After Demon Slayer: Mugen Train’s colossal success, the franchise’s second season is finally becoming a reality. Funimation is spearheading the distribution as the upcoming season is expected to arrive within fall this year.
Every Demon Slayer fan knows by now that the second season will chronicle the Entertainment District arc. The melancholic ending of Rengoku will soon be replaced by Tengen ‘flamboyant’ Uzui, the Sound Hashira.
Now those are just the basics of what the upcoming season will bring. Are you sure you are well equipped to jump right into the new saga?
I, for one, was not, and thus I am here to share some other intricate details that you should keep in mind before committing to Tanjiro’s new adventure. Rest assured, I will keep the details spoiler-free.
As the Mugen Train movie came to an end, not only did Tanjiro lose an excellent mentor, Rengoku, but also his black sword. For the latter, Hotaru will justly chase after him with a murderous aura.
The new season will not jump into the Entertainment District arc from the get-go. First, Tanjiro will visit Rengoku’s home to deliver the last words of the Flame Hashira. Yet, what he will find at this abode will be enraging.
The Flame Hashira’s records’ sorry state cannot help Tanjiro anymore, and a time skip of four months follows as Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke undergo harsh training.
Now, your first impression of Tengen might be unsavory as he almost kidnaps girls from the Butterfly Mansion. Even though he needs them for a mission, the man has no tact. That said, he will prove his worth as time passes.
Of course, the case with Akaza, the Upper 3, will not be left hanging. He will meet Muzan with Tanjiro’s sword in tow but will receive punishment instead of rewards as he had failed to kill all demon hunters on the spot.
Slowly more antagonists are going to appear as Tanjiro will decide to help Tengen with his mission. The movie did not adapt the last couple of chapters of the Mugen Train arc, and those will serve as a stepping stone to build up the mystery in the upcoming season.
I am guessing that the rest of the chapters in the Mugen Train arc will be wrapped up in a single episode as Tengen makes his first appearance just before episode one ends.
Just as I promised, I will not give you spoilers by going into any more details. You will have to discover everything that happens after Tengen’s appearance by yourself while navigating through the haze of Rengoku’s absence.
About Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotoge. Its publication in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump began in February 2016 with 19 collected tankōbon volumes released as of present.
In a world filled with demons and demon slayers, Kimetsu no Yaiba follows the lives of two siblings Tanjiro and Nezuko Kamado after— the murder of their family at the hands of a demon. Their hardship does not end there, as Nezuko’s life is spared only for her to live as a demon.
As the oldest sibling, Tanjiro vows to protect and cure his sister. The story traces the bond of this brother-sister or better yet, demon slayer and demon combo against the odds of an arch antagonist and the society.