Chainsaw Man by Tatsuki Fujimoto is hands down the best anime of fall 2022. Though only a few episodes have been released so far, this violent, gory animation series was able to register itself as a modern classic. 

However, the concept of dark fantasy action anime is not new, and several anime series come on par with the grim and dark world of Chainsaw Man. Collecting data and reviews by anime reviewers, we’ve curated this list of the top 10 anime like Chainsaw Man.

With our list, you can experience that gloomy darkness and get so captivated that you would want to come for more. That said, here are the top 10 anime like Chainsaw Man.

Anime recommendation: top 10 anime like Chainsaw Man

Parasyte

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Parasyte is all about Shinichi Izumi. It invokes horror a lot more than you can think of. 

A teenage boy spends his simple life in a secluded life with his parents unless a parasite appears on earth and intervenes in his life. 

After a failed attempt to enter Izumi’s body through the ear, the creatures get in him with his arms’ help. 

The story then moves on to a different level by giving Izumi a new distorted self. It also shows how even in such a crisis, two minds of two people can become one through a sacred thing called love. 

The show is a horror, sci-fi, and anime series. The show, though horrific yet is funny in some moments. The Japanese show started on 8 October 2014. 

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Ajin

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This dark fantasy shows how life was stopped for a long time because of their power. 

From 16 January 2016, Ajin is written by Gamon Sakurai and Hiroshi Seko.  In this action fiction, a teenage boy’s life almost ends in an accident. 

Close to death Kei Nagai gets to know who he is, that is, the Ajin in him.

For survival, however, he has to listen to the demon society. How he will live his life is now the question to be pondered. 

Berserk

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After the 1997 anime, this horror tv series is also based on the same manga series by Kentaro Miura and an acting sequel to the Golden Age Arc film trilogy. 

It is 24 episodes show that continued from 1 July 2016 to 23 June 2017.

The story presents Guts as the “Black Swordsman.” Guts, the wandering mercenary, is taken by a mercenary group called Band of the Hawk. 

He works for them. However, one day he experiences how Griffith, their leader, selfishly killed his followers and dreams of taking total control of the kingdom. 

Guts and his lover Casca try their best to keep themselves out of him, but the marks on their body won’t let them do so. 

The show will then depict how attaining the path of righteousness after sinning is more challenging than ever. 

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Goblin Slayer

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This anime series is based on Kumo Kagyu’s Japanese dark fantasy light novel. 

Goblin Slayer is a 12 episodes series illustrated by Noboru Kannatuki and adapted by White Fox. 

Destruction of Goblins is very common to the protagonists of this type of dark series, and this is not much different as here, too, the hero lives his life by destroying the goblins. 

The change in his life occurs when he meets a new friend. 

Keep your eye on the show to experience more. The theme of the outset is “Rightfully” by Mili, whereas the final part is “Gin no Kisei” or “Silver’s Oath” by Soraru.

What do you think the change is? 

Blood+

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This 2004 animation has four seasons from 8 October 2005 to 23 September 2006. 

It has a wide range of flavors, like Anime, Horror, Action, Adventure, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Action fiction, Vampire literature, etc. 

The immoral character named Chiroptera, who earlier couldn’t defeat Red Shield, now tries to create disturbances in the life of people. 

Now it is the turn of Saya Otonashi, the high school girl from Okinawa, Japan, to check how to stop Chiroptera and help Red Shield. 

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Yuki Yuna is a Hero

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War was and even is always a thing that causes violence. 

After 300 years of the Era of the Gods, Vertex aims to destroy humanity until that mysterious creature gets a human sacrifice. 

The deity protecting humanity tries to save humanity by granting superpowers to the members of a middle school “hero club” so that they can stop the violence.

Yuki Yuna is a Hero, started on 16 October 2014 and concluded on December 18, 2021, on MBS, TBS, and their affiliates.

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Mononoke

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Following the tradition of evil spirit culprits, this series presents a similar theme, much like Samurai Horror Tales. 

The journey begins with Mononoke following a medicine seller traveling in late Edo-period Japan. 

The traveling leads Mononoke to experience a lot of new things. Even he comes across spirits from Japanese mythology. 

To control such mysterious things, we must learn about the Form, Truth, and Reason of existence.

Mononoke was released on 12 July 2007.

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Fate/Zero

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Along with the pessimistic title of the series, the original Fate/Stay Night and the alternative Fate/Unlimited Blade seem to feature darkness. 

The show also contains horrors such as sacrificing children or betraying closest friends.

The story is adapted from the manga series. It has 25 episodes. 

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Made in Abyss

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You’ll be in paradise at first glance, and it is easy to get tricked by its more characters and lively colors that look more like a slice-of-life anime series. 

However, the darkness slowly grows to an extent that is impossible to imagine. 

The show starts in a town known as Orth, where there is a colossal hole inside, which are crazy things. 

The story follows when the protagonist becomes abyss and the robotic starts becoming sick. 

Haibane Renmei

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Haibane Renmei is a 13-episode anime series with in-depth psychology of the characters. Among the characters has the protagonist, who was born in the cocoon. 

The show was from 2001 of one season, released on 9 October 2002, and continued upto 18 December 2002.

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Bitika Paul

Bitika Paul is a content writer and published author from West Bengal. She is a cinephile and watches movies or series of different languages and genres, in fact, she sometimes indulges in binge-watching. She writes content on popular culture, subjects, travel, books, lifestyle, foods, etc. She is a bookworm who doesn't want to get out of the house unless she is robbed of excuses.

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