After the finale of Season 2, which showed the tragic backstories of Gyutaro and Daki with the retirement of Tengen Uzi, Demon Slayer Season 3 is confirmed! The third season is on the way, hyping fans up.
A new teaser trailer of Season 3 Swordsmith Village Arc has been revealed and confirmed to be in production.
The anime creator announced on February 13th that Demon Slayer will return for Season 3. It is officially called the swordsmith Village Arc.
#NEWS Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc anime adaptation confirmed! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/uRAcsFWLct
— Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (English) (@DemonSlayerUSA) February 13, 2022
The announcement for Season 3 was made shortly after the final episode of the second season aired on February 13th, Sunday. According to Forbes, the upcoming season will cover around 25 chapters of the original manga, with 10-12 episodes.
Here’s everything we know about Demon Slayer Season 3 so far.
Demon Slayer Season 3 Teaser
Here is the official trailer of Swordsmith Village Arc:
The first teaser of Swordsmith Village Arc does not give much detail but the new arc seems to revolve around Demon Slayer Corp’s Love Hashira, Mist Hashira, Mitsuri Kanjori, and Muichiro Tokito. The teaser also hints at the appearance of Doma, the rainbow-eyed demon.
Demon Slayer Anime Season 3 Release Date
The release date of Demon Slayer Season 3 is finally here. The show is set to premiere in April 2023. The speculated release date of Swordsmith Village Arc, according to previous seasons was later in 2023, but its good to know that the new season is coming soon.
However, one thing is for sure we will not be getting a movie before season 3 like the Mugen Train movie.
Another thing confirmed is that the new season will kick off with a special episode which will be one hour long, rather than the standard runtime of 22 minutes.
The first episode of season 3 will also air early as part of a “screening event”. The event will also include episodes 10-11 of Demon Slayer season 2. Here are the details of the global screening events:
- Japan – Feb 3
- Los Angeles – Feb 18 at The Orpheum Theatre
- Canada and the United States – March 3
- Mexico – March 4
- Berlin – February 26
- Paris – Feb 25
- Seoul – March 11
- Taipei – March 19
Some other popular shows returning soon are Record of Ragnarok, Tower of God, and My Dress Up Darling,
Demon Slayer Season 3 Story and Arc
Demon Slayer 3 is officially called the Swordsmith Village Arc. We believe it will cover the story from chapters 100-125 of the manga. The Entertainment District Arc covered the range from 70-99, so the new season is likely to be a 10-12 episode too.
The new season would involve Tanjiro setting towards the Swordsmith Village to acquire a new weapon. The Swordsmith Village is home to a powerful, ancient weapon. However, add Love and Mist Hashiras and a few demons to the mix, so we can expect an action-packed season.
We are not sure if Demon Slayer 3 will pick up from the last season as Tengen retired, but is still alive. He told Iguro that his Hashira replacement should be Tanjiro.
Season 2 of Demon Slayer ended at manga volume 11. So, if the story continues, it will pick up from volume 12. Till then, you can read Demon Slayer Manga Volume 12 and continue the story further.
Demon Slayer Season 3 Cast and Characters
A few characters that are returning in the Swordsmith Village Arc include Tanjiro (Natsuki Hanae), Inosuke (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka), Zenitsu (Hiro Shimono), and Nezuko (Akari Kitou).
Mist Hashira and Love Hashira will also join the cast in Season 3, and we also expect more Hashiras to appear in the next seasons, as well as the members of Twelve Kibuki/ Twelve Upper Moons.
If you are a fan of the anime you can check out the Demon Slayer merchandise and get the merch of your favorite character till you wait for season 3.
Is Demon Slayer Manga Finished?
As of today, Demon Slayer manga is complete as you can read the final chapter online. The manga ended last year in May 2020, and it has a total of 23 volumes.
The manga sold more than 150 million copies – making it the eighth best-selling manga. During the last arc (Final Battle arc) fans complained about the progression of the series, but it was later revealed that Koyoharu had to rush the ending because of some family issues.
Despite the rushed ending, the manga is believed to be one of the best works in history. You can now get Demon Slayer Complete Box Set (Volume 1-23) and read the full story.
Demon Slayer Reviews and Ratings
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is one of the most popular anime. In 2020 alone, Demon Slayer generated annual sales of $8.75 billion. It became one of the highest-grossing franchises of 2020, surpassing other anime like Pokemon, Anpanman, and others.
With 1.6 million reviews, the anime has a score of 8.55 on MyAnimeList and a popularity rating of 9. Reviewers have rated the show highly saying it’s a grim and dark series with a tragic theme that pulls at the heart of the viewer.
Demon Slayer has won several awards, including Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2022 for best score, best animation, and best ending.
One reason behind the immense popularity of Demon Slayer is its epic storytelling and animation. Demon Slayer Season 3 is confirmed and will release somewhere in late 2023. The animators have only revealed a teaser hyping fans across the world, as season 2 wrapped up on February 13th.
And that’s it for now. We will keep you updated regarding any changes in schedule and news of Demon Slayer Season 3.