Demon Slayer Season 2: Here is everything you need to know about the second season of the ‘Demon Slayer’ anime series.
- The first season of blockbuster anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba concluded airing in Japan on Sep 28, 2019.
- The second season Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Entertainment District Arc will premiere on Dec 5, 2021. It will be a direct sequel to Demon Slayer: Mugen Train movie released in 2020.
- A 7-episode miniseries readapting the Demon Slayer: Mugen Train movie premiered on Oct 10, 2021.
‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ is a hugely popular anime series based on a manga series of the same name. The first season premiered in April 2019 received critics’ acclaim for its animation and fight sequences. It is one of the best anime series of all time. Demon Slayer anime received numerous awards including the ‘Best Anime’ award at the 2019 Newtype Anime Awards and the ‘Anime of the Year’ at the 2020 Crunchyroll Anime Awards.
The first season aired from April to September 2019 in Japan was a massive hit. The fans are now eagerly waiting for the second season. So, when can we expect the next season to premiere? Well, you would love to know that the makers have announced the season 2 release window. Here is everything you need to know about Demon Slayer season 2.
Is there a release date for Demon Slayer Season 2?
After the success of the first season, the makers released the movie Demon Slayer: Mugen Train on Oct 16, 2020. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the film earned widespread success across the world. It broke several box office records, including the highest-grossing film of all time in Japan and the highest-grossing anime film.
Fans would be happy to hear that the makers have officially announced the second season of Demon Slayer. With how popular the anime show is, it comes as no surprise. The fans were hoping for the second season to arrive in Oct 2021. However, there is a bit of delay with a catch.
Before the actual second season arrives, a seven episodes recap of the Mugen Train movie adaptation will air in Japan from Oct 10, 2021. The fans waiting for the Entertainment District arc, have to wait till the end of the year.
Demon Slayer Season 2 (Entertainment District Arc) will premiere in Japan on Dec 5, 2021. The announcement also confirmed that the first episode which airs on Dec 5, will be one hour long.
Episode count and titles
Here are the titles and other details about seven episodes, a recap of Mugen Train movie:
1) Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 1 titled Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku
2) Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 2 titled Deep Sleep
3) Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 3 titled Should Have Been
4) Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 4 titled Insult
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What plot will Demon Slayer Season 2 follow?
Season 2 will be the direct sequel to the Mugen Train movie, which is a continuation of season 1. So, in order to understand the complete plot, you have to watch the Demon Slayer movie as well as the first season.
The first season revolves around the protagonist Tanjiro Kamado whose entire family except his sister gets killed by a demon. His sister is transformed into a demon but retains humane qualities and emotions. Tanjiro then sets out on a long journey to avenge his family’s death. He encounters a society that calls itself Demon Slayer Corps.
In the Demon Slayer movie, Tanjiro and his friends embark on a new mission. They investigate a series of mysterious disappearances that occurred on the Mugen train. The mission is to find a demon that has killed more than 40 demon slayers.
A second season, subtitled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Entertainment District Arc. The trailer for the second season is out. It indicates that the upcoming season will cover the famous Entertainment District Arc from the manga. The Entertainment District Arc is the ninth volume in Demon Slayer manga. In this arc, the main characters invade Yoshiwara’s red-light district in Japan to hunt demons. Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, Inosuke, team up with a new demon hunter called Tengen Uzui. Check the trailer right here:
Recently, the Head of Programming at Fuji TV, Yuriko Nakamura, spoke to the Japanese press to announce that in the Entertainment District arc, “the content will be broadcast without any changes.”
Demon Slayer Season 2 Cast
As reported by Crunchyroll, all the core voice artists are going to return for Demon Slayer Season 2. It means Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro), Akari Kito (Nezuko), Hiro Shimono (Zenitsu), and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Inosuke) will be back for the upcoming episodes.
The main villain, Muzan Kibutsuji (voiced by Toshihiko Seki) will also make an appearance in the coming season. We will also see a new villain, Tengen Uzui voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi.
Demon Slayer Video Games
There is no stopping to the Demon Slayer franchise. A mobile game Demon Slayer: Blood-Stench Blade Royale will release in 2021 by publisher Aniplex with development by Aniplex subsidiary Quatro A. A PS4 game published by Aniplex and developed by CyberConnect2 titled Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Chifūtan has been announced to be released in 2021.
Demon Slayer anime streaming and broadcast partners
The first season aired in Japan from April 6 to September 28, 2019, on Tokyo MX, GTV, GYT, BS11, and other channels. The English dubbed version premiered in 2019 due to its wide appeal. Major anime websites like Crunchyroll, Hulu, Funimation, Animelab, and Anime Limited have simulcast Demon Slayer in various countries. 2019 also saw the release of the series on DVD and Blu-ray. In India, Demon Slayer season 1 is streaming on Netflix. For international fans, Aniplex USA licensed the first season in April 2019 and subsequently released it on Hulu, Crunchyroll and Funimation.
Funimation will simulcast Demon Slayer season 2 globally. Crunchyroll is expected to get the new subbed episodes shortly after they air in Japan. Netflix will get the streaming rights of the English dub by mid-2022.
FAQs about Demon Slayer Season 2
1) Is there an exact release date for Demon Slayer Season 2?
Yes, there is an exact release date. Demon Slayer season 2 will premiere on Dec 5, 2021. However, we are still waiting for the exact release date to be announced.
2) Which chapters of the manga will Demon Slayer Season 2 adapt?
The second season of Demon Slayer will cover the Entertainment District arc. In terms of manga chapters, it will start from chapter 70 of the manga series.
3) How many episodes does Demon Slayer Season 2 has?
Though the makers haven’t revealed the number of episodes in the second season, several reports claim that the second season has 18 to 19 episodes.
4) Will there be Demon Slayer Season 3?
Considering the popularity of the Demon Slayer franchise, the anime adaptation should continue as long as source material is available. So, it is certain that we will get more Demon Slayer episodes after the second season.
Demon Slayer manga was completed in 2019. It has 205 chapters covered in 23 manga volumes. According to the Reddit community, the first 26 episodes (season 1) covers 53 chapters. The movie goes through to chapter 69. Considering that the second season consumes 50-60 chapters, there will be more than enough source material to develop one more movie and a new season.
4) Where to watch Demon Slayer Season 2?
The series will broadcast on 30 stations and channels, including Fuji TV and Tokyo MX, covering most of Japan. Outside Japan, fans can keep up with the new episodes through Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu. Crunchyroll will simulcast the new episodes internationally.
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