Chainsaw Man Episode 3 drops on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, in the late morning/lunchtime, depending on your time zone. While the wait since Episode 2 hasn’t been easy, the newest installment in the anime is finally almost here. So far, MAPPA also hasn’t really released any major details about Episode 3, including the title or synopsis. But we know it’ll be good! Read on to learn how to watch Chainsaw Man Episode 3 online, including direct streaming links as soon as it’s available.
How to Stream Chainsaw Man Episode 3 Online
Chainsaw Man Episode 2 will premiere in the United States at 12 pm. Eastern on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, according to Crunchyroll (which they also confirmed with Post Apocalyptic Media.) Keep in mind that this is the time and date for the subtitled English episode, not the English dub, which airs at a different time.
For those in a different U.S. time zone, the episode will drop at 9 a.m. Pacific/10 a.m. Mountain/11 a.m. Central.
As for streaming platforms, there are only two legal options in the United States: Hulu and Crunchyroll. (We don’t recommend anything but legal streaming, because it’s important that the cast and crew get credit for all our views!) Both services, thankfully, do offer some free options too, which we’ll talk about more below.
And no, it’s not on Netflix or Amazon in the U.S., though it may be available there in other countries. And it’s not on Funimation either, even though some other MAPPA projects have been there in the past.
Below are links and details on how to watch for free. Have both options ready, since servers can sometimes get overwhelmed, leading to an episode being delayed.
How to Watch Chainsaw Man Episode 3 on Crunchyroll (Links)
To watch Chainsaw Man Episode 3 on Crunchyroll, click here to go to Crunchyroll’s Chainsaw Man page. Scroll down and you should see S1 and the subtitled episodes. Episode 3 will be added as soon as it’s available. (However, if you don’t see at the time you think it should be there, you can try watching the very end of Episode 2 and seeing if it automatically goes to Episode 3 next.)
To watch Chainsaw Man Episode 3 on Crunchyroll for free, you’ll need a free trial from Crunchyroll. This means you’ll need an email that’s never paid for Crunchyroll or used a free trial before. All of the free trial options are here. They include 14-day free trials for Fan, Mega Fan, and Ultimate Fan accounts. All three include no ads.
How to Watch Chainsaw Man Episode 3 on Hulu (Links)
Chainsaw Man’s subtitled episodes are released on Hulu at the same time they’re released on Crunchyroll. So if you go to Hulu and don’t see it, try watching the very end of Episode 2 to see if it automatically starts Episode 3 next. This trick sometimes works if indexing seems delayed.
To watch Chainsaw Man Episode 3 on Hulu, click here to go to Hulu’s main page. (Note: This is an affiliate link.) Then on the main page, go to the search bar, type in Chainsaw Man, and you’ll be taken to the anime’s page. That’s where you’ll see all the English subtitled episodes, including Episode 3 once it’s 12 p.m. Eastern. You can also click here to go to the Chainsaw Man page directly on Hulu.
If you want to watch Chainsaw Man on Hulu for free, Hulu offers a free trial here. The good news is that this free trial lasts for a month. This gives you a lot of time to test out the platform and watch up to four episodes if you time it right.
How to Stream Chainsaw Man Episode 3 Outside the U.S.
If you’re outside the U.S., you might have lots of other streaming platform options. Some places can even watch Chainsaw Man on Amazon Prime or Netflix. Chainsaw Man’s official website (translated by Google) notes the following streaming platforms for international viewers:
- 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
Don’t forget: Try to avoid social media, including YouTube, before the episode airs. It airs on TV in Japan about an hour before it drops in the U.S., which leaves lots of time for spoilers to sneak in.
Episode 2 Recap
You can check out our full review of Episode 2 here, but a briefer recap is below.
SPOILERS for Episode 1 beyond this point.
We met two new characters this week, and their introductions gave them a solid foundation for future episodes.
First, there was Aki Hayakawa, and he and Denji immediately didn’t get along. In fact, Denji even won in a fistfight with him, since he fights “streetwise” and Aki wasn’t prepared for that. But now he has to live with Hayakawa so he can be watched closely. (If he leaves, Makima said he’ll be killed.) There was a really funny montage showing Aki being quite upset as Denji was simply being Denji.
Aki oversees the Public Safety Devil Extermination Special Division 4, where they use people with strange powers that might make them a danger to humans otherwise. Denji’s been added to that group.
At the very end, we met Power, who’s also in Division 4 and is Denji’s new partner. Power is a rare case where a devil takes over a human’s body (turning them into a Fiend), but the body retains some “rationality” somehow. Power is so intriguing, and I can’t wait to hear her backstory.
We also saw Denji’s relationship with Makima grow. He is wary of her because of how dark she can be sometimes, but he’s also completely in love with her. She treated him better than anyone has in a long time, and she’s manipulating him into believing they have a special connection. This is another dynamic that’s going to be interesting to watch.
I can’t wait for Episode 3!
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