Demon Slayer is back after a full year since Entertainment District Arc. Tanjiro, Nezuko and company return for season three, which will be about Sword Village Arc. Tanjiro has become a formidable demon hunter since he first drew his sword. What’s next for our favorite demon hunter, and when can we catch the much-anticipated Swordsmith arc? We share everything there is to know Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Sword Village Arc.
Editor’s Note: This article was updated on May 26, 2023, with a premiere date of the English dub.
Previously on Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Demon Slayer follows Tanjiro Kamado, a teenage boy whose entire family is brutally killed by demons while he is away. Her only surviving family member is her younger sister, Nezuko, but she has tragically turned into a demon herself. To rid the world of monsters, and in hopes of saving his sister, Tanjiro trained for years to become a demon hunter and protect those who cannot fight for themselves.
Like all great shonen anime, Tanjiro cannot take on this mission alone. He befriends the shy Zenitsu and the pig-headed Inosuke (literally and figuratively). The three boys [along with Nezuko] journey across the land fighting demons. Things don’t go smoothly, and they often fight for their lives, leading to the Mugen Train arc, where the children only survive thanks to the legendary Rengoku.
As we enter a new storyline, Tanjiro must keep moving towards his goals while maintaining his optimistic outlook, even in the darkest of times. Now eager to prove their metal, Tanjiro and his friends must lick their wounds and help Tegen save his wife, who has gone missing in the Entertainment District. All of this happened while the great villain, Muzan Kibutsuji, continued to roam free.
What to Expect From Demon Slayer Season 3
We are introduced to several new and returning characters Demon Slayer third season. Tanjiro has to travel to a sword-making village because his sword gets badly damaged while in the entertainment district. He brought his sword to the blacksmith who forged it, Hotaru Haganezuka. Life is never that easy for a demon slayer, so he meets some high-class devils while waiting for his sword to be repaired. Can Tanjiro and the Mist of Hashira, Muichiro Tokito defeat these demons? This will be one of Tanjiro’s most challenging fights so far. Hopefully, he’s up to the task.
As always, Tanjiro won’t be alone. Demon Slayer features a lovable cast of humans and demons with fantastic performances. Here are the main characters and their voice actors in the upcoming season Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.
Tanjiro Kamado- Natsuki Hanae (Japan) / Zach Aguilar (English)
Nezuko Kamado- Akari Kitô (Japan) / Abby Trott (English)
Zenitsu Agatsuma- Hiro Shimono (Japan) / Alex Le (English)
Inosuke Hashimara- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Japan) / Bryce Papenbrook (English)
Hashira Mist, Muichiro Tokito – Kengo Kawanishi (Japan) / Griffin Burns (English)
Hashira Flower, Kanae Kocho – Ai Kayano (Japan) / Bridget Hoffmann (English)
Muzan Kibutsuji – Toshihiko Seki (Japan) / Greg Chun (English)
Kagaya Ubuyashiki – Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japan) / Matthew Mercer (English)
Air Hashira, Giyu Tomioka – Takahiro Sakurai (Japan) / Johnny YongBosch (English)
Love Hashira, Mitsuri Kanroji – Kana Hanazawa (Japan) / Kira Buckland (English)
Tsuguko Kanao Tsuyuri – Reina Ueda (Japan) / Brianna Knickerbocker (English)
Is There a Trailer for Demon Slayer Season 3?
The first trailer for Season 3 of Demon Slayer released back in April 2022 and summarizes the events leading up Sword Village arc. We’re also receiving a new look at the series on March 31, 2023, featuring the show’s new opening theme song. See below.
For our dub watchers, don’t worry. We have a teaser featuring the High Rank Demons that will appear in the latest arc. Listen to the new voiceover and enjoy the latest clips linked below!
Where Can I Watch Demon Slayer Season 3?
Demon Slayer: Kishi No Yiba – Swordsman Village Arc released the hour-long premiere on Crunchyroll April 9, 2023. Last March, fans were treated to a special Demon Slayer the show that featured the last two episodes of the Entertainment District arc and debuted Swordsman storyline. Early screenings did well as it earned $3.4 million USD in its opening weekend.
English dub of Demon Slayer will premiere on May 28, 2023. Sword Village Arc will make its English debut exclusively on Crunchyroll at 1:30 p.m. PT and will stream weekly.
Watch it on Crunchyroll
Is Demon Slayer Season Three the Last Season?
Demon Slayer is based on the manga of the same name and was published between February 2016 to March 2020 in Weekly Shonen Jump. Written by Koyoharu Gotouge, Demon Slayer features 11 arcs narrated across 23 volumes. The ninth storyline of Demon Slayer is Sword Village arc, the main plot of the third season. If the series continues to narrate two arcs in one season, then we should have at least one more full season before entering The Final Battle.
Demon Slayer is a very short manga series compared to its predecessors like Naruto, BleachAnd One piece– over 600 chapters (and One piece recently passed 1,000 chapters). So the series is coming to a close, having only 206 source material chapters to draw from, but that means this final arc will be the most intense part of the story.
Other Shows Like Demon Slayer
While we await the third season of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, now is the perfect time to see more of this fantastic demon hunter. The demon-slaying genre thrives, and if you like Tanjiro, you’ll enjoy these four shows as well. Here are four more anime to watch Demon Slayer.
Jujutsu Kaisen – Yuji Itadori is a kind-hearted teenager who finds himself in the middle of a battle between magicians. Now, as a vessel for the demon, Susana, Itadori must become a Jujutsu Witch and help them defeat this demon once and for all.
Jujutsu Kaisen is a series full of great characters, fantastic battles and jaw-dropping animations. The series balances its dark setting with moments of humor that keep the series fun while highlighting its more serious nature. The magic system is one of the most immersive and engaging of all modern shonen anime. Even the film Jujutsu Kaisen 0which has nothing to do with Itadori or the story, is one of the best animated films of 2022.
The series is by far one of the most entertaining anime in recent memory, and that’s reflected in the manga’s soaring sales. If you haven’t seen Jujutsu Kaisennow it’s time to get started before the second season premieres later this year.
Watch it on Crunchyroll
Saw Man – Denji has had a tough life. After the death of his father, the little boy must survive alone in a world full of monsters and demons. One day, he leaves but luckily is reborn as a human-demon hybrid. Now, Denji must fight for himself and the love he has for his comrades.
Saw Man started out as a tragedy, but Denji didn’t see it that way. He takes his new life in stride and tries to make the most of his situation, enjoying life’s simple pleasures along the way. The series is a cinematic masterpiece from a technical level as it perfectly blends traditional 2D animation with 3D, creating a world that feels unique in an overly saturated anime universe.
Denji, along with supporting characters like Makima, Aki and others, make up a great cast showing us the hardships of this demon hunting job and the burden you have to bear both physically and mentally. It’s a much deeper show than you might suspect at first glance, making it worthwhile even if you don’t usually watch anime. This isn’t a series for everyone because of its adult themes and violence, but it’s one of the best shows of 2022.
Watch it on Crunchyroll
Bleach: The Thousand Year Blood War – Bleach it’s finally back, proving why it’s one of the top three in anime (the others are One piece And Naruto). Ichigo Kurosaki inherits his parents’ fate and gains the power of the Soul Reaper. You can enjoy Ichigo’s adventures in the original version Bleach anime, but we’re going to focus on the recent continuation, The Thousand Year Blood War.
The highly anticipated final arc of Bleach finally receiving the anime adaptation and seeing the rise of the Wandenreich to strike back against the Shinigami and Soul Society, resulting in all-out war between the two factions. Ichigo and his friends must work together to end this world-ending threat.
Watch it on Hulu
Blue Exorcist – The human and demon worlds are separate, and the only way to travel between them is by possession. Satan, the ruler of Gehenna, could not find a suitable host in the mortal realm, so he was imprisoned in his home world. In a desperate attempt to conquer Assiah (the human world), she sent her son to do her bidding, intending for him to eventually grow into a vessel capable of being possessed by a demon lord.
Blue Exorcist follows Rin Okumura, who at first glance appears to be an ordinary (albeit troubled) teenager. His world is turned upside down once he discovers that he is the son of the Devil himself. Rin rejects his father’s wishes and trains to become an exorcist to defend Assiah with his brother, Yukio. While one of the older shows on this list, Blue Exorcist it’s still an incredibly great series.
Watch on Netflix