In April 2019, the first season of ” Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba “, the series based on Koyoharu Gotouge’s manga of the same name, hit Japanese television. In a very short time, this shonen achieved great success in Japan and in the world. Now it is confirmed that the second season will arrive earlier than expected, during this month.
The KMN story takes us back to Japan in the Taisho era and introduces us to Tanjiro Kamado, a kind-hearted young man who lives with his family in the mountains. The situation takes a dark turn when Tanjiro’s family is savagely slain by a demon. Her sister Nezuko is the only survivor, but she is not the same person, as she was turned into a demon. The young woman still maintains traits of humanity, which will lead her brother to protect her and do everything to discover the truth. Things will change when Tanjiro discovers that there is a group in charge of fighting demons.
Almost stuck to the first season, the Ufotable studio began the animation of the second arc of the story, but in film format. In the midst of the pandemic, the movie ” Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train ” was released in Japanese theaters, becoming a smash hit. The collection exceeded all expectations, even beat the Studio Ghibli tank, ” Spirited Away .” After the pandemic situation allowed more flexibility, the film was able to make the leap across the continent, reaching theaters in America, where it still continues to make its huge mark at the box office.
Now it’s the turn for the second season, which will adapt the arc of ” The Entertainment District .” The action takes place almost immediately after the events of ” Mugen Train ” and will lead the protagonists, Tanjiro, Neuko, Inosuke, and Zenitsu to help the pillar of the Sound Hashira, to find a demon that is killing the people of the place.
The surprise came this Tuesday with the announcement that ” Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba ” will arrive this month. It was expected to start in October, but this will not be the case, as the first episode will arrive on Japanese TV and the streaming service Crunchyroll on July 13.