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What Time Does Chainsaw Man’s First Episode Air?

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After waiting for so long, the Chainsaw Man anime is finally almost here. Episode 1 premieres on Tuesday, October 11. Here’s a look at exactly when the episode premieres, in different time zones, so you can watch it right when it’s available.

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Chainsaw Man Episode 1 Premieres in the U.S. in the Late Morning

Chainsaw Man time (Crunchyroll)
Chainsaw Man time (Crunchyroll)

The English sub for Chainsaw Man Episode 1 premieres on Tuesday, October 11, at 9 a.m. Pacific on the West Coast, according to Crunchyroll

In other time zones, that’s 10 a.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. Central, and 12 p.m. Eastern. In Honolulu, Hawaii, that’s Tuesday at 6 a.m. In Anchorage, Alaska, that’s Sunday at 8 a.m.

If you want a countdown to the new episode, we created one for you at this link.

The new episode is premiering on TV in Japan at midnight JST. So that means the episode is dropping in the U.S. approximately one hour after it drops in Japan. This means there could be spoilers on YouTube that you’ll want to avoid. (Not to mention, the episode has already aired at a special MAPPA event in Japan and at New York City Comic-Con. So it’s just best to avoid social media for possible spoilers altogether if you can.) 

Crunchyroll is airing Chainsaw Man on its streaming service much faster after it releases than it typically airs Attack on Titan, if you’re interested in a comparison. Attack on Titan drops at 12:10 a.m. JST (when there are new episodes), but it doesn’t air in the United States until 3:45 p.m. Eastern. So Chainsaw Man fans are getting the episodes several hours sooner after the Japan drop than their Attack on Titan counterparts are used to. 

How to Watch Chainsaw Man Online

You can watch Chainsaw Man legally in the United States if you have Crunchyroll or Hulu. According to Crunchyroll, their streams will be available in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The dub’s not releasing yet though, just the sub for now. 

But the good news is that the series is also expected to be available in the U.S. on Hulu’s regular streaming service, just like Attack on Titan was released on both services simultaneously. So expect it on Hulu at the same time.

Here’s how Crunchyroll describes the series

Chainsaw Man stars a young man named Denji. Denji’s currently in the middle of winning the “worst life for an anime protagonist ever” award as he’s stuck dealing with the debt that his deceased father left behind. Denji’s lived in poverty with his only companion, Pochita. Pochita is a Chainsaw Devi that serves as a huggable friend for Denji to curl up with and a way for him to kill devils in an attempt to make money. Denji can never seem to get ahead, though, and soon he’s betrayed by the very people he’s been trying to pay back in his father’s name.

As Denji dies, he makes a pact with Pochita, leading to Denji’s body parts being swapped out for chainsaws. That new buzzcut isn’t permanent, though. Denji’s still a man, he’s just now able to become, you know, the title of the story, and he’s leaving a trail of bread crumbs and carnage in his wake. Spare a thought for that white shirt that Denji wears, it won’t stay that way for long. 

Tatsuki Fujimoto created the Chainsaw Man anime, which first began serialization in 2018. Prior to Chainsaw Man, Fujimoto made a post-apocalyptic series called Fire Punch, which we obviously hope gets turned into an anime one day too. 

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    Stephanie Dwilson started Post Apocalyptic Media with her husband Derek. She's a licensed attorney and has a master's in science and technology journalism. You can reach her at [email protected].

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