Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 – What to Expect from Entertainment District Arc

What’s The New Story?

Demon Slayer season 2 features the subtitle of “Entertainment District Arc,” which gives a pretty clear indication of what material from the Demon Slayer manga is going to be adapted. The Entertainment District Arc takes Tanjiro and company to Yoshiwara, an unscrupulous red light district, where crime and demon activity run rampant. Demon activity is suspected after a number of wives go missing from the area. A new ally for Tanjiro has a personal connection to this mystery and it leaves Tanjiro more motivated than ever to get to the bottom of all of this. Tanjiro is always willing to selflessly sacrifice himself to help solve the demon problems of others, but Yoshiwara feels more dangerous and intimidating than what he’s previously tackled during the start of his journey.

Which Characters Will Return?

Season two of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is set to feature all of the beloved characters from season one, like Tanjito, Nezuko, Zenitsu, and Inosuke. These characters recently bond and learn a lot from the Flame Hashira, Kyojuro Rengoku, but season two sets them up with another powerful Hashira, Tengen Uzui. The promotional materials for season two have prominently teased Uzui, who is the Sound Hashira. Uzui helps Tanjiro against the new breed of Twelve Demon Moon that are committed to their destruction. 

What Is Muzan Kibutsuji Planning With The Twelve Demon Moons?

The ending of Demon Slayer’s first season details a frustrated Muzan Kibutsuji drastically cleaning house and taking out nearly all of his trusted Twelve Demon Moons. The few that remain are given new power and fresh incentives so that Tanjiro’s death has never held more weight. Kibutsuji gives one of his demons, Enmu, a big opportunity, but season two digs even deeper into Kibutsuji’s efforts for supremacy. Daki and Gyutaro are two new antagonists that Tanjiro and Uzui need to contend with as they go further into the Yoshiwara district. 

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How Is The Mugen Train Movie Connected?

Demon Slayer’s Entertainment District Arc is set to be the anime’s second season, but it won’t be something that can just be watched immediately after season one’s finale without a level of confusion. Demon Slayer’s first movie, Mugen Train, actually bridges the gap between the first and second seasons and covers a pivotal story arc before the characters arrive at the red light district. Some anime movies operate outside of canon and aren’t mandatory viewing, but in this case Mugen Train is basically Demon Slayer season 1.5 and it’s a proper companion piece to these new episodes.

Will It Have A Dub And Where Will It Be Available To Stream?

It should be made clear that Demon Slayer’s season two release date of 2021 is for the original Japanese airings as opposed to Funimation’s English dub. Demon Slayer’s overwhelming popularity and success means that a dub for season two is a guarantee even if it hasn’t been officially given a date. It’s possible that dubbed Demon Slayer season two could still hit towards the end of 2021, especially since the anime gained popularity during its broadcast premiere on Adult Swim’s Toonami anime block. 


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