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14 Anime Series Like Chainsaw Man You Need To See
Jujutsu Kaisen
Yuji Itadori becomes the host of a powerful demon when he swallows a cursed finger talisman to protect his friends. While the show's premise is similar to "Chainsaw Man," "Jujutsu Kaisen" is a good fit for audiences who want a more openly kind-hearted protagonist and a warmer vibe between the main cast.
Yu Yu Hakusho
Yusuke Urameshi dies while trying to save a young child and is found unfit for both heaven and hell, so instead, he's offered the chance to take on tasks as a "spirit detective" and earn a second chance at life. This show is probably the most direct, if slightly more young-teen-appropriate, analog to "Chainsaw Man" from a previous generation.
Like "Chainsaw Man," the story follows a group of deeply scarred misfits who grasp onto each other in an unforgiving world, and despite the initial growth and care they find together, it isn't long before political machinations and plain hubris dissolve their found family. "Berserk" is one of the most influential manga ever, and this is a series you shouldn't miss.
Megalo Box
"Megalo Box" is a modern take on the beloved boxing series "Tomorrow's Joe." While the first season is a thrilling sports series, the second season digs deep into its themes of social inequality, pushing it from a creative reinterpretation of a classic to a remake that can truly justify being brought back for a modern audience.
Golden Kamuy
This show has a bold and weird adventure story with a great setup, and activists have credited the series for bringing attention to often overlooked and historically oppressed indigenous Ainu people and their culture. If the mashup of gore and unexpected tension-breaking jokes draws you to "Chainsaw Man," please give this series more love.