Chainsaw Man’s second episode drops on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. It’s been a long week since Episode 1 aired, and fans can’t wait to see what’s next. Whether you’ve read the manga or not, you’re no doubt ready to watch Episode 2. And while the trailers for Season 1 in general were plentiful, there haven’t been a lot of details revealed about exactly what to expect in Episode 2. We’re all in the dark, since no one’s gotten to see this second episode early. Read on to learn how to watch Chainsaw Man Episode 2 online, including direct streaming links as soon as it’s available.
Streaming Chainsaw Man Episode 2 Online
The Chainsaw Man Episode 2 sub drops in the United States at 12 pm. Eastern on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, Crunchyroll revealed. The streaming platform has confirmed this date and time with Post Apocalyptic Media.
If you’re in a different U.S. time zone, expect to see the episode at 9 a.m. Pacific/10 a.m. Mountain/11 a.m. Central. That’s about an hour after it airs on TV in Japan at 12 a.m. JST. So there’s not too much time in between the Japan release and the U.S. release.
The episode is going to air on both Hulu and Crunchyroll, but it will not be on Funimation. That’s because Funimation and Crunchyroll merged, and Funimation’s library is being moved completely to Crunchyroll. In the end, Funimation’s going to be shut down.
Below are links and details on how to watch for free. You might want to be ready to watch it on both platforms, since sometimes the servers can get overloaded and it might release late on one versus another.
Watching Chainsaw Man Episode 2 on Hulu (Links)
Hulu’s Press Page notes that Chainsaw Man’s subtitled episodes will be released on their platform. And the first one is already there, so you can expect Episode 2 to be released there too.
To watch Chainsaw Man on Hulu: Click here to go to Hulu’s main page. (Note: This is an affiliate link.)
On the main page, go to the search bar, type in Chainsaw Man, and you’ll be taken to the anime’s page.
Or click here to go to the Chainsaw Man page directly on Hulu. You may need to scroll down to Season 1, where you’ll see the subs for Episode 1 and then Episode 2 once it drops.
But what if you need to watch for free because Crunchyroll’s servers are down and you don’t want to wait? Hulu also offers a free trial here, which lasts for a month. This gives you a lot of time to test out the platform and see if you like it.
Hulu’s description for Chainsaw Man reads: “A teenage boy drowning in debt is forced to hunt down devils with his pet devil dog Pochita until he’s betrayed and killed. In an unexpected turn of events, Pochita merges with his dead body and grants him the power of a Chainsaw Man!”
Watching Chainsaw Man Episode 2 on Crunchyroll (Links)
To watch Chainsaw Man on Crunchyroll: Click here to go to Crunchyroll’s Chainsaw Man page. Scroll down and you should see S1 and the subtitled episodes. Episode 2 will be added on this page as soon as it’s available.
But what if you want to watch for free?
Crunchyroll offers free trials for those who’ve never had a free trial before. You can find the free trial options here. They include 14-day free trials for Fan, Mega Fan, and Ultimate Fan accounts. All three include no ads.
Streaming Chainsaw Man Outside the U.S.
Chainsaw Man’s official website (translated by Google) notes the following streaming platforms for those who are outside the U.S.:
- Amazon Prime Video (likely only in Japan)
- 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 1 Recap
You can check out our full review of Episode 1 here, but a briefer recap is below.
SPOILERS for Episode 1 beyond this point.
Episode 1 created a dark, dystopian vibe that will serve as the foundation for the rest of the series. It’s a deeply disturbing world, where young Denji has to resort to selling his own body parts just so he can pay off his dead father’s debt and try to survive. All he wants is a little bit of happiness: bread with jam and perhaps, one day, a girlfriend.
He’s about to die when he has a chance run-in with an adorable devil dog, Pochita. Pochita is also dying, so Denji gives the dog his blood so he can live. And the dog agrees to help Denji hunt down devils for money. They quickly become fast friends, sharing some truly sweet moments together. In fact, Denji tells Pochita to take over his body if he ever dies, because his only regret would be not being able to continue feeding Pochita.
But as it turns out, Pochita loves Denji just as much as Denji loves him.
When the Yakuza betray Denji and leave him for the Zombie Devil to kill, Pochita steps in. Instead of letting Denji die, Pochita gives his own heart to Denji. The young man is reborn into a human with devil powers. He is able to slaughter the entire zombie horde.
But the experience leaves him distraught, exhausted, and confused.
That’s where the red-headed Devil Hunter and her organization finds him. She explains that she’s a devil hunter with Public Safety and Denji can either join her group and be a Devil Hunter too, or die. When he learns that he’ll be provided good meals, he doesn’t hesitate. It’s a chance to escape the desperate life he’s been living.
And there the episode ends, leaving us wondering who the woman is and if we will ever see Pochita again.
I can’t wait for Episode 2, how about you?
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