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Demon Slayer season 2: Entertainment District arc release date and everything else you need to know

Demon Slayer season 2 episode 8 release date
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Demon Slayer season 2's Mugen Train arc has reached its final destination. The seven-episode movie recap may have frustrated some who were itching for truly 'new' entries involving Tanjiro and company, but now they're in luck. The Entertainment District arc is just days away from launching.

So, when can you watch the Entertainment District premiere? Otherwise known (confusingly) as Demon Slayer season 2's eighth episode, the one-hour return drops this Sunday. Read on below for when and where you can watch it. There's even a new trailer to tide you over until the big day.

Demon Slayer season 2, episode 8 release date: here's what time the Entertainment District arc begins

Demon Slayer season 2 episode 8 release date time Crunchyroll Funimation

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The Demon Slayer episode 8 release date (aka the Entertainment District arc premiere) is December 5. It'll be on Crunchyroll and Funimation at 8:45am Pacific/11:45am Eastern. That's 4:45pm in the UK. We can expect that same time for every new episode moving forward, too.

New episodes will then run weekly across December 2021 and well into 2022. It should look a little something like this.

  • Demon Slayer Mugen Train arc episode 1: October 10
  • Demon Slayer Mugen Train arc episode 2: October 17
  • Demon Slayer Mugen Train arc episode 3: October 24
  • Demon Slayer Mugen Train arc episode 4: November 7
  • Demon Slayer Mugen Train arc episode 5: November 14
  • Demon Slayer Mugen Train arc episode 6: November 21
  • Demon Slayer Mugen Train arc episode 7: November 28
  • Demon Slayer season 2 Entertainment District one-hour premiere (episode 8): December 5, 2021

Demon Slayer season 2 story

Demon Slayer season 2

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After the dramatic events of Mugen Train, and the end of the Infinity Train saga, Tanjiro, the Hashira, and the Demon Slayer Corps will then have to deal with the fallout of the movie, but also the emergence of dangerous new foes.

The second season proper, as shown by the trailer below, sees the group heading to Yoshiwara, a town with bright lights and dark desires. Fertile ground for demons, then, and with the Sound Hashira (Tengen Uzui) also in tow, expect Tanjiro to maybe come into conflict with an Upper Moon or two. Upper Rank Six demon, Daki, is confirmed to appear.

Demon Slayer season 2 trailer: first teasers for the new season

You can watch the first Demon Slayer season 2 trailer above. Detailing the Demon Slayer Corps’ excursion to the entertainment district in Yoshiwara, Inosuke is seen charging away in one scene, while there is a special focus on the Sound Hashira. Expect him to tag along and mentor the fledgling trio of Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu in much the same way Rengoku did during Mugen Train.

If you want more a more in-depth (and more spoilery) overview of what lies in wait, the official Demon Slayer Twitter account has unveiled a five-minute teaser of both arcs, as well as its opening song.

There is also a nifty new poster which you can see here.

A poster featuring the cast from Demon Slayer season 2

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Demon Slayer season 2 cast

Demon Slayer season 2

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The core Demon Slayer voice cast all return for season 2 – at least in the original, subtitled version. No word yet on the English dub.

That means Natuski Hanae (Tanjiro), Akari Kito (Nezuko), Hiro Shimono (Zenitsu), and Yoshitsugu Matusoka (Inosuke) should all be back. Expect other secondary characters, including Tengen Uzui and Shinobo, to also crop up. The main villain, Muzan Kibutsuji (voiced by Toshihiko Seki), is also expected to make an appearance while a new villain, Daki, will be played by Miyuki Sawashiro.

Demon Slayer season 2 episode count

Demon Slayer episode count

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We've already had Mugen Train arc episodes through October and November. The Entertainment District arc kicks off in December, but it could be shorter than we were originally hoping for.

Fans have discovered a listing (H/T ComicBook.com) on the iQIYI streaming service that suggests the total episode count for Demon Slayer season 2 is 18 episodes. That would work out at seven for Mugen Train and 11 for Entertainment District. That hasn't been confirmed yet, so watch this space.

Where can I watch and stream Demon Slayer season 2?

Demon Slayer season 2 how to watch

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Funimation has announced that Demon Slayer season 2 episodes will be available on the anime streaming service in 2021. Crunchyroll members can also watch new simulcast subbed episodes every Sunday. New episodes are also available on Netflix in some regions.

The first season is available on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu, and Netflix in the US, and Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Netflix in the UK.

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Bradley Russell

I'm the Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.