The first trailer for Demon Slayer season 3 has been released, providing fans with a fresh look at the antagonist who will be pitted against Tanjiro, Inosuke, Zenitsu, and Nezuko. Exciting, don’t you think? Given the track record of the show, the highly anticipated next season of the anime could also premiere within the next year at the earliest.
Continue scrolling if you want to get caught up and learn all we know so far about Demon Slayer season 3, the sequel to one of the best anime series in recent years. We have rumors on the release date, a preview of which manga chapters it will adapt, and so much more.
Speculation on the Release Date of Demon Slayer Season 3
There is currently no confirmation, however, we may anticipate that Demon Slayer season 3 will premiere during the following year, most likely between the beginning and middle of 2023. We had anticipated that Fall 2022 would be a realistic prospect, but in the COVID era, getting it done so soon feels implausible.
However, we are still holding out hope that it will be possible. In that event, a release in the winter or spring of 2023 (i.e., between January and April 2023) or in the fall of 2023 (i.e., between September and October 2023) could be sought.
Having said that, Ufotable has a reputation for maintaining a high level of consistency throughout its operations. The first episode of Demon Slayer was released in the fall of 2019, while the Mugen Train movie is scheduled to arrive in Japan in the fall of 2020. In the fall of 2021, the television adaptation of Demon Slayer’s Mugen Train recap arc began broadcasting. It’s likely that Demon Slayer’s run of consecutively successful Fall premieres will come to an end, but if anyone can pull off the seemingly impossible, it’s Ufotable.
The new teaser includes some footage, which suggests that development has been going along successfully; however, there is no release date in sight, which is an extremely important point. We can hold out hope for the fall of 2022, but at this moment, 2023 is by far the more likely occurrence.
Story of Demon Slayer Season 3
The Swordsmith Village Arc will officially be the focus of Demon Slayer season 3. We won’t give anything away about the source material here, so don’t worry about that, but our best guess is that it will span chapters 100–127 of the manga. Since the Entertainment District Arc spanned a similar range of episodes, from 70 to 99, it is possible that this season will also consist of 12 episodes, give or take a few episodes.
It is expected that Tanjiro will go to the Swordsmith Village in order to get a new weapon unless there are significant deviations from the plan. It just so happens that the community is the custodian of a historically significant weapon. However, the scenario that brings in the Love and Mist Hashiras, as well as possibly one or two demons, is not quite as clear as it may first appear.
In a broader sense, the way that the episode of Demon Slayer season 3 ended in Entertainment District gave us a hint about the direction that the show is most likely going to follow after the third season. Tengen has been eliminated from the competition but is still very much alive and well. He suggested to Iguro that Tanjiro should take over for Hashira as the most likely person to do so. From that vantage point, the Demon Slayers will, at last, be able to launch their counterattack against their ultimate target, Muzan Kibutsuji.
The Cast of Demon Slayer Season 3 Cast
As part of the cast for the Swordsmith Village arc, Tanjiro (portrayed by Natsuki Hanae), Zenitsu (portrayed by Hiro Shimono), Inosuke (portrayed by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka), and Nezuko (portrayed by Akari Kitou) will all make their comeback.
In addition to them, two other characters—the Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanji and the Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito—who have already made brief appearances in the series will be joining them.
You can also anticipate the appearance of other Hashiras and members of the Twelve Upper Moons or the Twelve Kibuki in upcoming seasons of the show. An official sketch of the evil Doma, one of the Upper Moons, was only recently made available online in anticipation of her potential appearance in the upcoming third season of Demon Slayer.
The third season of Demon Slayer is one of the upcoming anime that fans are looking forward to the most, and they cannot wait for the release date to arrive. The Swordsmith Village Arc will begin with Episode 45 of the series, which follows directly on the heels of the Entertainment District Arc. This new arc will put Tanjiro, Zenitsu, Inosuke, and Nezuko through another round of testing.