The sequel to the series, titled Kimetsu No Yaiba in Japanese, will be produced by Japanese animation studio Ufotable, who also worked on Demon Slayer's first season and a movie.
The story will continue from the movie, released in November last year, which covered the Mugen Train arc of the manga series from which the TV series is adapted. (Read our review of Mugen Train here.)
Season two of the anime will cover the Entertainment District arc of the manga.
In December 2020, the blockbuster anime had made a box office record of more than 32.47 billion yen (about S$405 million). This made it the highest-grossing movie in Japan of all time, overtaking Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away’s 31.68 billion yen. The movie is still screening in cinemas in Japan, and is being released in various Asian countries.
The Entertainment District arc still follows the main four characters as they battle bloodthirsty demons – Tanjiro Kamado voiced by Natsuki Hanae, Nezuko Kamado voiced by Akari Kito, Zenitsu Agatsuma voiced by Hiro Shimono, and Inosuke Hashibira voiced by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka.
However, the limelight now shifts from the Flame Pillar Kyojuro Rengoku (voiced by Satoshi Hino), who is featured in the movie, to the Sound Pillar Tengen Uzui (voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi), who is on the anime teaser poster.
Konishi said about the new season, “This (anime) must continue and I want the Pillars to play an active role, so I’m very happy that the Entertainment District arc will be animated on television!”