Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 Dub has been confirmed! Funimation will be releasing a simulcast version of the anime which is scheduled for a Fall 2021 release. The official announcement from Funimation came in on July 22nd and we cannot wait!
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba follows the journey of Tanjiro Kamado set in the Taisho era of Japan. Tanjiro sets out on a mission to avenge his sister, Nezuko, who has been turned into a demon. Tanjiro and Nezuko’s parents are slaughtered mercilessly by demons in their home.
The siblings begin a quest to lift Nezuko’s curse and stumble upon the Demon Slayer Corps. This organization is dedicated to fighting and killing demons and freeing society from their terror. Nezuko, though a demon, retains her capacity for emotion and kindness and is very protective of her brother and companions. Tanjiro dedicates himself to avenging his family and helping his sister to become human again.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has a rating of 8.4/10 on IMDb and 8.6/10 on My Anime List!
Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 Official Teaser Trailer
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’s Season 2 is slated to release in Japan in October 2021. It was during Anime Expo Lite 2021, Aniplex of America released an English subbed trailer of Season 2. The scope of Season is the Entertainment District arc of Gotouge’s original manga. Check out the trailer for the new season below:
Demon Slayer Season 2
The trailer reveals the season will deal with the Yoshiwara Red-light district. The Season picks up after the Mugen train incident. Hashira is yet again important to the plot of the series. With new suspenseful villains and vicious demons attacking their destination, Tanjiro, Zenitsu, Nezuko and Inosuke find it harder to tell a friend from foe. Hashira Tengen Usui appears on the roof of the district buildings, and from what one can tell, he will be playing an important role to play in the upcoming season.
Demon Slayer Season 2 will be covering the Entertainment district arc from the manga. Kimetsu No Yaiba season 1 aired on September 28, 2019, and there were 26 episodes. Assuming that the coming season will also be containing 26 episodes, there may be a possible Demon Slayer Season 3 before the anime series comes to a close.
Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 Dub Details
“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (S2)” Entertainment District Arc Arrives on Funimation in 2021.
Funimation has not revealed an official date yet but has confirmed that they will simulcast Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 Dub for the United States, Ireland, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
English dub is obviously expected but will likely be stuck on Toonami which should premiere in late 2021/early 2022. Toonami had exclusively cut a deal with Aniplex similar to Sword Art Online and Promised Neverland where the platform got the dub for each new season exclusively.
It should be the normal 6-8 months window before one can watch the Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 Dub on Funimation following its run on Toonami.
The “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (S2)” Entertainment District Arc is only 30 chapters, so 12-13 episodes seem likely. Season 1 adapted the first 50 chapters approximately, so it would make sense for S2 to have less.
Assuming the Entertainment district arc is just one cour season for plot reasons, we’re looking at June/July 2022 window for English Dub streaming options. If it’s two cour then we’re looking at September 2022 or even the Fall season. But for now, we will have to wait for official announcements.
Fans are hoping that Funimation strikes a deal similar to Attack on Titan style with only a day’s delay, but one cannot be too optimistic that it will happen.
Funimation has also released Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train which broke long-standing Japanese Box Office Records.
Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 Dub Cast
Along with the main group of protagonists, additional demons and villains are expected to make an appearance. As of now, the cast of Demon Slayer Season 2 has –
- Zach Aguilar/ Hanae Natsuki as Tanjiro Kamado
- Abby Trott/ Kito Akari as Nezuko Kamado
- Aleks Le/ Hiro Shimono as Zenitsu Agatsuma
- Bryce Papenbrook/ Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Inosuke Hashibara
- Ray Chase/ Katsuyuki Konishi as Uzui Tengen
- Greg Chun/ Toshihiko Seki as Muzan Kibutsuji
We are still a few months away from Season 2 and it is always advised to catch up with the story. Watch Demon Slayer Season 1 now streaming on Netflix, Hulu and Funimation. Japanese and English dubbed audio are airing on the Funimation platform.
If you are interested in catching up with the manga search for Koyoharu Gotouge’s full series online on Viz Media’s digital Shonen Jump library.