Demon Slayer Season 3 has been confirmed, adapting the Swordsmith Village Arc.
Even better, Studio Ufotable has already disclosed the first tidbits about the new series, mainly that it will be a series (not a Mugen Train-style movie).
We now know which chapters of the manga it will adapt next, some of the characters who will appear, and the first key art for the upcoming episodes.
That’s a startling amount at this stage. However, it isn’t everything. We’ve been in a situation like this previously. Demon Slayer has only drip-fed us information in the past, much in of fans everywhere.
What about those who are hungry for more? We should better understand some of the more important details thanks to previous history, patterns, and manga source material.
Along with all of the more official announcements, we’ll try to second-guess Ufotable and piece together a possible Demon Slayer season 3 release date to look forward to.
Demon Slayer season 3 Release date
Nothing official has been announced yet, but we may expect Demon Slayer season 3 to premiere in Fall 2022 at the earliest, with Winter 2023 possibly being a viable option.
Why? The animation company behind the series, Ufotable, is known for its consistency in its work. Demon Slayer premiered in the fall of 2019, while the Mugen Train film will arrive in Japan in the fall of 2020.
Demon Slayer’s Mugen Train recap arc for television premiered in Fall 2021. Therefore, it’s safe to assume that Demon Slayer’s streak of consecutive Fall premieres will continue.
Fall, which runs from September to November, is one of anime’s usually strongest releasing seasons. However, there’s a chance that the Swordsmith Village Arc’s release date will be pushed back to the Winter 2023 (December 2022-January 2023) window.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
What arc is the third season of Demon Slayer adapting?
The Swordsmith Village Arc is officially the third season of Demon Slayer. Don’t worry; we won’t give anything away about the source material, but we believe it will span chapters 100 through 127 of the manga.
The Entertainment District Arc spanned a similar period, from 70 to 99, so expect a 12-episode season, give or take a few.
Unless there are any substantial deviations, Tanjiro will most likely visit Swordsmith Village to obtain a new weapon.
The community also happens to be home to an old weapon. But the scenario involving the Love and Mist Hashiras, as well as a demon or two, isn’t entirely plain.
On a more general topic, the finale of Entertainment District gave us a hint as to where the show will most likely go after Demon Slayer season 3.
Tengen is no longer on the board, yet he is still alive and well. He advised Iguro that Tanjiro would be the most likely Hashira replacement.
The Demon Slayers can finally strike back at Muzan Kibutsuji, their ultimate objective.
Who are the new characters and demons in Demon Slayer season 3?
The Swordsmith Village arc cast will include Tanjiro (Natsuki Hanae), Zenitsu (Hiro Shimono), Inosuke (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka), and Nezuko (Akari Kitou).
Two characters we’ve already seen in the series, the Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito and the Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanji will be joining them. In future seasons, expect to see additional Hashiras and members of the Twelve Upper Moons/Twelve Kabuki.
Haruo Satozaki will direct, with Akira Matsushima handling the character design.
First teaser for Demon Slayer season 3
Unfortunately, the first Demon Slayer season 3 trailer is fairlyquick and does not reveal anything.
The new Swordsmith Village Arc has been teased with merely some brief key art of both the Love and Mist Hashira’s designs, as is typical in anime.
In the weeks leading up to the premiere, we may expect a full trailer in Summer 2022, with further teasers and TV advertisements were strewn about. The 40-second trailer can be seen above.