Parents' Guide to

Chainsaw Man

By jeremy94, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Body horror in violent, gory anime for mature viewers.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 18 parent reviews

age 12+

Great show! Kids decide

I am not a parent, but I do enjoy chainsaw man and recommend it for kids 12+ because I don’t think other parents know kids well, and when I was 12 I felt like I was fully matured, so I recommend 12+. Please tell me otherwise.
age 17+

Good series for mature audiences.

It is “sus”, has some sex intentions, but it is good. I recommend it for mature audiences and disagree with the other rating, especially for further in the series where Denji grabs Power’s “melons”. They even start talking about sex, but it is a good series.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (18 ):
Kids say (33 ):

Shocking amounts of gore and body horror dominate in this strange and brutal world where humanity's collective fears materialize as real-world monsters. Chainsaw Man takes this intriguing concept and runs with it at a relentlessly brutal pace. The stronger the fear, the stronger the devil it creates, and it's up to the devil hunters to track down these supernatural monsters and eliminate them. The stylized brutal action is entertaining, and there's a mixture of 3D and 2D animation that feels fluid. Real issues (suicide, extreme poverty, antisocial behavior, manipulation) are portrayed in this show, but they're mostly just there to highlight the brutality of the world the characters inhabit.

Chainsaw Man is a violently gory show set in a bleak and dangerous world, but if you're an older teen or adult who can stomach graphic, mature content, and if over-the-top anime with dark settings are your thing, then this unusual grim series could be just right for you.

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