After consecutive hits from the franchise, Demon Slayer has become a household name. The Mugen Train movie made history, and I doubt any anime film will be able to break the record anytime soon.
Naturally, fans will flock to get a taste of the incredible series, which in turn leads to doubts regarding the anime’s different cours and seasons.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has received two seasons so far, with a third on its way. Of course, the Mugen Train movie needs no introduction, either.
Each of the installments has been a huge success, and now it’s your turn to catch up on the action. Hopefully, this article will help you find all the streaming options and the best watch order for you.
1. Recommended Watch Order
1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 1
2. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train
3. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Season 2
4. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Season 3 (Upcoming)
2. Watch Order Explained
- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba (2019)
This is the first season of the Demon Slayer anime with 26 episodes. It has been divided into two cours, and covers the first six arcs of the story from the ‘Final Selection Arc’ to the ‘Rehabilitation Training Arc.’
- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train (2020)
This covers the Mugen Train arc of the manga. The Flame Hasira, Kyojuro Rengoku, also appears in this movie.
- Demon Slayer Season 2 (2021-2022)
Season 2 is divided into two parts: the Mugen Train Arc and Entertainment District Arc.
- Mugen Train Arc:
This is a seven-episode recompilation of the Mugen Train movie. It has an original first episode and some other original scenes have been sprinkled in, but the rest can be ignored if you have watched the movie.
- Entertainment District Arc:
This arc was adapted into 11 episodes and featured the Sound Hashira, Tengen Uzui. This can be considered as the actual season 2 since its previous episodes were only a recap.
- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 3
Season 3 will adapt the ‘Swordsmith Village’ arc. Since the arc consists of 30 chapters, you can expect 12 episodes out of it. The Love Hashira, Mitsuri Kanroji, and the Mist Hashira, Muichiro Tokito, will play major roles in season 3.
3. Spinoff and Extras
- Junior High and High School: Kimetsu Academy Story
It is a spinoff mini-series set in the Kimetsu Academy, which is an alternate universe. Here, all the Demon Slayer characters have small adventures that are funny and entertaining. These shorts are not important to the canon storyline but do give it a watch if you are craving more cute content after finishing the series.
- Kimetsu no Yaiba: Brother and Sister’s Bond
This movie consists of the first five episodes of season 1. It focuses on the tragedy that befell the Kamado family and his survival with Nezuko.
4. Where and How to Watch Demon Slayer?
|Season 1||Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll, Funimation|
|Mugen Train Movie||Funimation|
|Season 2: Mugen Train Arc, Entertainment District Arc||Hulu, Funimation, Crunchyroll|
|Junior High and High School: Kimetsu Academy Story||Netflix|
5. How to Watch Demon Slayer if it isn’t available in your region?
A lot of anime are geo-blocked for several countries. If the anime isn’t available on any streaming website in your area, then you can use a VPN to bypass the geo-block.
There are many paid VPN services available, but you also have free options at hand. You can also use free browser extensions VPNs that you will find in the extension store.
If you are accessing streaming websites from your phone, you will find several VPNs from the app store.
6. Where can you download Demon Slayer anime to watch it offline?
The major streaming sites offer downloading options with their subscription packages. Here’s a list of all the websites where you can stream or download the Demon Slayer anime:
|Website||Subscription Packages||Offline Viewing|
|Crunchyroll||Fan – $7.99/month||No|
|Crunchyroll||Mega Fan – $9.99/month||Yes|
|Crunchyroll||Ultimate Fan – $14.99/month||Yes|
|Funimation||Premium: $5.99 a month / $59.99 per year||No|
|Funimation||Premium: $5.99 a month / $59.99 per year||Yes|
|Funimation||Premium Plus Ultra: $99.99 per year||Yes|
|Netflix||Basic with ads: $6.99/month||No|
|Hulu||Ad-Supported: $7.99/month (or $79.99/year)||Yes|
|Hulu||No Ads: $14.99/month||Yes|
7. Should you watch the Mugen Train movie or episodes?
Whether you want to watch the Mugen Train movie or the seven-episode recompilation depends on your level of patience. Both of them are incredibly well-animated, however, the movie by itself is enough.
You can watch episode 1 of the series to get some original content, but other than that everything else will feel monotonous after watching the film.
If you are a mega fan and want to gobble up every Demon Slayer content you can find then the episodes will be right up your lane.
8. How much time will it take to watch the Demon Slayer anime?
Below is given the runtime for each installment and how much time it should take to complete each of them:
|Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Season 1||598 mins or 9hrs and 58 mins|
|Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Movie: Bond of Siblings||105 mins or 1hr and 45mins|
|Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train||117 minutes or 1hr and 57mins|
|Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Season 2 (Mugen Train Arc)||168 minutes or 2hrs and 48mins|
|Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Season 2 (Entertainment District Arc)||285 minutes or 4hrs and 45 mins|
|Junior High and High School: Kimetsu Academy Story||16 minutes|
|Total:||19hrs and 44mins|
Thus, to watch the whole of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba franchise, you will need 19 hours and 44 mins. So you can easily complete it in 2 days of binge-watching.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba isn’t a huge franchise and is easily navigable. The recommended order is what you should begin with. You can skip the ‘Mugen Train’ episodes in lieu of the movie, and the mini spinoff is just an extra that is not related to the canon work. The ‘Brother and Sister’s Bond’ movie is also completely skippable.
The release and chronological order are the same so you don’t have to worry about messing up the timeline in this case. Finally, have fun watching this beautiful series that ufotable put its heart and soul into.
10. 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.