Demon Slayer season 3 is officially in production. It will cover the “Swordsmith Village” arc.
- The second season of Demon Slayer concluded airing on Feb 23, 2022.
- The creators announced the third season at the end of the second season finale. The next season will adapt the “Swordsmith Village” arc.
Demon Slayer is unarguably one of the most popular anime series of all time. Based on a manga series of the same name, the series revolves around a young boy 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. He encounters a community that calls itself Demon Slayer Corps. Tanjiro joins the society and sets out on a long journey to avenge his family’s death.
Like the first season, the second season of Demon Slayer received tremendous response worldwide. Fans witnessed some crackling action-packed episodes. With the second season concluded on Feb 13, 2022, the fans are excited for more action. So, what are the latest updates on Demon Slayer Season 3? Is there a release date? Here’s what we know so far.
Will there be Demon Slayer Season 3?
The first season of Demon Slayer is the 12th most popular anime title on Myanimelist with a score of 8.57/10. Its sequel an anime movie Demon Slayer: Mugen Train has an 8.7/10 score on Myanimelist. The second season has an impressive score of 8.8/10 from more than 0.5 million members.
It’s not just ratings, Demon Slayer episodes have been garnering record viewership in Japan, the United States, and other countries. According to Parrot Analysis, Demon Slayer is the most demanded TV series in the United States.
A sequel to the first season, the movie Demon Slayer: Mugen Train debuted in Japan on Oct 16, 2020, and becomes the highest-grossing movie of all time in Japan. It also becomes the highest-grossing anime movie of all time.
Considering the popularity of the franchise, fans were assured that the third season is inevitable. Well, it turned out to be true.
The creators announced the third season at the end of the second season finale. The next season will adapt the “Swordsmith Village” arc.
Kimetsu no Yaiba TV Anime -Swordsmith Village Arc- has been officially announced.pic.twitter.com/t80uWe1aVH
— Shonen Jump News – Unofficial (@WSJ_manga) February 13, 2022
What plot would Demon Slayer Season 3 follow?
The second season of Demon Slayer was an adaptation of Entertainment District Arc that covers Chapters 70 through 99 of the manga series. Its prequel movie covered Mugen Train Arc.
We know that Demon Slayer season 3 is adapting the Swordsmith Village Arc. Those who have read manga know the arc has a total of 28 chapters (100-127). So, we can expect the third season to have around 12 episodes like the second season.
In the next season, Tanjiro will arrive at Swordsmith Village to get his sword fixed. He finds that his usual contact is missing. As Tanjiro begins the investigation, he gets introduced to two new hashira. The first is Mitsuki Kanroji, the love hashira. She is joined by Genya Shinazugawa, and Tanjiro is sent on a hunt to find a weapon in the village.
When is Demon Slayer Season 3 release date?
A new trailer indicates that the production for the third season has already started. Ufotable, the animation studio behind the series, is very consistent with the release schedule. Demon Slayer Season 1debuted in Fall 2019, followed by Mugen Train movie in Fann 2020. The second season debuted in Fall 2022. So, one can expect, Demon Slayer Season 3 to release in Fall 2022 or early 2023.
However, we must keep in mind that the COVID-19 pandemic may impact the production of the new season. In that case, a Spring release (in around April 2023) or Fall 2023 (September-October 2023) looks more probable.
Demon Slayer Season 3 Cast: New and old characters
Tanjiro (Natsuki Hanae), Zenitsu (Hiro Shimono), Inosuke (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka), and Nezuko (Akari Kitou) will return for the next season for sure. Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji and Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito will be two of the primary new characters in the upcoming installment. We can also see Tengen Uzui living happily his retired life with his three wives.
You can also expect more of the Hashiras to appear in the upcoming season, as well as members of the Twelve Upper Moons.
Haruo Sotozaki will direct Demon Slayer Season 3: Swordsmith Village, while Akira Matsushima is returning as character designer. Once again, Ufotable is handling the production duties.
The first Demon Slayer season 3 teaser finally arrived last month. The teaser includes glimpses of the second season. We also get to see the Love and Mist Hashira. Watch the teaser here:
Where to watch Demon Slayer?
Demon Slayer anime (Season 1 and 2) is available to stream on Hulu, Funimation, and Crunchyroll. The movie Demon Slayer Mugen Train is available to Funimation, Hulu, and Crunchyroll subscribers at no extra charge. The first season is also available to stream on Netflix.