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 that debuted at the very end of the manga’s first part and is set to have a major role going forward – Nayuta! Nayuta is the new Control Devil now that Makima’s gone and we are going to tell you everything you need to know about her.
Nayuta is a fictional character from the Chainsaw Man manga who debuted in the Control Devil arc of the first part of the manga, i.e., near the end of the manga’s first part. She was revealed to be the newly-reincarnated Control Devil, after Denji had killed and consumed Makima. She is currently a secondary character in the series and is under Denji’s care, and will probably play a more important role later on.
The rest of this article is going to focus on the character of Nayuta in Chainsaw Man. This intriguing character has yet to play a major role in the manga, but knowing who she is, we have decided to bring you as many details as possible so that you know everything about the character before she becomes a major 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 Nayuta in Chainsaw Man?
Nayuta was boring in 1997 in China and became the new incarnation of the Control devil after the previous manifestation, Makima, was vanquished by Denji. She was discovered in China, and Kishibe took her to Japan, wanting to put her under Denji’s care so that they could prevent Nayuta from becoming another Makima, i.e., so that Denji could raise her properly.
In the colored version of the manga, Nayuta assumes the look of a young girl with dark brown hair that is trimmed over her shoulder and has just one enormous bang hanging down in front of her face. She also sports a birthmark beneath her left eye. She has bright eyes with several red circles inside. This was not clear from the original black-and-white manga.
Nayuta came up to Kishibe and Denji while they were engaged in a conversation after Makima’s demise, while holding one of Makima’s dogs. As she, and she often does that as a habit, nibbled on one of Denji’s fingers, Kishibe introduced him to her and told him her story. As soon as she bit him, Denji recalls this bite, recognizing the connection between Nayuta and Makima right away, as he remembered a similar bite he got from Makima early in the story. Kishibe continues by stating that because Makima is indeed no longer with them, they must prevent this new Control Devil from taking the same course, putting Nayuta in Denji’s care rather than the custody of Public Security.
She is later seen living with Denji, but Nayuta still hasn’t become a major character in the story. We don’t know how her story is actually going to evolve, but at this point, we know very little of her future in the Chainsaw Man manga. She will probably be fine in Denji’s care, but what Fujimoto has in store for her is still unknown at this moment. So is her personality. The details of his personality are sketchy. Like her previous incarnation, she seems to enjoy dogs because she gets along with Makima’s dogs. When speaking, she is reticent and blunt. Like her previous incarnation, Nayuta desires a family and relationships that are based on equality rather than fear.
Is Nayuta actually Makima?
Well, Nayuta both is and is not Makima, in a sense. Let us explain. Nayuta is not Makima in the sense that the is a completely different person than Makima. She is a little girl born in China in 1997, so she has absolutely no connection to Makima. Sure, her story is connected to Makima’s, but not in such a way, since she is a completely standalone character that is, in that aspect, not related to Makima.
On the other hand, Nayuta does have a very close narrative relation to Makima, as she is Makima’s successor. How? Well, after Denji killed Makima and ate her, so that she could not return in that form, he was informed that the Control Devil, the Devil behind Makima, reincarnated in the body of a Chinese girl which was soon revealed to be Nayuta. So, in a way, Nayuta is not Makima, as she is a standalone new character, and is Makima, as she is the new Control Devil in the story.