Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a dark horror anime that follows a young boy, Tanjiro Kamado, who one day comes home to find that his family has been massacred by a demon. Additionally, his younger sister Nezuko Kamado, the only survivor, has also been turned into a demon. The series is based on a collection of Japanese manga published and drawn by Koyoharu Gotōge. A quest for retribution and healing for Nezuko, Tanjiro starts a journey to the farther corners of Japan’s Taishō period. Tanjiro brings his sister with him and holds her during the day in a wrapped basket.
The anime version, like the initial manga series, was a major hit and is considered one of the best anime series in the past years. Here’s what we know so far about season 2 of Demon Slayer.
Demon Slayer Season 2: Release Date & Renewal Status
Season 1 of Demon Slayer debuted on April 6 of 2019, airing 26 episodes until the season concluded on September 28, 2019. There have been no public announcements thus far regarding the status or release date for season 2. However, in October of 2020, there was rumor that the cast and crew for the upcoming season had returned for production, but these speculations have yet to be confirmed. In January 2021, Yahoo! Japan reported that industry sources were discussing a Demon Slayer sequel. They may have been alluding to the recently released Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, which released in October of 2020. It broke many records in box office and became the biggest film ever in Japan.
It is just a matter of time before the creators intend, without a doubt, to re-visit a lucrative commodity. What kind of animated entry the next one would be would remain the real question: movies, or TV shows. If the latter one is and the development has already commenced, so season 2 ‘Demon Slayer’ could be launched sometime in the middle of 2021.
Demon Slayer Season 2: Where to Stream
Demon Slayer is available for streaming on Hulu, Funimation, Netflix, Wakanim (Scandinavia), and AnimesLab in English dubbed versions. In Japan, season 1 of Demon Slayer can be seen with Japanese audio and subtitles on Netflix Japan and Prime stream. Demon Slayer with initial Japanese audio and English subtitles is available in India as well as several other countries from South Asia on Netflix. In China, Bilibili is authorized to watch the anime. The Wakanim series can be used by French-speaking audiences. VVVVID is eligible for the Italian translated version. Crunchyroll and Funimation are also available with Portuguese dubbed and Spanish subtitled versions.
Demon Slayer 2: Storyline
The previous season begins by showing events the occurred a few months in the future. Kibutsuji, who has altered his appearance to look like a woman, summons the remaining Lower of the Twelve Moons to meet him on a warped dimension commanded by a demoness with a biwa. He kills them all but the Lower One, which he then infuses with his own blood and sends after Tanjiro.
In the present day, Tanjiro, Zenitsu and Inosuke now abandon the headquarters of the Demon Corps and look for the Mugen Train. This episode concludes when Zenitsu asks Tanjiro if it was a good idea to bring Nezuko, but Tanjiro was certain he would never be separated from his sister again.
The plot for season 2 of Demon Slayer will pick up where the ‘Mugen Train’ movie leaves off, which will be a continuation of the first season. Since the anime is a direct adaptation of the original manga series, we can easily anticipate the course of the plot in season 2 which can be read here to avoid any spoilers.
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