Demon Slayer Season 2: The second season of Demon Slayer anime titled ‘Kimetsu no Yaiba – Yūkaku-hen’ will release in 2021. Here is everything you need to know.
- The first season of hit anime Demon Slayer started airing in Japan in April 2019 and 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 anime series received critics acclaim for its animation and fight sequences. It is one of the best anime of the 2010s. 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 became a huge hit. 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.
Demon Slayer season 2 release date announced
The fans are eagerly waiting for the return of Demon Slayer and they would be happy to hear that the upcoming season has been announced. A second season, titled Kimetsu no Yaiba – Yūkaku-hen, will premiere in 2021. 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
A sequel to the first season, the movie Demon Slayer: Mugen Train was released on Oct 16, 2020, and becomes the highest-grossing movie of all time in Japan. The second season will be a sequel to this movie. Along with the announcement, the makers have also released the trailer. Watch it right here:
Demon Slayer Season 2 Plot & Premise
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
— Damy (@aaa_a240) May 17, 2020
The first season’s plot 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.
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
The studio ‘Ufotable’ announced the movie following the airing of the final episode of the first season. Titled ‘Demon Slayer: MugenTrain’, the movie released on October 16, 2020.
‘Demon Slayer: Mugen Train’ became the highest-grossing Japanese film of all time, the highest-grossing anime film ever, the highest-grossing animated film of 2020, and the world’s fourth highest-grossing film of 2020. Watch the trailer of the movie:
Demon Slayer Video Games
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 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 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.
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