Demon Slayer Season 2 is about to conclude its Mugen Train Arc soon with only 2 episodes left to air. And as the upcoming much-anticipated Entertainment District Arc is almost here, we now finally know how many episodes the next arc will feature.
The second story arc of Demon Slayer Season 2, Entertainment District Arc, will consist of 11 episodes, bringing the total of this season to 18 episodes.
The Entertainment District Arc will premiere on Japanese television and on Crunchyroll and Funimation on Sunday, December 5 with an hour-long premiere episode. So, even though this arc will have 11 episodes, it will technically have 12-episodes worth of content.
The upcoming story arc will be introducing a new upper moon demon, Daki (voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro), and will see the Flamboyant Hashira, Tengen, in action alongside Tanjiro, Zenitsu, Inosuke, and Nezuko.
Both the Opening (Zankyosanka) as well as the Ending (Asa ga kuru) theme songs for this arc will be performed by Aimer. The final episode of the current Mugen Train arc is set to air on November 28.
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Arc is the retelling of the events of the Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train movie featuring 70 new cuts and a never-before-seen anime original episode centered around The Flame Hashira, Rengoku.
Despite it being a retelling of the events of the movie, the anime has managed to score a wild viewership in its late-night slot of Sunday, 11:15 pm. The anime original episode which was the premiere of Demon Slayer Season 2 saw an estimated viewership of 5.136 million households. The premiere scored a rating of 10% among all television households in Japan and was the most-watched anime episode of the week.
The first three episodes from this season of Demon Slayer saw more than 5 million people tuning in to it every week. Although the viewership has since declined to 5.9% households, it is most likely to pick up back again with the premiere of Entertainment District Arc.
It is noteworthy that the Mugen Train movie made over half a billion dollars in the Box Office worldwide and sold more than 1.5 million copies with its physical home release. But even with all that, the anime is seeing more viewership than One Piece and Detective Conan on a work night.
Following the broadcast of the premiere of the Mugen Train arc, all volumes of Demon Slayer manga have also been seen continuously charting in Oricon as the backlogs of the series sold more than 1 million copies in October. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba features animation production by ufotable.
The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime premiered in 2019 and by the time the series had concluded its first season, it had become a sensation around Japan. The anime based on Koyoharu Gotoge’s manga sold hundreds of thousands of physical copies and the manga itself has over 150 million copies in circulation in Japan and has become one of the best-selling manga of all time in two years.
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Demon Slayer follows an action-packed, thrilling tale of a young man in search of a cure for his sister, who has been turned into a demon after their family is viciously slaughtered by demons.