Chainsaw Man is probably one of the best anime on Crunchyroll right now. But is Chainsaw Man also on Netflix? Here's all we know about the anime's arrival on one of the most popular streaming services.
What Is Chainsaw Man About?
Chainsaw Man is based on a shonen manga written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto, who is also the author of Fire Punch.
Set in an alternate timeline where certain historical events have not happened or have unfolded differently, Chainsaw Man features a scary world where devils emerge from human fears.
These can be malevolent beings, though they might also help humans and even form contracts with them.
The main character, Denji, lives in poverty, working as a Devil Hunter -- a person who hunts and employs demons to forge contracts with humans -- in order to pay off his dead father's debts. He's accompanied by his pet Pochita, a Chainsaw devil.
When he outlives his usefulness, Denji is betrayed and murdered. At that point, Pochita offers to merge with him.
From that point, Denji becomes the titular Chainsaw Man, a hybrid creature with the ability to transform parts of his body into chainsaws.
Immediately, Denji's recruited by Makima, who offers to let him live if he works for her by fighting devils.
Denji readily accepts. But will he get his dream to live a normal life this time around?
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Is Chainsaw Man on Netflix?
Chainsaw Man aired weekly from October until December 2022 on Netflix Japan as well as in South Korea and Hong Kong.
Originally, it wasn't available on Netflix elsewhere, but from February 2023 onwards, it also made it to Netflix in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and Thailand.
While many anime shows are airing on Netflix Japan, they often take much longer to show up on Netflix worldwide, unless Netflix is the only streaming service that distributes them.
When Will Chainsaw Man Be Released on Netflix?
As of writing, no Netflix release date has been confirmed for Chainsaw Man outside of the countries mentioned in the section above. Crunchyroll remains your best bet to stream Chainsaw Man in Europe and North America.
Of course, given the fact that Chainsaw Man is so popular, it could later become available on Netflix in more countries outside of Japan.
Meanwhile, there are many great anime on Netflix as well!
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