Another week, another outstanding episode of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.
The series is getting better and better with the Entertainment District arc, with this week’s episode focusing on the battle between Gyutaro and our heroes.
However, anime fans around the world are as eager as ever, and many are already looking forward to what next weekend’s broadcast has in store for them.
What time will Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 9 go live and has an official trailer or synopsis been released?
Release date and time confirmed for Demon Slayer season 2 episode 9…
The next episode of Demon Slayer, Season 2’s Entertainment District Arc Episode 9, is set to premiere worldwide on Sunday, January 30 for the vast majority of international fans.
The 16th episode of Season 2 (including Mugen Train’s rehab) will be released simultaneously on Crunchyroll and Funimation once it airs in Japan.
However, fans should note that Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 9 will air on January 30 for premium subscribers only, at the following times:
- Pacific Time – 8:00 a.m. PST
- Eastern Time – 11 a.m. EST
- UK time – 4:00 p.m. GMT
- European time – 5:00 p.m. CET
- India Time – 21:30 IST
- Philippine Time – 00:00 PHT
- Australia Time – 02:30 ACDT
Both platforms offer a 14-day free trial period for the premium service, Crunchyroll currently costing €6.49 Funimation is not accessible in France. The next episode of Demon Slayer will stream for free on both platforms on Sunday, February 6 or Monday, February 7.
The hit anime series is also available on Netflix, but access is limited to Southeast and South Asian territories – with the North American and European Netflix releases only having Season 1.
Demon Slayer episode was CRAZY pic.twitter.com/L8rplY3Yvz
– 🅿️YRO (@PyroSenju) January 23, 2022
Concerns about a possible delay…
This week, there were concerns that the remaining episodes of Demon Slayer might be delayed.
Indeed, Tanjiro’s voice actress, Natsuki Hanae, had to isolate herself after being in contact with a member of the production who tested positive for coronavirus.
The actor took to social media to reassure his fans about his condition and that he had isolated his recording equipment.
Thankfully, the production of future episodes of Demon Slayer will not be affected by Hanae’s isolation – although various live events had to be canceled in Japan, including The Duke of Death and His Maid.
WHY IS THE DEMON SLAYER CINEMATOGRAPHY SO BEAUTIFUL?!?! pic.twitter.com/eVliSReibE
– glimsering 🇨🇩 🇨🇩 (@glimsering) January 23, 2022
Trailer and plot shared online…
Following the conclusion of Season 2 Episode 8, a short trailer aired for the upcoming Demon Slayer show.
The next episode will be titled “Defeating a Higher Ranking Demon” and the trailer shows Tengen receiving some much-needed advice from Rengoku.
The series’ Japanese website also provided a short synopsis for the upcoming episode:
“Tanjiro, Zenitsu and Inosuke have rallied behind Uzui. Zenitsu and Inosuke face the Fallen Princess, and Tanjiro and Uzui face Gyutaro, but the Fallen Princess’s assault and Tanjiro Kamado is forced to struggle. However, with Hinatsuru’s support and Uzui’s cooperation, Tanjiro’s blade approaches Gyutaro’s neck. – Episode 9 synopsis, via Kimetsu.com.
Best post credit scene we’ve ever gotten. Episode 9 : Defeating an Upper Rank Demon. #DemonSlayer #Demon slayer pic.twitter.com/VANu7IN7Nn
— Ario (@Ario_Kamado) January 23, 2022
The next Hashira could be announced for season 3…
In Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 7, Lord Tengen confronts Gyutaro, the demon that emerged from Daki. During the battle, Tengen explains that he is neither skilled nor talented compared to the other Hashira.
As Tengen tells his story, we see footage of two of his fellow Hashira, Muichiro Tokito (the Mist Hashira) and Gyomei Himejima (the Stone Hashira).
Fans of the anime believe that these two characters will be the Hashira that future seasons will focus on; they are introduced in this season to foreshadow the future main characters.
“You see, this country is vast. It is full of people who would amaze you. Some are real puzzles. Some can pick up a sword and become a Hashira in two months.”
Listen to Uzui yall, there’s some real Big Steppers out there lol. Can’t wait for Demon Slayer season 3 😭 pic.twitter.com/duRZQyaJ8i
— PS360HD2 (@PS360HD2) January 23, 2022
An update on the release of Demon Slayer Season 2 on Toonami…
While the vast majority of Demon Slayer fans watch the anime on Crunchyroll and Funimation, a significant portion of fans will be waiting for the release on Toonami.
Unfortunately, Toonami co-creator and SVP of Action and Anime at WarnerMedia, Jason DeMarco, recently stated that Season 2 will not air on Toonami at all.
Responding to a fan’s question on Twitter, DeMarco said that “the movie [Mugen Train] which works so well has made the price… uh… higher than what we can afford, let’s say.”
Not Netflix this time. The movie doing so well has made the price… uh… higher than we can afford, let’s say. https://t.co/TU6M6TccB3
— SPIRAL CURSE DEMARCO (@Clarknova1) January 29, 2022