Even better, Studio Ufotable has already revealed the first tidbits of information about the upcoming series, namely that it is a series (and not a Mugen Train-like movie). We also know which manga chapters will be adapted, some of the characters that will appear, as well as the first key artwork for the upcoming episodes.
At this early stage, that’s a surprising amount. But that’s not all. Yet we have found ourselves in a similar position before. Demon Slayer had previously only given us information in dribs and drabs, much to the frustration of fans everywhere.
And for those who want more? Thanks to the manga’s past history, patterns, and source material, we should be a bit more aware of some of the most crucial information. Below, we’ll attempt to guess what Ufotable thinks and establish a potential Demon Slayer Season 3 release date, in addition to more official information.
Demon Slayer Season 3: Swordsman Village Arc Release Date Speculation
Nothing official yet, but we can expect Demon Slayer Season 3 to release in Fall 2022 at the earliest, with Winter 2023 also a separate possibility.
Why ? Ufotable, the animation studio behind the series, is generally very consistent with its production. Demon Slayer debuted in Fall 2019, and the Mugen Train movie was released in Japan in Fall 2020. Demon Slayer’s Mugen Train recap arc for TV began airing in Fall 2021. It makes sense, then, that Demon Slayer’s ongoing fall debut streak isn’t interrupted here.
For the uninitiated, fall is one of anime’s peak release times, from September to November. There is, however, a small chance that the release date for the Swordsmith Village Arc will be pushed back to winter 2023 (December 2022-January 2023). More information as soon as we have it.
The Demon Slayer Season 3 Story: Which Arc Fits?
Demon Slayer Season 3 is officially the Swordsman Village arc. Don’t worry, we won’t go into source material spoilers here, but we believe it will cover manga chapters 100-127. The Entertainment District arc covered a similar period, from 70-99, so it’s likely that this season will be 12 episodes again, with a few exceptions.
Unless there’s a big gap, it’s likely that Tanjiro will go to the Swordsman Village to get a new weapon. Coincidentally, the village is home to an ancient weapon. But it’s not all that simple, with the story involving the Hashiras of Love and Mist, and maybe a demon or two.
From a bigger perspective, the Entertainment District ending also gave us a glimpse of where the show is likely to go after Demon Slayer Season 3. Tengen is no longer on the council, but he’s still alive. He told Iguro that his likely replacement for Hashira should be Tanjiro. From there, Demon Slayers will finally be able to strike their ultimate target: Muzan Kibutsuji.
The cast of Demon Slayer season 3: who are the new characters and demons?
Tanjiro (Natsuki Hanae), Zenitsu (Hiro Shimono), Inosuke (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka), and Nezuko (Akari Kitou) will all return to the Swordsman Village arc.
They will be joined by two characters that we have already seen in the series: the Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito and the Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanoji. Expect more Hashiras to appear in future seasons as well, as well as members of the Upper Twelve Moons/Twelve Kibuki.
The direction is entrusted to Haruo Satozaki and the character design to Akira Matsushima.
Demon Slayer Season 3 Trailer: The first Swordsman Village teaser is here.
The first trailer for Demon Slayer Season 3 is unfortunately extremely brief and doesn’t tell us much.