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How Many Episodes in Demon Slayer Season 2 will be Released

We finally know how many cours and episodes the Demon Slayer anime Season 2 (Entertainment District Arc) will be through news from Fuji TV.

By Iyane Agossah

October 10, 2021

Demon slayer Entertainment District Arc (Sesaon 2) just started airing in Japan and on Simulcast, and Fuji TV confirmed that the anime airs from Fall 2021 to Winter 2022, so how many episodes is this season 2 going to have?

The Fall 2021 anime season starts in October 2021. Meanwhile, the Winter 2022 season starts in January 2022. In other words, Demon Slayer Season 2 will be airing for two cours.

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How many episodes will Demon Slayer Entertainment District Arc have (October 10, update)

One cour is usually equivalent to 13 episodes, so you would think Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 will have 25-26 episodes, just like the first season. However, S2 was officially confirmed to be 18 episodes in total, as spotted by @ManganiMY on Twitter. Episode 1, aired on October 10, was an one hour anime original focusing on Rengoku, and episodes 2 to 7 will re-adapt the record-breaking movie Mugen Train. The last episodes from Episode 8 to 18 will be the Entertainment District Arc.

Demon Slayer and anime cours explained

It’s also interesting to note the season will be aired continuously. While nowadays, a lot of series tend to be split cour, as in one cour is aired, then a season is skipped, and the next cour is aired 3 months later.

Anime production committees starting doing this as a way to save up, but also to reorganize a show depending on fans’ feedback. Which personally I believe is a pretty bad thing. One good bad example is Gundam OO with its second cour having way more action and a pretty different tone than the first one overall, as a way to try and get some more fans. It’s rarer and rarer for series outside of kids anime to go for two cours continuously, and only incredibly popular shows like Demon Slayer get that treatment.

Demon Slayer is also getting a console game in October. With Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba The Hinokami Chronicles releasing in Japan on October 14, and worldwide on October 15, 2021. It’s an 3D arena fighting game developed by CyberConnect2, with an Adventure Story mode featuring Tanjiro, Zenitsu and Inosuke. The Hinokami Chronicles is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Microsoft Windows, and Steam. Learn more with our past coverage. You can also hit me up on Twitter @A_iyane07.

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Iyane Agossah
@A_iyane07

Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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