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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, the critically acclaimed series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge is coming this winter 2022 with a second season following its highly successful film adaptation Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train.
The second season of the anime is set in the “Entertainment District” arc from the manga. The series follows the character of Tanjiro Kamado as he tries to become a demon slayer after his family was murdered and his siter turned into a demon. After an encounter with Giyū Tomioka, a demon slayer, Tanjiro is recruited by Giyū and sent to his retired master Sakonji Urokodaki for training to also become a demon slayer, beginning his quest to help his sister turn into human again and avenge the death of his family.
After two years of strenuous training, Tanjiro takes part in a formidable exam and is one of the few survivors to pass, officially making him a member of the Demon Slayer Corps. He begins his work of hunting down and slaying demons alongside Nezuko, who has been hypnotized to bring no harm to humans and who occasionally helps him in battle.
Through the second season we follow him as he and his friends who have also survived the Demon Slayer examination are sent on a mission within the Entertainment District, which is filled with demons and where vices take priority over anything else. They journey together alongside Sound Hashira and Tengen Uzui in search of a monstrous foe that had been terrorizing the town.
Streaming & Online Watching
You can watch the series on either Crunchyroll or Funimation as the series has been licensed by Aniplex of America to be streamed anywhere outside of Asia. To those who live in Asia, the second season can be streamed using
- and even iQIYI.
As of February 2021, the manga had sold over 150 billion copies worldwide making it the eighth best selling series of all time.
If you’re new to the series and are not sure if this is up your alley, Kimetsu no Yaiba is a shounen manga and anime. Characterized by high action and humorous subplots. But as far as genres go, it has the tags dark fantasy, martial arts, and adventure as its main subpoints. If any of these things strike your fancy, try looking into the first season of the anime before embarking on the second season and don’t forget to also watch the movie before getting to this one.