Update: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 already premiered on Dec. 5.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 just kicked-off in October 2021, featuring the anime series adaptation of the Mugen Train Arc, but fans of the anime series are already excited to know when the new Entertainment District Arc (the actual Season 2) will be released.
Following the success of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train, the blockbuster shonen anime series based on the manga by Koyoharu Gotouge will be returning with a new story arc this December.
In 2019, Gotouge's manga was adapted into anime with 26 episodes in the first season. Its story follows Tanjiro Kamado, a teenage boy who strives to become a demon slayer after his family is murdered and his sister Nezuko is turned into a demon.
The Entertainment Arc of Demon Slayer Season 2 is set to continue the conflict started from the Mugen Train film. If you're wondering about the story of the upcoming Entertainment District Arc, you can check out all the information we gathered about it, including the official release date, plot, trailer, and more.
Table of Contents
- Demon Slayer Season 2 Entertainment District Arc Release Date
- Demon Slayer Season 2 Entertainment District Arc Trailer
- Demon Slayer Season 2 Entertainment District Arc Episode Count
- Demon Slayer Season 2 Entertainment District Arc Plot
- Demon Slayer Season 2: Entertainment District Arc Voice Cast
- Where can I watch Demon Slayer Season 2: Entertainment District Arc ?
Demon Slayer Season 2 Entertainment District Arc Release Date
On Sept. 25, Ufotable announced that Demon Slayer Season 2 will start on Oct. 10, with seven new episodes featuring a new version of the Mugen Train arc featured in the movie. However, the highly-anticipated Entertainment District Arc won't premiere until Dec. 5.
The Entertainment District arc will premiere with a special hour-long episode and air on television every Sunday at 11:15 p.m. JST over the following weeks.
In October 2021, Ufotable announced a delay for the Oct. 31 episode of Demon Slayer Season 2, but the premiere date for the Entertainment District Arc remains the same: Dec. 5, 2021.
Demon Slayer Season 2 Entertainment District Arc Trailer
Ufotable and Aniplex USA have released the first teaser for Demon Slayer Season 2, revealing the details of the Demon Slayer Corps' excursion to the entertainment district in Yoshiwara. There's a special focus on Tengen Uzui, the Sound Hashira, who will likely tag along with the trio of Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu in a similar way to how Rengoku did during Mugen Train.
Here's another trailer for Demon Slayer Season 2 with footage from the Entertainment District Arc:
On Dec. 1, A new English-subtitled trailer for Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc has been released on Twitter to hype up the new episodes. The trailer reminds English-speaking viewers that they can watch the new arc on both Crunchyroll and Funimation.
Demon Slayer Season 2 Entertainment District Arc Episode Count
According to various reports from outlets like Sugoi LITE, Demon Slayer Season 2: Entertainment District Arc will have a total of 11 episodes, so the new arc is getting an entire new cour to itself, as expected.
Demon Slayer Season 2 Entertainment District Arc Plot
At the end of Demon Slayer Season 1, Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu were 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), and the events of the film followed Tanjiro and company's mission to take down the Lower One of the Twelve Moons, the demonic organization led by the slayer of Tanjiro's family, Muzan Kibutsuji.
The Slayers faced Enmu, a demon of the Twelve Kizuki who's been terrorizing passengers of the Mugen Train. The Twelve Kizuki are the most powerful group of demons assembled by Muzan Kibutsuji, the original demon who can turn humans into demons.
Following the tragic events of Mugen Train, and the end of the Infinity Train saga, Tanjiro, the Demon Slayer Corps, and the Hashira will have to deal with the fallout of the film, as well as the emergence of new villains. Fans also should expect more of the Mugen Train arc, including the never-before-seen Kyojuro Rengoku episode.
The trailer above shows Tanjiro's group heading to Yoshiwara, the entertainment district known for its bright lights and dark desires. With Tengen Uzui, the Sound Hashira, accompanying them, there's a good chance that they might encounter someone from the Upper Moon.
According to Yuriko Nakamura, head of programming at Fuji TV (the broadcaster of Demon Slayer Season 2 in Japan), the mature themes of show's Entertainment District Arc's setting won't be toned down. "In regards to content for [Demon Slayer Season 2], it was subject to the usual examination, but we intend to broadcast it without making any changes," he said.
Demon Slayer Season 2: Entertainment District Arc Voice Cast
Based on the trailer, it looks like the core Demon Slayer voice cast of the original Japanese version will all return for Entertainment District Arc. The original voice cast includes Natuski Hanae (Tanjiro), Akari Kito (Nezuko), Hiro Shimono (Zenitsu), and Yoshitsugu Matusoka (Inosuke). The main antagonist, Muzan Kibutsuji (voiced by Toshihiko Seki), is also returning. The new upper-rank demon, Daki, will be voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro (Sinon in Sword Art Online; Kurapika in Hunter x Hunter).
Animeplex hasn't announced the English voice cast for Demon Slayer Season 2: Entertainment District Arc yet.
Where can I watch Demon Slayer Season 2: Entertainment District Arc?
Funimation and Crunchyroll has already released Demon Slayer Season 2 in October 2021, and the streaming platforms will continue to release new episodes of show's Entertainment District Arc this December. The new episodes will be available to stream in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland.
The new episodes will also be available on the European streaming service Wakanim. Season 2 will arrive sometime later for Funimation in Latin American territories, and it'll be available in Hulu and Crunchyroll in the United States starting Dec. 5.
It looks like anime fans will have a lot to be excited about with the release of the Entertainment District Arc this December. Don't forget to follow Anime Rocks My World Facebook page for the latest updates.