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

Demon Slayer 2 PosterUfotable / Crunchyroll

After Kimetsu no Yaiba’s breakout first season and hit movie Mugen Train, anime fans have been on the edge of their seats wondering when Tanjiro’s journey will continue. Here is everything you need to know about Demon Slayer Season 2’s release date.

Very few series have captured the imaginations of viewers quite like the first season of Demon Slayer has. Its first theatrical film Mugen Train was such a worldwide phenomenon that it became the highest-grossing movie of all time in Japan.

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After the riveting feature-length story, fans have been desperate for more. Thankfully, we now know Season 2’s release date, including an all new special arc centered around Flame Pillar Kyojuro Rengoku that will air before the show’s return.

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

Demon Slayer Season 2 release date

After a year of anticipation, Studio Ufotable announced that Demon Slayer Season 2’s release date will be on December 5th, 2021. However, when the anime technically returns is a bit tricky.

Fans who have finished both Season 1 and the theatrical film will also be treated to a mini-series that will air before it in October. The seven episodes will be a re-telling of the Mugen plotline.

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Below we break down why the special arc is actually worth watching as it will also include never-before-seen footage.

Demon Slayer Season 2 poster full sizeUfotable / Crunchyroll
The hit anime officially returns in December.

Demon Slayer Mugen Train arc 

Starting on October 7th, Studio Ufotable is releasing seven episodes called the Mugen Train arc. Episode 1 will feature an all new storyline featuring Kyojuro Rengoku.

The special episode will cover events before the movie and is about a mission the Flame Pillar embarks on before boarding the Infinity Train. Episodes 2 through 7 will then be an extended re-telling of the Mugen Train film.

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Even though it technically covers what was in the theatrical release, it will also include new scenes including the introduction to Upper-Rank Six Demon Daki. Viewers can catch episode 1 of the Mugen Train arc right now at Crunchyroll or Funimation.

Where to watch Demon Slayer Season 2

Thankfully Demon Slayer 2 will be aired worldwide which means international fans won’t have to wait for the subbed version. In North America and Europe, there are two places you can catch all new episodes.

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Popular anime sites Crunchyroll and Funimation have both made deals to distribute the second season of the hit series. Make sure to check back in on December 5th, 2021 to not miss out on the premiere. As mentioned above, both also have Episode 1 of the Mugen Train arc live right now.

What will Demon Slayer Season 2 be about?

Demon Slayer season 2 screenshot of Tanjiro fighting DakiUfotable / Crunchyroll
Tanjiro Kamado will face new enemies in Season 2.

Season 2 will immediately pick up after the end of the Mugen Train film. Following the events of Flame Pillar Kyojuro Rengoku, Tanjiro and his group eventually accompany the Sound Pillar, Uzui, on a mission in the Entertainment District.

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The new arc promises to be thrilling as it’s one of the most popular storylines in the manga. The Kamado siblings will face off against new villains such as Daki, and will also see Nezuko developing her powers.

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