When is Demon Slayer Season 2 coming out? Release date, plot, more

by Brent Koepp


After its breakout first season in 2019, Demon Slayer fans have been on the edge of their seats wondering when Season 2 will air. Here is everything we know about the popular anime's return, including the upcoming Mugen Train film.

Very few series have captured the imaginations of viewers quite like the first season of Demon Slayer has. Its jaw dropping art style and brutally dark story about the Kamado siblings avenging their slain family has captivated millions.

However as soon as the final episode aired in September 2019, fans have been left wondering when the show will be coming back. We've got you covered on everything you need to know about the anime's epic return.

The 2019 breakout anime exploded in popularity. But when is it returning?


Mugen Train

Those waiting for a second season of episodes will have to wait a little longer, as studio Ufotable has opted to make a film instead. Don't fret however, as the theatrical release titled Mugen Train actually bridges the gap between Season 1 and 2.

Even better, the upcoming movie releases on October 16, 2020 in Japan. Although so far, there has been no word on how soon after the subtitled version will be available for international viewers.

Mugen picks up exactly after where the last episode ends, and is an adaptation of the "Demon Train" arc in the manga. For a full break down of everything known so far about the movie, check out our guide here. Fans of the series will want to watch this in order for Season 2 to make any sense.

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Mugen Train also got an incredibly detailed poster for its theatrical release.


What will Season 2 be about?

Season 2 will pick up after the film ends and should open with Tanjiro at the butterfly mansion training to become stronger. The story eventually picks up with his group accompanying the Sound Pillar, Uzui, on a mission in the Entertainment District – one of the most popular storylines in the series.

While it's hard to gauge how far into the manga the next batch of episodes will adapt, the first season covered a total of six arcs. So if we had to make a rough guess, it should cover the remaining five.

Interestingly enough, the manga is currently on its 'Final Battle' plotline, which has been rumored to be the end of the series. Although we won't know if it's the actual end until its announced, it would line up perfectly with Season 2's adaptation.

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Fans hyped for Season 2 will have to first watch the Mugen Train film which releases in October.


Season 2's release date

Unfortunately there has been no release window for Season 2, seeing as the studio is working on the film. However if the rumors are true about the manga wrapping up the story, perhaps this is why the studio made a movie instead to possibly space things out.

A big problem anime adaptations often face is running out of manga material. This is why so many classic series have "filler"episodes. A safe estimate for Season 2, barring any delays, would be summertime 2021. Although it could also be pushed into early 2022.