Demon Slayer season 2 has kept rolling on with its Mugen Train arc. But it's nearly over. That means we'll be able to clap eyes on fully 'new' episodes of Demon Slayer as part of the Entertainment District arc very soon.
For more on what's to come, scroll down for the latest news on trailers, cast announcements, how to watch Demon Slayer season 2, and what time new episodes will drop every Sunday.
Demon Slayer season 2 release date: when are new episodes airing?
New episodes are coming in December. For now, the series is recapping the movie across seven episodes.
The Demon Slayer Mugen Train arc episode 7 release date is November 28. It'll be on Crunchyroll and Funimation at 8:45am Pacific/11:45am Eastern. That's 4:45pm in the UK. We can expect that same time for every new episode moving forward, too.
That's the final episode of the Mugen Train arc, which has recapped the movie with additional scenes and material.
The official 'start' for season 2 will come a week later - on December 5. That's going to be a one-hour episode so it'll surely be worth the wait. New episodes will then run weekly across December 2021 and well into 2022. It should look a little something like this.
- Demon Slayer Mugen Train arc episode 1: October 10
- Demon Slayer Mugen Train arc episode 2: October 17
- Demon Slayer Mugen Train arc episode 3: October 24
- Demon Slayer Mugen Train arc episode 4: November 7
- Demon Slayer Mugen Train arc episode 5: November 14
- Demon Slayer Mugen Train arc episode 6: November 21
- Demon Slayer Mugen Train arc episode 7: November 28
- Demon Slayer season 2 Entertainment District one-hour premiere (episode 8): December 5, 2021
Demon Slayer season 2 story: is it just a Mugen Train movie recap?
No, but there's a caveat.
In a surprise move, there's currently a seven-episode recap airing with minor new material to catch fans up on Mugen Train in case they missed it the first time round.
Demon Slayer season 2 will then air new episodes revolving around the 'Entertainment District' arc, starting from December.
So you either need to watch the movie or the seven-episode recap. Or both, for completion's sake. Your call. Then Tanjiro's journey will continue in December with a post-Mugen Train adventure.
So far, only a handful of scenes are clearly new (mostly the final bumpers of each episode) and, if you've seen Mugen Train recently, there's not going to be much here for you to watch it again. The October 10 premiere, though, was an entirely original prequel starring Rengoku and is well worth seeking out.
So, what can we expect from the story? Without diving too much into specific movie spoilers, the first season ended with Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke summoned to their first major assignment as part of the Demon Slayer Corps.
Rengoku, a member of the Hashira (elite Demon Slayer swordsman) is tasked with accompanying the trio – and with Tanjiro’s sister-turned-demon Nezuko in tow. The events of the movie surround Tanjiro and company’s attempts to take down the Lower One of the Twelve Moons, the demonic group led by original demon – and slayer of Tanjiro’s family – Muzan Kibutsuji.
After the dramatic events of Mugen Train, and the end of the Infinity Train saga, Tanjiro, the Hashira, and the Demon Slayer Corps will then have to deal with the fallout of the movie, but also the emergence of dangerous new foes.
The second season proper, as shown by the trailer below, sees the group heading to Yoshiwara, a town with bright lights and dark desires. Fertile ground for demons, then, and with the Sound Hashira (Tengen Uzui) also in tow, expect Tanjiro to maybe come into conflict with an Upper Moon or two. Upper Rank Six demon, Daki, is confirmed to appear.
Demon Slayer season 2 trailer: first teaser for the new season
You can watch the first Demon Slayer season 2 trailer now. Detailing the Demon Slayer Corps’ excursion to the entertainment district in Yoshiwara, Inosuke is seen charging away in one scene, while there is a special focus on the Sound Hashira. Expect him to tag along and mentor the fledgling trio of Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu in much the same way Rengoku did during Mugen Train.
If you want more a more in-depth (and more spoilery) overview of what lies in wait, the official Demon Slayer Twitter account has unveiled a five-minute teaser of both arcs, as well as its opening song.
There is also a nifty new poster which you can see here.
Demon Slayer season 2 cast
The core Demon Slayer voice cast all return for season 2 – at least in the original, subtitled version. No word yet on the English dub.
That means Natuski Hanae (Tanjiro), Akari Kito (Nezuko), Hiro Shimono (Zenitsu), and Yoshitsugu Matusoka (Inosuke) should all be back. Expect other secondary characters, including Tengen Uzui and Shinobo, to also crop up. The main villain, Muzan Kibutsuji (voiced by Toshihiko Seki), is also expected to make an appearance while a new villain, Daki, will be played by Miyuki Sawashiro.
Demon Slayer season 2 episode count: how many Mugen Train arc episodes are there?
We're getting seven Mugen Train arc episodes through October and November. The Entertainment District arc kicks off in December, but it could be shorter than we were originally hoping for.
Fans have discovered a listing (H/T ComicBook.com) on the iQIYI streaming service that suggests the total episode count for Demon Slayer season 2 is 18 episodes. That would work out at seven for Mugen Train and 11 for Entertainment District. That hasn't been confirmed yet, so watch this space.
Where can I watch and stream Demon Slayer season 2?
Funimation has announced that Demon Slayer season 2 episodes will be available on the anime streaming service in 2021. Crunchyroll members can also watch new simulcast subbed episodes every Sunday. New episodes are also available on Netflix in some regions.
The first season is available on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu, and Netflix in the US, and Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Netflix in the UK.
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