In case you weren’t aware, the Demon Slayer franchise is quite popular.
Over the previous two years, Demon Slayer has been a massive success. During the epidemic, it reached new heights with the release of Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, which became the fastest film to gross more than 10 billion yen (more than $100 million) in Japan. In December 2020, the film’s total revenues topped $313 million, dethroning Hayao Miyazaki’s magnum opus, the critically acclaimed animated fantasy film Spirited Away, which had held the position since its 2001 debut.
The new Demon Slayer season has arrived, and the excitement is palpable! Everything you need to know about Demon Slayer season 2 is right here.
Demon Slayer season 2 release date
Instead of the previously stated Entertainment District Arc, which everyone expected, the Mugen Train Arc was turned into a seven-episode arc that began airing on October 10. This arc includes 70 new scenes, new music tracks, episode previews, a new theme song, and an episode of Kyojuro Rengoku that had never been seen before. The Mugen Train Arc linked season 1 with the Entertainment District Arc (season 2), which will be an adaptation of the manga penned by Koyoharu Gotouge.
The Entertainment District Arc debuted with an hour-long episode on Sunday, December 5. From there, The Arc will air every Sunday during the winter season on Fuji TV, a Japanese television channel, providing fans a half-worth year’s of sword-slashing excitement.
The announcement was made on September 25 at the conclusion of Fuji TV’s special season 1 airings, which culminated with the first television screening of the Demon Slayer film, Mugen Train. These broadcasts included previously unseen footage from those of us who wished we could join the Demon Slayer Corps.
How to watch Demon Slayer season 2 in the US
The Mugen Train Arc and previously aired episodes of the Entertainment District Arc are now available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand via Funimation Hulu and Crunchyroll. Demon Slayer has subscription video-on-demand homes on Funimation, Crunchyroll, and Hulu, with Funimation topping the pack.
Along with the autumn and winter Sunday airings in Japan, Funimation will distribute the subbed episodes for English-speaking areas. The dubbed episodes will be available on Funimation and Crunchyroll in the future.
Where we left off: Recap of season 1 and Mugen Train
Season 2 of Demon Slayer will pick up immediately after the events of the fiery clash on the Mugen Train – the setting for the Demon Slayer film, where it was rumoured that 40 passengers vanished at the end of season 1.
After completing their rehabilitation training at the Butterfly Mansion, the swordsmen trio Tanjiro Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, and Inosuke Hashibira are dispatched to the train at the end of season 1 to investigate the disappearances. As usual, the trio is joined by Tanjiro’s sister-turned-demon Nezuko and the Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku. (The Hashira are a prestigious order of Demon Slayer swordsmen.)
Without giving too much away, let’s just say that the Demon Slayers are up against Enmu, a demon of the Twelve Kizuki who has been terrorising passengers on the Mugen Train. The Twelve Kizuki are the most powerful demons assembled by Muzan Kibutsuji, the original demon who can only turn humans into demons.
What’s next for the fledgling members of the Demon Slayer Corps? The Entertainment District Arc
Tanjiro, Zenitsu, Inosuke, and Nezuko are seen in the teaser for Demon Slayer season 2 travelling to Yoshiwara for their next task, which involves a town with blinding bright lights and nocturnal habits that is “awash in vanity and want of men and women.” Perhaps the ideal location for a demon.
The Entertainment District Arc will feature a new significant demon, Daki, the Upper-Rank Six demon, with whom our brave heroes will have to deal. Miyuki Sawashiro will portray Daki.
The trailer and promotional poster place a strong emphasis on the Sound Hashira, Tengen Uzui, so we can expect to learn more about his backstory as he leads the mission through the streets of Yoshiwara.
Will there be more stellar music to add to the soundtrack?
Yes. LiSA, who performed the original Demon Slayer theme song, Gurenge, returns to perform the series’ theme songs. Akeboshi is the opening theme, and Shirogane is the ending theme. Aimer, a Japanese singer, will perform the theme songs for the season 2 premiere episode. They are known as Zankyo Sanka and Asa ga kuru.