The ending of Chainsaw Man was as thrilling and as disturbing as you’d expect, with Power and Makima dying, and Denji becoming a new role in the story in relation to the newly-reincarnated Control Devil. Now, while we’re waiting for the recently-premiered second part of the series to develop Denji’s story further, we wanted to go back to the original ending to explain what exactly happened to Makima. Did Denji eat her or not? Why did her story end as it did? You’ll find all of this and more in our article.
After managing to defeat her, Denji indeed does eat Makita’s remains in his apartment; this is not unusual in the world of Chainsaw Man. Now, while he could not forgive her for all the atrocities she had committed, he said that he still loved her and wanted to share the burden of their atrocities with her, which is why he ate her as an act of love, rather than revenge.
The rest of this article is going to discuss the ending of the first part of Chainsaw Man in relation to Makima, one of the series’ primary antagonist. We are going to detail her fate in the final chapters of the manga and reveal what exactly happened. The article is going to contain a lot of spoilers so be careful if you haven’t read the whole manga up to this point.
Does Denji eat Makima at the end of Chainsaw Man?
The final confrontation between Makima and Denji began in the final chapters of Part 1 of the manga. Makima covers her injured hand over Denji’s mouth and holds it for a few moments as about two dozen members of public security levitate after her, chains appearing and pulling away from their chests, binding them to Makima. Makima pulls the cord from Denji’s chest and salutes him before he quickly decapitates her.
Her head flies off, and the head of one of the chained members of Public Security suddenly flies off as Makima’s head flies back to her body, pulled back by lines of her blood. Denji tries to hit her again with his left arm but misses when Makima dodges his punch and hits him in the face, knocking him back as Denji slashes her chest with his right arm.
The wound is transferred to another chained Public Security member, whose chest is cut open while Makima regenerates. Makima unleashes a series of punches, hitting Denji in the chest one after another as blood spurts from her mouth, one final blow hitting his chest before he manages to sever her head. A headless Makima kicks Denji in the chin, pushing him back as her head begins to return to her neck before Denji kicks her in the chest.
As Makima’s head reattaches, it strikes one of Denji’s arms, her right arm flying away while Denji’s left arm is destroyed. She is about to kick him again as a chainsaw emerges from Denji’s leg, with the latter kicking her as he cuts her in half. Makima’s torso and lower half quickly stick together, and she turns around and punches a hole through Denji’s torso.
She turns to him and grabs a piece of the gut that oozes out of him before kicking him again, ripping through his chest as both of his arms are ripped off. Makima holds Denji’s wounded, armless corpse by the handle on his head and pulls Pochita with her right arm. As she slowly pulls Pochita out of his body, she tells Denji that even though she only used her bare fists, he still lost to her and wasn’t a chainsaw man.
She asks how she was able to make him completely give up his life and how she could ever get Chainsaw Man back. Denji spits blood in her face, and Makima tells him that Chainsaw Man didn’t spit in people’s faces. She goes on to say that Chainsaw Man wasn’t wearing clothes or talking and just messed up everything he was doing.
She says that despite all his ignorance, Denji was always chosen to be the chainsaw man, and he must die while standing between Makima and the chainsaw man. Makima rips Pochita completely out of Denji’s chest, blood gushing from his wounds as he coughs up blood, his head falling to the ground as Makima stands over him, staring at his motionless corpse. She proceeds to leave.
A few yards behind Makima, Denji slowly rises from a pile of dead bodies and dons an oversized public safety uniform. He walks up to Makima, and when she notices him, he takes a chainsaw and cuts her chest. Makima gasps, confused and shocked, as blood spurts from her chest and drops to his knees as Denji stands over her.
Denji exclaims that Makima has finally let her guard down and tells her that he will take Pochita back. He bends down and picks up Pochita, saying that what he just did was dangerous, and he has used up all the blood Power gave him from their contract. Makima, now bleeding from her mouth and nose, asks how Denji was alive, to which Denji replies that she was indeed fighting Pochita the whole time, and he had a vague memory of how Pochita was able to stand up.
As Makima is still bleeding, Denji says to her that the chainsaw he used to cut her was made from the blood he got from Power, and he let it “go wild” inside her. Makima says, “It’s barely enough to…” to which Denji says he didn’t think he could kill her with such a cheap thing. A van pulls up behind Denji, causing him to proclaim, happily, that Kishibe was there to take them away. He then tells Makima he’s sorry before directing the chainsaw at her.
Later, as the door to his apartment closes, Denji talks to himself and asks what Kishib had said, before sighing and going to the fridge, muttering that he’s hungry. He pulls out a small box from the fridge; the fridge itself is filled with various locked boxes as Denji says he still loved Makima despite everything that had happened.
He starts cooking, chopping an onion, and frying the pieces, saying he can’t forgive Makima after she killed everyone. He says that’s why he would share the burden of his sins with her and wonders how he would do that. He plays around with the idea of latching onto her with a bomb and committing a double suicide before countering that the attacks did not affect her.
Still, He says that fact made him realize how he can fight and become one with her. Denji finishes preparing his meal, consisting of a small bowl of white rice, miso soup, and a side dish of meat and fried onions with ginger. Denji performs the traditional Japanese Itadakimasu before taking a sip of miso soup and realizing it was pretty good.
He bites into the ginger fried meat and onions and says it was good. He begins to eat the rice, realizing what he tasted was what Makima tasted like.
Why does Denji eat Makima?
Denji tells Kishibe that he ate Makima whole and that she was not revived – neither in his stomach nor in the toilet. Kishibe asks Denji how he killed her when the attacks had no effect on her. To this, Denji replies that he did not mean to hurt Makima and that when he ate Makima and became one with her, it was not an attack but love.
Kishibe tells him that he probably just accidentally found a way around their contract; he then asks Denji how he managed to attack Makima without her spotting him. Denji says that he figured out that Makima only senses people through their sense of smell and not their face, so he took a risk. He bet that the whole time he knew her, Makima only saw the chainsaw man and never really noticed him.