After the epic masterpiece of the first season of the very popular manga series, fans have been eagerly waiting for news of “Demon Slayer Season 2”.
The series is based on a Japanese manga series of the same name. Koyoharu Gotoge is the writer and illustrator of the series. It was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from February 2016 to May 2020. The chapters of the series are collected in 22 tankobon volumes as of October 2020. Viz Media publishes the series in English. Shueisha also simultaneously publishes the manga in English and Spanish on the Manga Plus Platform. An anime series of the manga began airing in Japan from April to September 2019. A sequel movie was announced after that. The anime series has received critical acclaim globally. Critics have been praising the animation and fight sequences of the series.
Release Date Of “Demon Slayer Season 2”
There is no official release date for the second season of the series as of yet. However, a sequel movie, titled ‘Demon Slayer: Infinity Train Arc’ is scheduled to release in Japan in October 2020. The movie announcement came after the conclusion of the first season.
If there is a plan for season 2, it is most likely to release in either the later part of 2021 or early 2022.
The Plot of the Series
The story follows a young boy, Tanjiro Kamado who becomes a demon slayer. This happens after the slaughter of his family and his younger sister Nezuko turning into a demon.
The story takes place in the Taisho-era of Japan. Tanjiro’s life changes for the worst when he comes home one day to discover that his family has been attacked and slaughtered by a demon. He and Nezuko who is his sister are the sole survivors but Nezuko has turned into a demon. Surprisingly, there are still signs of human emotions and thought in Nezuko. After an encounter with Giyu Tomioka, who is a demon slayer, Giyu recruits Tanjiro to become a demon slayer. And thus begins his quest to help his sister turn human again and avenge the deaths of the rest of his family.
The plot for the second season will continue from the upcoming movie of the series. The movie is itself a continuation of the first season.
The anime is one of the best shows in the genre. It has won the ‘Best Anime’ award at the 2019 Newtype Anime Awards and also the ‘Anime of the Year’ at the 2020 Crunchyroll Anime Awards.