Demon Slayer has continued to take down anime records worldwide with the recent Mugen Train anime film. It overtook the top spot for earnings of any anime film. And it has yet to premiere here in the US. Fans have been waiting to hear if and when a new anime season would even happen. Well fans got what they were waiting for. During the Demon Slayer Matsuri Online -Anime 2nd Anniversary Festival- live stream yesterday on AbemaTV, it was revealed the next season of the anime would in fact happen. But not only that, it was happening in 2021!
The staff and cast from the first season and film will be returning, with ufotable animating the new season. Season 2 of Demon Slayer will cover the next arc in the manga, the Yoshiwara red-light district. It is important to note that this arc takes place after the Mugen Train film story, so hopefully we will get to see the film in the US prior to the new season coming out to avoid any confusion with plots. The official twitter account revealed a key visual for the new season and a trailer. Sadly the trailer is still geo-locked so unless you live in Japan or use a VPN you can’t see it just yet. But we can share the announcement and the visual.
You can catch the subbed episodes of Demon Slayer’s first season over at Crunchyroll or watch it subbed and dubbed over at Funimation. You can start a free trail at Funimation and get caught up on season 1 of Demon Slayer. Aniplex who has the anime distribution rights is owned by Sony, who also now owns Funimation. It was also recently announced that Funimation would be purchasing Crunchyroll in what will now become one of the largest single anime distribution and development conglomerates with a huge catalog of subbed and dubbed anime licenses, merchandise and original productions.
【『鬼滅の刃』遊郭編 2021年 テレビアニメ化決定！】
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— 鬼滅の刃公式 (@kimetsu_off) February 14, 2021