Who Is Katana Man in Chainsaw Man? Is He a Human, a Devil, a Fiend or a Hybrid?
Chainsaw Man is one of the weirder series you’ll encounter in your life, but that makes it so special and that is why this series has become so popular. The characters of Chainsaw Man are so interesting that they actually deserve more attention and that is what inspired this article. In this article, we are going to present a character from the first part of the manga who is going to appear as a major secondary villain in the anime – the Katana Man, who was a truly intriguing character. In this article, you’re going to find out everything you need to know about the character.
The unnamed grandson of the leader of the yakuza who employed Denji is actually the menacing character better known as Katana Man, one of the most dangerous and deadliest antagonists of the first part of the manga. Wanting to avenge his grandfather’s death, he is employed by Akane Sawatari to retrieve the Chainsaw Devil’s heart. He is a deadly and powerful swordsman and also a skilled marksman.
The rest of this article is going to focus on the character of the Katana Man and his powers. This intriguing character has been featured a lot in the first part of the manga, so we are going to bring you as many details as possible so that you know everything about the character. If you haven’t read the manga, we have to warn you that there are going to be spoilers present in this article.
Who is Katana Man in Chainsaw Man? How strong is he?
While his original name is unknown, Katana Man, also known as Samurai Sword, is a human-Devil hybrid who became one with the Katana Devil. He joins forces with Akane Sawatari to exact revenge on Denji because the latter killed his grandfather, the mob boss with whom Denji had been working, and to win Denji’s affection. He is the Katana Man arc’s major antagonist.
Selfish and vicious are the best words to actually describe him. He is hell-bent on killing Denji so he has to confess to killing Samurai Sword’s grandfather. To attain his goal of finding Denji, he will sacrifice innocents and even his own buddies up till he chops them up.
When Denji claimed in his apologies that Samurai Sword’s grandfather was a zombie and the Katana Man labeled him a liar, he displayed some suspicion. He adores his grandfather despite the fact that he knows he was the Yakuza boss because he believed his great-grandfather was a man of values who killed just a small number of women and children. The Katana man claims to still retain a human conscience despite having the demon Katana replace his physical heart. He claims that contrary to Denji himself, who has no sense of guilt, killing a zombie will keep him awake.
He can change into the shape of Katana Man with swords coming from his limbs and head by detaching his left hand from his body and exposing a katana emerging from the stump. He will revert to his original shape once the katana is taken away from his arm. He is temporarily unable to fight after his change is undone. In his evolved state, the katana man is immensely stronger and is able to slash through thick walls.
Katana Man could dart forward at amazing speeds while crouching and ready to fire his swords, frequently appearing to vanish past his opponent before his assaults manifested on their body. his adversary. The hybrid Katana Man may replenish his health by ingesting blood. He is seen to have rebuilt his body after being forked by Denji. In his human form, Katana Man shot Denji, Aki, and Himeno in the head at close range. Aki and Denji were no match for Katana Man’s arm-to-arm fighting prowess; he eventually defeated them with his devastating slashes.
Is the Katana Man a Devil in Chainsaw Man?
Before we give you a precise answer, let us first explain what Devils in Chainsaw Man actually are. A race of mythical beings known as devils can be found all over the earth. Devils are born in hell, and each one has a name that corresponds to an existing or feared entity. They materialize in accordance with the collective consciousness associated with their names. In both directions, devils who pass away in one world resurface in the other, effectively becoming immortal. Devils who pass away in Hell also reappear in the realm of humans and vice versa.
The series has often implied that Devils become considerably stronger by ingesting blood, especially that of another Devil since the major source of food for the Devils is the blood of humans and other Devils. Naturally, the majority are exceedingly hostile toward both people and devils, but others are only mildly hostile and obtain their food in other ways. The Primal Devils are an alternative to the regular Devils, and they are those who have names that represent the anxieties that are present in the human psyche by nature.
Since we know that the unnamed Yakuza was a human who had his heart replayed with the Katana Devil by Akane Sawatari, we can confirm here that he is actually not a Devil, as he only has a part of his persona under the control of a Devil and is not himself a Devil.
Is the Katana Man a human in Chainsaw Man?
As far as humans in Chainsaw Man go, there is nothing special we can add to the equation – they are regular human beings and are treated as such. There is really nothing special about humans, save for the fact that their fears are the source of a Devil’s powers and that they can be hosts to various Fiends and Hybrids.
The unnamed Yakuza was a human for most of his life. We don’t know much about his past so we don’t know the details, but we know that he was a regular human when he had his heart replaced with the Katana Man, so we can confirm that he was a human for most of his life, but that he had ceased being one when we first saw him in the story.
Is the Katana Man a Fiend in Chainsaw Man?
Let us first define the terms used to refer to the enemies in Chainsaw Man before we can offer you a detailed response. Fiends are Devils that have, as a final option to surviving, taken possession of someone’s corpse. A Devil that turns into a Fiend loses most of their supernatural abilities as well as their capacity to contract with people. These can be distinguished because of the variations in the shape of their heads.
Fiends have the personalities of the Devils who gained control of their corpses, but because different Devils retain different amounts of mind of the original corpse they end up possessing, their personalities meld. Fiends have some of the same supernatural prowess as their corresponding Devils, but only smaller, and some of them have the ability to briefly assume their original Devil forms. Blood can also be used to replenish their health, although they cannot enter into agreements with humans or devils.
Since it is known that Fiends are human corpses possessed by Devils, and since we definitely know that the unnamed Yakuza was alive when he had his heart replaced with the Katana Man, we can only confirm that he is, in fact, not a Fiend in Chainsaw Man.
Is the Katana Man a Hybrid in Chainsaw Man?
Before we respond to your question specifically, allow us to first define what Hybrids in Chainsaw Man are. It happens very infrequently for a human to merge with a Devil; hybrids (actual name unknown) are humans with the capacity to assume a Devil’s shape. Furthermore, signing a contract is the only way to become a hybrid. Hybrids are undetectable from regular humans as contrasted to Fiends, as long as they don’t transform into Devils; yet, they can transform into human-Devil hybrids and manifest the paranormal skills of their respective fused
In addition to gaining their respective Devil’s ability, their strength, speed, and durability all significantly increase after the transformation. Their metamorphosis typically affects their heads and arms, although competent hybrids can even turn their legs into weapons. Similar to Devils and Fiends, they have the ability to regenerate themselves by ingesting blood, however unlike those creatures, their capacity for regeneration is almost infinite, and they can recover their health even after having their heads or hearts severed from their bodies.
Now that we know the whole story, we can actually confirm that the Katana Man is, indeed, a hybrid. He has had a part of a Devil transplanter into him, i.e., he has merged with it and that gave him the power to transform into Katana Man. All of this, of course, makes him a Hybrid.