Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito (left) and Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji (right) will debut with starring roles in the upcoming episode of Demon Slayer.
The second season of Demon Slayer wrapped up last Sunday, leaving a void in the hearts of fans who have been following the show week after week. But instead of letting our excitement die down, the anime’s creators announced on February 13 that Demon Slayer would return for a third season. Here’s everything we know so far.
Adaptation of the manga
As with previous arcs, Demon Slayer Season 3 will be an adaptation of the Demon Slayer manga – the original source material written by the imaginative (and elusive) Koyoharu Gotouge. Gotouge remains anonymous. This may interest you: Disenchanted season 5: release date, cast and plot. We don’t know who they are, although their characters make appearances on the sides of commercial planes in Japan.
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When will the Swordsmen’s Village Arc be inaugurated?
We do not know yet. Other than confirmation of Season 3 by the promo poster and trailer, we don’t have many details. The Swordsman Village Arc could arrive during the Winter/Spring 2023 animation season, a year after Season 2 aired. If Ufotable, the animation studio bringing the manga to life, decides to go that route, this could indicate that Demon Slayer will follow this trend in the future.
We will keep this page updated as new details become available.
How long will the Swordsman’s Village Arc be?
The Swordsmith Village arc spans around 30 chapters in the manga, roughly the same amount as the Entertainment District arc. In theory, we should expect the Swordsman Village arc to last around 11 episodes. That said, we don’t know if Season 3 will only contain the Swordsman Village Arc or if it will touch on other manga chapters.
By comparison, the Mugen Train and Entertainment District arcs, which made up Season 2, were 18 episodes long, significantly less than the 26 episodes of the first season. If Season 3 only contains the Swordsman Village arc, it will be even shorter than Season 2. It’s unlikely to be that short, but anything can happen.
What’s next after the Entertainment District Arc?
Without getting into spoiler territory, Tanjiro Kamado chipped his sword during the fight in Yoshiwara, the entertainment district. This is the third time his blade has been broken. And, well, you can’t chop off demon heads without a blade. As you can imagine, the maker of Tanjiro’s swords, Haganezuka, won’t be amused at all. This will lead Tanjiro to go to the Blacksmith Village – where all members of the Demon Slayer Corps have their swords made – to see if Haganezuka will agree to forge him a new one. But as always, demons lurk around the corner.
At the forefront of this story will be Muichiro Tokito and Mitsuri Kanroji, the Hashiras of Mist and Love, respectively. They are the two characters featured on the Season 3 promotional poster. (Hashiras are the elite members of the Demon Slayer Corps. season 1. It’s high time to see what they are capable of.