With the Demon Slayer movie opening in North America next week, fans want to know when Season 2 is coming online.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba ”is possibly one of the most popular and successful anime franchises in recent history.
Demon Slayer Season 1 won not only “Best Anime” at the 2019 Newtype Anime Awards, but also “Anime of the Year” at the 2020 Crunchyroll Anime Awards.
Since then, the Demon Slayer film Mugen Train has broken countless box office records in Japan and has even become the fourth highest grossing film of 2020.
As the film hits theaters in North America at the end of the month, we’ll show you everything you need to know about season 2 of the series.
DEMON SLAYER SEASON 2 LAUNCH DATE
Demon Slayer Season 2 will premiere in 2021. Although the air date has not been confirmed, the series is expected to return in the fall or winter of 2021.
During the Demon Slayer Matsuri Online -Anime 2nd Anniversary Festival this weekend, it was confirmed that season 2 of the hit anime will return in 2021.
This news was accompanied by several new images and a new teaser video, but a more specific release date has not been revealed.
Based on available information, an optimistic prediction for the Demon Slayer season 2 premiere date would be fall 2021, but a more realistic prediction would be winter 2021.
Interestingly, there are concerns that season 2 could be threatened by the success of Mugen Train. As noted by popular YouTuber “Kanjic” in a recent video, the film’s incredible performances could influence the decision to produce a second season, focusing instead on a series of films to increase revenue.
Demon Slayer Season 2 Intrigue
The story of Demon Slayer season 2 will be a direct sequel to the movie “Mugen Train”, which takes up the end of season 1.
As the anime is a direct adaptation of the original manga series, we can confidently predict the plot of season 2.
However, there is nothing worse than spoilers, so you can read the hit manga series for yourself here.
DEMON SLAYER MOVIE
The animated film, titled “Demon Slayer: Infinity Train Arc” opened in Japan on October 16, 2020.
Since then, the film has broken countless records, including the highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, the best opening weekend in Japanese cinema history, and the fourth-highest-grossing film of 2020.
The film will open in select theaters in North America, Australia and New Zealand in early 2021; you can read more about the premiere in English here.
Interestingly, there are also plans to release an anime-based mobile game and a PS4 game in 2021.
What the premise of these games will be is unknown, but if the franchise continues to tell the story through each feature, some elements of the canon are expected to appear in the game.
Demon Slayer Season 1 is out now on Hulu, Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Amazon Prime.