Posted on October 18, 2021, 10:16 AM
Following the return of Demon Slayer Season 2 last weekend, we announced the official release date for Episode 2 on Crunchyroll and Funimation.
After more than two years, the animated series Demon Slayer has finally made its epic return to the small screen!
Of course, the franchise turned into a supernova last year with the release of the highest-grossing movie of 2020, Mugen Train.
It’s fantastic to see the popular franchise return to TV screens around the world, but there might not be another community as eager as anime fans.
Now, the Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 2 release date and time has been officially confirmed online.
Demon Slayer season 2 episode 2: release date and time
Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 2 will be released via the Crunchyroll and Funimation streaming services at 4:45 p.m. UK Standard Time on Sunday, October 17. Read also: When is FIFA 22 coming out? Standard Edition and Ultimate Edition release dates and time.
The episode will be available at the following international times:
However, fans should note that this is only for the launch of new content for premium users, with Episode 2 of Season 2 due out for free on October 24.
Has an official preview of S2 ep 2 been shared?
Yes, the official preview video for the next episode has been incorporated into the post-credit scene from Episode 1 of Season 2, which is the shorts-style clip from our meeting with Rengoku from Demon Slayers. This may interest you: Far Cry 6: release date, pre-order bonus and different editions.
The official title of Episode 2 of Season 2 is tagged by websites as “Mugen Train Arc Episode 2,” but was revealed to be “Deep Sleep” in the trailer.
The preview video has now been shared online by fans with English subtitles, see below:
A little recap of episode 1 of S2…
Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 1 was called “Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku” and focused on the main character’s original journey to the infamous Mugen Train. Read also: On My Block: Who Dies in Season 4?.
Rengoku arrives in a small village as he investigates a series of attacks by a mysterious entity known to the locals as “The Slasher”. After meeting another member of the Demon Slayer Corps at a local noodle bar, he heads to the train station where he finds a young girl called Fuku and her grandmother selling Bento.
Fuku is bowled over by the constant mention of demons, which she says don’t exist, and ends up throwing a bun directly in Flame Hashira’s face. Undeterred, he explains how he searches for the demon responsible for Slasher’s attacks and kindly buys all of Bento’s stock.
Rengoku travels to where the Mugen train is being repaired with the Bento and offers food to the workers, when the demon Slasher suddenly appears and takes a young boy hostage.
The Slasher activates his Demon Blood Art, which allows him to reach incredibly fast speeds and prepares to kill the boy. Fortunately, Rengoku is too quick and cuts off the demon’s hands, but as he heals the boy’s wounds, the Slasher escapes to find Fuku and his grandmother.
Using his breathing in full concentration, Rengoku is able to catch up with the demon just in time before Fuku and his grandmother are murdered. He then mocks the demon for being too slow, as he unleashes First Form: Unknowing Fire (see below) and decapitates the monster.
After saying goodbye to Fuku and his grandmother, whom his father saved as a child, he purchases their entire stock of Bento again and boards the Mugen train.
Fans react to Demon Slayer’s return …
The Demon Slayer community feared the worldwide enthusiasm for Season 2 was being hampered by the Mugen Train TV adaptation.
However, launching the second season with an original episode seems like the right decision for many viewers, but how was the episode rated?
Unfortunately, neither Crunchyroll nor Funimation will publicly reveal their official audience for Episode 1 of Season 2; however, Season 2 Episode 1 is currently rated 8.59 / 10 on MyAnimeList with over 16,000 reviews.
Interestingly, the first season got the exact same 8.57 / 10 score (with over 1.3 million reviews), while Mugen Train sits at 8.72 / 10 – showing how Season 2 maintains the outstanding response from fans of previous titles in the franchise.
“The first episode of Demon Slayer Rengoku Edition was awesome…! Loved the way we learned how Rengoku got all of that ekiben before getting on the train, his reverence and respect for all food and its makers was truly relatable and touching. – Soukatsu, via Twitter.
“Aaaaaaa, I just watched the NEW Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba episode and it was so good I got to see new faces that weren’t in the Mugen Train movie! Also confession, this is my first anime that I watch subtitled but I will also watch dub too! – DivineJustice93, via Twitter.
“Right now, I’m currently watching the latest episode of Demon Slayer, and it’s wonderful! @ufotable and @aniplexUSA did a mind blowing and amazing job capturing the magnificent essence of Demon Slayer. I congratulate everyone who is working on this anime. – TheDaikonSprout, via Twitter.
Demon Slayer season 2 is here and I’m still crying about Rengoku
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