Chainsaw Man Episode 12, the Season 1 finale, is almost here. The finale drops on Tuesday, December 27, 2022. Since this is the very last episode before a long break, you’ll likely want to tune in as soon as you can. Below you’ll find everything you need for watching Chainsaw Man Episode 12’s English sub online, including streaming details for U.S. and international viewers.
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Stream Chainsaw Man Episode 12 Online in the U.S.
Since there are only 12 episodes of Chainsaw Man in Season 1, this week’s episode is the finale unless MAPPA reveals something different at the end of Episode 12. We’re hoping to get a second cour, but it’s looking more and more like we’ll be waiting a year or so for the new season.
In the United States, Episode 12’s sub drops at 9 a.m. Pacific/10 a.m. Mountain/11 a.m. Central/12 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, December 27, 2022. In Japan, the episode airs on TV two hours before it drops in the U.S. This all applies only to the sub, as the dub won’t drop for a couple more weeks.
The only options for streaming the finale immediately in the U.S. are Crunchyroll and Hulu. Amazon will get it later, but not as soon as it’s available.
Stream Chainsaw Man Episode 12 on Hulu (Links)
To stream Chainsaw Man Episode 12 on Hulu, click here to go to Hulu’s main page. (If you’re not subscribed, you’ll be redirected to a signup page.) Then type “Chainsaw Man” in the search bar to reach the main page. Here you can find Episode 12’s sub.
If you want to watch Chainsaw Man Episode 12 on Hulu for free, Hulu offers a free trial here. This lasts for a month, and will get you through at least part of the remaining season.
Watch Chainsaw Man’s Finale on Crunchyroll (Links)
To watch Chainsaw Man’s Episode 12 finale on Crunchyroll, click here to go to Crunchyroll’s Chainsaw Man page. On the dropdown menu, choose “S1 – Chainsaw Man” so you’re searching through the subs and not the dubs. Here, you’ll be able to see Episode 12 as soon as it’s available.
To stream Chainsaw Man Episode 12 on Crunchyroll for free, you’ll need a free trial, which is available to any email that hasn’t subscribed before or used a free trial before. The free trial options are here at this link. They include 14-day free trials for Fan, Mega Fan, and Ultimate Fan accounts, all without ads.
Note that there could be a big rush of people overwhelming the server since this is the finale, so there’s a chance you’ll see some error messages or the new episode might not appear right at the premiere time. You might need to wait 30 minutes or so if that’s the case.
Stream Chainsaw Man’s Finale on Amazon Prime
U.S. viewers also have access to the new Chainsaw Man episodes on Amazon Prime, but they’re not released at the same time as Hulu and Crunchyroll.
Chainsaw Man’s new episodes are available at this link on Amazon Prime. But it’s important to note that these are labeled as the original Japanese version and the main page even notes that no subtitles are available. This is likely not the right place if you’re seeking subs or dubs.
Instead, you’ll have better luck on the simuldubs page, which are added to Amazon at this link. These are on the dubs schedule, which is two weeks behind the subs’ release. So currently they have the episodes through Episode 9. The main listing notes that the audio language is English and English subtitles are available. So this is a great place to go for dubs, but the finale won’t be added here for a couple more weeks.
How to Stream Chainsaw Man’s Finale Outside the U.S.
If you’re outside the U.S. and don’t want to miss the finale, your streaming platform won’t be Hulu (though it could still be Crunchyroll.) Chainsaw Man’s official website (translated by Google) notes the following streaming platforms for international viewers, which are in the bulleted list below. Keep in mind that in other countries, the air time might be earlier than it is in the United States, since it drops in Japan two hours earlier each week.
- Amazon Prime Video (releases in the U.S. later than on Crunchyroll or Hulu)
- Netflix (likely just in Japan, according to Beebom)
- Ani-One (India, some Asian countries, according to Beebom)
- Animax Korea (South Korea)
- Biliable (China)
- Disney+ (Japan)
- ABEMA Premium (Japan)
- dTV (Japan)
- d Anime Store for Prime Video (Japan)
- BE (Japan)
- J:COM on Demand Mega Pack (Japan)
- milplus (Japan)
- Paravi (Japan)
- SPOOX (Japan)
- Tuesday (Japan)
- U-Next (Japan)
- WOWOW on demand (Japan)
- Animeka (Japan)
- anime times (Japan)
- All-y0u-can-eat anime (Japan)
- au smart pass premium (Japan)
- bandai channel (Japan)
- Hikari TV (Japan)
- Flat video (Japan)
- Crunchyroll is available in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS
Episode 11 Recap of Chainsaw Man
There are spoilers below for Episode 11. For a full review, see our article here.
Last week set the stage for the finale, with the introduction of new characters and new developments.
Aki made a deal to let the Future Devil see through his right eye in exchange for his powers, because apparently his death is going to be terribly horrifying. This lets him see a little bit into the future, but that’s all.
Kishibe has trained Denji and Power as much as he can. He told Makima that he thinks she’s lying about her motivations, but as long as her work brings about the betterment of humanity, he’ll be OK with the cost it takes to get there.
Later, Makima met with the Yakuza leader by herself. He balked when she asked him to give away not only the names of the Yakuza who gave the Gun Devil money in exchange for guns, but also names from warring families who did the same. She somehow acquired an eye from a family member of every person in that meeting, and said she would only return the eyes if they cooperate.
When someone in the Yakuza group threatened Makima, their nose started bleeding and they passed out (or died.) She didn’t even have to make a move, it just automatically happened. The same thing happened later when Aki faced off with some people on his way to fight Katana Man, implying that Makima’s powers are even more far-reaching than we thought.
The anime also introduced us to a few more members of Division 4: Shark Fiend, Violence Fiend (who needs to wear a mask that dispenses poison to keep him weak), the Spider Devil, and the Angel Devil. This Devil’s actually friendly to humans, but a person loses much of their life force if they touch the Angel.
At the end of the episode, Aki found himself face-to-face with Sawatari. She somehow now has the Ghost Devil at her disposal, and the episode ends with Ghost squeezing the life out of Aki…
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