‘Demon Slayer’: How Many Episodes Are in Season 2 of the Anime?

Demon Slayer Season 2 is one of the most-anticipated Fall 2021 anime releases, and the series is already chugging through its Mugen Train Arc. The second outing promises to cover a good portion of Koyoharu Gotouge’s manga. However, it will likely leave enough room for the anime to pursue another season or two. How many episodes can fans expect from Demon Slayer‘s latest outing?

‘Demon Slayer’ Season 2 will cover 2 manga arcs

Tanjiro Kamado in 'Demon Slayer: Mugen Train.' He's holding his sword and looks determined.
Tanjiro Kamado in ‘Demon Slayer’ | ©Koyoharu Gotouge/SHUEISHA, Aniplex, ufotable

When the official release date for Demon Slayer Season 2 was revealed, the announcement noted that the second season would cover two of the manga’s arcs. One of them — the Mugen Train Arc — would tackle the events chronicled in the anime’s recent film. Of course, the episodic iteration contains some original content for fans to enjoy. The first episode of the season was an entirely new story featuring the Flame Hashira, Rengoku. Meanwhile, episodes 2 to 7 will retell the storylines from the movie.

On Dec. 5, the season will segue into the Entertainment District Arc, which will likely make up the remainder of the episodes. According to Crunchyroll, this half of the season will pit Tanjiro and his friends against a new demon.

“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc will feature Tanjiro and his comrades on a brand new mission within the Yoshiwara Entertainment District, where they face the demon Daki (Upper Six), voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro.”

Promotional materials also suggest Tanjiro and his friends will work alongside the Sound Hashira, Tengen. For those who have already seen the film, the Entertainment District Arc will probably prove the more compelling portion of season 2. So, how many episodes can viewers expect in total?

How many episodes are in ‘Demon Slayer’ Season 2?

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Demon Slayer’s first season capped at 26 episodes, an average amount for a shonen anime. However, reports suggest that Demon Slayer Season 2 will be a bit shorter than the previous outing. Per Dual Shockers, fans can expect 18 episodes in total, meaning the second season will conclude in early 2022.

With seven episodes making up the Mugen Train Arc, that means the anime has 11 episodes to cover the Entertainment District Arc. That should be more than enough to address all the important storylines — and maybe set the stage for a season 3.

The series hasn’t officially been renewed for a third season, but given its popularity, that seems the inevitable outcome. There are several more arcs to cover before Tanjiro’s story is through, so it’s probably safe to assume the anime will continue. Where can fans catch the latest episodes while they wait for an official announcement?

New episodes drop weekly on Crunchyroll and Funimation

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As for where fans can tune in for Demon Slayer Season 2, new episodes are dropping weekly on Crunchyroll and Funimation. Barring any delays, the installments arrive every Sunday. The fourth installment debuted on Nov. 7, so there’s still time to catch up before the Entertainment District Arc arrives.