Here are all film references in the anime chainsaw anime theme

Chainsaw Man

Anime began to be broadcast in Japan on October 11, 2022, revealing for the first time the motif opening filled with film Easter eggs.

Tatsuki Fujimoto is a well -known lover of cinema.It should not be surprising, therefore, that the opening of the anime is more like Ode to some classic films.

From the author’s favorite movie,

Mechanical saw massacre in Texas

, to the iconic movies of Quentin Tarantino and Coen Brother, the opening topic contains references to over 15 films.

In case you miss it, we have prepared a list of all references that we could find in the hole and mentioned them below

The scene that opens the walking of Makim and the gang is a reference to the opening scene

Furious dogs

, in which all heroes leave the restaurant after a conversation about giving tips to the waiter.

The next scene in which Denji hugs Pobita and sits is a reference to one of Fujimoto’s favorite movies,

Mechanical massacre in Texas

.You certainly did not forget about the man from the grave.

The third comes again from the classic film by Quentin Tarantino,

Pulp fiction

.Kishibe aimed at a weapon is a reference to Jules Samuel L. Jackson aiming at Ringo, whose Tim Roth plays during a stop in the restaurant.

Next is the scene in which Denji and Katana face each other.Internet users quickly noticed that it came from the Japanese horror from 2016,

Sadako versus Kayako


You remember Anton Chigurha from the recognition of the critics of the Western film Neo-Nair Coen Brother

There is no country for old people

?He also receives an explanation in the introduction

Man chain saw

When the devil of violence, sitting in the motel and removing shoe, is clearly an imitation of a cold -blooded antagonist.

Another link from the Tarantino movie follows, and this time it is his film from 2019.

Once upon a time in Hollywood


The scene in which Kobeni crawl on all fours on the table, when KisHibe, Aki and Azai look at them, is a clever reference to the horror with a parody

Attack of deadly tomatoes

.The reference stands out even more when you notice the poster of the tomato devil on the wall next to them.Indeed deadly tomato.

Below are references that reflect the scenes from the horror of Hideo Nakata from 1996.

Don’t look up

and psychological horror of 1990

Jakub’s ladder


The next big move to which he refers openly, is


.The scene in which Aki and Himeno meet is a tribute to the evening meeting of John Constantine and Rachel Weisz from Isabel Dodson Keanu Reeves.

The scene in which Denji and Aki polish bowling balls was quickly indicated by fans as a reference to

The Big Lebowski

, the second film by Coen Brother, which was on this list.

Even the illustrator did not miss the reference

One Punch Man

, Yusuke Murata, who added the scene with the bowling alley at the opening was a reference to Big Lebowski and Sky Crawler.

Thor: Love and thunder

It also goes to the mix, because Power’s entry is written with the same font as in the movie.

Considering all references, opening

Chainsaw Man

certainly would not miss

Fight Club

Now, right?Where else can reference come to the destructive ball?

In addition to movies, opening anime

Chainsaw Man

It also contains references to

Neon Genesis evangelion

, and also to one of your own works of Fujimoto,



Fujimoto previously revealed that


He is also one of his favorite movies.It was disappointing that he is missing on this list.

In addition, there is a scene at the beginning, in which all characters sit in the theater and watch the movie.Is it a way of creators to repeat that openly is certainly a tribute to all classic films, or could it be another Easter that we missed?

Shameful bastard


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