Demon Slayer Season 2: The first season of hit anime Demon Slayer concluded on Sep 28, 2019, and the fans are waiting for its second season.
‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ is a hugely popular anime series based on the manga series of the same name. The anime series received critics acclaim for its animation and fight sequences. It is considered one of the best anime of the 2010s and has 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 was a huge hit and the fans are now eagerly waiting for the second season. So, when can we expect the next season to premiere? Here is what we know about Demon Slayer Season 2.
Will there be a second season of Demon Slayer?
The fans are eagerly waiting for the return of Demon Slayer. As of now, Ufotable (studio and producer) hasn’t announced anything on season 2. However, a movie is scheduled for release which will reportedly continue from the last episode of the first season.
So, what are the chances of Demon Slayer making a comeback with season 2? Well, it is almost certain that Demon Slayer season 2 will be returning after the release of the movie. The second season will most likely kick off from where the movie ends.
The continuation of an anime series depends on factors like the source material, its popularity. In the case of Demon Slayer, there is no shortage of source material. Out of 21 volumes, only 6 were used to adapt the first season. So, still, around 15 volumes are left to adapted.
Coming to popularity, Demon Slayer franchise had over 80 million copies in circulation, including digital versions, making it one of the best-selling manga series. The anime in itself one of the best of the 2010s.
Considering the popularity and source material, it would be a big surprise f the show gets canceled. The only major issue that can put the show on hold or get it canceled is the schedule issues with the studio. Ufotable is a small studio busy with its other projects. It usually works on one big project per year. So, Demon Slayer season 2 may get delayed or canceled. Another option is to give the show to a bigger studio.
Demon Slayer Season 2 Release Date
At the time of writing this, there is no official release date for Demon Slayer season 2. As soon as the first season concluded, Studio Ufotable announced a Demon Slayer movie.
— アニメ (@animescene__) May 19, 2020
Since there is no official announcement regarding the second season, don’t expect it to arrive anytime soon. Generally, new seasons of Animes take years to be released. I am expecting Demon Slayer Season 2 to release in 2022.
Demon Slayer Season 2 Plot & Premise
Following the airing of the final episode (season 1), a sequel movie was announced and is scheduled to release in October 2020. The story for season 2 will continue from the upcoming movie, which is a continuation of season 1. So, in order to understand the complete plot, you have to watch the movie as well as the first season.
Just finished the final chapter of the manga, and honestly, I think it was a great ending to the series. My favorite part was definitely seeing Giyu, Sabito, and Makomo together reincarnated! Sad it's done, but it's best to not drag it on #DemonSlayer pic.twitter.com/HIIzHiREZ6
— PlaZma (@JSHK_240) May 17, 2020
The first season plot revolves around the protagonist Tanjiro Kamado whose entire family except his sister is 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.
If you have already watched the first season and want to know what will most likely happen, you can read the original manga here.
Demon Slayer Movie Details
A sequel movie was announced following the airing of the final episode of the first season. Titled ‘Demon Slayer: Infinity Train Arc’, it is scheduled to release on October 16, 2020.
In April 2020 it was updated that the movie will be released theatrically in Japan. The season 1 cast members will reprise their roles. Here is the trailer of the movie:
Demon Slayer Video Games
A mobile game titled Demon Slayer: Blood-Stench Blade Royale will be released in 2020 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 series 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 was also premiered in 2019 due to its wide appeal. Major anime websites like Crunchyroll, Hulu, Funimation, Animelab, and Anime Limited have been involved in the simulcast of Demon Slayer in various countries. 2019 also saw the release of the series in DVD and Blue-ray.
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