second television series, titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Entertainment District Arc (鬼滅の刃 遊郭編, Kimetsu no Yaiba – Yūkaku-hen), has been announced to premiere in 2021. Haruo Sotozaki is returning to direct the series at Ufotable, and Akira Matsushima is returning as character designer. The cast members are returning to reprise their roles. The series will be broadcast on 30 stations and channels, including Fuji TV and Tokyo MX, covering most Japan.
In this article, we will discuss Demon Slayer Season 2 release date confirmed for fall 2021. So let's start.
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The Season 2 Demon Slayer release date has been confirmed to be scheduled for 2021. The anime TV sequel is officially titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -Red Light District- (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Yuukaku-hen). The announcement was initially made in early 2021.
On July 4, 2021, it was confirmed after an event at Aniplex Online Fest 2021 that the Demon Slayer Season 2 release date was still scheduled for 2021. "Get ready for a new mission in the Yoshiwara Entertainment District with Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc coming in 2021!" stated the official English Twitter account.
Considering the timing of this new re-announcement, the only possibility is that the Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 release date will be in October 2021, the Fall 2021 anime season. (Keep in mind this is a logical deduction, not an official confirmation.)
In addition to the Kimetsu no Yaiba anime series, Aniplex Online Fest 2021 also made announcements concerning anime like Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night, Fate/Grand Order, Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Walpurgis no Kaiten, and Magia Record Season 2.
The Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Blu-Ray/DVD release date is scheduled for June 16, 2021. It will include English subs, but not Funimation's English dub, which came out on June 22, 2021. The Demon Slayer movie's USA release date was April 21, 2021.
A Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 preview released during the AnimeJapan 2021 Livestream. It contains brief clips from the new episodes without an English dub or subtitles. The Japanese voice actors can be heard laughing and talking about the anime TV sequel.
Season 2 Demon Slayer anime announcement was only a matter of time based on the stunning success of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba movie in Japan while in the middle of a pandemic.
The single-day Demon Slayer: Mugen Train box office numbers for the opening day have already slain all previous movie records in Japan, including Frozen 2 and Harry Potter. The total box office amounted to 31,721,231,550 yen (roughly $307 million USD). The film even beat the record set by Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away, which gives the anime production committee plenty of incentive to make a Demon Slayer Movie 2 sequel.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 will be the sequel to the breakout anime hit of 2019. Reviews of the first season have been stellar, and the anime has often topped the popularity charts of Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Funimation.
Sales of the manga series topped six million in May 2019, and if fans devote whole sub-Reddits to the demon named Nezuko, you know they'll be demanding Demon Slayer Season 2.
But the Demon Slayer manga's ending chapter was released earlier in 2020. With the manga series ended, how will that impact the anime series? When producer Yuma Takahashi talked about the future of the anime series in the past, he would not confirm Demon Slayer Season 2 directly, nor did he hint at the eventual Demon Slayer movie announcement.
In August 2019, he claimed that a sequel largely depends on support from the fans. If the fans' support is necessary for Demon Slayer Season 2 to be greenlit for production, they have arguably already achieved that goal. Demon Slayer Episode 19 was so popular that it even caused that the anime to trend on Twitter.
More importantly, from a producer perspective and the anime TV series have already reached important financial thresholds. Streaming revenue is the most important factor in determining an anime's future. Not only has Demon Slayer done well on streaming platforms, but the Oricon charts also show that Demon Slayer Blu-Ray/DVD sales in Japan have been about double of the Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken anime… and we all know how That Time I Got Reincarnated as A Slime Season 2 was announced immediately.
And, now the new Demon Slayer movie has set box office records for all movie releases in Japan, not just animated movies. It broke 1 billion yen on a Friday and set the new record for single-day admissions. Thus, the Demon Slayer Season 2 anime announcement was inevitable.
Director Haruo Sotozaki (Tales of Symphonia: The Animation) is returning for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -Entertainment District-. Lead character designer Akira Matsushima is also confirmed to be returning.
The production of a TV sequel was confirmed for 2021. In the meantime, it's possible to speculate about when the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 premiere date will occur in the future.
In late December 2020, an anime industry official claimed, "When the project for this [Demon Slayer: Mugen Train] movie was launched, there were tall, ks about future projects."
What's more, anime news leakers had already claimed that the Demon Slayer Season 2 production had already begun. On October 12, 2020, Spytrue wrote, "We killed one demon. The rest is soon other. Let's kill the second one. Confirmed mission." Two days later, Spytrue claimed, "[Kimetsu no Yaiba] Season 2 in Production".
In addition to the TV sequel announcement, a Demon Slayer Season 2 trailer was released on February 14, 2021. Some companies involved in the anime project wanted another movie sequel rather than a TV sequel.
On December 15, 2020, a managing producer for Toho said the company wanted to do a Demon Slayer: Yuukaku-hen movie that's based on the manga's Entertainment District (Red Light District) story arc. "We are anxious to do a [Demon Slayer] sequel," Ichikawa Minami said at a Tokyo press conference. "Three companies are involved. We are distributing.
Since I am in this position, I am anxious for a Demon Slayer sequel, but I have not heard of any subsequent actions toward greenlighting the production." Aniplex partnered with Toho to distribute the Mugen Train movie in Japan, but Toho is not one of the three companies on the anime production committee.
Aniplex is the anime/music distributor, Shueisha publishes the manga by creator Koyoharu Google, and ufotable is the animation studio.
Ufotable is on the anime production committee, so they define, they have a financial incentive to adopt the entire manga series. The biggest issue is the availability of Ufotable. As a small animation company, they have concurrent projects (films and video games), but they usually only have one big project per year. Ufotable usually announces their projects a year in advance.
The Demon Slayer movie was released in October 2020, so a spring 2021 TV season was unlikely. Historically, an anime TV series will not launch within six months of a movie premiere.
In the future, Studio ufotable is working on a Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu movie and co-producing the original story Girls' Work with Type-Moon. They're also producing opening animations and cutscenes for the Bandai Namco video Tales of Aris. But those project's time frames have not been confirmed, nor has the studio made any other project announcements for 2021.
Besides ufotable's scheduling, there is the tax evasion scandal. Let's hope it's not Ufotable's Blade of Studio Destruction. The Toho producer inferred that early talks about the next project had begun by December 2020. Unless the Toho producer wasn't aware of the TV sequel plans, it appears that actual production did not begin until early 2021.
Considering that the July 2021 announcement was still stating 2021, it logically follows that the studio hasn't experienced any major delays from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused some productions to slip back in their schedule. Therefore, it's likely that the Demon Slayer Season 2 TV anime will come out in Fall 2021 to allow for a reasonable production schedule.
For the first season, the sub-character designers were Miyuki Sato, Yoko Kajiyama, and Mika Kikuchi. The music was composed by Yuki Kajiura (Sword Art Online, Fate/Zero, and Madoka Magica) and Go Shiina (Juni Taisen: Zodiac War, and God Eater). Hikaru Kondo is the producer.
The anime first premiered with two cours composed of 26 episodes on April 6, 2019. A "cour" is a three-month unit of TV broadcasting based on the physical weather seasons. The second cour's finale, Demon Slayer Episode 26, aired on September 28, 2019.
Aniplex released the Toonami English dub of Demon Slayer Season 1 back on October 12, 2019. It's possible that Demon Slayer Season 2 and 3 could be a split-cour anime, which is when a single anime season takes a TV broadcasting break before resuming after several months. Recent examples include Attack On Titan and Food Wars! Thank You
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