Last Sunday, February 13, the last chapter of the second season of demon slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba) and the third season was confirmed. aniplexthe company responsible for the production, along with the work of the animation studio ufotable, released a video in which he confirmed the suspicions. One of the anime of the moment will continue to be adapted. Although a release date was not specified, two faces were revealed that will be key.
At the end of the first season, the pillars were introduced within the Demon Slayer story. It is the elite group within the demon hunters. A select and small one: for decades they have lost more fights than they have won. Since they are fights to the death, few are still standing while other younger ones are still preparing. It is the case of Tanjirou Kamado, Hashibira Inosuke and Zenitsu Agatsuma, the protagonists of the story. From Demon Slayer: The Infinity Trainthe movie that gave continuity to the first season, the relationship between the main characters and the demon hunting specialists began to change.
Kyojuro Rengokuthe pillar of the flame, sponsored Tanjirou, Inosuke and Zenitsu. Through his abilities he not only showed them the potential of that elite group; also, with his final destiny, he revealed to them that it is not enough to be good to defeat the Upper Moons, the most powerful group of demons. That, traumatic because it involved the death of Rengoku, activated in the protagonists a sense of commitment and effort that until now had not been so evident.
Some of that growth played out during the second season, with the characters improving their fitness and their various abilities and breaths. This took that narrative sense to another level, when Tanjirou, Inosuke and Zenitsu were able to face an Upper Moon and defeat it, with the help of Tengen Uzui, the pillar of sound They are the ones who cut off the head of the demons and not the pillar trying to do it alone. It seems like a minor detail but it is quite symbolic in terms of character development.
In this context comes the third season.
demon slayer: a key detail from the second season that will be relevant in the third
Kagaya Ubuyashikithe patriarch and leader of the demon slayer order, celebrated the triumph of the Tengen Uzui pillar together with Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu and said, “We will surely beat you in this generation”, referring to the villain of the story, Muzan Kibutsuji. After decades of death and desolation, there is hope. They are personified by the three aforementioned apprentices and a handful of pillars. After that sentence Ubuyashiki described Kinutsuji as a stain within the clan.. I mean, at some point, Muzan was part of what Kagaya is defending.
The anime still has a lot to clarify regarding the origin and history between Kagaya Ubuyashiki and Muzan Kibutsuji. More information about it may be provided during the third season. The narrative, progressively, I focused on the growth of the protagonists rather than on the references to the antagonist, which were clearer in the first season. Therefore, based on Ubuyashiki’s comment, it is valid to suspect that some important details will be shared to close that circle.
Although the above is not a guarantee for season three of demon slayer, the journey of its protagonists yes. In particular, Tanjiro’s. Due to the tradition of him, as part of the sun breath users, the potential of him is yet to be discovered. Demon hunters, beyond the skills they learn from a teacher, manage to develop their own style from the fights they overcome and their physical characteristics. During the second season, the protagonist gave an example of this when he decided to combine breathing water with breathing fire in order to stay in the fight.
That evolution will continue to be present during the third season. But, unlike the second, the role of the pillars may be even more important. As Tengen Uzui offered his swan song, promising himself that after defeating an Upper Moon he would retire, the companions who will go into action in the continuation of Kimetsu no Yaiba they have a more complex personal background.
The pillars of the third season
The preview offered by Aniplex and Ufotable showed Muichiro Tokyo, the pillar of mist, ya Mitsuri Kanroji, the pillar of love The particular stories of these characters have a background that, in opposition to that of Tengen Uzui, could have more travel in the future of demon slayer; in particular, that of Tokito, who was mentioned by Uzui during the second season as a pillar who managed to achieve that title in just two months. The third season of demon slayer will adapt the Blacksmith Village Arch of the manga.
Tokito Muichiro is marked by his lack of memories and by being a descendant of the users of the breath of the sun, but can’t use. Although he has multiple abilities, there is a phrase that he usually takes into account. Kagaya Ubuyashiki told him: follow your path and you will find your memories. That leads him through different emotional and personal debates, while she has to take on different challenges during her preparation as a pillar and in a fight against a Demon Moon that arrives at the place to the surprise of everyone present.
For its part, Mitsuri Kanroji, although she is shown to be outgoing, they have an opposite history to that behavior. Years ago, the pillar of love suffered from bullying and harassment due to his strength, his overflowing appetite and the color of his hair. Moved by her interest in finding a partner, she decides to dye her hair and change her eating habits. True to the principles that have been marking this anime, it is likely that both stories will serve as an excuse to release criticism and reflections that have a logical hold on reality.
Another character that will be important during the third season of demon slayer is Genya Shinazugawa. This character is not a pillar and he does not have too many abilities, but he does have a history marked by pain and anger due to the death of his father and a demon that killed his brothers. He will be one of the narrative axes during the adaptation.
The plot of the Blacksmith’s Village Arch
In this section, Tanjiro will travel to the village where the blacksmiths are located. What happen? Whoever is in charge of repairing his sword or providing a new one does not want to continue doing so. He refuses because the protagonist usually has problems with them. From throwing them to destroying them through the different combats. So, he travels there to resolve the situation.
The Aldea del Herrero cannot be reached by train. To get there, Tanjiro was brought in blindfolded, with his ears and nose covered to prevent him from tracking his location. Why so much secrecy? Revealing the location of this place jeopardizes the tradition of blacksmiths and the disposition of weapons with which demon hunters can fight. Arriving at the place, he finds that there are several hunters and the two pillars mentioned before.
Tanjiro will begin to prepare in the village until the arrival of hantenguthe Upper Moon Four. This will lead to a match involving both Tanjiro, Genya, Muichiro Tokito, and Mitsuri Kanroji, along with Nezuko.