Demon Slayer Season 2: October release date, how to watch, everything you need to know


New footage shows Fire Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku en route to the Mugen train.

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If you ever walk into a store that sells cartoons, the first merchandise you are likely to see will include characters wearing a cape with samurai-like swords and a cute girl with a cylindrical object layered over her mouth. These characters belong to the Demon Slayer Franchise. It’s a big deal and there’s a second season just around the corner.

That’s right, it’s time for the gentle-eyed but determined Tanjiro Kamado to continue his relentless quest to find a cure for his demon-turned sister Nezuko Kamado – hacking a demon or two along the way with his iconic form of aquatic breathing.

Demon Slayer has been a monumental success over the past two years. It reached new heights during the pandemic with the release of its spectacular canonical animated film, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, which became the fastest film to make over 10 billion yen at the Japanese box office (c is over $ 100 million). The film’s cumulative revenue topped $ 313 million in December 2020, dethroning Hayao Miyazaki’s magnum opus, the critically acclaimed fantasy animated film Spirited Away, which had held the spot since its release in 2001.

Excitement is boiling now while we are just days away from the new Demon Slayer action. Here’s everything you need to know about Demon Slayer Season 2.

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Water Hashira Giyu Tomioka and the insect Hashira Shinobu Kochou.

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Demon Slayer season 2 release date

Instead of launching the already announced Arc Entertainment District, as everyone expected, Funimation revealed on September 25 that the The Mugen Train movie will be adapted into a seven episode arc, the Mugen Train Arc. This arc will air first and includes 70 new scenes, new music tracks, episode previews, a new theme song, and a never-before-seen original episode of Kyojuro Rengoku, who will take on a new mission en route to the Mugen Train.

The Mugen Train Arc will air on Funimation in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand on Sunday, October 10.

It will also be available on the European streaming service Wakanim. The Arc will come a bit later for Funimation in the Latin American territories, and it will be on Hulu and Crunchyroll in the US also on Sunday, October 10.

Funimation, Crunchyroll, and Hulu are all subscription-based video-on-demand hotbeds for Demon Slayer, with Funimation leading the pack.

The Mugen Train Arc will link Season 1, the Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc, with Season 2, Arc Entertainment District, which will be an adaptation of the original source material, manga written by Koyoharu Gotouge. With the news came a key new visual for the Mugen Train Arc.

The Arc Entertainment District will premiere with an hour-long episode on Sunday, December 5. The Arc will continue from there to broadcast every Sunday of the winter season on Fuji TV, a Japanese television channel, giving fans a half-year of the sword. -cutting action.

The announcement came on September 25 at the end of the Fuji TV Season 1 specials, which culminated with the Demon Slayer movie Mugen Train showing for the first time on television. Those broadcasts included newly cut footage that those of us who wish we could join the Demon Slayer Corps don’t see.

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How to watch Demon Slayer season 2 in the US

Funimation will release the subtitled episodes for English-speaking territories alongside the fall and winter Sunday broadcasts in Japan, meaning it first Arc Entertainment District with one hour episode too Sunday, December 5.

The Arc will also be available on Crunchyroll and Hulu. The dubbed episodes will arrive at Funimation and Crunchyroll at a later date.

How to watch Mugen’s Train Arc Episode 1

New promotional images released by Aniplex USA confirm that the Mugen Train Arc will begin on October 10 with the all-new episode that sees Kyojuro Rengoku heading for the train. The video also confirms that the Mugen Train Arc will air on both Funimation and Crunchyroll this Sunday. The reel features new footage from the Arc Entertainment District with the most publicized look at Season 2’s new major demon Daki, which fans have seen so far.

Where We Left Off: Season 1 Recap and Mugen Train

Demon Slayer season 2 will pick up after the events of the fiery clash on Mugen’s train – the setting for the movie Demon Slayer, where it was rumored that 40 passengers were missing by the end of season 1.

The trio of swordsmen Tanjiro Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma and Inosuke Hashibira are dispatched to the train at the end of Season 1 to investigate the disappearances, once their rehab training is completed at the Butterfly Mansion. The trio are joined by Tanjiro’s sister turned demon Nezuko, as always, and Fire Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku. (The Hashira are an elite group of Demon Slayer swordsmen.)

Without going into spoiler territory, let’s just say the Demon Slayers face off against Enmu, a demon from the Twelve Kizuki who terrorizes the passengers of the Mugen train. The Twelve Kizuki are the most powerful group of demons assembled by Muzan Kibutsuji – the original demon, who alone can turn humans into demons.

We can expect to see more mission on the Mugen train, since Ufotable, the Japanese animation studio bringing the manga to life, created all seven episodes of Mugen Train Arc, including this unreleased episode of Kyojuro Rengoku.

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New images feature Daki, the top six demon of the twelve Kizuki.

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What’s next for new members of the Demon Slayer Corps? The arc of the entertainment district

The Demon Slayer season 2 trailer shows Tanjiro, Zenitsu, Inosuke, and Nezuko traveling to Yoshiwara for their next mission, which involves a city of dazzling lights and nighttime tendencies “awash in vanity and longing for men and women. of women ”. Maybe the perfect place for a demon.

The Arc Entertainment District will introduce a major new demon named Daki, the top six demon that our daring adventurers must contend with. Daki will be voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro.

The emphasis is on Sound Hashira, Tengen Uzui, in the trailer and promotional poster, and so we can expect to hear more of his story as he’s likely leading the mission through the streets of Yoshiwara.

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Demon Slayer Season 2 Poster

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Will there be more stellar music to add to the soundtrack?

Yes. LiSA, who sang the original Demon Slayer theme song, Gurenge, returns to sing the theme songs of the series. The opening theme is called Akeboshi and the ending theme is called Shirogane. The theme songs from the Season 2 opening episode will be performed by Japanese singer Aimer. They are called Zankyo Sanka and Asa ga kuru.

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