Fans will be delighted to know that the release time for Demon Slayer season 2 episode 1 has been officially confirmed by Crunchyroll and Funimation.

Today is the day, the day we have all been waiting for, the day when one of the world’s most popular anime franchises returns for its second television season, Demon Slayer.

Kimetsu no Yaiba originally made its on-screen debut in mid-2019; however, it was the recent success of the sequel movie ‘Mugen Train’ that truly catapulted the franchise to global acclaim.

Now, with fans around the world counting down to the series’ return, we breakdown exactly what time Demon Slayer season 2 episode 1 will release online!

Demon Slayer Season 2 | Official Trailer

Demon Slayer Season 2 | Official Trailer

Demon Slayer: Season 2 episode 1 release date and time

Demon Slayer season 2 episode 1 will be released through Crunchyroll and Funimation at 8: 45 AM Pacific Time on Sunday, October 10th.

The described time has been officially confirmed by both Crunchyroll and Funimation as follow:

  • Pacific Time – 8: 45 AM PDT
  • Central Time – 10: 45 AM CDT
  • Eastern Time – 11: 45 AM EDT
  • British Time – 4: 45 PM BST
  • European Time – 5: 45 PM CEST
  • India Time – 9: 15 PM IST
  • Philippine Time – 11: 45 PM PHT
  • Korea Time – 12: 45 AM KST (October 11th)
  • Australia Time – 2: 15 AM ACDT (October 11th)

The first episode of season 2 will be available first to those premium subscribers, before launching for free on October 17th.

A preview fit for the Demon Slayer return

The first episode of season 2 is set before the events of Mugen Train, likely around episode 24 – 26 of the original television broadcast.

Season 2 episode 1 is titled ‘Flame Hashira, Rengoku Kyojuro’ and will focus on Rengoku’s journey to the now-infamous locomotive. However, don’t expect the journey to the transport to be a simple one, with plenty of demons standing in his way.

The official 16-second-long preview trailer for season 2 episode 1 has now been shared on social media, see below.

The success of Demon Slayer: Mugen Train

It’s no secret that Demon Slayer: Mugen Train was one of the biggest success stories not only in 2020, but in the history of the anime industry.

The film opened in Japanese theatres on October 16th 2020 but even prior to the premiere, Mugen Train was already setting records for pre-sale tickets.

The movie would then experience the most incredible domestic box office performance, earning a record-setting ¥4.6 billion ($44 million) on opening weekend to ultimately becoming the highest-grossing Japanese film of all time.

At the time of writing, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train has earned more than $500 million at the global box office, making it also the highest-grossing movie of 2020!

The movie finally holds the respective titles of both the highest-grossing anime movie and the highest-grossing R-rated animated film of all time.

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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