Demon Slayer Season 2: Details you need to know about

 

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba or Demon Slayer: Blade of Demon Destruction season 1 was a hit anime show that was released in 2019. This Japanese manga series has become a popular show with the IMDB rating of 8.5 on the scale of 10.  


Then the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train, the feature film, was released in 2020 which gave a new ground to the story with the addition of a new lead character Rongoku. It also became popular with the IMDB rating of 8.3 out of 10. 


Now there is continuation to the story with the release of the second season namely Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Entertainment District Arc which was announced on February 14, 2021. The anime is to be directed by the director of the first season himself, Haruo Sotozaki and the animation is produced by Ufotable. The cast of both the first season and the movie can come together to create the season 2. 


The Dragon slayer season 2 is divided into two parts with the first part named Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train Arc and the second part namely 

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Entertainment District Arc. 


Season 1, The Movie and What to expect in Demon Slayer Season 2?


The demon slayer portrays the vicinity where demons prevail and prey on humans for survival and demon slayers execute demons as the protection of the human community. The series narrates about the dragon slayer main character Tanjiro whose family is killed by the demon called Muzan Kitubsuji, the major adversary and the robustious demon of them all who possesses the power to create other demons using his blood on the humans. While Tanjiro’s little sister  Nezuko is demonized, the story continues with Tanjiro trying to make her human again and protecting her. In the due process, the story revolves around Tanjiro's journey to become a Demon Slayer to retaliate against his family and journey after. In his journey of protecting people by killing the demons, he meets with several other demon slayer characters such as: Nezuko Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, Inosuke Hashibira, Kanao Tsuyuri, Genya Shinazugawa,etc., and the antagonists such as : Swamp Demon, Yehaba, Susamaru, Spider demons, Tongue demon, Rui, Lower Moons, and Muzan himself. 


While season 1 ends with Tanjiro, Nezuko, Inosuke, and Zenitsu heading to the Mugen train that has been sighted by demons and caused several damages. While the Demon Slayer movie is about the group meeting Hashira member Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku to hunt down a powerful demon and protect the people in the train. 


Demon Slayer Season 2

The Mugen Train Arc covers the same story of the franchise movie with minor changes in it just to remind the audience with the story before continuing the journey of Tanjiro and the group.

 

In The Entertainment district Arc, the group is headed towards Yoshiwara, a red-light district swirling in love and hate, where the group of Demon Slayers will face multiple enemies involving some Upper Moon Demons. Season 2 will include Tanjiro, Nazuka, Zenitsu,and Inosuke as the group. Muzan will also appear in the season and  Daki, Upper Rank SIx Demon, will be featured in the season as one of the main adversaries. 


More details can be seen in the trailer which is out: Demon Slayer Season 2


Characters of The Demon Slayer


The Demon Slayer characters are unique and they have their own special traits and abilities. The main character Tanjiro Kamado is a simple nature guy with a never-quitting mindset. He has a great love for his family that is why he eagerly fights against the demon that killed them and he never harmed or let harm his sister although she became a demon. He has a super smelling ability that allows him to track the demons and figure out people’s real emotions. As a demon slayer, he uses Water-Breathing sword style to fight. 


Next main lead is Nazuko Kamado, the sister who turned into a demon but she was helped such that she doesn't prey on human flesh but gets energy from sleep. She acquired some demonic powers such as regeneration, body shrinking and expansion, superstrength and Exploding blood demon technique.


One of the unique and funny characters is Zenitsu Agatsuma, who is a cowardly person but was forced to become a demon slayer by learning the first technique of “Thunder breathing” only. That's why he always runs away from demons while he is conscious but only battles them while unconscious. He acquired special hearing power that could listen to heartbeats to surf the demons and to know people’s real emotions. 


The peculiar character of Inosuke Hashibira is a rugged muscular forest man who wears the mask of a boar because he was raised by wild boars. His restlessness and inability to understand normal human norms makes him fun to watch. Alongside, he is very powerful inheriting his self-made Beast breathing technique to fight with double swords. He also has a special ability of touch that allows him to locate demons by feeling the vibrations in the air. 


There are also other interesting protagonist characters like Makomo who is a doctor and demon with control on herself and Yushiro, demon created by Makomo, who is very possessive of her. The teacher of Tanjiro and savior of Nazuka Sakonji also plays a vital role. 


The lead antagonist is Muzak Kibusuki who is an egoistic demon who is very powerful. He was a result of experimental treatment and has special abilities like to disguise as anyone, to consume cells of others to gain their abilities and memory and to make humans a demon. He had Twelve kizuki demons to work under him who were classified as Low and High Ranks based on their vitality. There were other demons like Temple, Swamp and Spider demons with their own special abilities.


Here are the list of Voice-over artists who made these characters lively: 



Character

Japanese Artist

English Artist

Tanjiro Kamado

Natsuki Hanae

Zach Aguilar

Nezuko Kamado

Akari Kitô

Abby Trott

Zenitsu Agatsuma

Hiro Shimono

Aleks Le

Inosuke Hashibira

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

Bryce Papenbrook

Sakonji Urokodaki 

Hôchû Ôtsuka

Brook Chalmers

Shinobu Kocho

Saori Hayami

Erika Harlacher




Release Dates and Platforms: 


The first episode of Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Arc released on October 10, 2021.There will be 7 episodes in the first part.  Now, we are anticipating the 4th episode which will be released on November 7 with two-weeks break of the 3rd episode.

The dates for episodes release are as follow:


Dragon Slayer Mugen Arc episodes

Date to release

Episode 1

October 10

Episode 2

October 17

Episode 3

October 24

Episode 4

November 7

Episode 5

November 14

Episode 6

November 21

Episode 7

November 28



Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc will premiere on December 5, 2021 and then the show will continue on the weekly basis. 


Platforms to watch:

The first season is already streaming on Crunchyroll, Funimation,Netflix and Hulu. The second season is streaming and will be streaming on Crunchyroll at 8:45 AM PDT.
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