After a year-long hiatus following the captivating Entertainment District Arc, the fervently awaited third season of “Demon Slayer” is finally on the horizon. Fans can eagerly anticipate reuniting with the spirited Tanjiro, his transformed sister Nezuko, and their valiant comrades as they embark on a brand new quest – The Swordsmith Village Arc.
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Previously on Demon Slayer
“Demon Slayer” sketches the tumultuous journey of young Tanjiro Kamado, who tragically discovers his family decimated by a ruthless demon. From the ashes of this horror, he finds his sister Nezuko transformed into one of the very creatures he despises. Driven by a burning desire to redeem his sister and vanquish the demon menace, Tanjiro hones his skills and steps into the challenging world of demon hunting, vowing to shield the innocent.
But, as in many a grand tale, our protagonist isn’t solitary in his quest. Alongside him are Zenitsu, the timid yet loyal friend, and Inosuke, with his boisterous demeanor and a quite literal pig-headedness. Together, with Nezuko in tow, the group traverses treacherous terrains, taking on menacing demons. Their camaraderie is put to the test during the perilous Mugen Train arc, where they owe their survival to the formidable Rengoku.
As we segue into the next chapter, Tanjiro remains unyielding, his spirit undeterred by the shadows of adversity. With challenges aplenty, he and his comrades rally to aid Tegen in locating his missing wives, last seen in the Entertainment District. Yet, looming large is the ominous Muzan Kibutsuji, whose malevolent presence promises further trials for our heroes.
Latest Update on Demon Slayer Season 3
The next chapter of ‘Demon Slayer’ promises to be more intense than ever. In the forthcoming third season, viewers will witness the reappearance of familiar faces and the introduction of fresh characters. After Tanjiro’s sword sustains significant damage in the entertainment district, he embarks on a journey to the renowned village of swordsmiths, seeking the expertise of Hotaru Haganezuka, the original smith behind his blade.
But the path of a demon slayer is never without obstacles. Even as he awaits the restoration of his weapon, Tanjiro is confronted by formidable upper-rank demons. The pressing question: can he, alongside the Mist Hashira, Muichiro Tokito, overcome these dark forces? As Tanjiro gears up for one of his fiercest confrontations yet, fans are hoping he’s prepared for what’s to come.
And as ever, Tanjiro won’t face these challenges in isolation. The show continues to showcase a blend of talented humans and demons, brought to life by an exceptional ensemble of voice actors. Stay tuned for more details on the principal cast of ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ Season 3!
Tanjiro Kamado – Natsuki Hanae (Japanese) / Zach Aguilar (English)
Nezuko Kamado – Akari Kitô (Japanese) / Abby Trott (English)
Zenitsu Agatsuma – Hiro Shimono (Japanese) / Aleks Le (English)
Inosuke Hashibira – Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Japanese) / Bryce Papenbrook (English)
Mist Hashira, Muichiro Tokito – Kengo Kawanishi (Japanese) / Griffin Burns (English)
Flower Hashira, Kanae Kocho – Ai Kayano (Japanese) / Bridget Hoffman (English)
Muzan Kibutsuji – Toshihiko Seki (Japanese) / Greg Chun (English)
Kagaya Ubuyashiki – Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese) / Matthew Mercer (English)
Water Hashira, Giyu Tomioka – Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese) / Johnny Yong Bosch (English)
Love Hashira, Mitsuri Kanroji – Kana Hanazawa (Japanese) / Kira Buckland (English)
Demon Slayer Season 3 Debuts on Crunchyroll
On April 9, 2023, the much-anticipated season three premiere of “Demon Slayer: Kishi No Yiba – The Swordsmith Village Arc” aired on Crunchyroll, marking an hour of riveting content for fans. This follows a special event in March where aficionados got an exclusive glimpse of the final episodes of the Entertainment District arc, along with an introduction to the Swordsmith storyline. The event had a rousing reception, raking in an impressive $3.4 million USD during its opening weekend.
Mark your calendars, as the English dubbed version of this season is slated for a May 28, 2023 release. Eager viewers can tune in to Crunchyroll at 1:30 PM PT for the debut of the Swordsmith Village Arc in English, with subsequent episodes releasing weekly.
Is this the concluding season for Demon Slayer?
A question on every fan’s mind: Is this the concluding season for Demon Slayer? The anime, adapted from Koyoharu Gotouge’s manga published from February 2016 to March 2020 in Weekly Shonen Jump, spans 11 arcs across 23 volumes. Notably, the Swordsmith Village arc is the central theme for the third season. If the pattern of adapting two arcs per season continues, fans can expect at least one more action-packed season leading to The Final Battle.
While “Demon Slayer” may be brief compared to long-standing giants like Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece – the latter surpassing 1,000 chapters – it’s worth noting that the manga comprises only 206 chapters. This suggests that we are nearing the climax of the series, promising viewers the most exhilarating chapters of the story in the upcoming arcs. Stay tuned for more updates!
Diversifying Your Anime Watchlist Post-‘Demon Slayer’
As eager fans anticipate the third season of the immensely popular anime ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’, the demon hunting realm in anime offers other noteworthy titles to quench that supernatural thirst. For aficionados of Tanjiro’s adventures, we’ve curated a list of similar gripping tales, with a spotlight on one particular standout.
Jujutsu Kaisen – Centered around the compassionate teen Yuji Itadori, the plot thickens as he unexpectedly finds himself amidst a tumultuous war involving sorcerers. Carrying the demon Susana within him, Itadori’s transition into a Jujutsu Sorcerer is imperative to combat these malevolent forces.
The charm of ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ lies in its ensemble of memorable characters, thrilling combats, and stellar animation quality. While the ambiance of the series is intrinsically dark, it’s artfully interspersed with lighthearted humor, providing a balanced narrative that is both fun and contemplative. It boasts a meticulously crafted magic system, which stands out amongst its contemporary shonen peers. Furthermore, the 2022 movie, ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’, even though detached from Itadori’s saga, has been acclaimed as one of the best-animated films of that year.
The sheer entertainment value of ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ is evident, with its skyrocketing manga sales testifying to its success. If you’ve yet to indulge in this anime phenomenon, there’s no better time than now, especially with its second season on the horizon. Stay tuned for more anime recommendations!
Chainsaw Man – Following the journey of Denji, a young man thrust into a tumultuous world of devils and monsters after the tragic loss of his father, this series takes a deep dive into resilience and personal growth. Remarkably, after a near-fatal encounter, Denji transforms into a devil-human hybrid, showcasing his determination to persevere and cherish the bonds he forms with his allies.
While the narrative may commence with dark undertones, Denji’s zest for life and his ability to savor everyday joys offer viewers a silver lining. Visually, “Chainsaw Man” has raised the bar in animation by flawlessly merging traditional 2D graphics with advanced 3D techniques, setting itself apart in an increasingly crowded anime industry.
Integral to the narrative’s richness are its supporting characters, including Makima and Aki. Through their eyes, the series lays bare the rigorous demands and emotional burdens of devil-hunting. For those unfamiliar with the genre, “Chainsaw Man” might surprise with its profound depth and complexity. However, potential viewers should be cautioned about its mature content and graphic depictions. That said, it’s no surprise it’s been hailed as one of 2022’s must-watch shows.
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War – Solidifies its position as one of anime’s big three, alongside esteemed titles like ‘One Piece’ and ‘Naruto’. Ichigo Kurosaki, embracing his parents’ legacy, steps into the role of a Soul Reaper. While fans can relive Ichigo’s journey in the original ‘Bleach’ series, the spotlight today is on its latest chapter, ‘The Thousand-Year Blood War’.
This long-awaited climax to ‘Bleach’ introduces the anime adaptation of its final arc. The scene is set as the Wandenreich emerges, challenging the Shinigami and the Soul Society, instigating an intense conflict between the factions. As tensions rise, Ichigo, alongside his comrades, is tasked with quelling this potentially cataclysmic clash.
Blue Exorcist – Explores a world where the realms of humans and demons remain distinct. The only bridge? Possession. As Gehenna’s monarch, Satan, struggles to find an earthly host, he remains confined to his demonic domain. Eager to reign over Assiah (the world of humans), he dispatches his offspring in hopes of establishing a foothold.
Enter Rin Okumura, seemingly your everyday teenager with a turbulent edge. But a staggering revelation turns his life on its head: he is none other than the progeny of Satan. Contrary to his father’s ambitions, Rin, with the support of his brother Yukio, aspires to become an exorcist, safeguarding Assiah from demonic threats. While “Blue Exorcist” might have been around for a while, its resonance and appeal remain undiminished. Stay tuned for more series insights.