'Demon Slayer' TV anime sequels 'Mugen Train Arc' airs Oct 10, 'Entertainment District Arc' on Dec 5
Written by: Jei Beltrano
Published on: September 26 at 00:01 PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter for the TV anime adaptation of Koyoharu Gotouge's "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" manga series has announced on Saturday that the sequels 'Mugen Train Arc' and 'Entertainment District Arc' are both premiering this year on October 10 and December 5, respectively.
The Mugen Train Arc will consist of seven episodes with new cuts and a completely new first episode which was not depicted in the anime film sequel 'Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- Mugen Train'. Both opening and ending theme songs of the Mugen Train Arc will be performed by LiSA. The opening song is titled 'Akeboshi' and the ending theme song is titled 'Shirogane'.
The Entertainment District Arc originally announced as the second season of the TV anime series will have its 1-hour long first episode. The opening theme song titled 'Zankyo Chi Uta' and ending theme song titled 'Asa ga Kuru' will be performed by Aimer.
A key visual for the Entertainment District Arc was revealed last July featuring Tengen Uzui that will be voiced by Japanese voice actor Katsuyuki Konishi. The sequel is expected to cover the Red Light District (Entertainment District) from the original manga.
Animation Studio ufotable is returning to animate the sequel with Haruo Sotozaki also returning as the series director. Akira Matsushima returns to design the characters. The cast from the first television anime season will also reprise their roles, including Katsuyuki Konishi as Tengen Uzui.
The first season of the anime television series adaptation by Ufotable was aired in Japan from April to September 2019. Following the airing of the final episode, a sequel film entitled "Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train" was announced and premiered in Japanese theaters on October 16, 2020. The film is now the highest-grossing animated film of all time dethroning Hayao Miyazaki's 2001 anime film "Spirited Away".
The series is based on the "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" manga written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. It was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from February 2016 to May 2020, and its chapters collected in 21 tankōbon volumes as of July 2020. It is published in English by Viz Media and simulpublished by Shueisha in English on their Manga Plus app.
The anime series has received critical acclaim, with critics praising the animation and fight sequences. It has been considered one of the best anime of the 2010s, and has received numerous awards.