With the second season of Demon Slayer now over, we can now begin the possibility of when more episodes of the anime could be making its way over to Netflix. Sadly, a long wait is expected as more episodes of Demon Slayer may not arrive until sometime in 2023. Here’s why.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a Japanese anime series, based on the manga of the same name by author Koyoharu Gotōge. Since the release of the anime series, the popularity of Demon Slayer has exploded. In just over five years since the manga debuted in February 2016, in 2020 the franchise generated over $8.75 billion in sales revenue, making it one of the highest-grossing media franchises in history.
It can’t be understated just how popular the franchise has become. Thanks to some truly fantastic animation by the talented artists at Ufotable, Demon Slayer’s popularity has exploded. The movie, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, broke Studio Ghibli’s Japan box office record by becoming the highest-grossing movie in the nation’s history.
When is Demon Slayer season 2 coming to Netflix?
Unfortunately for Netflix subscribers, the wait for Demon Slayer season 2 is still going to be long. Here’s why.
The second season of the anime premiered on Crunchyroll in the Summer of 2021, but only just came to an end in February 2022.
The first season finale was broadcast on September 28th, 2019, and didn’t arrive on Netflix until almost 16 months later on January 22nd, 2021.
The second season finale was broadcast on February 13th, 2022. This means if the second season follows the same schedule as the first then Demon Slayer season 2 won’t arrive on Netflix until June 2023
Possible Netflix Release Date: June 2023
What can fans expect from the second season of Demon Slayer?
If Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train isn’t available to stream on Netflix then fans can choose to watch an episodic version of the events of the Mugen Train arc in the anime.
After the Mugen Train arc the anime picks up at the Entertainment District arc where Tanjiro and his friends go to Yoshiwara, an infamous and unscrupulous red-light district in Edo, where demons, crime, and other unsavory acts are running rampant. When a number of wives go missing in the area, demon activity is suspected.
It’s up to Tanjiro, and a new friend with a personal connection to the mystery, to get to the bottom of the issue before anyone else disappears.
— 鬼滅の刃公式 (@kimetsu_off) February 14, 2021
When is the Demon Slayer movie coming to Netflix?
The story of Demon Slayer was continued through the Mugen Train arc, which was adapted into the second season of the anime, but was first shown as a movie.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train broke some incredible records during its time in theatres:
- The highest-grossing film of all time in Japan
- The highest-grossing anime film of all time
- The highest-grossing animated movie of 2020
- The highest-grossing R-rated animated movie of all time
In total, the movie has grossed over $504 million worldwide.
We’ve covered in greater detail whether or not if the Demon Slayer movie is coming to Netflix, but it’s our expectation that we aren’t going to see the movie arrive on Netflix until 2022.
You can currently stream the Demon Slayer movie on Crunchyroll.
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