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Demon Slayer Season 2: Release Date and Movie Drops Major Tease for Season 2’s Villains

Demon Slayer Season 2 Updates: Mugen Train’s Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- the Movie: Mugen Train drops some major hints about the villains that will appear in Season 2 of the anime! Following the conclusion of the anime’s massively profitable first season, the franchise revealed that it will continue the narrative with a brand new feature film adapting the next arc of Koyoharu Gouges’ original manga sequence.

The Mugen Train arc propels Tanjiro forward and acts as a transition until the second season of the anime, which is now set to debut in Japan later this fall.

Not only is it a historic new arc for the film because it gives viewers a much stronger exposure to the Flame Hashira, Kyojuro Rengoku, but it also teases some key battles to come in the anime’s second season and beyond.

Demon Slayer Season 2: Teaser

Read on to learn more about these teases, but be warned: there will be some minor spoilers about the events of Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- the Movie: Mugen Train.

Following the cliffhanger from the first season’s final episode, the demon Enmu discusses his desire to gain more blood from Muzan Kibutsuji and use that power to challenge a member of the Upper Ranks of the Twelve Kizuki to take his own place.

It’s here that we get a good silhouette of a couple of them, but one stands out from the rest, Daki.

A second glance at their silhouettes reveals the six members of the Upper Ranks, but the two who stand out are Akaza (who appears in the film near the end) and Daki, the chief antagonist of the Entertainment District arc announced for the anime series’ second season.

Noting that these upper members are strong enough to defeat and destroy a lot of Hashira on their own (as shown later by Akaza), it’s a major foreshadowing of the dangers to come in Season 2.

When It Is Coming And How Many Episodes Will It Be?

Demon Slayer Season 2 Release Date

A new trailer for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba season two reveals that the episodes will be released in 2021, but other information is scarce.

The teaser contains some intriguing new footage, but it is still brief enough to suggest that production is already in its early stages. Season two is most likely to arrive in the second half, if not the final quarter, of 2021.

It also makes sense to conclude the Demon Slayer’s second season will be 26 episodes long, as was the case for the first, although there are a few aspects that might dissuade this. In these 26 episodes, Season One of Demon Slayer translated just over 50 manga pages.

It also makes sense to expect the Demon Slayer’s second season to be 26 episodes long, as was the case for the first, but there are a few factors that might change it. Season One of Demon Slayer localized well over 50 manga pages in these 26 chapters.

The last, and most unappealing, scenario is that season two will follow the same pace as season one, but will continue to concentrate only on the Entertainment District Arc, implying that it will be a shorter season of about 16 minutes on Netflix.

Will that bring the story to a close, or will there be a Season 3?

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba recently concluded its prolific manga run with just over 200 pages, but that doesn’t mean the anime can follow suit.

The Entertainment District Arc, which season two will adapt, ends around the 100th chapter of the manga, implying that we are just halfway through the plot and that a third and, at the very least, a fourth season will be needed to complete the plot (with possibly another movie or two featured along the way).

Season two of Demon Slayer will undoubtedly not end the plot, but that does not preclude subsequent seasons from being produced. The anime is likely to maintain its current degree of popularity, but nothing beyond a second season has been publicly verified as of yet.