Where To Watch Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 Premiere Full Episodes “Demon Slayer” Season 2 is scheduled to air next Sunday but those looking forward to seeing the Entertainment District Arc will have to wait a little longer since it is not quite the return many anticipated. The series will premiere on JapanTV in a few days and Netflix, Crunchyroll and Funimation viewers will also have the chance to check out this year’s biggest anime release from Ufotable. Demon Slayer season 2 is out in the next three months, and we finally have news on its (strange) release plans.
The next stop on Tanjiro’s post-Mugen train adventure also has a sprinkling of new info and news to stop us all from going off the rails, however. There’s talk of Demon Slayer season 2’s release date, a first trailer, and even where fans in the West can stream new episodes when they eventually do land.
So, deep breath: here’s your complete guide to what Demon Slayer is doing next.
Demon Slayer season 2 release date confirmed
Demon Slayer season 2 returns on October 10… but it’s not quite that clear cut.
The release date may be October, but it will consist of a seven-episode recap arc of the Mugen Train movie.
The official ‘start’ for season 2 will come later – on December 5. That’s also going to be a one-hour premiere so it’ll surely be worth the wait.
Demon Slayer season 2 story: do you need to watch Mugen Train?
The Demon Slayer season 2 story will adapt the ‘Entertainment District’ arc of the manga. In the source material that takes place after Mugen Train. In a surprise move, however, there’s going to be a seven-episode recap with new material to catch fans up on Mugen Train in case they missed it the first time round. So you either need to watch the movie or the seven-episode recap, beginning in October. Your call.
So, what can we expect from the story? Without diving too much into specific movie spoilers, the first season ended with Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke summoned to their first major assignment as part of the Demon Slayer Corps.
Rengoku, a member of the Hashira (elite Demon Slayer swordsman) is tasked with accompanying the trio – and with Tanjiro’s sister-turned-demon Nezuko in tow. The events of the movie surround Tanjiro and company’s attempts to take down the Lower One of the Twelve Moons, the demonic group led by original demon – and slayer of Tanjiro’s family – Muzan Kibutsuji.
After the dramatic events of Mugen Train, and the end of the Infinity Train saga, Tanjiro, the Hashira, and the Demon Slayer Corps will have to deal with the fallout of the movie, but also the emergence of dangerous new foes.
The second season, as shown by the trailer below, sees the group heading to Yoshiwara, a town with bright lights and dark desires. Fertile ground for demons, then, and with the Sound Hashira (Tengen Uzui) also in tow, expect Tanjiro to maybe come into conflict with an Upper Moon or two.
Demon Slayer season 2 trailer: first teaser for the new season
You can watch the first Demon Slayer season 2 trailer now. Detailing the Demon Slayer Corps’ excursion to the entertainment district in Yoshiwara, Inosuke is seen charging away in one scene, while there is a special focus on the Sound Hashira. Expect him to tag along and mentor the fledgling trio of Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu in much the same way Rengoku did during Mugen Train.
Don’t expect more trailers, however, until over the summer. There is a nifty new poster which you can see here, though.
Demon Slayer season 2 cast
Judging by the trailer, the core Demon Slayer voice cast all return for season 2 – at least in the original, subtitled version. No word yet on the English dub.
That means Natuski Hanae (Tanjiro), Akari Kito (Nezuko), Hiro Shimono (Zenitsu), and Yoshitsugu Matusoka (Inosuke) should all be back. Expect other secondary characters, including Tengen Uzui and Shinobo, to also crop up. The main villain, Muzan Kibutsuji (voiced by Toshihiko Seki), is also expected to make an appearance while another villain, Daki, will be played by Miyuki Sawashiro.
Where can I watch and stream Demon Slayer season 2?
Funimation has announced that Demon Slayer season 2 episodes will be available on the anime streaming service in 2021.
Expect Crunchyroll to also get the new subbed episodes shortly after they air in Japan. Netflix may also potentially snap up streaming rights further down the road, likely in 2022.
The first season is available on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu, and Netflix in the US, and Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Netflix in the UK.