Demon Slayer Season 2: Here is everything you need to know about the second season of the anime Demon Slayer titled Kimetsu no Yaiba – Yūkaku-hen.
- The first season of hit anime Demon Slayer concluded on Sep 28, 2019.
- A second season, titled Kimetsu no Yaiba – Yūkaku-hen, will premiere in 2021.
‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ is a hugely popular anime series based on the 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 in recent years. It 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 huge 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 season 2 on Twitter. Here is everything you need to know.
Demon Slayer Season 2 release date
After the success of the first season, the makers released the movie Demon Slayer: Mugen Train on Oct 16, 2020. Despite coronavirus scare, the film earned widespread success in Asian countries. 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 show is, it comes as no surprise for anime lovers. Although the exact release date hasn’t been revealed, the announcement states that Season 2 will be released sometime in 2021.
— Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (English) (@DemonSlayerUSA) February 14, 2021
Demon Slayer Season 2 Plot
The story for season 2 will continue from the Muhen Train movie, which is a continuation of season 1. So, in order to understand the complete plot, you have to 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.
The trailer for the second season is out. It indicates that the upcoming season will cover the famous Entertainment District Arc from the anime. The Entertainment District Arc is the eighth in Demon Slayer manga. In this arc, the main characters invade Yoshiwara red-light district Japan to hunt demons. Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, Inosuke, team up with a new demon hunter called Tengen Uzui. Check the trailer right here:
Demon Slayer Video Games
There is no stopping to 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 Blue-ray.
In several regions including the United States and India, Demon Slayer season 1 is streaming on Netflix.