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 airing in Japan 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 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 in recent years. 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 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. Here is everything you need to know about Demon Slayer season 2.
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 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. Demon Slayer Season 2 will hit the screens in Japan in Oct 2021.
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Demon Slayer Season 2 Plot
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.
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:
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 several regions including the United States and India, Demon Slayer season 1 is streaming on Netflix.
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