‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba’ Anime Series Gets A Second Season (Updated)

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, is a hit manga and anime series both in Japan and overseas, with the anime series set to be even a bigger hit in the USA as it launched on Netflix in late January. It tells the tale of Tanjiro Kamado who wants to become a member of the Demon Slayer corps after his family was slaughtered by a demon, and his sister Nezuko who survived but cursed to be a demon. The anime ended season 1, not with an announcement of a second season which was a surprise, but the announcement of a movie: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train.

That film, went on to huge success in Japan, becoming the top grossing film of all time there. It hasn’t release in the USA yet, but is planned to open in 2021, distributed by Funimation Films. Today, Demon Slayer had a special Valentine’s Day stream with a couple of special animated shorts, but also included a surprise announcement. It wasn’t for a second movie, but the second season of the animated series, and its coming in 2021!

The manga recently ended in Japan (and made a ton of ¥), and the second season of the anime series will adapt the manga’s “Entertainment District” arc (chapters 70-99). The second season will have the title: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Yuukaku-hen. A key visual featuring one of the Demon Slayer Corps’ hashira swordsman Tengen Uzui the Sound Hashira.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Yuukaku-hen key visual

A specific start date for the second season was not revealed, nor was its release in the west, but with the success of the series, you can probably expect it to be released same-day like the previous season on select streaming services.

Update: There’s a teaser trailer too:

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