Chainsaw Man is going to be one of the biggest anime releases of 2021. The first trailer for the dark fantasy horror debuted recently, and swiftly went on to be watched by millions in the space of a few days. At the time of writing, the Chainsaw Man trailer has been watched over 8.6million times in just over two weeks on Twitter alone. On YouTube the Chainsaw Man trailer has been watched around 14million times on four separate channels.
CHAINSAW MAN STREAMING – WILL CHAINSAW MAN BE AVAILABLE TO WATCH ON NETFLIX, CRUNCHYROLL OR FUNIMATION?
Chainsaw Man is one of the biggest animes of 2021.
So you’d think the show would be heading to Crunchyroll and / or Funimation, the two biggest anime streaming services around.
Shows made by Chainsaw Man animators MAPPA have headed to Crunchyroll and Funimation in the past.
Jujutsu Kaisen was available to stream on Crunchyroll, while part 1 of the final season of Attack on Titan was available to watch on both Crunchyroll and Funimation.
Streaming rights for Chainsaw Man haven’t been confirmed yet.
However, a leak that emerged earlier this year claimed the anime would be available to stream on Netflix.
This was revealed by Twitter user @MangaMogura who posted: “Chainsaw-man tv anime, by Studio Mappa, will be on Netflix according to reliable weibo user.”
Even if Chainsaw Man does become available to stream on Netflix, it doesn’t necessarily mean it will be exclusive to the platform.
Over the years Netflix has built up a hugely impressive anime library, with some shows like Violet Evergarden, Neon Genesis Evangelion and Hi-Score Girl exclusive to platform, while other programmes – such as hit anime Demon Slayer – available to watch on a variety of platforms.