A new listing on a streaming site suggests that the second season of the anime will be shorter than the first, with just 18 episodes total.
The highly-anticipated second season of Demon Slayer has only just begun, but a new listing on a Chinese streaming site has some worried about how soon the season will end.
iQIYI, a popular mainland China video streaming platform that hosts official Demon Slayer broadcasts for the region, recently updated its roster for Season 2, which states that the new season of shonen anime will only be 18 episodes long. This number appears to include seven episodes of the Mugen Train season, which is largely made with edited footage from the 2020 Demon Slayer of the same name. The sequel to Mugen Train will be the Entertainment District season on December 5, which is said to make up the remaining 11 episodes. If the listing is correct, this would mean the second season of the series will be much shorter than the original 2019 season’s 26-episode run, which has disappointed some fans who have been waiting for almost two years. year to continue the anime.
Found by @ManganiMY:
iQIYI International lists “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc” (including the 7-episode Mugen Train Arc) as 18 episodes.https://t.co/WALqr7Rfgp pic.twitter.com/C6mn2aoKER
— AIR (Anime Intelligence (and) Research) (@AIR_News01) October 10, 2021
The first episode of Demon Slayer’s second season premiered on October 10 and tells a brand new story about how Flame Hashira, Kyojuro Rengoku, set off aboard the demon-controlled Mugen Train. While the first episode was made with brand new content, the rest of the six episodes in the Mugen Train season will include the same material that was shown in the mixed screenings of the Mugen Train, despite the producers. of the show revealed that the TV version of the story will incorporate about 70 new animated scenes. After that season’s ending, the all-new Amusement Zone season kicks off with an hour-long first episode. This season 2 will adapt one of the most critically acclaimed storylines from Koyoharu Gotouge’s original manga. This chapter of the series follows Sound Hashira, Tengen Uzui, who enlists the help of Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Nezuko while investigating a series of possibly demon-related disappearances in the city’s red light district.
Demon Slayer was first published in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2016 and has since become one of the 10 best-selling manga series of all time, with over 150 million copies in circulation worldwide. An anime adaptation of the series debuted in 2019 and is produced by studio Ufotable. The franchise’s first film, Mugen Train, was released in 2020 and is currently the highest-grossing animated feature of all time, breaking the record held by Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away for more than a year. decade.
Season 2 of Demon Slayer is currently airing on Crunchyroll and Funimation.