Season 3 of Demon Slayer is now out, and it’s dubbed the Swordsmith Village Arc. We’re here to tell you all the latest on the upcoming season and when you can expect new Demon Slayer episodes, fresh off the heels of the sadly missed Entertainment District.
While we’re still in the early stages, there’s already a lot of information available, both officially and through the source material. Don’t worry, we’ll keep the spoilers to a minimal.
The first thing you should know before diving into our Demon Slayer season 3 guide is that the adaptation of the Swordsmith Village Arc from the manga is going to be a series, not a movie. Mugen Train may have been a huge success, but studio Ufotable have other plans.
So take a deep breath and scroll down to see what we know about Demon Slayer season 3 so far, including the first teaser trailer, essential artwork from the series, and even a release date for the Swordsmith Village Arc. You’re quite fortunate.
Release date rumours for Demon Slayer season 3: Swordsmith Village Arc
There’s nothing official yet, but season 3 of Demon Slayer is set to premiere in 2023. We had anticipated that Fall 2022 would be a distinct possibility, but in the COVID age, that would be nearly impossible to achieve. If that’s the case, a Spring 2023 release (about April 2023) or a Fall 2023 release (September-October 2023) are all possibilities.
Having said that, Ufotable, the series’ animation studio, is usually highly consistent in its output. Demon Slayer premiered in the fall of 2019, while the Mugen Train film will arrive in Japan in the fall of 2020. In Fall 2021, the Mugen Train recap arc for Demon Slayer premiered on television. Demon Slayer’s series of consecutive Fall premieres may come to an end, but if anyone can do the impossible, it’s Ufotable.
What arc is indeed the third season of Demon Slayer adapting?
The Swordsmith Village Arc is officially the third season of Demon Slayer. Don’t worry, we won’t give anything away about the source material, but we believe it will span chapters 100 through 127 of the manga. The Entertainment District Arc spanned a similar time period, from 70 to 99, so expect a 12-episode season, give or take a few.
Tanjiro should go to Swordsmith Village to receive a new weapon, unless there are any substantial deviations. The community also happens to be home to an old weapon. But the scenario involving the Love and Mist Hashiras, as well as a demon or two, isn’t entirely plain.
On a more general topic, the finale of Entertainment District gave us a hint as to where the show will most likely go after Demon Slayer season 3. Tengen is no longer on the board, yet he is still alive and well. He advised Iguro that Tanjiro would be the most likely Hashira replacement. The Demon Slayers can then finally strike back at Muzan Kibutsuji, their ultimate objective.
The first teaser for Demon Slayer season 3 is here: Swordsmith Village.
Unfortunately, the first Demon Slayer season 3 trailer is fairly quick and does not reveal anything.
The new Swordsmith Village Arc has been teased with merely some brief key art of both the Love and Mist Hashira’s designs, as is typical in anime. We may expect a full trailer in Summer 2022, with further teasers and TV advertisements strewn about in the weeks leading up to the premiere. The 40-second trailer can be seen above.
Where can I watch Demon Slayer online?
Crunchyroll and Funimation now have Demon Slayer accessible to watch. We expect Demon Slayer season 3 to follow suit and be available on those anime streaming services as well. In some territories, Netflix members can watch the first season right now.
That’s all there is to it… for the time being, at least. In the meantime, make sure to fill your Netflix watchlist with the best Netflix series and movies.