After waiting for nearly a year and a half, fans have finally gotten the imminent confirmation for Demon Slayer Season 2 by the animation studio, Ufotable. Demon Slayer has been the biggest manga series in Japan for more than a year now. Its impact can’t even be comprehended as it had already sold more than a whopping 150 million copies worldwide as of now, more than 100 million of which comes from just the past 12 months.
The anime series, which premiered back in 2019, has now become a global phenomenon as its sequel continuation movie Demon Slayer: Mugen Train dethroned Spirited Away‘s two-decade-long record of being the highest-grossing film in Japan in just a few months and is now also the highest-grossing Japanese film of all time as well with the figures soon to hit beyond 400 million dollars, animated or otherwise.
Demon Slayer Season 2 makes the announcement of its arrival right when fans were in dire need of some more adventures with Tanjiro and his demon-hunting gang.
Demon Slayer Season 2 will take place right after the events of the movie.
Demon Slayer Season 2 will pick up right after the movie Mugen Train, rumored to hit U.S. theatres around early April. The first teaser of Demon Slayer Season 2 (which you can see below) promises to adapt the next arc from the manga “The Entertainment District.”
The trailer reintroduces us to Studio Ufotable‘s stunning animation and scenery alongside our favorite characters like Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu being their usual self while also introducing us to some new characters which seem to be Muzan’s demon minions. It also seems like this arc will follow another hashira, Tengen Uzui, just like its predecessor, making sure that it is about to get super flamboyant.
When will Demon Slayer Season 2 premiere?
While it is still very much not clear when the Demon Slayer Season 2 will start airing, it is a fair bet that the anime might start somewhere around late 2021, probably in the fall, as they have only just announced the production. They would also want to make sure that everybody has access to the movie by then, and since fall marks a year after the movie came out, it seems like a fair bet.
As far the episode count, since it seems like it is only adapting the Entertainment District Arc, it might be a one-cour season, meaning 12-13 episodes at most, but that’s more than enough to overjoy the anime’s large fanbase, who are already trending the show over at Twitter even amidst the release of the much-awaited Snyder Cut trailer.
While a lot about Demon Slayer Season 2 is still speculation, make sure to tune in to us in the upcoming weeks for more updates as they come. Meanwhile, Demon Slayer Season 1 is streaming on Netflix.