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New 'Kimetsu no Yaiba' TV Anime Announced for 2021

by Vindstot
Feb 14, 2021 9:37 AM | 65 Comments
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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Feb 27, 2021 5:19 PM by 2WENTY1

The news motivated me to finally start the manga...& I finished reading it all in three days 😅 I’m so ready for season 2 (and the movie, of course)!

Feb 21, 2021 6:25 PM by Memorak

NewYearSameMe said:
Wait, when is the movie releasing, because if this season airs, then we are going to have a problem...

I hope they release the movie on crunchyroll before season 2.

Feb 21, 2021 4:05 AM by Scordolo

Damn am hyped af! Just Uzui narrating in the pv got me very excited tho am not a big fan of the series

Feb 21, 2021 4:03 AM by xyro14

My body is ready.

I just need to see the movie first.

Feb 20, 2021 4:00 PM by malvarez1

I have to give it to demon slayer for their good timings for new releases. They never seem to let the hype die down, we had a movie, now s2 and also game in production

Feb 19, 2021 5:39 AM by Rinnedan_

Kimetsu is always welcome.

Feb 17, 2021 7:00 PM by Slarkero

Good stuff is coming yayyyyyy
Love Demon Slayer and Nezuko

Feb 15, 2021 11:07 PM by RPP11

Sure why not ? I already saw the movie last month and more Demon Slayer is always welcome.

Feb 15, 2021 7:16 PM by DannyTheDonkey

Can those guys like, release the movie, over here, please? And no I'm not going on your sketchy ass website

Feb 15, 2021 12:40 PM by BetaMaleUltra

These fights bout to be bangin

Feb 15, 2021 12:38 PM by thotbatrol

May it be a beautiful continuation.

Feb 15, 2021 12:28 PM by Kinyoubi

It's a good news but they should make the movie available for the international viewers before the 2nd season comes out...

Feb 15, 2021 11:41 AM by Rickydory123

Excellent news
Really looking forward to it

Feb 15, 2021 10:08 AM by Shingster

Prill said:
NG_Chloe said:
Did you think this wasn't gonna happen? It was kind of a given considering the movie made so much money
A man can always dream.
it's time to go broken. I hope you cry in peace.
Gorochu said:
Now let see if this can beat FMA because I doubt AoT can beat FMA rank.
aot did beat FMA but for a little-bittle cute tiny time.

Feb 15, 2021 7:16 AM by Peeti

deg said:
english subtitles that are not machine translation

also the title is a giveaway that they will only animate 1 arc this time so good for 11-13 episodes
will it have better animation than so-called popular shows jujutsu kaisen and attack on Titan?

Feb 15, 2021 7:15 AM by Peeti

if you thought snk fans were annoying, prepare yourselves for the demon slayers

Feb 15, 2021 3:07 AM by Catalano

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!

Feb 15, 2021 1:09 AM by ChrissaSJE

KnY is always looking really good, whenever they show a PV/Teaser. Looking forward to this

Feb 14, 2021 10:41 PM by notPara

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

Feb 14, 2021 9:11 PM by Suntears

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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