Demon Slayer Watch Order: How to Watch Kimetsu no Yaiba Series and Movies

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Demon Slayer Watch Order: How to Watch Kimetsu no Yaiba Series and Movie

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 3 is set to air on April 9, 2023. So, this Demon Slayer watch order is perfect for those who want to have a refresher on what happened in the franchise so far! Keep reading until the end to find out how to watch Demon Slayer for the best viewing experience.

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How to Watch the Demon Slayer Series and Movies

How to Watch Demon Slayer Series and Movie
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As of writing, the Demon Slayer franchise has two seasons and two movies. Usually, with other anime series, fans can watch the anime without inserting the movies, but that is not the case with Demon Slayer.

Both the Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train and Demon Slayer –To the Swordsmith Village movies are canon. As such, they are integral to the overall story.

With that, here is the best order to watch the Kimetsu no Yaiba series and movies:

  1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 1
  2. Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train
  3. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2
  4. Demon Slayer –To the Swordsmith Village– Movie
  5. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 3

Where to Watch Demon Slayer Online

Where to Watch Demon Slayer Online?
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Since the series is widely known, various platforms have added it to their libraries. Having said that, fans can stream Demon Slayer Season 1 on Funimation, Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Netflix.

Meanwhile, the Mugen Train movie is available for purchase as a DVD or for streaming on Crunchyroll.

Like the first season, Demon Slayer Season 2 is also available to watch on Funimation and Crunchyroll.

Currently, there is no official word yet on where Demon Slayer –To the Swordsmith Village– can be streamed online.

Fans will have to wait for future updates regarding where they can watch the movie online aside from the theaters.

How Is the Mugen Train Arc TV Series Different From the Movie?

Aside from the Mugen Train movie, seven episodes of Demon Slayer Season 2 covered the same arc in the TV anime adaptation.

The said episodes serve as a recap of the previous arc before the Entertainment District arc. In terms of content, both the movie and the anime stayed true to the manga.

However, there were added scenes in the anime (which were mostly scenery) that do not affect the story's overall flow.

Since the anime has more time and space for content (since seven 20-minute episodes are longer than a feature-length movie), the TV series' story feels more smooth.

Rengoku Mugen Train Demon Slayer
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However, we noticed that some scenes from the movie were shuffled and used as recaps. Again, the progression of the main story remained the same.

With those in mind, it would be better to watch both, especially for avid Demon Slayer fans.

Moreover, the added scenes give more depth to the characters and improve the storytelling.

The movie also did a great job in terms of animation and plot. As most fans know, Demon Slayer's animation quality is on a different level, so it is really hard to skip any content from the shounen anime.

How Is the Swordsmith Village Arc TV Series Different From the Movie?


It appears that the strategy used in the Mugen Train arc of releasing both a movie and a series gained a lot of positive feedback, so the same approach was used for the Swordsmith Village arc.

But this time, the Swordsmith Village movie covers the last two episodes of Demon Slayer Season 2 and one episode from Season 3.

Some fans felt like they were scammed after watching the Swordsmith Village movie as it contains a recap from Season 2, but the movie's content has been explained beforehand to set viewers' expectations.

Those who cannot wait for Demon Slayer Season 3's premiere on April 9 should watch the movie in the meantime, despite it covering only one episode.

Ultimately, the decision to watch either the movie or the series (or both) depends on the viewer's preference.

What we know for sure is that the series will come back with the same high-quality animation and intriguing plot that fans have grown to love.

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