Demon Slayer Season 2 release date and trailer analysis


Demon Slayer Season 2 is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. Demon Slayer has been a monumental hit over the last two years. It soared to new heights during the pandemic with the release of its spectacularly animated canonical film, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, which became the fastest movie to make over 10 billion Yen at the Japanese box office (that’s more than $100 million).

Demon Slayer Season 2
Demon Slayer Season 2

Demon Slayer returns for its second installment sooner than you think! Excitement is bubbling now as we’re just weeks away from the new Demon Slayer action.

Here’s everything you need to know about Demon Slayer season 2.

Demon Slayer season 2 – Release date

Tanjiro Kamado
Tanjiro Kamado

Demon Slayer is almost back for its second season, but before the anime returns it will get a brief arc that recuts the Mugen Train movie into seven episodes. This arc starts on October 10, while Demon Slayer Season 2 releases on December 5.

Demon Slayer’s return to the Mugen Train arc won’t be exactly what fans saw in theaters. Instead, the short prequel arc will try to seamlessly bridge the gap between the anime’s first and second seasons. By expanding the movie into seven separate episodes with several new scenes. The arc will also include an entirely original episode that takes place before the events of the movie.

As for Demon Slayer’s actual second season, it will start with a special hour-long episode when it premieres on Sunday, December 5. The anime’s second season will follow the events of the Manga Entertainment District arc which will introduce the series’ latest major demon, Daki.

Trailer analysis – Demon Slayer Season 2

While we waited for the film, the trailer for Demon Slayer season 2 was released in February 2021 and it reminds us all of why we fell in love with the Anime in the first place.

From the remarkable, breathtaking animation that will continue to leave us in awe, this trailer has it all. Moreover, you can watch the official trailer down below.

This visual makes it clear that the story will have much focus on Sound Hashita, Tengen Uzui. The trailer for the same was only available in Japanese Voice and had no subtitles. But on 20th May 2021, we finally got the subbed trailer. 

This has been set to depict the Yoshiwara Red-Light District, also known as the Entertainment District Arc. Visually, we only see bits of the Red-Light area as some mysterious women lurk within them. 


Demon Slayer Season 2 - Cast
Demon Slayer Season 2 – Cast

As evident from the trailer, it looks like the core Demon Slayer voice cast of the original Japanese version will all return for the upcoming season. The original voice cast includes Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro), Akari Kito (Nezuko), Hiro Shimono (Zenitsu), and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Inosuke). The main antagonist, Muzan Kibutsuji (voiced by Toshihiko Seki), is also returning.

Where can I watch Demon Slayer Season 2?

The English subbed versions of the latest episodes will likely air on the streaming services in Japan.  

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According to Funimation’s press release,  Demon Slayer Season 2 will be streaming on Funimation in 2021 for the English-speaking audience. The new episodes will be available to stream in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland. 

It is also likely that Netflix will acquire streaming rights for Season 2 very soon. The first season would be available to stream on Netflix, however, it probably won’t be exclusive to the streaming service.

For Demon Slayer Season 2 story: do we need to watch Mugen Train?

This show adapts itself from the Entertainment District arc of the Manga series, which takes place after Mugen Train. Therefore if you don’t want spoilers, you need to watch the movie before watching Season 2. 

Demon Slayer - Mugen Train
Demon Slayer – Mugen Train

At the end of Season 1, Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu are summoned to their first major assignment as part of the Demon Slayer Corps. They were accompanied by Rengoku, a member of the Hashira (elite Demon Slayer swordsman).

The events of the film followed Tanjiro and the company’s mission to take down the Lower One of the Twelve Moons. The demonic organization was led by the slayer of Tanjiro’s family, Muzan Kibutsuji. 

However, if you haven’t seen Demon Slayer: Mugen Train movie, you’ll be able to watch a new version of the Mugen Train arc starting on October 10; when Season 2 technically begins. On September 25th, it was announced that there will be seven new episodes that will feature the Mugen Train arc before the Entertainment District arc begins on December 5th.

Expect never-before-seen footage from the Mugen Train arc episodes, but if you want fresher story material, you’ll have to wait until December. There will be 70 brand new Episodes, new music, as well as new open and ending animations. 

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