Fuji TV’s programming department while addressing an online press conference touched upon the schedule for Demon Slayer Season 2 coming this fall. According to the Fuji TV’s programming manager, Yuriko Nakamura her station will air the fan-favorite Entertainment District arc at 11:15 p.m. on Sundays this fall (no particular release date though).
District arc will continue the events of the film Mugen Train. Its offical website has already revealed that the Demon Slayer Season 2 will run from fall 2021 to winter 2022.
Some special compilations from the previous season will be premiered on Sep. 11, 12, 18, 19, and 23 accompanied by some unseen footage. Moreover, there is an unedited broadcast of Mugen Train scheduled to premiere on September 25. Following this release, the staff will detail us on casting and other particulars regarding Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District arc.
Manager Nakamura expressed Fuji TV’s devotion towards airing a social phenomenon like Demon Slayer along with great collaborators like Shueisha, Aniplex, and Ufotable. She mentioned (via Oricon) that the season’s story is largely based on the red-light district. Although it will go through the usual reviewing practice, they plan to provide the original content as much as possible without any modifications.
Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer manga joined the Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in 2016. Viz Media helmed the publication of English-translated manga. After 4 years of glorious publication, Shueisha ended the publication in 2020 with the final compiled volume released in Dec. 2020. It inspired an anime adaptation that premiered back in Feb. 2019.
The western audience was only able to witness the global phenomenon in October 2019 through Toonami programming block, Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Funimation when Aniplex of America licensed and streamed the series.
However, the ultimate turning point for the franchise came with the release of Demon Slayer- Kimetsu no Yaiba-The movie: Mugen Train in 2020. The film immediately became the highest-grossing film worldwide for the year 2020. This was the first time when a non-Hollywood film did so. Mugen Train sold tickets worth $475 million worldwide as of May 23rd this year.