Hammerhead Anime: Where to watch?

Where to watch Hammerhead Anime

Hammerhead Anime is an action-packed short released last year during the 34th part of the Anime Expo, 2015. It is written by Ōtarō Maijō and directed by Mahiro Maeda, who is known for his work in One Punch Man.

While the anime was originally released as a short at the Anime Expo, fans are expecting it to be released as a full-fledged animated series, if not at least a full-fledged movie. In this article, we will discuss the potential streaming platforms for watching the Hammerhead anime short while delving into its story.

What is Anime Expo?

Anime Expo, often abbreviated as AX, is the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in North America. This annual event brings together anime enthusiasts, cosplayers, industry professionals, and fans from all walks of life. This event is popular for publishing experimental artworks and short videos created by well-recognized animators from Japan.

  • Held annually in Los Angeles, California, Anime Expo has become synonymous with the Los Angeles Convention Center.
  • The venue’s sprawling halls and state-of-the-art facilities provide the perfect backdrop for this grand celebration of Japanese pop culture.
  • With each passing year, the event’s scale and popularity have grown exponentially, turning it into a massive gathering of like-minded enthusiasts.

Where can you watch the Hammerhead anime short?

Hammerhead is a 9-minute-long short video available on YouTube; however, it is essential to note that some uploads of the anime may violate copyright laws. While the video can be found on the platform, its availability depends on whether YouTube’s team has taken down any infringing copies.

Though it has been uploaded by several youtubers, viewers are to be warned as the short is of an NSFW nature due to its intense violence and gore. In addition, the video has been age-restricted, so anyone below the age of 18 should not watch it.  The short is also occasionally shown at different anime events such as Anime Hell.

Hammerhead anime: What is it about?

A still from Hammerhead anime short
A still from Hammerhead anime short (Image via Studio Khara)

The short follows the story of a man who was attacked and suffered a grievous injury on his head. This injury somehow ended up giving him superhuman abilities. The whole narrative is shown from the perspective of a young woman who happens to be the daughter of this superhuman. She becomes a witness to her father’s monstrosity, as he transforms into a Hammerhead. 

  • The man who is now known as the Hammerhead, becomes unbeatable due to his regenerative abilities.
  • Being undefeated gave rise to his obsession with this newfound power, where he seeks a worthy opponent, capable of defeating him.
  • Throughout the anime, we get to see excessive gory, bloodshed, and violence that are not made for the faint-hearted. 


Hammerhead, an action-packed anime released during Anime Expo 2015, garnered immense popularity. Although originally short, fans are eagerly awaiting a full series or movie. It follows the story of Hammerhead, a man with superhuman abilities after a brutal attack. Viewable on YouTube, the anime’s intense violence and gripping plot make it a must-watch for enthusiasts.

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