KEY POINTS

  • "Demon Slayer" Season 2 kicks off on Dec. 5
  • "Demon Slayer: Mugen Train" is set to premiere on Oct. 10
  • The second season will be available on Crunchyroll

Japanese animation studio Ufotable finally announced the release date of "Demon Slayer" Season 2, along with some key details that fans should know about the upcoming series installment.

As predicted, the team behind the upcoming TV anime adaptation of "Kimetsu no Yaiba" Season 2 announced the show's premiere date Saturday. However, contrary to previous rumors, the first episode is scheduled to air on Dec. 5 and not October.

The upcoming season covers the Entertainment District arc of the manga and features the Sound Hashira Tengen Uzui. The first episode of "Demon Slayer" Season 2 is set to premiere for an hour, but fans are advised to watch the Mugen Train arc before that.

TVアニメ「鬼滅の刃」遊郭編 第1弾キービジュアル公開 Demon Slayer Season 2 trailer Photo: YouTube Screenshot/Aniplex Official YouTube Channel

According to the latest announcement, the hit movie "Demon Slayer: Mugen Train" will be released in an episodic manner as a separate arc. It will feature seven episodes and is scheduled to air on Oct. 10.

The team assured fans that the episodes would have brand new materials, which are not in the film, particularly with the arc's pilot episode. All the other six episodes will be re-edited and will come with new music and scenes.

The "Mugen Train" arc's theme songs, along with the opening theme titled "Akeboshi" and ending theme "Shirogane," will be performed by Lisa. As for the theme songs of "Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc," including the opening song "Zankyosanka" and ending theme "Asa ga kuru," they will be performed by Aimer.

As for voice actors, the upcoming TV anime adaptation will retain the previous roster of artists. Interestingly, Miyuki Sawashiro will voice the Entertainment District Arc main antagonist Daki. 

The "Demon Slayer: Mugen Train" arc and the "Entertainment District" arc will be available on Crunchyroll. Ufotable also released new footage of the anime's second season.

It will be a while before the one-hour pilot episode of "Demon Slayer" Season 2 kicks off. However, fans can enjoy the re-adaptation of the Mugen Train arc on TV starting Oct. 10.

The team behind the hit series will surely release more stills and teaser trailers before the second season premieres in December.