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How to Watch Chainsaw Man Episode 1 Online

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Chainsaw Man’s very first episode drops on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. We’ve been waiting for what feels like forever for the show to finally premiere, ever since it was first announced. And after seeing numerous trailers and reading updates from MAPPA and NYCC events, the big day is finally almost here. Read on to learn how to watch Chainsaw Man online, including direct streaming links for the new episode as soon as they’re available.

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How to Stream Chainsaw Man Episode 1 Online

Chainsaw Man (Crunchyroll)
Chainsaw Man (Crunchyroll)

Chainsaw Man Episode 1 (the English subtitled version) will drop in the United States at 9 a.m. Pacific on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, Crunchyroll revealed. The streaming network also told Post Apocalyptic Media that the dub will come out soon, but they don’t have a release date yet for the dub episodes. 

If you’re in a different U.S. time zone, expect to see the episode at 10 a.m. Mountain/11 a.m. Central/12 p.m. Eastern. It releases in Japan at 12:00 a.m. JST, about an hour before it airs in the U.S. Note that sometimes an episode might drop a little later if the streaming platform’s server is overloaded. If that happens, you might want to check either a different streaming platform or try the streaming service on a different device. 

So far, it looks like Chainsaw Man will be available to stream legally on both Crunchyroll and Hulu in the United States. Both services offer free trials if you want to test them out before choosing which you want. 

Here are links and details on how to watch for free. 

Crunchyroll Options for Chainsaw Man

To watch Chainsaw Man on Crunchyroll: Click here to go to Crunchyroll’s main webpage. If you visit after the anime is released, it will likely appear right at the top of the page. But you can also click on the search bar and type in “Chainsaw Man” to find it. (As of the time this article was published, a page for Chainsaw Man hadn’t yet been added.) 

Crunchyroll offers free trials if you aren’t already a Premium member or if you 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. 

Hulu Options for Chainsaw Man

According to Chainsaw Man’s official website, the episode will also be shown on Hulu, likely at the same time as it airs on Crunchyroll. It’s worth noting that the website directs you to Hulu’s Japan page, but the website also has Hulu listed under worldwide distribution, in the same section as Crunchyroll. Also, Hulu’s Press Page notes that Chainsaw Man’s subtitled episode will be added on October 11. 

To watch Chainsaw Man on Hulu: Click here to go to Hulu’s main page. (Note: This is an affiliate link.) As of the time of this article’s publication, Hulu did not have a webpage set up yet for Chainsaw Man. But after the release time, you can go to the search bar, type in Chainsaw Man, and be taken to the anime’s page. Hulu also offers a free trial here, which lasts for a month. 

Options Outside the U.S. for Streaming

According to Chainsaw Man’s official website (translated by Google into English), the episode will also be available internationally at the following locations: 

  • Amazon Prime Video (this may only be available in Japan) 
  • Netflix (most likely just in Japan, according to Beebom
  • Ani-One (India, some Asian countries, according to Beebom)
  • Animax Korea (mostly South Korea)
  • Biliable (China)
  • Disney+ (Japan only) 
  • 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’s stream is also available in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS, per Crunchyroll

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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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