With the Demon Slayer movie recently premiering on streaming services, fans are desperate to know what date season 2 will release online.
‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ is arguably one of the most successful and popular anime franchises of the past few years.
Season 1 not only won the ‘Best Anime’ award at the 2019 Newtype Anime Awards, but also the ‘Anime of the Year’ at the 2020 Crunchyroll Anime Awards.
Since then, the sequel movie ‘Mugen Train’ has broken countless Box Office records in Japan and even became the highest-grossing film of 2020.
However, with the movie releasing on streaming platforms, the attention is brought back to the series’ highly anticipated return.
Demon Slayer season 2 release date…
- Demon Slayer season 2, The Entertainment District Arc, will release in 2021 and whilst a specific date has not been confirmed, multiple reports are suggesting an October premiere.
During the ‘Demon Slayer Matsuri Online -Anime 2nd Anniversary Festival’ this weekend, it was confirmed that season 2 of the hit anime would return at some point in 2021.
This news came alongside several new visuals and a new teaser video, but a more specific release date was not revealed.
Since then, a number of leaks from media outlets, including Yahoo Japan, have reported that season 2 of the anime series will debut in October as part of the Fall slate.
With Attack on Titan season 4 part 2 coming in Winter, premiering the second in Fall would avoid any questionable clashes in broadcasting, as suggested by ComicBook.
Demon Slayer season 2 plot…
The story for Demon Slayer season 2 will be a direct continuation from the ‘Mugen Train’ movie, which itself picks up from the season 1 finale.
Season 2 will adapt the ‘Entertainment District Arc’ which ran from chapters 70 through 99 of the manga series.
In this arc, Tanjiro, Inosuke and Zenitsu accompany the Sound Hashira (Tengen Uzui) on a mission to Yoshiwara, where reports of demons are spreading.
As the anime is a direct adaptation of the original manga series, we can confidently predict more of the plot for season 2. However, there is nothing worse than spoilers, so you can read the hit manga series for yourself here.
Where to watch Demon Slayer season 2…
At the time of writing, only Funimation have confirmed that season 2 will be simulcasting on their platform.
Crunchyroll and Hulu are also expected to air the series, as they did with season 1, but this is yet to be confirmed.
However, there is a chance that Funimation could snag the exclusive broadcasting rights for season 2, considering their exclusive streaming deal for Mugen Train.
Fans should not expect the series to be made available on other platforms such as Amazon Prime or Toonami until after the entire season has finished airing.
The main voice cast from season 1 and the Mugen Train movie are expected to reprise their roles for season 2, including the addition of Tengen Uzui.
- Natsuki Hanae (Japanese) and Zach Aguilar (English) as Tanjiro
- Hiro Shimono (Japanese) and Aleks Le (English) as Zenitsu
- Akari Kito (Japanese) and Abby Trott (English) as Nezuko
- Yoshitsuga Matsuoka (Japanese) and Bryce Papenbrook (English) as Inosuke
- Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese) and Ray Chase (English) as Tengen.
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train…
The box office sensation ‘Demon Slayer: Mugen Train’ premiered in Japan on October 16th, 2020.
Since then, the movie has broken countless records, including the highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, best opening day weekend in Japanese film history and has become the highest-grossing movie of 2020.
The movie released in selected theatres across North America, Australia and New Zealand in early-2021 – you can read more on the English release here.
Mugen Train then began streaming on June 22nd, 2021 – you can find out more here.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]