Tanjiro and Nezuko are back! The worldwide phenomenon Demon Slayer is returning with a third season.
Keep reading to get into the nitty-gritty of the Season 3 premiere with the release date, trailer, and more!
Let’s jump right into it.
- January 10, 2023: Rework of entire article for easy readability.
- September 19, 2022: Fixed a few issues.
- September 9, 2022: Initial publishing.
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Demon Slayer Season 3 Release Date
Season 3 of Demon Slayer was announced via Twitter on February 13, 2022.
The third season will adapt the “Swordsmith Village Arc” from the manga.
The entire staff and crew are returning, including director Haruo Sotozaki and the animation production studio Ufotable.
As of September 2022, no official airing date has been announced. However, a series premiere is expected in 2023.
More news is expected in the coming months, so check back for an official release date!
Demon Slayer Season 3 Trailer
A teaser trailer for the “Swordsmith Village Arc” is out!
The trailer showcases crucial plot elements from the previous seasons and a glimpse at Muichiro Tokito and Mitsuri Kanroji’s new character designs.
Demon Slayer Story
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a manga series (turned franchise) created by Koyoharu Gotouge.
The story follows a young, kind-hearted village boy named Tanjiro Kamado. One day, he returns home to discover a demon has slaughtered his family.
Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko are the only ones to survive the attack – but Nezuko transforms into a demon. After running into a demon slayer and adamantly defending his sister, Tanjiro vows to become a demon slayer himself and begins his quest to turn Nezuko back into a human and avenge his family.
The manga was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from February 2016 to May 2020 and is one of the best-selling manga series of all time. With over 150 million copies sold, it’s no surprise the anime adaptation is just as successful.
The anime series, produced by Ufotable, is one of the most popular worldwide and has positively affected tourism in Japan.
The animated film Demon Slayer: Mugen Train broke box office records – netting $505 million at the box office. The movie became the highest-grossing film in 2020 and the highest-grossing Japanese movie of all time.
The Demon Slayer franchise expanded with various light novel adaptations and video games. The first game, Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles, is available on Steam for purchase.
The series is available to watch on Crunchyroll, Hulu, Netflix, and Funimation. The manga is licensed by Viz Media and is available to read on the Shonen Jump website and app.
Demon Slayer News
Although the popularity of Demon Slayer has not faltered, the biggest news is the announcement of the third season. The production team of the series attended Anime Expo 2022 to hype up the new season.
Read on to see what the team behind Demon Slayer had to say at the event!
Demon Slayer at Anime Expo 2022
Demon Slayer had a giant third-anniversary celebration at Anime Expo 2022!
The celebration included a panel featuring Demon Slayer producer Yuma Takahashi and Natsuki Hanae, the voice actor for Tanjiro in the series.
The panel consisted of commentary from various scenes in the series and insight into their performances. Takahashi stated he was “so impressed” with Ufotable’s production level for the series.
Hanae revealed after recording an emotional scene that he “didn’t… prepare [himself] for [the] scene…” and that he cried after a recording session where a key character passes away.
The voice actor stated that he doesn’t usually prepare in any certain way for emotional recording sessions, as he wants the acting to be as raw as possible.
Takahashi then showed a making-of video that displayed the animation process of a scene from the Mugen Train film. The teaser trailer for the “Swordsmith Village Arc” was revealed after.
The panel was one of the largest at Anime Expo 2022; Hanae and Takahashi thanked all the fans for their support at the end of the event.