15 Sep 2021 1:44 PM +00:00 UTC

Demon Slayer Season 2 Won't Tone Down Its Red Light District Setting, According to TV Exec

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 is getting ready to premiere in Japan and various streaming platforms globally, and the anticipation for the return of one of the biggest anime franchises is clearly high.

Following the release of the box office record-breaking Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, the second season will continue the story where the film left off, and it'll adapt the Entertainment District arc of the manga series by Koyoharu Gotouge.

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However, there are concerns about the manga source material that Season 2 is adapting. As manga readers probably know by now, yukaku specifically translates as "pleasure quarter" in English-speaking markets, and historically, Japan's yukaku were neighborhoods where brothels and prostitution were legally permitted. Demon Slayer Season 2 will mainly be set in such a district, and fans are wondering if the anime will tone down the manga's mature themes for the younger audience.

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During a monthly press conference (via Oricon News), Yuriko Nakamura, head of programming at Fuji TV, which will air Demon Slayer Season 2 in Japan, was asked if changes will be made, and he responded, "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."

That's a relief for the show's older audience. Although the anime series is popular among Elementary school-age kids in Japan, they're not the show's only demographic. After all, protagonist Tanjiro and his allies will venture in the entertainment district to deal with the demons there, not seek for pleasures.

Fuji TV also brodcasted the anime's first season, and Nakamura praised the efforts and talent of the various companies that have teamed-up to make Demon Slayer successful.

"It's thanks to the combined efforts of Shueisha, Aniplex, and Ufotable that we are able to broadcast a series that's become a societal phenomenon, and which has been so well-received by viewers," Nakamura said. "It's inspiring, and I think we have been fulfilling our role as a television network in delivering the series to viewers."

Related: Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Blu-Ray Standard and Limited Editions Release Announced

Ufotable, the studio behind the Demon Slayer anime series, hasn't announced an exact release date for Season 2 yet, but the official website recently confirmed that the new episodes will run throught he Fall and Winter seasons.

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