Heads up KNY fans, Demon Slayer Season 3 is officially happening! The original Japanese animation studio Ufotable announced that that a third season will be made that will continue the story of Tanjiro in the Swordsmith village. The anime series is based on the Japanese manga of the same name written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge in Feb 2016 to May 2020 in the weekly shonen magazine. Demon Slayer manga was first adapted into an anime by Ufotable in 2019 and become a massive success. Moreover, the series was praised among fans for its dark fantasy theme and detailed action scenes. Now, let’s find out more details about the upcoming season of Demon Slayer anime.
Will there be a season 3 of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba?
Yes, there will be a season 3 of Demon Slayer as per announcement made by the original anime creators with the two character posters featuring two different Hashiras. Director Haruo Sotozaki and chief animation director Akira Matsushima are returning to reprise their respective roles to make another hit season.
#NEWS The Mist Hashira and Love Hashira join the battle in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc!— Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (English) (@DemonSlayerUSA) February 13, 2022
Original Story: Koyoharu Gotoge (JUMP COMICS / SHUEISHA)
Director: Haruo Sotozaki
Character Design: Akira Matsushima
Animation Production: @ufotable pic.twitter.com/nmSamYTOdy
Moreover, a major announcement will be made in the Weekly Shonen Jump issue on 20th Feb.
Demon Slayer Season 3 Release Date and Time
Even though the renewal is confirmed, no release date has been given by the original creators of the series but we can expect Demon Slayer Season 3 to arrive sometime in 2023 as the production will take time. It will be also having a total of 12 episodes which will be airing on Crunchyroll and Netflix. A movie titled The Mugen Train was also released before making season 2 and thus we can expect to see another film of the series before the arrival of third installment. Demon Slayer season 3 is likely to arrive in fall 2023 if we get the movie this 2022.
Why a Demon Slayer anime deserves another movie?
You will be thrilled to know that The Mugen Train film topped the box office in Japan for 12 consecutive weeks and became the first movie to cross 40 Billion Yen milestone. This was the first non-Hollywood or non-American film topping the yearly charts of box office since the starting of cinema over a century. Also, the highest earning film in 2020. That’s why, the creators will not bother to look forward in releasing another blockbuster.
How many seasons of Demon Slayer are there?
Currently, there are two seasons of Demon Slayer anime whereas a third season is in progress. The English dubbed versions are available on Hulu and Funimation while the subtitle versions with original Japanese audio are streaming on Crunchyroll.
Demon Slayer Season 3 Trailer
A small teaser of 40 seconds was been released at the end of Demon Slayer season 2 that confirms the appearance of Love and Mist Hashira in the new season.
Season 2 Ending
The finale episode of Demon Slayer season 2 begins with Nezuko burning away her blood blades using her demon art. Tanjiro questioned his existence after regaining consciousness and joins Nezuko to burn the poison of Inosuke. The protagonist was unable to stand on his legs so he asked his sister to carry and finds out Tengen on the verge of death and the blood pool of demon siblings. As soon as Tanjiro reached the evil siblings, Daki fades leaving behind Gyutaro’s head thinking about his emotional past life and fading away finally.
Serpent Hashira Obanai Iguro arrives to congratulate Uzui and his team for defeating the Upper Rank Demons but the Sound Hashira keeps on his decision to retire and recommends Tanjiro as the eligible candidate to fill his space. An ill Kagaya is overjoyed with the news that his three young demon slayers has killed the upper rank demon while Akaza summoned at the infinity castle. The episode ends in an emotional meeting of Zenitsu, Inosuke, Tanjiro, and Nezuko who managed to survive in the destruction of Entertainment District.
What will happen in Demon Slayer Season 3?
If you are an avid manga reader then you must know that in the upcoming season will begin from the Swordsmith arc in which Tanjiro moved to the swordsmith village to get his sword fixed but finds out that Hotaru has been disappeared before sometime. The protagonist will also managed to meet two new Hashiras on his journey to find the swordsmith.
The first one will be Mitsuri Kanroji, a love Hashira which is later joined by Muichiro Tokito, the mist Hashira. One will be emotional and jovial while the other one will be a day-dreamer who gets stuck into his own thoughts. Also, our heroes have been watched by other upper rank demons after they have killed Gyutaro and Daki.