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The Kimetsu Matsuri Online: Anime 2nd Anniversary program announced a new television anime of Koyoharu Gotouge's supernatural action manga on Sunday. The new television anime, subtitled Yuukaku-hen (Entertainment District Arc), will air in 2021. The program also revealed a teaser visual (pictured) and the first promotional video.

Haruo Sotozaki (Tales of Zestiria the Cross) is returning to direct the new anime at animation studio ufotable. Animator Akira Matsushima (Maria-sama ga Miteru) is also returning as the character designer. The lead cast members are reprising their roles.

The Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Mugen Train) anime film opened in Japan on October 20 last year, covering the Mugen Ressha-hen (Infinity Train arc, also known as the Demon Train arc), which spans from volumes seven to eight.

The first anime season aired in 26 episodes in Spring 2019. Aniplex of America licensed the anime series and simulcast it on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu. Adult Swim's Toonami programming block premiered the show with English dub last October.

Aniplex of America released the first limited edition Blu-ray on June 30, and the first standard edition Blu-ray on September 29—in partnership with Funimation. The second limited and standard edition Blu-rays shipped on November 24 and January 19, respectively.

Gotouge received an honorable mention at the 70th Jump Treasure Newcomer Manga Awards for their Kagarigari one-shot in 2013, which became the prototype for Kimetsu no Yaiba. The latter began serializing in Weekly Shounen Jump in February 2016 and ended its four-year run on May 18. Shueisha shipped the 23rd and final volume on December 4. Kimetsu no Yaiba has a cumulative 150 million copies of its compiled volumes in circulation.

Ryouji Hirano (Bozebeats) published the two-chapter side story Tomioka Giyuu Gaiden in Weekly Shounen Jump in April 2019, and the Kyoujurou Rengoku Gaiden spin-off last October. Hirano also drew the 26-chapter 4-koma spin-off Kimetsu no Aima! in Shounen Jump+ from April to September in 2019.

Aya Yajima (Ao no Exorcist light novel) penned two novels under the Jump J Books imprint subtitled Shiawase no Hana (Flower of Happiness) and Kataha no Chou (One-Winged Butterfly) in February and October last year, respectively. Yajima published a third novel focusing on the Wind Pillar Sanemi Shinazugawa, subtitled Kaze no Michishirube (The Wind's Guidepost), on July 3.

VIZ Media licensed the manga in English in July 2017 and simulpublished it with the Japanese release in their new Shounen Jump platform. The 20th volume shipped on February 2, with the 21st volume planned for an April 6 release. Shueisha's Manga Plus service also simulpublished the manga in English beginning January 2019.

Kimetsu no Yaiba placed sixth in the male readers' category in the 2020 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! rankings. The anime series was voted the best show at the 2019 Newtype Anime Awards and won Animation of the Year in the 2020 Tokyo Anime Awards' television division.

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Official site: https://kimetsu.com/anime/yukakuhen/
Official Twitter: @kimetsu_off

Source: PR Times

Kimetsu no Yaiba: Yuukaku-hen on MAL
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english subtitles that are not machine translation https://twitter.com/aitaikimochi/status/1360946555721818117

also the title is a giveaway that they will only animate 1 arc this time so good for 11-13 episodes
 
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LET'S GO!

I always welcome more Demon Slayer.
 
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Wait, when is the movie releasing, because if this season airs, then we are going to have a problem...
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We all knew it was coming! I’m pretty certain the working for this began immediately but they were waiting for this exact timing to reveal it.

Even if it’s just going to be 1-cour, I’m sure Ufotable has plans of a sequel for 2022 so I’m not least bit disappointed right now.

Meanwhile, I still have to watch Mugen Train ;-;
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great news , more Kimetsu no Yaiba is always welcome

still waiting to watch the movie fhd
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Congratz to all KnY fans. Next arc has some hilarious scenes. Looking forward to watching them animated.
 
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Already knew about this earlier today. Hyped for the second season. Still need to watch the movie though.

Imagine this taking the #1 spot on MAL when it starts airing.
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Good stuff. Another thing to look forward to this year. Though if they can get the movie on blu-ray or release internationally in theatres first, that would be nice.

Also am quite interested to see people spam 1s and 10s pretty soon.
 
 
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We all knew it was coming eventually, it's nice to actually get the confirmation though. More Demon Slayer is always welcome. Can't wait to see more crybabies in the forums who hate the show, but still let it live rent free in their heads and give it attention instead of simply letting people like what they want while doing something productive with their time....like focusing on shit they actually do like lol.
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Most likely 12 episodes from what we got in the trailer.
Uzui hype
 
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Well, it was expected but it’s still good to get more seasons.
 
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Let's fkin goooo!!!

All I'm hoping for is that movie will be released on BD before anime starts airing.
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I'm so excited for the second season!
 
Feb 14, 10:09 AM
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Best arc of the series imo. Really excited for it! Probably a 1-cour anime, which is fine. Though I wonder, would the season after that also be 1-cour, adapting the two arcs before the final arc? If so, that's gonna be a pretty uneventful season iirc what the manga content was.
 
 
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Although Im not gonna watch it because the manga was enough for me to experience and explore the characters but it looks really good! Im sure its gonna do well!
 
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Best arc of the series imo. Really excited for it! Probably a 1-cour anime, which is fine. Though I wonder, would the season after that also be 1-cour, adapting the two arcs before the final arc? If so, that's gonna be a pretty uneventful season iirc what the manga content was.

Nah it will be something like this, mark my words

- 1st season (up to mansion arc / 26 episodes)
- Movie (infinity train arc)
- 2nd season (entertainment district arc / 12 episodes)
- Movie (Swordsmith village arc)
- 3rd season (pillar training arc + dimensional fortress arc / 20 something episodes)
- Movie (countdown to sunrise arc)
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Now hopefully we can get the movie before this starts airing.
 
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Not really surprising considering the huge success of Kimetsu no Yaiba, but a very welcomed new for sure. Best arc animated with ufotable's magic is gonna be amazing.

I just hope the Infinity Train movie will be available by the time the second season comes.
 
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HYPPPEEEEE!

Now gotta wait for the release of the Infinity Train Blu-ray!
 
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if only they would allocate animators so actually good stuff gets adatped, not this mediocre shit... yikes
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hopefully the movie will be here before the second season! i still have to watch it ;-;
 
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Hype! Looks like they're really gonna step up the quality with the new season.

Looks like they started producing this right after they finished the movie. Usually it takes a year or so to produce something like KnY (assuming it's 24 episodes long, given how successful the series and the movie is, it probably will be.)

My guess is fall 2021.
 
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Imagine this taking the #1 spot on MAL when it starts airing.

It's gonna get tag-teamed by FMAB and AoT fans if it starts that high up.
 
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Xenocrisi said:
GoldenDevilGamer said:
Best arc of the series imo. Really excited for it! Probably a 1-cour anime, which is fine. Though I wonder, would the season after that also be 1-cour, adapting the two arcs before the final arc? If so, that's gonna be a pretty uneventful season iirc what the manga content was.

Nah it will be something like this, mark my words

- 1st season (up to mansion arc / 26 episodes)
- Movie (infinity train arc)
- 2nd season (entertainment district arc / 12 episodes)
- Movie (Swordsmith village arc)
- 3rd season (pillar training arc + dimensional fortress arc / 20 something episodes)
- Movie (countdown to sunrise arc)


That does sound ideal, though I wonder if a movie would be able to cover all of the Swordsmith Village arc. It's almost as long as the Entertainment District arc after all. Plus that arc lacks Zenitsu and Inosuke screen time and both of them are really popular characters. Those characters and their seiyuu can't be used for the marketing of the movie, or at least not as much as they were for the Infinity Train movie.

I think the Swordsmith Village arc might be a TV series (10-ish episodes), but I agree with the Pillar Training arc being a season starter, rather than a season finale, and that they will most certainly make the series finale be a movie.
 
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Pretends to be shocked.


Considering the amount sales the manga has had in the past year or so especially last year where they out sold one piece by a large margin ( 82,345,447 )
And also the 37 billion yen they made from the film it was when it would happen now we know
 
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Oh shit here we go again
 
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I wasn't even shocked when I saw the news earlier this morning. It wasn't really a matter of if but when the 2nd Season was going to air. Looking forward to the 2nd Season though xD


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hopefully the movie will be here before the second season! i still have to watch it ;-;


i think it's supossed to air on theaters in America around march so maybe 2-3 months after they would release the BD?

the 2nd season will probably come out near the end of the year
 
 
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SUPER hyped
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Imagine seeing Attack on Titan and Demon Slayer in the same year again. Now we just have to wait for that Mob Psycho announcement.


 
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Was only a matter of time before this was announced. I'm excited since this is like my 10th favorite shonen of all time
 
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Did you think this wasn't gonna happen? It was kind of a given considering the movie made so much money
 
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Woot. \o/ It was entirely expected but still nice to hear.
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Just saw this on twitter and I'm really looking forward to it. Now I just need to read the manga which I was delaying for so long.

 
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Looking forward to seeing the Red-light district arc animated, but I still want to see the movie even though I already read the Mugen Train arc.
 
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Season 2 let's go!! But I need to watch the movie before this releases ...
 
 
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Now let see if this can beat FMA because I doubt AoT can beat FMA rank.
 
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Good news lol. Let the hype games begin.



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this is an amazing news. Kimetsu is always welcome.
 
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By this point it's obvious they will adapt the entire thing, considering how much money they are making. I guess this will be for fall.

Now, one step closer to Vergil/Kokushibo.
 
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Great news. I love the Kimetsu no Yaiba franchise.
 
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Ayyyy, can't wait for this. Still patiently waiting for the movie to arrive in my area though :)
 
 
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Extremely excited for this. I love the majority of KNY, and the Red Light District arc was easily the highlight of the entire thing. If they go for a split cour and decided to do Swordsmith Village, even better.

Already from the PV the animation and OST look and sound stunning as always; can never expect too little from ufotable.
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Wait, when is the movie releasing, because if this season airs, then we are going to have a problem...


Speculation is movie arrives in April, most likely this will air during the Summer or in Fall.
 
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My interest on this series dipped near the manga ending, but would enjoy the red district arc animated, hopefuly with same or even better animation quality than previous season
 
 
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KnY is always looking really good, whenever they show a PV/Teaser. Looking forward to this
 
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Lets Goooooooo!!!! Hopefully we get the movie in the U.S. before season 2 drops. But that's gonna be iconic, we get voth this year! Mugen Train and Red Light District!
 
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