The second season of the popular series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has been officially announced. The series will follow the events of the recent Mugen Train film which recently became the highest grossing film ever in Japan.
The upcoming second season was announced on the official website for the anime series alongside a teaser trailer. The trailer however, is unavailable to watch on YouTube outside of Japan.
Twitter user @aitaikimochi has uploaded a fan-translated version for English-speaking viewers and can be found below.
Here’s the subs for the new Kimetsu No Yaiba (Demon Slayer) Season 2: Entertainment District arc announcement trailer!
Season 2 will be out in 2021! pic.twitter.com/I5Zq8TDAZl
— ☆オードリーAudrey☆ (@aitaikimochi) February 14, 2021
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba began as a manga series in 2016 and ended its run after 23 volumes in May 2020. The series premiered as an anime in 2019 which was followed by the wildly successful Demon Slayer: Mugen Train film. Demon Slayer: Mugen Train managed to become the highest grossing film ever in Japan despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic affecting theaters.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba takes place in a historical fantasy version of Taisho-era Japan. Tanjiro Kamado is the child of charcoal sellers, and is out selling his families wares when they are attacked by demons.
By the time he returns home, his parents are dead and his sister has been corrupted. In order to save his sister and defeat the demon that killed his parents, Tanjiro gets himself recruited by the demon slayer Giyu Tomioka.
Season 2 of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is expected to premiere sometime in 2021.