‘Demon Slayer’ Season 2 Lands Official Release Date

Demon Slayer has quickly become one of the most popular anime currently on air. Its recent film, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, even became the highest-grossing movie of 2020, bringing in $503 million worldwide. Needless to say, fans have eagerly awaited news of a second season. And now they officially have a release date for Demon Slayer Season 2 — along with an update on where they can watch it.

‘Demon Slayer’ Season 2 covers the manga’s Entertainment District arc

Poster art for 'Demon Slayer' Season 2, which accompanied its release date announcement. It shows Tanjiro in front swinging his sword and the rest of the characters behind him.
Poster art for ‘Demon Slayer’ Season 2

Demon Slayer Season 2 will tackle the Entertainment District Arc from Koyoharu Gotouge’s manga, which follows the Mugen Train Arc covered in the recent film. According to Crunchyroll’s announcement, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train will be re-adapted as well. The new take on the Mugen Train Arc will feature “an original episode, 70 new scenes, new music tracks, new open and ending animation, episode previews, and new theme songs.”

The new content, arriving two months ahead of Demon Slayer‘s Entertainment District Arc, will bridge the gap between the anime’s first outing and the new episodes. By the time the Entertainment District Arc picks up, the characters will find themselves on a mission in Yoshiwara, one of Tokyo’s red-light districts in the 17th century. The poster art for the new season suggests Tengen Uzui will be heavily involved in whatever the group is up to.

What is the release date for ‘Demon Slayer’ Season 2?

On Sept. 25, Demon Slayer announced its season 2 release date. The Entertainment District Arc will kick off on Dec. 5, at the tail end of the Fall 2021 anime season. The arc’s premiere, which will be available to stream on Crunchyroll and Funimation, will be an hour-long episode that promises to introduce a new demon into the mix. Miyuki Sawashiro will voice the new foe, and Aimer will perform the theme songs for the first episode.

This follows the Mugen Train Arc’s arrival on Crunchyroll and Funimation, which is set for Oct. 10. The updated take on the arc will span seven episodes, leading right into the anime’s next chapter.

Fans have waited more than 2 years for the second season

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Demon Slayer Season 2’s release date comes more than two years after the anime’s premiere back in April 2019. The first season covered the manga’s Unwavering Resolve Arc, which saw its main character, Tanjiro, joining the Demon Slayer Corps. Tanjiro spends much of season 1 training to kill demons, all while seeking a cure for his sister. Nezuko gets turned into a demon during the anime’s first episode, sending her brother on a journey to save her.

That attracts the attention of the show’s Big Bad, Muzan Kibutsuji, who will likely be behind whatever obstacles Tanjiro faces in season 2. Whether he’ll make progress on defeating the anime’s main villain remains to be seen. The same goes for turning Nezuko back into a human.

Fans will have a better idea of what Demon Slayer Season 2 has in store when it premieres. Fortunately, they’ll have new content to enjoy soon — and hopefully, it’ll be worth the wait.