Despite the success and excitement around the Demon Slayer anime, some scenes were censored for a very specific reason. We explain why!
Demon Slayer censored?
Demon Slayer season 2 released in October 2021. After the film’s huge Japanese box office success “The Infinity Train” this second part of the anime was able to make everyone agree with the arc of the pleasure district. A defining period of the manga of Koyoharu Gotouge before the final showdown against the Demon King, Muzan Kibutsuji.
If this craze allowed Demon Slayer to become one of the best-selling manga of 2021, certain scenes shocked some fans around the world, especially in China where the manga was censored for a very specific reason.
Why is Demon Slayer bothersome?
In this second season, Tanjiro teams up with Tengen Uzui, one of Japan’s most powerful pillars. The demon slayer is accompanied by his wives who all wear cleavage. If in the anime, it does not bother our heroes who go in search of a demonic upper moon, Chinese viewers do not agree. Indeed, many scenes where the outfits of these female characters are apparent have been censored. This decision is due to the change of channel of the programming of Demon Slayer.
The new Chinese channel which broadcasts season 2 has been subject to new guidelines to adhere to the editorial line. Screams TV therefore changed a few passages of the season. A choice that displeased the fans, who do not accept that the work be modified. It remains to be seen whether Demon Slayer Season 3, which is slated for release in late 2022 or early 2023, will experience the same viewing restrictions.