What Is Demon Slayer About?
Demon Slayer is a story that follows the journey of Tanjiro Kamado, whose family was slaughtered by a demon. When he thought that everyone in his family had been annihilated, he discovered that his sister, Nezuko became a demon.
Despite Nezuko being turned into a demon, she still has all the human emotion and is later hypnotized to bring no harm to any human. Tanjiro follows the faint scent of the demon that he smells from the blood of his family that was slaughtered. His journey led him to meet friends and foe alike. He continues to grow as he continues to battle the demons and learns from Hashiras.
Who Made Demon Slayer?
How Many Volumes of Demon Slayer (Manga) Are There?
The manga was already completed with 23 volumes. Fans were disappointed when the manga ended abruptly in 2020. It has a fruitful 4-year run.
Manga and anime fans anticipated the release of the second season when Mugen Train was released in theaters. During the onset of the pandemic in 2020 when the release of anime gets postponed one after the other, every fan held their breath. Luckily, the scheduled release of anime was not delayed.
How Many Seasons Of Demon Slayer Are There?
The anime has released 2 seasons so far.
How Many Episodes Of Demon Slayer Are There?
The first season had 26 episodes while the second season is set to have 18 episodes. Season 1 Episode 1 aired on April 6, 2019, and episode 26 was aired on September 28, 2019.
When Does Entertainment District Episodes Air?
Season 2 Episode 1 aired on October 10, 2021, and the last episode will air on January 23, 2022.
Why Is The Demon Slayer Movie Rated R?
The movie was released between Season 1 and 2. It was released on October 16, 2020, and was Rated R. The adult rating was not a surprise. Not because it is animated it is suitable for kids. The Demon Slayer: Mugen Train movie was filled with bloodlust and violence. The theme of the movie revolves around protecting the people who innocently boarded the train. While those people are protected, violence was used.
Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train Official Trailer
What Is Demon Slayer Season 1 About?
The anime had released Season 1 with 26 episodes. The first season showed the struggles of Tanjiro to pass the Demon Slayer exam to become a part of the Demon Slayer Corps, meet new friends and first encounter with demons, and meeting of the Hashiras. The first season shows Tajiro’s early struggles and his growth to avenge his family.
The story has the love for family, meeting friends who have a sad back story, meeting mentors who push you to your limit so you become the best protagonist there is. This is a good element for any shounen. The story combined with good graphics and character design makes the anime popular.
What Is The Movie Demon Slayer: Mugen Train About?
After the end of the first season, Demon Slayer won awards after awards. It won the most coveted anime of the year for a series. Its opening song became the most downloaded opening and had won various awards. The series was then followed by the release of Demon Slayer: Mugen Train.
A movie that followed after Tanjiro left the Demon Slayer Corps headquarters to assist one of the Hashira to rescue passengers from the train. While the series is fast-moving, fans only had Season 2 to look forward to. The manga had already been completed. Gaiden and light novels had been released.
What Is Demon Slayer Season 2 About?
Season 2 of the Demon Slayer was divided into two parts the Mugen Train Arc and the Entertainment District Arc. The Mugen Train Arc will have 7 episodes. The Entertainment District Arc will have 11 episodes. The second season will have 18 episodes. This will be 8 episodes shorter than the first season but the reviews for the second season did not disappoint. The Demon Slayer: Mugen Train movie was the shorter version of the first seven episodes of the season. If you had watched the movie, you can still watch the first seven episodes of the second season because it shows more details about the Mugen Train Arc.
Demon Slayer Season 2 Plot
Season 2 started with Kyojuro Renguko being part of the hunt for demons who terrorizes civilians during the night. He was then told that the elder remembers his father and is grateful for saving them back then and now he is the one saving them. He then boarded the train and was followed afterward by Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu. The four members of the Demon Slayer Corps alongside Nezuko then battled the demon in the train to save the passengers. The start of the second season already showed some action as the three underlings ran after the train and get settled in.
More action followed as the clash of swords and might between good and evil dominated the first seven episodes. The anticipated actions and drama were seen. The personality of each of the characters was then shown. That was only the Mugen Train Arc.
While the movie is popular and was streamed all over the world, the viewership was still high during the Mugen Train Arc. It was then followed by the Entertainment District Art. After the events in the Mugen Train had ended, Tanjiro and his comrades go on another mission to hunt demons in the Red Light District where demons reside.
The Entertainment District Arc started on a slow pace with Akaza, one of the high-ranking demons meeting up with a disguised Muzan. Akaza vowed to Muzan that he will kill Tanjiro and his friends. Tanjiro then met with the family of Kyujuro and asked for information about the Sun Breathing technique.
Four months after the event of Mugen Train Arc happened, the team of Tanjiro journeyed with Sound Hashira Uzui Tengen to Japan’s Red Light District. This team from the Demon Slayer Corps will infiltrate the Red Light District to gather information about the whereabouts of demons as well as get rid of them.
Uzui sent his wives to infiltrate the taverns while the three underlings stayed with him. This season shows how frustration can demoralize a person. Even for Tanjiro who has the purest of hearts, seeing the deaths of innocent people also put him on edge. Just like the other season, Nezuko once again showed that she can protect her brother and even if she is a demon, she has the emotion and the will to protect the humans.
The strength and ability of the Hashira are also showcased in this season. It shows why they are in a different league than other members of the Corps. Once again Inosuke and Zenitsu had also shown why they are not just valuable friends to Tanjiro but also important members of the Demon Slayer Corps. Their swordsmanship and technique had been a great help in saving people and fighting demons.
Where To Watch Demon Slayer?
There are four streaming platforms that offer Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba). The first one is Funimation. Check if it is available in your nation. They restrict the availability of their website in other countries. If Funimation is available, you have to pay the premium membership for $5.99. They offer two weeks free trial when you sign up. They offer both subbed and dubbed for Demon Slayer. If there is no Funimation in your country you can buy a VPN so you can have access to the website or the other option is to stream the series on another site.
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Crunchyroll is available in most countries. Demon Slayer is also available to stream in all countries that have Crunchyroll. They also offer free 14 days trial. You need to pay for a subscription to stream anime. Some anime is free but for newer anime such as Demon Slayer, it is by subscription. You can start paying $7.99 with no offline viewing, $9.99 so you can use the same account on 4 devices and with offline viewing, and $79.99 for a whole year of subscription. Subscribing to Crunchyroll means that you can watch Demon Slayer just an hour after it is released in Japan so it has a benefit.
You can also watch season 2 on Hulu. This is not a free streaming platform so you need to pay to watch the series. They also have the option, whether you want to get the Disney bundle. Whichever you prefer to pay, there is a one-month free subscription that gives you access to several series including Demon Slayer.
The last streaming platform is Netflix. Depending on the country where you are located, subscription fees may vary. Netflix is one of the streaming platforms that released all the animation of Demon Slayer including Season 1, Mugen Train movie, and season 2. Netflix also release the episode the same day it is released in Japan.
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train along with all of Season 1 is available to buy or rent from Amazon Prime. If you do not want to create an account on the streaming sites mentioned above, you can just buy a digital copy from Amazon, and of course, you can still keep on watching it over and over.
Depending on how you want to watch the series, subbed or dubbed, make sure to enjoy it. For parents with young children, parental discretion is needed. Demon Slayer is known for its violence. There is a lot of mutilation that is shown in both manga and anime so kids shouldn’t watch. Some languages can also be harsh and some dialogues contain encouraging violence.