If you have just finished watching the first season of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, then you are probably wondering whether or not the second season is already available for streaming. Like most anime shows, new seasons of Demon Slayer are first released in Japan and it takes a while before they become available overseas. If you are not sure if new seasons of Demon Slayer are currently streaming in the United States, check out our guide to watching the hit anime series below:
What is the Japanese anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba about?
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a Japanese anime series based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. The series follows Tanjiro Kamado, a young boy who becomes a demon slayer after his family is slaughtered and his younger sister, Nezuko, is turned into a demon.
The series is set in Taisho-era Japan and follows Tanjiro as he trains to become a demon slayer and hunt down the demons that killed his family. Along the way, he meets other demon slayers, including Giyu Tomioka, Shinobu Kocho, and Zenitsu Agatsuma.
The series is known for its beautiful animation, action-packed sequences, and emotional story. It has become one of the most popular anime series of all time and has won numerous awards, including the Kodansha Manga Award and the Harvey Award.
How many seasons does Demon Slayer have?
As of June 2023, Demon Slayer has three seasons and they are as follows:
Demon Slayer Season 1
Called the Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc, the first season of Demon Slayer aired in Japan in 2019. It consists of 26 episodes and covers the first seven volumes of the manga series. Season 1 introduces Tanjiro Kamado, a young boy who becomes a demon slayer after his family is slaughtered by demons and his younger sister Nezuko is turned into a demon herself. Tanjiro sets out on a journey to find a cure for Nezuko and avenge his family.
Along the way, he meets other demon slayers and learns more about the world of demons. Tanjiro trains with Sakonji Urokodaki, a master demon slayer, and he meets Zenitsu Agatsuma and Inosuke Hashibira, two other demon slayers who join him on his journey. The three of them face off against many powerful demons, including the Spider Demon Family, Rui, and Akaza.
Demon Slayer Season 2
Demon Slayer Season 2 is divided into two parts: the Mugen Train Arc and the Entertainment District Arc.
The Mugen Train Arc has seven episodes and is a recompilation of the 2020 anime film of the same name, with new music and an all-new original episode. In the Mugen Train Arc, Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke join forces with Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku to battle a powerful demon known as Enmu. Enmu is able to control people’s dreams, and he uses this ability to trap Tanjiro and his friends in a nightmare world. Tanjiro must use all of his strength and courage to break free from Enmu’s control and save the passengers on the Mugen Train.
The Entertainment District Arc, on the other hand, is comprised of 11 episodes. With a total of 18 episodes, Demon Slayer Season 2 originally ran from 2021 to 2022 in Japan. In the Entertainment District Arc, Tanjiro and his friends are tasked with investigating a series of mysterious disappearances in the Yoshiwara district of Tokyo. They soon discover that the disappearances are being caused by a powerful demon known as Daki. Daki is a member of the Twelve Kizuki, a group of twelve powerful demons who serve Muzan Kibutsuji, the main antagonist of the series. Tanjiro and his friends must use all of their strength and skill to defeat Daki and save the people of the Yoshiwara district.
Demon Slayer Season 3
Covering the manga’s Swordsmith Village Arc, the third season of Demon Slayer premiered on April 9th, 2023 in Japan. It follows Tanjiro Kamado and his friends as they travel to the Swordsmith Village to have Tanjiro’s sword repaired. While in the village, they must face off against a new group of demons, led by the Upper Rank demon Gyokko. The season has a total of 11 episodes, with the final episode set to air on June 18th, 2023.
Demon Slayer season 1 Netflix release date
The first season of Demon Slayer arrived on Netflix U.S. on January 16th, 2021.
Demon Slayer season 2 Netflix release date
The second season of Demon Slayer dropped on Netflix. U.S. on January 21st, 2023
Demon Slayer season 3 Netflix release date
While the third season of Demon Slayer is already streaming on Netflix in select countries, the show’s latest season is not yet available for streaming on Netflix U.S. American fans, however, can watch the new season in Crunchyroll and Funimation.
Has Demon Slayer been renewed for season 4?
As of June 2023, Demon Slayer has not been officially renewed for a fourth season. However, there are strong indications that a fourth season is in the works.
First, the third season of Demon Slayer is still airing, and it has been very successful. The first two episodes of the third season were the most-watched anime episodes of all time on Crunchyroll. This suggests that there is a lot of demand for more Demon Slayer content.
Second, the anime series has yet to cover all the arcs in the manga, so there’s still plenty of source material for a fourth season of the anime.
Third, the anime’s production company, Ufotable, has a good track record of producing high-quality anime. Ufotable has produced several other popular anime series, including Fate/Zero and The Garden of Sinners. This suggests that they would be able to produce a high-quality fourth season of Demon Slayer.
Based on these factors, it seems likely that Demon Slayer will be renewed for a fourth season. However, an official announcement has not yet been made.
Has the Demon Slayer manga series ended?
Written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge, the Demon Slayer manga series has already ended. The manga’s final chapter was released on May 18th, 2020.