Demon Slayer season 4 release date revealed in new trailer: Find out when episode 1 of the Hashira Training Arc premieres on Crunchyroll

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc: Everything you need to know about the new season of the hit anime series

Tanjiro Kamado in the the first official trailer for Demon Slayer season 4

The wait is finally over. After nine long months of anticipation, the release date for Demon Slayer season 4 has been unveiled in a thrilling new trailer. The upcoming season dives into the highly-anticipated Hashira Training Arc, following Tanjiro Kamado’s intense training to become a Hashira, a high-ranking member of the Demon Slayer Corps. But when exactly can you expect to see Tanjiro hone his skills and take on new challenges alongside Zenitsu Agatsuma and Inosuke Hashibira? Read on to find out when Demon Slayer season 4 will premiere on Crunchyroll and get ready to witness the next epic chapter of one of the best anime series of all time!

Demon Slayer season 4 trailer

Nezuko Kamado in the the first official trailer for Demon Slayer season 4
Nezuko Kamado in the first official trailer for Demon Slayer season 4

Released in March 2024, the first official trailer for Demon Slayer season 4 opens with a worried Nezuko Kamado with a female voiceover saying the big bad Muzan Kibutsuji is most likely sending his demons to abduct Nezuko.

Without revealing major spoilers, the video teaser cuts to a scene where Stone Hashira Gyomei Himejima proposes a Hashira Training for the Demon Slayer Corps. “As Hashira, we never had any time until now to train anyone but our own Tsuguko, but over a short span, it will be a chance to go all out to raise the bar of the entire Demon Slayer Corps. This is a crucial, pressing need. Due to this line of thinking, I have proposed this Hashira Training,” said Gyomei to his fellow Hashiras in what seems to be a closed-door meeting.

After a brief montage of the Demon Slayer Corps doing intense and demanding physical training, the trailer introduces the other Hashiras whom the viewers will get to know more in the season premiere and beyond. They are Sound Hashira Tengen Uzui, Insect Hashira Shiobu Kochu, Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito, Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji, Serpent Hashira Obanai Iguro, Wind Hashira Sanemi Shinazugawa, and Water Hashira Giyu Tomioka.

The trailer for the uFotable anime series also confirmed Mugen by performers My First Story and Hyde to be the opening theme song of the new season.

Finally, at the end of the trailer, the premiere date for Demon Slayer season 4 was revealed.

Demon Slayer season 4 main visual featuring the Hashiras
Demon Slayer season 4 main visual featuring the Hashiras

Demon Slayer season 4 release date

According to the trailer, Demon Slayer season 4 will premiere on May 12, 2024, on Crunchyroll. The opening episode will be an hour-long installment. You can watch the trailer with English subs in the X post below:

What is the Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc about?

The fourth full season of the Shonen series, officially titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Hashira Training Arc, will adapt the Hashira Training Arc in the manga series of the same name by Koyoharu Gotouge. That’s volume 15 and volume 16, chapters 128-136 to be precise in the source material.

How to watch Demon Slayer season 4 on Crunchyroll

To see the first episode of Demon Slayer season 4 once it drops on Crunchyroll, make sure you have a Crunchyroll account. If you still don’t have one, you can sign up for a free account on Crunchyroll to access a limited library of anime with ads. To catch new simulcast episodes like Demon Slayer season 4 ad-free, you will likely need a premium subscription. Crunchyroll offers different subscription tiers with varying features. You can explore their options to see which one best suits your needs.

If you haven’t caught up with the most recent season of Demon Slayer yet, the first three seasons of the anime series are also streaming on Crunchyroll, Netflix, Spectrum on Demand, Hulu, and Adult Swim.

How many more seasons will the Demon Slayer anime have?

The exact number of seasons remaining for the Demon Slayer anime series is up for speculation, but in addition to the upcoming Hashira Training Arc (season 4), there are at least two more story arcs remaining in the Demon Slayer manga: the Infinity Castle Arc and the Sunrise Countdown Arc

Based on this information, here are the two main possibilities:

  • Three More Seasons: This is the most likely scenario. Season 4 might cover the Hashira Training Arc and potentially the beginning of the Infinity Castle Arc. A fifth season would then wrap up the remaining story in the Infinity Castle Arc and a sixth season would ultimately conclude the series with the Sunrise Countdown Arc.
  • Movie and Three More Seasons: Another possibility is that the Infinity Castle Arc, being a major storyline, might be adapted into a movie instead of a season. This would leave three seasons total: the confirmed upcoming Season 4, a season for the remaining part of the Infinity Castle Arc, and a final season for the Sunrise Countdown Arc.

It’s important to note that there’s no official confirmation on how the studio will handle the remaining arcs. The pacing of the anime adaptation compared to the source material will also influence the number of seasons.

As of today, March 11, 2024, the Demon Slayer anime series has aired three seasons:

  • Season 1: Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc (2019)
  • Season 2: Mugen Train Arc and Entertainment District Arc (2021-2022)
  • Season 3: Swordsmith Village Arc (2023)

Season 2 aired in two parts. The first one covered the Mugen Train Arc while the second part covered the Entertainment District Arc.

Additionally, there have been two compilation films released:

Has the Demon Slayer manga ended?

Yes, the Demon Slayer manga has ended. It concluded in May 2020 after a 205-chapter run. The story reached its resolution with Tanjiro and his allies defeating the main antagonist, Muzan Kibutsuji.

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