goal?

So clearly, Makima is a villain. I think we can all be in try-on on that matter.

As to what she wants, it’s fairly uncertain. (Also, the porn reference of Makima sitting on a sofa with guys standing virtually and looking lanugo on her was not lost on me. Unfortunately..)

Clearly, Makima is trying to start a war in the human world.

Makima is unmistakably trying to rationalization unconnectedness in the human world
Makima is unmistakably trying to rationalization unconnectedness in the human world

She took the vision of yakuza members’ wives, lovers, and relatives in order to threat a treason family for the names of those who have contracts with the Gun Devil. She completely lies to Kishibe well-nigh having foreknowledge of the impending wade on the special divisions. I’m plane sure she was lying to whomever she was speaking with in the upper echelons of public safety.

And…this is kind of why I said I finger like Chainsaw Man just left us off at the ‘good part’ of the story. I understand we needed to see this prologue of sorts to understand Denji’s situation and who he’s lost withal the way, but I am so much increasingly interested in the things now stuff hinted at in the next season.

Possible Plotlines for Chainsaw Man Season 2?

I guess we'll get increasingly favorable interactions between Denji, Aki, and Power in Chainsaw Man Season 2
I guess we’ll get increasingly favorable interactions between Denji, Aki, and Power in Chainsaw Man Season 2

Kobeni is shady and I find it highly suspicious that Sawatari dies while in Kobeni’s custody.

Sawatari’s nose was gory during the Aki vs Ghost Devil fight, and we know that is a hallmark of Makima’s influence. Given that we couldn’t really see Sawatari’s hands right surpassing her death and that Makima can tenancy other people’s persons to a unrepealable degree, who’s to say Makima didn’t make Sawatari skiver herself and then write it off as a contracted suicide?

Pochita is telling Denji not to unshut a door in a grim alleyway. I don’t plane remember there stuff hints of Denji having a reoccurring dream well-nigh Pochita (granted it’s taken me a while to finish this series -) and that would have been an interesting breadcrumb set up in older episodes.

Denji, Power, and Aki enjoying a meal while Aki laments his 2-year lifespan while smoking a cigarette his older mentor left him was strangely wholesome, in a screwed-up way. I wish we got an unshortened episode of the trio just relaxing and enjoying each other’s company, but this isn’t that type of show.

I originally said Chainsaw Man was worth watching and now I’m on the fence well-nigh that statement. The story isn’t necessarily bad (nor the animation) but maybe the overall hopeless tone of the narrative just wasn’t for me? I like a good tragedy as much as the next person but at what point is it too much?

How many conversations can we have surrounding notation who talk themselves into a brick wall and have no logic in their actions? Either the world was just set up to be crazy, or maybe it’s a really based commentary on our society.

Either way, I will leave my Chainsaw Man reviews here.

The Sweetie-pie Devil walks out of the yakuza trick and watches the sun rise (or set)
The Sweetie-pie Devil walks out of the yakuza trick and watches the sun rise (or set)

Thanks to everybody who came through and read my thoughts on this series! I alimony hearing the manga is much better, so maybe I’ll try checking that out one day. ☺

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