Where to Watch ‘I Want to Eat Your Pancreas’


“I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” has gained significant attention within the anime community due to its unique subject matter and intriguing title. For those interested in joining the discussions around this film, here’s how you can watch it:

About ‘I Want to Eat Your Pancreas’

Based on the web novel and novel of the same name by Yoru Sumino, this story emerged in 2015 and quickly led to a manga adaptation. In 2017, a live-action movie was released, followed by the anime film in 2018. The narrative centres on Haruki Shiga, who, while at the hospital, discovers a journal written by his popular classmate, Sakura Yamauchi. Through the diary, Haruki learns that Sakura is concealing a terminal illness. Upon confronting her, they form a close bond and engage in various activities together, despite opposition from Sakura’s friends. “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” delicately explores themes of romance amid adversity and was animated by Studio VOLN, directed by Shinichirō Ushijima.


Availability on Netflix

“I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” is not currently available on Netflix in America, Canada, or the UK. While it can be found on Netflix in other regions, viewers in these countries will need to seek alternative platforms.

How to Watch ‘I Want to Eat Your Pancreas’

In America, the film’s release history is intricate. Initially, Aniplex of America announced its intention to bring the film to the USA. It did have a limited theatrical run in select theatres, thanks to a collaboration between Aniplex of America and Fathom Events. Notably, the film was featured at the Animation Is Film Festival in Los Angeles.

However, like many of Aniplex’s more niche releases, the movie has not been added to mainstream streaming platforms. It is available for purchase from various outlets, and viewers can obtain a physical copy on Blu-ray or DVD through Rightstuf.

Unfortunately, this remains the sole method for viewing “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” at present. Based on the track record of previous Aniplex titles, it’s unlikely that this will change in the near future, if ever.