got here to a detailed on Sunday, leaving empty pits within the hearts of followers who’ve been maintaining week to week. However as a substitute of letting our pleasure wither, the anime’s creators introduced on Feb. 13 that Demon Slayer will return for a 3rd season. This is all the pieces we all know thus far.
Adapting the manga
As with the previous arcs, Demon Slayer season 3 will likely be adapting the Demon Slayer manga — the unique supply materials written by the imaginative (and elusive) Koyoharu Gotouge. Gotouge stays nameless. We do not know who they’re, even with their characters making appearances on the perimeters of industrial airplanes in Japan.
When will the Swordsmith Village Arc premier?
We do not know but. Exterior of season 3 being confirmed with the promotional poster and teaser trailer, we do not have many particulars. The Swordsmith Village Arc may arrive through the Winter/Spring 2023 anime season, one yr after season 2’s airing. If Ufotable, the animation studio bringing the manga to life, decides to go this manner, that would sign that Demon Slayer will observe that pattern going ahead.
We’ll hold this web page up to date as extra particulars grow to be obtainable.
How lengthy will the Swordsmith Village Arc be?
The Swordsmith Village Arc spans roughly 30 chapters within the manga — about the identical quantity because the Leisure District Arc. In concept, we should always anticipate the Swordsmith Village Arc to be round 11 episodes lengthy. That mentioned, we do not know if season 3 will solely include the Swordsmith Village Arc or if it’s going to dig into extra chapters of the manga.
By comparability, the Mugen Prepare and Leisure District arcs, which made up season 2, spanned 18 episodes — a lot shorter than the primary season’s 26 episode. If season 3 solely comprises the Swordsmith Village Arc, it might be even shorter than season 2. It is unlikely they will hold it that quick, however something may occur.
What comes subsequent following the Leisure District Arc?
With out going into spoiler territory, Tanjiro Kamado chipped his sword through the struggle in Yoshiwara, the Leisure District. That is the third time his blade has been damaged. And, properly, you possibly can’t slice demon heads with out one. As you may think, the maker of Tanjiro’s swords, Haganezuka, will not be amused one bit. That can lead Tanjiro on a journey to the Swordsmith Village — the place all Demon Slayer Corps members have their swords made — to see if Haganezuka will forge him a brand new one. However as at all times, Demons lurk across the nook.
Entrance and middle on this story will likely be Muichiro Tokito and Mitsuri Kanroji, the Mist and Love Hashiras, respectively. These are the 2 characters displayed on the promotional poster for season 3. (Hashiras are the elite members of the Demon Slayer Corps.) These two have not gotten a lot air time except for their introduction in season 1. It is excessive time we see what they will do.