Demon Slayer Season 2 Faces Censorship in China

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 was always set to focus on an even darker side of the anime. After all, the second season adapted the Entertainment District arc of the manga, which takes place in the Yoshiwara red-light district where things that go bump in the night aren't just demons. So it's no surprise that the violent storyline and skimpy outfits had led to Yukaku-hen being censored heavily in China!

If you watched Demon Slayer Season 2, you were probably impressed with the action sequences and titillated by the ample bosoms on display from most of the female characters (even the male Hashira Tengen Uzui shows off his chest in one episode). While this is not a huge problem with most regions, China has decided that the revealing outfit worn by the demon Daki is a little too much and proceeded to cover her up.

It's interesting that the censorship affects the women's clothing in Demon Slayer Season 2 and not the violence (I wonder if they covered up Uzui's chest in that episode). On the other hand, most broadcasting rules in other regions like China are not as relaxed when it comes to bare flesh so censorship might be necessary.

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But what could this mean for the anime's future? Demon Slayer Season 3 has already been confirmed to adapt the manga's Swordsmith Village arc where a certain scene at the hot springs could once again require censorship. However, it is believed that the scene might not be featured in the anime. Still, fans should be ready for the third season.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 3 has not yet been given an official release date. However, there are speculations that the series will return sometime in Winter 2023. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

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