Remember when, two months ago, we talked about Demon Slayer Season 2 not being canceled? You’d think that we would not be coming back to such a text anytime soon but – here we are! Thanks to some idiotic backlash regarding a potentially “horrible” bath scene and a stupid April Fools joke, we’re once again talking about the possible cancellation of Demon Slayer. To cut things short – no, Demon Slayer Season 3 is not canceled and it will be back as scheduled, probably in 2023. But, let us see what caused a problem this time.
As we have said, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is not canceled and Season 3 is going to air as scheduled, probably in 2023, depending on when Ufotable produces the series. The false information is actually a combination of the backlash surrounding a bath scene involving Mitsuri Kanroji and an April Fools Instagram post that spoke of the supposed cancelation. This is, of course, not true.
In the continuation of this article, we are going to bring you all the details you need to know about the future of Demon Slayer season 3. You’re going to find out all the official news about the season, as well as the hottest speculations going about on the web and on social media. This article is going to be your definitive source for everything you need to know about the future of Demon Slayer season 3.
Is Season 3 of Demon Slayer canceled?
As someone who’s a fan of Demon Slayer, I have to admit I was quite shocked to read rumors about the season’s cancellation in the midst of its run. Again. I really did not think this would happen, at least not so soon. Sure, the backlash surrounding Kanroji’s bath scene was there from the beginning, but no one actually called for the show to be canceled this time, which was good. Plus, it’s mostly social media trolls who don’t have any other way of getting attention but to talk nonsense on Twitter and Instagram. But I really thought we wouldn’t be having this conversation once again. Oh boy…
Regardless of my immediate anxiety attack when I read this, I still made my way to the Internet and started checking reliable sources. Google did come up with some news that contained the phrase “Demon Slayer season 3 canceled”, but these were – in every case – either old speculations or completely unreliable sources. Then I went on to check the official sources and sites such as ANN, and guess what? No changes at all.
By now, I was, once again, completely certain that Demon Slayer season 3 had not been canceled and that it is going to air as scheduled, and while I was less curious about the source of these rumors than last time while looking over the recent news and reports regarding Demon Slayer, I once again managed to find two unrelated events (again) that explain these rumors, but more on that in the next section.
So, to conclude, Demon Slayer Season 3 is not canceled and we are going to see it as scheduled, probably next year. We do not have any detailed information, but Demon Slayer is such a big brand that there is no way that it could be canceled on a social media whim. Be that as it may, we’ll have to wait sometime to confirm some news about the show’s release, but don’t worry – Tanjiro and the gang are definitely coming back.
As we have said two months ago, you really do not have to worry about the future of the Demon Slayer anime.
Why do people think it is?
As we have said, while again looking for the source of the rumors regarding the cancellation of Demon Slayer season three, we have, once again, found two separate events that have assuredly caused the Internet to start spreading these false rumors just two months after the last series. The first one is related to the backlash regarding Kanroji’s bath scene, which we have already talked about on Fiction Horizon. This thing caused quite a stir on social media two months ago, but luckily, it did not catch on. So, what happened wit that, anyway?
“Mitsuri’s Bath Scene” is a scene from the Swordsmith Village Arc where Mitsuri can be seen in an open bath, without her clothes, but not outright naked. The scene went almost unnoticed in the manga but caused controversy among some fans, who think that it is too adult for Demon Slayer but knowing how detailed Demon Slayer is, the scene will probably not get removed in the anime.
Now, most fans of Demon Slayer haven’t actually read the manga, which is also perfectly normal for an anime series. Having said all of this, it is understandable how a culture that idolizes a guy who slapped a comedian would be hypocritical enough to state that this scene is inappropriate because you can never have too much hypocrisy, it made absolutely no sense that these people caused such a stir online. Luckily enough, this one calmed down very quickly.
The original scene first appeared back in 2018 in the manga and it wasn’t until February 2022 that a group of “revolutionaries” noticed that the scene might be inappropriate? Come on, that’s just ridiculous! The level of hypocrisy surrounding this controversy is unbelievable and it really reminds us of those idiotic calls for the cancellation because Neuzko’s demon form had a kimono that was too short for someone’s taste. But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves with this one. This time, the content itself wasn’t the problem.
Now, in this situation, what definitely caused more issue was a stupid and bad April Fools joke that appeared on the Instagram profile of a Demon Slayer fan page on, you guessed it, April 1, 2022. The guy behind the profile obviously wanted to be funny and get some additional clicks, or whatever, and while he might have succeeded in the latter, he failed in the former. Here is the post in question:
The date should have given it up, but even if you did not pay attention to it, these posts on obscure Instagram profiles should always be observed with some doubt. First of all, there is no source for the information. Secondly, the whole post looks so fake that it hurts. Thirdly, would an obscure Instagram profile really have such info, whereas major anime sources (us included, of course) wouldn’t? Plus, if you look at the hashtags, it’s quite obvious that the guy wanted to be funny.
The main problem with this was that some people actually believed it and started panicking. Friends kept scaring other friends, Google became infested with such questions, and people actually believed that Demon Slayer was ending. Now, while we can understand that people are gullible and are scared for their favorite shows, we really do implore them to check their sources before panicking. As for the a-holes who post such things, they’re going to remain a-holes for the rest of their careers and we can only say – shame on them.
And this is all we could find about the sources of this confusion. As far as we know, there is nothing else that might have caused these false rumors to spread.
When is the new season coming out?
At this moment, we still don’t know when the scheduled thrid season of Demon Slayer is going to come out. But, do not worry, as this is nothing unusual. Anime series are always announced at least a year before their release date and it usually takes at least half a year o confirm a release window for the show, after it has been announced. In all probability, Demon Slayer Season 3 is going to come out in 2023, but we’ll have to wait a bit for it to be confirmed.
Will there be a Demon Slayer Season 4?
Demon Slayer hasn’t been officially renewed for a fourth season as of yet, but seeing how popular the anime is and how popular the manga was, we have absolutely no doubt that a fourth season will be made, as well as a potential fifth one, until they adapt the whole manga. As far as we understand, Demon Slayer is going to be around for a while, since there is still a lot of material to adapt from the manga.
What we do not know are the dates. With the pandemic prolonging absolutely everything, it might be some time before we actually see season four of Demon Slayer, but we’re not worried about the future of the show. The fandom is eagerly awaiting new episodes and despite some social media backlash, we don’t think that Twitter and Instagram trolls will actually have an impact on the future of such an immensely popular series.