The Chainsaw Man Chapter 140 explores the theme of religion through the Sword Man’s tale of the Chainsaw Man Church. It focuses on the formation of the Chainsaw Man Society for World Peace or the Chainsaw Man Church, developed by Fami and Haruka alongside a mysterious third member. Sword Man, while narrating the tale to Denji, focuses on how the religious organization was used by teenagers to incite violence to take over an erstwhile cult.
What is the Chainsaw Man Church as explained in Chainsaw Man Chapter 140?
The Chainsaw Man Church was established by Fami and Haruka with a third unknown member and was created to aid Chainsaw Man in creating a world without evil and prevent the Age of Devils.
Moreover, it has an ulterior motive as part of a hidden agenda to weaken the Chainsaw Devil to help Chainsaw Man live a normal life. It was first introduced in Chapter 132 of the Chainsaw Man manga and its members include Fami, Haruka Iseumi, Fake Chainsaw Man, Asa Mitaka, Yoru, and Weapon Devils.
The Church employs a Fake Chainsaw Man, one of the members, who pushes the narrative of Adam and Eve and aspires to create a world without devils.
- While it was initially founded to support the voices of victims and refugees of Devil attacks, it exploded into a large organization due to its popularity among high school students.
- Asa Mitaka further provokes a lot of notorious actions and people start attributing the achievements of Chainsaw Man to her, which infuriates Denji further.
Is there a deeper purpose behind the Chainsaw Man Church as stated in Chainsaw Man Chapter 140?
We know that human fear is an essential and important element in the birth of a Devil. The claims of Nobana in Chainsaw Man Chapter 140 further solidify this argument and the widespread fear and panic amongst the teenagers and the society through the Chainsaw Man Church regarding the Devils might be an indicator of a future devil. It might also point towards the threat of the Flamethrower Devil Barem, one of Makima’s pawns and the one of whom Nobana is scared of.
The Church is also a believer in radical science and underage marriages and considers that all things ‘adult’ and ‘American’ are actually evil.
- The disposition of the West into a seemingly evil influence on the society of Japan and teenagers are being brain damaged by American ultraviolet rays weapons.
- This holds a deeper meaning instead, as it explores the idea of the Western influence in Asia and particularly Japan, and how the so-called organized life is nothing but a hoax and a lie to regulate the thoughts of the people.
Why did Denji escape the Church in Chainsaw Man Chapter 140?
Denji escaped the Chainsaw Man Church as he found the notions of underage marriages and radical scientific beliefs quite ridiculous. Moreover, the Sword Man’s monologue on how the Church is filled with lies to mislead teenagers makes him believe that it is nothing but a cult in its very origin. Denji also chose to refrain from adopting the faith as he believed that he wasn’t having sex as often as he was promised, and sex, intimacy, and addiction are often recurring and overarching themes of the series.
Chainsaw Man Chapter 140 explores the theme of Religion in a very satirical tone. The satire points towards organized religion and the influence of the West in upholding these institutions. While we will explore the influence of the Church in the upcoming chapters, it is important to remember how these influences are often linked to the oppressive regime of these institutions and the power structures that control, manipulate, and dictate them throughout.