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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. It debuted on February 15, 2016 and was completed on May 18, 2020 after a total of 201 chapters that were collected in 23 tankōbon volumes. It was initially serialized by the famous Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine. It has become of the most popular manga and anime franchises in modern times and is often described as one of the best series of the 2010s. As of December 2020, the series is said to have grossed around $2.6 billion, which is an amazing feat for a series that lasted only four years as a manga and had only one season and just one anime movie. But that brings us fans to wonder, will there be a Demon Slayer season 2?
Luckily for us, the anime is going to get a continuation, as was expected from such a popular show. Demon Slayer is getting a second season sometime during 2021 and in this article, we are going to bring you all the information we know about the second season of Demon Slayer. Enjoy!
Demon Slayer season 2 release date
When the first season episodes of Demon Slayer ended and the movie premiered in the cinemas, fans worldwide wondered whether the show would get a sequel and when that would happen. Demon Slayer follows Tanjiro Kamado, a young boy who wants to become a demon slayer after his family is slaughtered and his younger sister Nezuko is turned into a demon.
The plot of the first season of the anime series, in short, is:
“In Taishō-era Japan, Tanjirō is the eldest son of a family whose father has passed away. To meet his family’s needs, he left to sell coal in town. Despite the difficulties of life, they manage to find a little happiness in their daily life. One day, due to rumors circulating about a man-eating demon lingering around after dark, he is unable to return home and ends up spending the night with a good Samaritan in the city. Only, everything changes on his return when he finds his family massacred by a demon. Nezuko, one of his younger sisters, is the only survivor but she has also been transformed into a demon. Surprisingly, she still shows signs of human emotions and thoughts. It is a long journey that awaits the young hero and his little sister in order to find an antidote to make her human again and avenge the rest of her family.“
Mugen Train premiered in October 2020 and in December 2020, the situation was still quite unclear. Minami Ichikawa, who works for Toho, had this to say about the show back in December 2020:
“We are anxious to do a [Demon Slayer] sequel. (…) Three companies are involved. We [Toho] are distributing. Since I am in this position, I am anxious for [a Demon Slayer sequel], but I have not heard of any subsequent actions [toward greenlighting the production].”
We had to wait several months after that to get our first pieces of information on the second season of the anime. In February 2021, several sources confirmed that Demon Slayer would, indeed, be getting a second season and that it would premiere during that same calendar year. The announcement was made via Twitter and it has excellent viewership ratings:
A precise date was not given, but the announcement confirmed that it would be sometime during 2021 and that the second season would be entitled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Yūkaku-hen. A promotional poster was also given:
Demon Slayer season 2 trailer
In order to promote the new season and to elevate the hype among the fans, the production companies also released a trailer on February 14, 2021, when the new season was officially announced. The trailer was soon subbed and you wan watch it here:
Demon Slayer season 2 cast and crew
The initial February announcement actually gave us some information about the second season’s cast and crew. We managed to find out that the whole cast and crew that had such a successful run on the first season would be returning for season two. This means that Haruo Sotozaki is returning to direct the second season at ufotable, and Akira Matsushima is again designing the characters, which is absolutely great news for fans of the first season.
As for the cast, we said that the complete cast would be returning for season two. This means that we are going to hear the voices of Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro Kamado), Akari Kitō (Nezuko Kamado), Hiro Shimono (Zenistu Agatsuma), Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Inotsuke Hashibira), Reina Ueda (Kanao Tsuyuri), and Nobuhiko Okamoto (Genya Shinazugawa) once again, which is also great news.
Demon Slayer season 2 plot
As of this moment, we don’t really have many information about the second season of Demon Slayer and its characters but we do have an outline of what is going to happen in this season. We know it is going to function as a sequel to both the first season of the anime and the Mugen Train, picking up where the movie ended. Alongside that, we also know that the second season is going to adapt the “Entertainment District” (manga chapters 70-99) arc from the manga. The synopsis of this arc is as follows:
Four months after the passing of Kyojuro Rengoku, the three boys have been training relentlessly at the Butterfly Mansion while occasionally leaving on individual missions. As Zenitsu goes on solo missions, he becomes less of a whiner whereas Inosuke becomes more reckless. Despite the unforgiving training sessions, Tanjiro remarks that they’re tolerable since the three boys can endure it together. Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu ultimately accompany the Sound Hashira, Tengen, on a mission to Yoshiwara to help search for his missing wives who were investigating rumors of demons within the district. Ultimately, after solving the case of the Entertainment District, Tanjiro travels to the Swordsmith Village to replace his sword because Hotaru Haganezuka is tired of repairing it. This is the beginning of a new story arc for Demon Slayer.
In accordance with the plot, a second promotional poster for the anime was released:
If you are wondering in which order you should watch Demon Slayer anime, we got you covered. We have built the most complete Demon Slayer watch order, and we will continue to update it as the anime continues to grow.
And that’s it for today. We hope you had fun reading this and that we gave you all the information you were looking for! See you next time and don’t forget to follow us!