The Chainsaw Man manga started running in 2018, and it’s kind of funny how a relatively new series is more popular than most pre-existing manga. The first part of the Chainsaw Man manga ended in 2020, and fans have been patiently waiting for its return. Just recently, the series came back with its second part, and it’s breaking the internet. But what fans are most looking forward to is the anime adaptation of the series, which is slated for release in 2022.
Mappa hosts the Chainsaw Man anime, known for spectacular shows like Dororo, Attack on Titan: The Final Season, and Jujutsu Kaisen. So there is no doubt that the upcoming anime will break all records with its outstanding story and wonderful animation. But, at this point, there is no news regarding the arrival of the show, except that it will drop in 2022. Some rumors suggest that the show will be released on Netflix, but there is no there is no confirmation yet. So, while waiting for the new series, here are the best anime series to watch if you like Chainsaw Man manga.
Blood+ can easily earn a place in the list of best anime in the horror and vampire genres. The show consists of a total of 50 episodes which ran from October 2005 to September 2006. The huge success of the show prompted the creators to create a sequel series, which aired in 2011 under the name of Blood-C. Much like Denji battles evil demons in Chainsaw Man, Saya Otonashi battles shape-shifting vampires while exploring her past.
Have you ever heard of an anime where the main character is a monster? Well, this is where Chainsaw Man and Dorohedoro start to share a similarity. Full of action, violence, and dark fantasy, Dorohedoro is a 12-episode anime series with a completely unique storyline. Caiman has no memory of his past, and alongside his best friend, Nikaido, he searches for the wizard responsible for his condition. To find the real culprit, Kaido has a unique way of sticking his head in his mouth and asking a simple question, “What did the man inside say?”.
3. Life Without Guns
Here is another great anime if you like Chainsaw Man manga. Denji’s chainsaw appearance looks scary but fun at the same time. Similarly, in No Guns Life, Juzo Inui’s head is replaced with a huge gun. The show is set in the future where humans have evolved into cyborgs known as the Extended. But, due to the recent war, many Expanses have chosen the path of crime. Juzo, a well-known mercenary, takes care of all the trouble the other Expanses cause.
4. Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul is one of the most anticipated anime series in the supernatural thriller and dark fantasy genre. The show is well known for its spectacular animation and violent content, so if you like gory scenes from the Chainsaw Man manga, then you have to give Tokyo Ghoul a try. The show revolves around a boy named Ken Kaneki, who becomes half-human and half-ghoul after being attacked by a ghoul. Now, which side will he take, a human-eating monster or humanity?
5. Elfen Lied
The brutality of this sight might actually terrify you. Given that the series was released in 2004, it might be too much to handle at that time. Lucy may seem like a pretty cute girl, but she’s actually a mutant serial killer, a product of scientific experimentation. After an accident, Lucy develops a split personality and meets two university students, Kouta and Yuka. They consider her a great friend, oblivious to Lucy’s bitter reality.
6. Parasite: The Maxim
Where in Chainsaw Man Denji makes a deal with the devil, in Parasyte Shinichi is forced to live with an alien identity that attaches itself to a boy. If you don’t mind body horror shows, then only we suggest you watch this great series. The human world has been intervened by mysterious beings called Parasites. Although they feed on humans, the one that mutates with Shinichi is different. Together, the two have made it their mission to save humanity from deadly monsters.
7. Jujutsu Kaisen
There are a lot of similarities between the two anime. While in Chainsaw Man the demons are born from human fears, the demons in Jujutsu Kaisen are born from negative human emotions. There, the Devil Hunters save mankind from deadly monsters, while in Jujutsu Kaisen, this responsibility is taken on by the Jujutsu Sorcerers. More interestingly, Mappa is the studio behind the animation for Jujutsu Kaisen, the same studio animating the upcoming Chainsaw Man anime.