Demon Slayer is a Japanese anime series based on Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. The story follows teenager Tanjiro Kamado, who aims to become a demon slayer after his family is slaughtered by a demon and his younger sister Nezuko is turned into a demon. The first season of Demon Slayer came out in April 2019, and we now have the first official trailer for season 2!
Demon Slayer Season 2 Official Release Date
The official Demon Slayer Twitter announced today that a special episode, titled “Kimestu TV, New Information Announcement Special” will broadcast on July 13 at 7 PM (Japan Time) via Aniplex's YouTube channel and ABEMA TV. In this, we can expect that there will be news related to Demon Slayer season 2.
The second season will come with follow the group in Tokyo's Yoshiwara Entertainment District, where they will team with Sound Hashira. The special will feature the voice actors for Tanjiro and Tengen Uzui (the Sound Hashira), the main focus of the upcoming arc.
Demon Slayer Season 2 Story – Should you Watch Mugen Train?
To avoid any spoilers, yes. Mugen Train takes place before the “Entertainment District” arc in the manga, so it's best to watch the movie before jumping to season 2.
The first season ended with Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke charged with 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.
Mugen Train follows Tanjiro and co. as they take on the Lower One of the Twelve Demon Moons, the demonic group led by the original demon Muzan Kibutsuji (Ubuyashiki). Muzan Kibutsuji is also the perpetrator of the Kamado family's killings and Tanjiro's archrival.
After the events of Mugen Train, and the end of the Infinity Train saga, Tanjiro, the Hashira, and the Demon Slayer Corps will have to deal with the consequences and face new enemies.
The second season, as shown by the trailer below, sees the group heading to Yoshiwara, a town with bright lights and dark desires.
Yoshiwara, Tokyo's entertainment, and pleasure district and the best-known red-light district in Old Edo, is definitely an ideal setting for more demon encounters. filled with desire and lust.
We can also hope for the company to have an encounter with one of the Upper Moons.
Demon Slayer Season 2 First Trailer
The first trailer for season 2 is available now and the Entertainment District arc looks indeed very flashy. There is definitely a focus on Sound Hashira in the trailer so let's see what is his part in the story.
Demon Slayer Season 2 Cast
Based on the trailer, all the original cast featuring Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro), Akari Kito (Nezuko), Hiro Shimono (Zenitsu), and Yoshitsugu Matusoka (Inosuke) should be back for season 2. The main villain of the series, Muzan Kibutsuji (voiced by Toshihiko Seki), is also expected to make an appearance.
Where to Watch Demon Slayer Season 2
The first season of Demon Slayer aired on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu, and Netflix in the US, and Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Netflix in the UK.
We can expect both major streaming services, Crunchyroll and Funimation, to get the new subbed episodes shortly after they air in Japan. Netflix may also potentially snap up streaming rights further down the road, likely in 2022.