The Demon Slayer Entertainment District Arc just ended on 13th February 2022. Right after the premiere of the final episode, we got an announcement of the next arc of the anime. The next arc will be titled “The Swordsmith Village Arc”. A lot of fans have questions regarding this arc – Whether it’s going to be a movie or a season? When is the swordsmith village arc releasing? How many episodes will we get in the next season? Where to start the manga after the second season? and a few other questions. So, here is everything you need to know about Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 3.
Whether Swordsmith Village Arc will be a movie or a season?
As Ufotable Animation Studio already announced, the Swordsmith Village Arc will be the third installment of the demon slayer series. The anime so far has two seasons for you to binge and a completed manga if you can’t help yourself. You can watch the first and second season on Crunchyroll, Funimation and Netflix. Also, watch the teaser for the third season below.
Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 3 Release Date and Total Episodes?
Nothing official yet, but we can expect demon slayer season 3 to release in Spring or Fall of 2023. Ufotable studio has shown a consistent track record of yearly releases. The season 1 of the anime aired in Spring 2019, The Mugen Train movie released in the theaters in Fall 2020 and now the season 2 aired in Fall 2021.
The release of the third season will also be dependent on the number of episodes. If Ufotable just decides to animate The Swordsmith Village Arc, then the anime may comprise of around 10-12 episodes. Assuming no delays occur due to the pandemic, we can expect a late Spring or a Fall 2023 release date. But if they decide to include the Hashira Training arc with additional 10-12 episodes, then the release date might get pushed to 2024. Let’s put our trusts in Ufotable and hope for a Spring 2023 release.
Where to start the Demon Slayer manga after the second season?
The second season of the anime ends at chapter 97 of the manga. And immediately after that we get the Swordsmith Village Arc from chapter 98. This arc comprises of thirty chapters and ends at chapter 127. You can read the Demon Slayer Manga at Viz.com or MangaPlus.
What will be the plot of Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 3?
The Swordsmith village arc will be all about Tanjiro’s visit to Haganezuka (his sword maker). During the fight against Daki, Tanjiro’s blade chipped and that was the foreshadowing of this arc. Also in the first episode of The Entertainment District Arc, Senjuro offered Tanjiro hilt of Rengoku’s blade. So, this makes it clear that Tanjiro will get a major sword upgrade in the third season. And a major sword upgrade means more thrilling fight sequences.
According to the short teaser release after The Entertainment District Arc, the key Hashiras to appear in the third season are Mitsuri Kanroji (the Love Hashira) and Muichiro Tokito (the Mist Hashira). Do prepare yourself to witness the ultimate power of the love and mist breathing styles. During his fight against Gyutaro, Tengen revealed that he has immense respect for the Mist Hashira – Muichiro. He also revealed that Muichiro became a Hashira in mere two months. Muichiro has to be some sort of prodigy to pull that off. I for sure am looking forward to see him fight.
In the last season, the two demon siblings, Daki and Gyutaro proved to be worthy opponents for Tanjiro and the others. So, the third season may again have a powerful upper rank demon or maybe two. After all, we did see the Upper Moon Akaza being summoned in the infinity castle. So, this hints that the demons are thirsty for some revenge and may deploy some really strong demons to kill the demon slayers.
Also, Read The Tragic Backstory of Daki and Gyutaro.
What is the Cast for Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 3?
Demon Slayer is a show whose main cast won’t be changing unless some major issues are encountered. There will be some additions to the cast and we may not see some members from the last season. But for the most part, all the previous cast members will be the same. And seeing the popularity of the show, I assume that the main cast will remain the same for all potential future seasons.
As of now, I don’t have any confirmations regarding the voice actors for Kimetsu no Yaiba season 3. But I assume that most of the names in the below table will return in the third season. And new names will be added to the list as more things uncover.
|Character||Japanese Voice Actor||Last Voiced in Year|
|Tanjiro Kamado||Natsuki Hanae||2022|
|Inosuke Hashibira||Yoshitsugu Matsuoka||2022|
|Zenitsu Agatsuma||Hiro Shimono||2022|
|Nezuko Kamado||Akari Kitô||2022|
|Kagaya Ubuyashiki||Toshiyuki Morikawa||2022|
|Hotaru Haganezuka||Daisuke Namikawa||2022|
|Muichiro Tokito||Kengo Kawanishi||2019|
|Mitsuri Kanroji||Kana Hanazawa||2019|
Will there be a Demon Slayer Season 4?
It is still too early to discuss the potential fourth season of demon slayer, since we don’t even know when the third season will air. But considering the massive content of manga and the number of episodes aired so far, I believe that we are in a very long ride with the Demon Slayer series. And as the anime is no where near the end of the manga, it is highly doubtful that the third season could wrap the entire story of the manga. So, a possibility of a fourth season is high. But, we’ll have to wait for some official news.