The Chainsaw Man anime is finally here, and it’s definitely been worth the wait. The first episode was amazing! Chainsaw Man Episode 2 premieres on Tuesday, October 18, exactly a week after the first. Last week, the first episode released a little later for some than it was supposed to, which might cause some confusion about what time it’s airing this week. Here’s exactly when the episode premieres, in different time zones, so you can watch it right when it’s available.Here's exactly when #ChainsawMan Episode 2 premieres. Click To Tweet
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Chainsaw Man Episode 2 Premieres Late Tuesday Morning
Chainsaw Man Episode 2’s English sub drops on Tuesday, October 18, at 9 a.m. Pacific, according to Crunchyroll. The English sub drops at the same time on Hulu too.
Here’s a quick rundown in different time zones, all of which are on Tuesday:
- 9 a.m. Pacific (aka the West Coast, including California)
- 10 a.m. Mountain
- 11 a.m. Central
- 12 p.m. Eastern
- 6 a.m. in Honolulu, Hawaii
- 8 a.m. in Anchorage, Alaska
In Japan, it’s premiering at 12 a.m. JST on television. So it will be dropping about an hour ahead of when it drops in the U.S.
That means you might want to avoid social media during that hour time, because people are known to post spoilers — including putting spoiler photos in YouTube thumbnails or headlines.
This might also be why you could be seeing some chatter about the episode on social media when it’s not available for you yet.
How to Watch Chainsaw Man Episode 2 Online
If you want to watch Chainsaw Man online legally in the U.S. (which is what we recommend), then you have two choices: Crunchyroll or Hulu. This is only for the subtitled episodes — the dubs aren’t out yet.
Need something to do while you wait? Check out this “Edge of Chainsaw” song released on MAPPA’s official YouTube channel.
Looking Back at Episode 1
You can check out our full review of Episode 1 here, but a quick recap is below.
SPOILERS for Episode 1 below.
Episode 1 was absolutely phenomenal. The episode set up the story perfectly, creating a dark, dystopian vibe that will serve as the foundation for the rest of the series.
Denji is a downtrodden, abused character who is still pure in heart, despite all the things he’s had to do to survive. He’s someone we can truly root for. And talk about a terrible life: the poor guy has had to sell his eye and other body parts just to try to pay off the debt his dad left behind when he died.
But despite keeping all his contracts, the Yakuza still sold him out to demons and left him to be stabbed alive.
Honestly, there were so many heartbreaking moments in the first episode, it’s tough in some ways to look back at them.
Pochita, however, was a bright spot in the episode. When Denji met Pochita, he already thought he didn’t have much longer to live. But then he saw that Pochita was injured too, so he offered up his own blood to help the little chainsaw dog live. And he told Pochita to take his body if he ever died, so the little dog could live on.
But in the end, Pochita gave up his own life so Denji could survive. His heart now lives in Denji, giving Denji the powers of a devil while he remains a human.
At the end of the episode, Denji was found be a red-haired devil hunter who is bringing him into her organization. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens next.
There are going to be 12 episodes in Season 1 (or, what we hope is Cour 1 of Season 1, but only time will tell.)
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