Chainsaw is undoubtedly one of the most popular manga right now and as its highly anticipated anime adaptation is just around the corner, here are 10 Best Manga Like Chainsaw Man you can read until the anime’s release. All of the manga in this list are worth reading and are rated highly on myanimelist, so you should definitely check them out! If you don’t know what chainsaw man is about, here’s the synopsis:
Denji’s dream is simple: to live a happy and peaceful life while spending time with a girl he likes. However, this is far from reality, as Denji is forced by the yakuza to kill devils in order to pay off his crushing debts. He is willing to go to any length for money, using his pet devil Pochita as a weapon.
Unfortunately, he has outlived his usefulness and is assassinated by a devil working for the yakuza. Pochita, on the other hand, merges with Denji’s dead body and bestows on him the powers of a chainsaw devil. A revived Denji, now able to transform parts of his body into chainsaws, uses his new abilities to quickly and brutally dispatch his enemies. After catching the attention of the official devil hunters who arrive on the scene, he is hired as one of them by the Public Safety Bureau. Denji will go to any length to achieve his simple teenage dreams now that he has the means to face even the most formidable foes.
Best Manga Like Chainsaw Man
10. Akame ga Kill
The ruthless Minister Honest takes advantage of the new Emperor’s ignorance and rules the country from the shadows with twisted morals and no regard for human life. As a result, an epidemic of crime and corruption has spread throughout the country’s capital city, resulting in a society in which the privileged have complete dominance over the less fortunate.
However, there exists an organization to combat this rife abuse of power: Night Raid, a secret division of the oppositionary Revolutionary Army. It is made up of a small group of ruthless assassins who murder anyone who participates in or turns a blind eye to the Empire’s heinous wrongdoings.
Tatsumi is a naive, inexperienced swordsman on a quest to save his impoverished village. Soon after, he witnesses firsthand the capital’s bloody horrors and cruelty. Overcome with rage, Tatsumi is persuaded by Night Raid’s noble cause and decides to join them on a perilous and perilous mission to exact vengeance on Minister Honest. Tatsumi gains many invaluable experiences as he investigates the ethics of opposing ideologies, life and death, all while working to restore a humane world.
Akira Fudou, a gentle soul, has always been a bit of a pushover. When he reunites with his childhood friend, Ryou Asuka, in a fateful encounter, Ryou reveals to him the terrifying reality of his father’s research: demons exist and plan to reclaim the earth.
Eager to assist his friend in saving humanity, Akira agrees to attend Black Sabbath, depravity and corruption-filled party, in order to merge with a demon. After a near-death experience, he joins forces with Amon, a demon feared even by his own kind. Devilman is the result of Amon’s strength and Akira’s pure heart coming together.
After joining forces with Amon, Akira uses his newfound power to fight the demons, desperate to prevent the annihilation of all human civilization.
Shintarou Jagasaki is a regular neighborhood cop who despises both his job and his everyday life. Shintarou, who acts silly around others and plans to marry his girlfriend soon, secretly fantasizes about shooting those who annoy him with a gun, much like his hero, the town’s eggplant mascot.
Shintarou’s daily monotony is broken when he witnesses a gruesome murder committed by a man with the face of a monster. Shintarou’s mind is filled with the ways he has squandered his entire life when the creature murders his partner. But, as he accepts his fate, he unintentionally fires a lethal projectile from the tips of his fingers at the attacker.
Shintarou’s arm is now permanently coated in a mysterious material, and a spectating owl informs him that the now-dead monster was once human. A “Mad Xenopus,” a frog-like creature that takes control of its host and changes its physical body, had an effect on him. Shintarou initially dismisses the existence of the creatures. However, after one of them seizes control of his future wife, he decides to fight and eradicate the former humans in order to survive.
7. Attack on Titan
Horrifying creatures that resembled humans appeared hundreds of years ago. These mindless, towering giants known as “Titans” proved to be an existential threat, preying on whatever humans they could find to satisfy an apparently insatiable appetite. Because humanity was unable to effectively combat the Titans, they were forced to barricade themselves within large walls surrounding what may have been humanity’s last safe haven on the planet.
Since the residents have not dealt with Titans for many years, living within the walls have finally found peace. Eren Yeager, Mikasa Ackerman, and Armin Arlert are three young children who have grown up hearing stories about the wonders beyond the walls and want to experience everything the world has to offer. But when their peace is shattered by the attack of a massive 60-meter Titan, they quickly realize how cruel the world can be. On that day, Eren makes a promise to himself that he will do whatever it takes to wipe out every single Titan from the face of the Earth, in the hope that humanity will be able to live outside again one day.
6. Tokyo Ghoul
Fearsome beings known as “ghouls” lurk in the shadows of Tokyo, satisfying their hunger by feeding on humans at night. In response to the constant attacks on citizens and as a means of purging these creatures, the Commission of Counter Ghoul (CCG) was formed. However, identifying ghouls is difficult because they disguise themselves as humans and live among the masses to make hunting prey easier. When Ken Kaneki’s date turns out to be a ghoul after his flesh, the unsuspecting university freshman finds himself in a world between humans and ghouls.
After barely surviving this encounter and being taken to a hospital, he discovers that the surgery he received has transformed him into a half-ghoul. Kaneki is taken in by friendly ghouls who run a coffee shop to help him with his transition after he is unable to satisfy his intense craving for human meat through conventional means. As he begins what he believes will be a peaceful new life, he has no idea that he is about to become embroiled in a war between his new comrades and the forces of the CCG, and that his new existence has piqued the interest of ghouls all over Tokyo.
Hole, which refers to a dark, decaying, and disorderly neighborhood where the strong prey on the weak and death is common, is apt. It is a realm that is separate from law and ethics, and it serves as a testing ground for the magical users who dominate it. As a race at the pinnacle of their society, the magic users regard the residents of Hole as nothing more than insects. The powerless Hole dwellers are murdered, mutilated, and subjected to experiments on a daily basis in the halls of Hole’s hospital.
With free access to and from the cesspool and little challenge to their authority, the magic users appear invincible to most—with the exception of a few. Caiman, a reptile-like creature, is one such example. He pursues them with zeal, armed only with a trusted pair of bayonets and his immunity to magic. Cursed by his appearance and plagued by nightmares, magic users are his only hope of returning to normalcy. With his stomach as his main obstacle, his female companion Nikaidou, who owns the restaurant Hungry Bug, is his greatest ally.
Set in a gritty world of hellish design, Dorohedoro manages a healthy balance of comedy and lightheartedness with death and carnage. It weaves a unique world of unearthly origin and dreary appearance, taking plenty of twists and turns while following the lives of Hole’s residents. It is not for the squeamish or easily disturbed.
4. Fire Punch
Civilization is on the verge of collapse in a world ravaged by ice and snow, thanks to the elusive Ice Witch. Fighting the cold has brought out the worst in people, resulting in cults, violence, and persecution of the “Blessed”—those born with supernatural abilities.
Agni and Luna, blessed orphans with regenerative abilities, are making the best of their situation within a small society of elders; their love for each other serves as a distraction from the uninhabitable climate. Nonetheless, what little peace they have is shattered when army commander Doma passes through and incinerates the village where they are seeking refuge, including Agni’s beloved sister. Doma’s flames do not die until their target is reduced to ash, and thanks to Agni’s remarkable regeneration, he remains ablaze and in constant, excruciating pain.
Agni has conditioned himself to tolerate Doma’s flames after nearly a decade of suffering. His rage, however, is as intense as it was the day Luna was taken from him. Agni vows to avenge his sister and kill Doma as he traverses a frozen wasteland.
Momo Ayase is sulking after being aggressively rejected when she comes across a boy being bullied. The occult-obsessed boy, saved by her rash kindness, attempts to speak to her about supernatural interests he believes they share. Rejecting his claims, Ayase declared that she believes in ghosts, sparking a debate between the two about which is true.
In a wager to see who is correct, the two decide to visit locations associated with the occult and the supernatural separately—Ayase visiting the former and the boy visiting the latter. When the two arrive at their destinations, they discover that neither of them was mistaken and that the occult and ghosts do exist.
This begins Ayase and the boy’s adventure, who shares a name with Ayase’s favorite idol—Ken Takakura—as they attempt to repair the surreal supernatural and sci-fi elements around them in order to return to normal life.
2. Hell’s Paradise
Gabimaru the Hollow, a cold and emotionless ninja from Iwagakure Village, was set up by his fellow ninja and is now on death row. He wants to die because he is tired of killing and betrayal. However, no method of execution works on him because, despite his apparent apathy, Gabimaru does have a reason to live. He wishes to return to his wife, who was the reason he softened and lost his ability to be an effective assassin. As a result, he refuses to die.
Asaemon the Decapitator, a well-known executioner, notices this and has an idea for the ninja. In exchange for a full pardon from the Shogunate, she wants Gabimaru to join an expedition to an island south of Japan in search of the elixir of life. This island, however, is not like any other: it is thought to be Paradise.
However the island is full of mysteries, and the exploring team—consisting of those marked for death—might not be fully prepared to handle them.
1. Jujutsu Kaisen
An age-old conflict rages on in plain sight. From the shadows, supernatural monsters known as “Curse” terrorize humanity, and powerful humans known as “Jujutsu” sorcerers use mystical arts to exterminate them. When Yuuji Itadori, a high school student, discovers a dried-up finger of the legendary Curse Sukuna Ryoumen, he finds himself drawn into this bloody conflict.
Attacked by a Curse drawn to the finger’s power, Yuuji makes a reckless decision to protect himself, gaining the ability to combat Curses but unwittingly reintroducing the malicious Sukuna into the world. Despite the fact that Yuuji can control and confine Sukuna to his own body, the Jujutsu world regards Yuuji as a dangerous, high-level Curse that must be eradicated.
Yuuji is detained and sentenced to death when he meets Satoru Gojou, a teacher at Jujutsu High School, who explains that, despite his impending execution, he has an option. As a rare vessel to Sukuna, if Yuuji died, Sukuna would perish as well. As a result, if Yuuji consumes the many other remnants of Sukuna, Yuuji’s subsequent execution would effectively eliminate the malicious demon. Yuuji enrolls in Jujutsu High, diving headfirst into a harsh and unforgiving battlefield in order to make the world a little safer and live his life a little longer.
That’s it for the list! Let us know what’s your favorite manga from this list in the comments below and as always, thanks for reading!
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