Demon Slayer Season 4: Release date, trailer, plot, and more

Anthony McGlynn
Tanjiro in Demon Slayer Season 4

Tanjiro has returned for Demon Slayer Season 4, as the epic anime continues into the Hashira Training Arc.

Demon Slayer has given us three seasons of engrossing adventures as the protagonist Tanjiro kills demons and journeys across early 1900s Japan. Now, he faces one of his most daunting obstacles in becoming a Hashira, an elite rank within the Demon Slayer Corps.

Besides the first three seasons, we’ve had one proper anime film, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, which is currently the highest-grossing movie ever in Japan. For Demon Slayer Season 4, Toho, Aniplex, and ufotable decided to have the best of both worlds by providing a compilation film, Demon Slayer: To The Hashira Training, as well as more episodes of one of the best anime.

How does that work? We can explain, and tell you everything else about Demon Slayer Season 4 while we’re at it. We have a list of the best anime shows to watch if you love Demon Slayer, too, if you already have all the info needed!

Demon Slayer Season 4 release date

Demon Slayer Season 4 started on Sunday, May 12, 2024, with new episodes releasing on Crunchyroll in the US and UK.

Fans had a chance to see the first episode of Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc in theaters on Friday, February 23, 2024, in the compilation film Demon Slayer: To The Hashira Training. Now, we only have a couple of months to wait before we get to see the rest of the season!

Nezuko in Demon Slayer season 4

Previous seasons of Demon Slayer started in April, and that release window provided ample time for the new film to run its course in cinemas around the world — particularly in Japan, where it set box office records.

Is Demon Slayer Season 4 a movie?

Demon Slayer Season 4 is not a movie. However, leading into the new season, we got the last episode of the Swordsmith Arc and the first episode of the Hashira Training Arc stitched together for a theatrical event known as a ‘compilation film’.

Demon Slayer has done this before, with Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village in 2023, which combined episodes from the Entertainment District Arc and the Swordsmith Village Arc. The film creates a big stir — fans can see the opening episode on the biggest screen possible, and the shortly after the compilation movie opens, the season starts airing weekly as normal.

Demon Slayer Season 4 cast

All the regular voices have come back for Demon Slayer Season 4 in both Japanese and English. Natsuki Hanae, Akari Kitou, and Hiro Shimono are synonymous with Tanjiro, Nezuko, and Zenitsu, and that won’t be changing any time soon.

Demon Slayer season 4

Though Natsuki Hanae has roles in Tokyo Ghoul, Bleach, and Haikyu!!, and Akari Kitou in Classroom of the Elite and SSSS.Gridman, Demon Slayer will always be a highlight for them. And rightly so!

Tomokazu Sugita joins them as Gyomei Himejima, the Stone Hashira who trains Tanjiro. You might have heard his voice recently in Kaiju No 8, where he’s Takamichi Hotaka, and he’s part of My Hero Academia as Skeptic.

The Japanese Demon Slayer Season 4 cast:

  • Tanjiro Kamado – Natsuki Hanae
  • Nezuko Kamado – Akari Kitô
  • Inosuke Hashibira – Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
  • Zenitsu Agatsuma – Hiro Shimono
  • Muzan Kibutsuji – Toshihiko Seki
  • Kagaya Ubuyashiki – Toshiyuki Morikawa
  • Giyu Tomioka – Takahiro Sakurai
  • Mitsuri Kanroji – Kana Hanazawa
  • Muichiro Tokito – Kengo Kawanishi

The English Demon Slayer Season 4 cast:

  • Tanjiro Kamado – Zack Aguilar
  • Nezuko Kamado – Abby Trott
  • Inosuke Hashibira – Bryce Papenbrook
  • Zenitsu Agatsuma – Aleks Le
  • Muzan Kibutsuji – Greg Chun
  • Kagaya Ubuyashiki – Matt Mercer
  • Giyu Tomioka – Johnny Yong Bosch
  • Mitsuri Kanroji – Kira Buckland
  • Muichiro Tokito – Griffin Burns

Demon Slayer Season 4 plot

Tanjiro ist aking on arduous training to be a Hashira in Demon Slayer Season 4. That’s a high rank within the Demon Slayer Corps, and requires an incredible amount of hard work. He does this by working with Himejima, a hard-nosed Hashira who tests Tanjiro to his limits.

A scramble has taken place within the ranks of Demon Slayers, to prepare for an epic showdown against Muzan. The villain realized he needs to eat Nezuko in order to achieve his goal, and begins searching for her. The corps need everyone to be as strong as possible, and that means more cardio, weight-lifting and exercising than you can imagine.

Almost all the living Hashira are involved, across six stages. This arc isn’t especially long, but it’s a major preamble for what’s next: the Infinity Castle Arc. That’s where the final battle against Muzan takes shape.

The trailer focuses on the training regiment, showing Tanjiro pushing himself as other students struggle with exhaustion. This will be a tough arc for him to get through, but he’ll be a leaner, meaner Demon Slayer by the end, that’s for sure.

Of course, you can expect plenty more surprises than just some training montages, but that’d be spoilers. Carrying on the manga, Demon Slayer Season 4 is adapting chapters 128-136. That’s the entire Hashira Training Arc, and is covered in Volumes 15 and 16 if you’re reading the collected editions.

Demon Slayer Season 4 trailer

Demon Slayer Season 4’s full trailer was released in March 2024, showing Tanjiro being pushed to his limited training to be a Hashira.

Before this, all we had were teasers for the To The Hashira Training compilation film. They didn’g give much away, other than the fact we’re in for some of Tanjiro’s most intense tribulations to date.

Where to watch Demon Slayer Season 4

You can watch Demon Slayer Season 4 on Crunchyroll in the US and UK. Likewise, fans in both territories can watch Demon Slayer on Netflix, however the release is likely to be delayed, similar to Season 3, and probably won’t arrive on the service until later in 2024.

For more on Demon Slayer, we have a list of the saddest Demon Slayer backstories, and an explainer on Tanjiro’s Hanafuda earrings. If you’re looking for more great anime, we have a list of the best anime movies on Netflix, and you should check out our guides to Solo Leveling Season 2 and Tower of God Season 2.

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