Who Is Hirofumi Yoshida? His Abilities and Devil Explained

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Chainsaw Man is one of the most recent and popular manga from Shounen Jump and it has just got a new anime adaptation, which is as popular as the original material. The series has already provided many iconic and interesting characters who are adored by fans, one of them is the rather mysterious Hirofumi Yoshida. A lot of people already know what his role is in the series and what exactly he does, but there are also lots of newcomers trying to understand who is Hirofumi Yoshida and what are his abilities and which devil he has in Chainsaw Man.

Hirofumi Yoshida is one of Denji’s allies in Chainsaw Man and is a private devil hunter. He has a contract with the Octopus Devil. Not much is known about him, but he is a bodyguard very trusted by Makima who is still in high school. Hirofumi Yoshida was also hired by the organization he works with to keep a lookout on Denji and protect him.

Hirofumi Yoshida is a very interesting character, mainly due to his mysterious figure and his unknown motivations and powers. As to answer some of these questions and solve some of these mysteries, let’s dive a little deeper into his character and find out who exactly is Hirofumi Yoshida.

Who Is Hirofumi Yoshida from Chainsaw Man?

Hirofumi Yoshida is first mentioned in the manga in chapter 53 but makes his first appearance in chapter 55, during the International Assassins arc. He is a private devil hunter, which means he is only a civilian and does have a normal life. He frequents the same high school as Denji and the new characters from Chainsaw Man part 2.

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Yoshida is also working together with an organization that remains unnamed. This organization seeks to protect Denji and keep the public from discovering who truly is the Chainsaw Man for mysterious reasons. This seems to be for Denji’s own good as Yoshida, the only member we have ever met during the series, says this organization will not do any harm. Yoshida joined his high school at a request from the organization so that he could keep an eye on Denji.

Yoshida takes his job very seriously, despite being a very playful guy. Even though he is extremely strong and merciless, he likes to keep a conversation going with his opponents, just to make a joke out of it.


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Is Hirofumi Yoshida a Hybrid in Chainsaw Man?

Hirofumi Yoshida is not a hybrid in Chainsaw Man. Hybrids are humans who have somehow the ability to turn into a devil, such as Denji. They can acquire this power in many different ways, Denji for example made a contract with his pet devil Pochita, so that Pochita could become his heart after both of them died.

However, Hirofumi Yoshida has made a contract with a devil in the past and has the ability to use part of his power on command. He contracted the Octopus Devil and can summon some of his tentacles to fight off opponents.

What Devil Does Hirofumi Yoshida Have in Chainsaw Man?

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Sometime during the Chainsaw Man series, Hirofumi Yoshida made a contract with the Octopus Devil at a price that is yet to be revealed. Currently, Hirofumi Yoshida is the only known human who has a contract with the Octopus Devil.

The Octopus Devil was only partially shown at this point in the series, but it appears to be an enormous octopus with oversized tentacles. We have only seen it in action a few times during the manga and it yet has to make its debut in the anime.

What Are Hirofumi Yoshida’s Abilities in Chainsaw Man?

We have yet to learn about Hirofumi Yoshida’s past, but it does seem he has undergone some harsh training since he is well-versed in the hand-to-hand combat style. He is shown fighting against one of the strongest characters in the series, Quanxi, and even though he loses in the end, he proved himself to be an extraordinary opponent.

Despite his physical skill, he also has the abilities given to him through his contract with the Octopus Devil, which he entered into contact with at some point throughout the series.


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Hirofumi Yoshida’s Devil Powers

After making a contract with the Octopus Devil for a price that is yet to be revealed, Hirofumi Yoshida acquired some excellent abilities that he uses to fight off enemies and protect Denji. As of November 2022, these are the abilities that Hirofumi Yoshida has showed is capable of using:


At any time he wishes, when Hirofumi Yoshida crosses his fingers, he has the ability to summon the tentacles of the Octopus Devil, which appear from ink clouds produced by him. Yoshida can use as many tentacles as he wants to attack his enemies or to even grab them. He can also use these tentacles as a way to defend himself, using them to wrap him or to catch him and stop him from falling.


Just as an octopus does, the Octopus Devil also gives Yoshida the ability to produce ink and create big smokescreens, blinding his enemies and creating an environment favorable to him.

Even though these are the only special devil abilities he has proved to have, Yoshida has shown has versatile and powerful he is even with not so much at his disposal.

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