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How to Watch Chainsaw Man Episode 5 Online

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Chainsaw Man Episode 5 is dropping late morning/early afternoon on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Episode 4 had a great mix of comedy and action that left viewers wanting to see more as soon as possible. So here’s how you can watch Episode 5 as soon as it’s released. We’ve listed all the details about how to stream the Chainsaw Man Episode 5 sub below, along with some direct streaming links for both U.S. and international viewers. 

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How to Stream Chainsaw Man Episode 5 Online in the U.S.

Chainsaw Man Episode 5 (MAPPA)
Chainsaw Man Episode 5 (MAPPA)

According to what a Crunchyroll rep told Post Apocalyptic Media, Chainsaw Man Episode 5 premieres in the U.S. at 9 a.m. Pacific/10 a.m. Mountain/11 a.m. Central/12 P.M. Eastern on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. A rep told us that this time isn’t expected to change due to Daylight Savings, which happened Sunday in the U.S. However, please note that this isn’t guaranteed, and there’s still a chance it might drop an hour earlier than normal. 

The time above is also for the English sub. The dub releases later in the day, and that one will be for Episode 3. (The dubs are two weeks behind the subs.) 

In the U.S., there are only two legal options for streaming: Hulu and Crunchyroll. Sure, you could try a different method, but we prefer legal streaming so the crew, animators, and everyone involved gets credit for our views. Both services offer some free options, which we’ll be sharing more in the story below. 

Right now, the subs aren’t on Funimation, Amazon, or Netflix in the U.S. We’ll likely see the subs on Amazon at some point in the future, though. 

Below you’ll find links with details on how you can catch Episode 5 for free with the right setup on either streaming platform. 

Watch Chainsaw Man Episode 5 on Crunchyroll (Links)

If you want to stream 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 5 will be added as soon as it’s available. Make sure you’ve picked “S1 – Chainsaw Man,” which will give you the sub episodes, and not any of the options for the S1 – Chainsaw Man dubs. 

If you don’t see Episode 5 and it’s 12 p.m. Eastern, try going to Episode 4, skipping ahead to the end, and letting it keep playing. It might go straight to Episode 5. If it doesn’t, the servers might be overloaded and you may need to wait a bit. This happens sometimes if there’s a high demand for an episode right when it drops.

To watch Chainsaw Man Episode 5 on Crunchyroll for free, you’ll need a free trial from Crunchyroll. You can only get this if you have an email that’s never paid for Crunchyroll or used a free trial previously. 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. 

Streaming Chainsaw Man Episode 5 on Hulu (Links)

Hulu and Crunchyroll get new Chainsaw Man sub episodes at the same time, so either platform is an equally good option if you want the subtitles. 

To watch Chainsaw Man Episode 5 on Hulu, click here to go to Hulu’s main page. (If you’re not a subscriber, you’ll be taken to a page where you can signup.) 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 5 once it’s available. 

(If you don’t see the episode and it’s after 12 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, try playing Episode 4 and skip to the end. Let it keep playing and see if Episode 5 automatically starts when you get to the end of Episode 4.) 

If you want to watch Chainsaw Man Episode 5 on Hulu for free, Hulu offers a free trial here. This free trial lasts for a month, so that will give you time to test out the platform and compare it to Crunchyroll. 

How to Stream Chainsaw Man Episode 5 Outside the U.S.

For international viewers who are watching outside the U.S., the streaming options for the subs are very different. Some countries pots the episode on Amazon or Netflix, while it’s not available that way in the U.S. 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

Chainsaw Man episodes drop about an hour after they are first aired on TV in Japan. 

Episode 4 Recap of Chainsaw Man

Chainsaw Man (MAPPA)
Chainsaw Man (MAPPA)

You can read our full review of Episode 4 here, which is geared toward anime-only viewers, but a briefer recap is below. 

There are spoilers below for Episode 4. 

The episode begins with a flashback from Power’s pre-Public Safety days, while she and Meowy were growing closer. The good news is that both Power and Meowy survived being swallowed by the Bat Devil, and sweet Meowy appears to be completely unfazed by the trauma. 

Denji quickly finds himself in an intense battle against the Leech Devil, who was the Bat Devil’s partner. Because he had lost so much blood, Denji couldn’t transform into his full form, but he still held his own for a long time. But it wasn’t enough. Just before he was going to be eaten, Aki Hayakawa appears and uses a hand signal to call a Fox Devil named Kon. 

This was probably one of the best scenes in the entire anime so far. 

We also get to see the rest of Hayakawa’s Division 4 team for the first time. Can’t wait to learn more about them! 

I really enjoyed the episode’s focus on Hayakawa, which included some “slice of life” moments from a typical morning in his life. But then Power bursts in as a new roommate and disrupts everything. 

In the end, it looks like Denji finally achieved his life goal of touching boobs, because Power decided he earned that. But even better are the moments when we get to see Denji basically mirroring Hayakawa’s horror at how unsanitary Power is.

All in all, this was a fun episode that stayed true to the quality of animation and storytelling we’ve enjoyed so far. 

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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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