Demon Slayer Season 3 Release Date and Everything We Know

By: Ann Burdett

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Demon Slayer season three has officially kicked off – and it’s just as good as ever. The blockbuster anime returned in April 2023 with an all-new story adapting the original manga’s Swordsmith Village arc. The story picks things up after the events of the Mugen Train movie and the Entertainment District arc, both of which propelled Demon Slayer to international fame, and is living up to the hype so far. We’ve already had incredible fight scenes, two terrifying Kizuki, and some engaging new characters. But just in case you need to catch up, here’s everything you need to know about Demon Slayer season three.

Demon Slayer Season 3 Release Schedule

Demon Slayer season three has not confirmed its final episode count, but season two’s Entertainment District Arc had 11 episodes in total and we expect the same to be true this year. With that in mind, here are the release dates and times for the final two episodes of season three:

  • Episode 10 – Sunday, June 11 (7:15am PT, 3:15pm BST)
  • Episode 11 – Sunday, June 18 (7:15am PT, 3:15pm BST)

Demon Slayer season three episode 10 is titled ‘Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji’ which means, after being AWOL for a few episodes, everyone’s favourite pink-haired heroine is finally getting her moment to shine.

Demon Slayer Season 3 Release Date

Demon Slayer season three began airing on Crunchyroll on April 9, 2023. This is in line with the show’s Japanese release schedule and means viewers will get new episodes every Sunday. The Swordsmith Village arc kicked off with an hour-long special, as opposed to the normal 20-minute runtime, which included a seriously epic prologue. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba season three’s first episode also aired early in February and March as part of a global ‘theatrical screening event’ (similar to the Mugen Train situation) that included episodes 10 and 11 of Demon Slayer season two.

Demon Slayer Season 3 Cast

Thanks to trailers and plot summaries, we knew that the majority of the cast from the first and second seasons were returning for season three. The two major additions have been Mist Hashira, Muichiro Tokito, and the Love Hashira, Mitsuri Kanroji, who were both first introduced in episode 21 of season one. Despite the above cast list, avid Demon Slayer manga readers will know that Inosuke and Zenitsu, who played key roles in the show’s first two seasons, appear only briefly during the Swordsmith Village Arc. Key players from the production crew will also be back, including head of original story Koyoharu Gotoge, director Haruo Sotozaki and character designer Akira Matsushima.

Demon Slayer Season 3 Plot

Demon Slayer season three will focus on the original manga’s ninth arc, the Swordsmith Village arc. The Swordsmith Village arc picks up directly after the Entertainment District arc, which ended with Tanjiro and Sound Hashira Tengen Uzui defeating the demon siblings Gyutaro and Daki. Demon Slayer season three will see Tanjiro travel to the Swordsmith Village in order to have his blade repaired. Once awake, Tanjiro discovers that his sword is still broken and that Master Haganezuka, who forged it for him in season one, refuses to fix it. This sends him on a journey to the Swordsmith Village. While there he meets the village chief who tells him Haganezuka is missing. He also bumps into two other key players, Genyu Shinazugawa (the angry younger brother of the Wind Hashira) and Love Hashira Kanroji. Kanroji tells Tanjiro that he should investigate the rumour of a powerful weapon hidden somewhere nearby, and so a treasure hunt begins.

Demon Slayer Season 3 Trailer

An official trailer for Demon Slayer season three, which you can watch below, was shared alongside the show’s release date. The trailer is more of a tease than anything, but it does show off some of the series’ trademark action and give us our first new glimpse at the Love and Mist Hashiras. Back in April 2022, Crunchyroll and Ufotable released a video that recapped some key moments from the first two seasons – but also highlighted footage of the Mist and Love Hashiras, who we know will play a key role in the third season.

Where Can I Watch Demon Slayer Season 3?

Earlier in 2022, Ufotable and streaming service Crunchyroll confirmed that Demon Slayer season three would be streaming on the service when it releases. Subtitled and dubbed versions of Demon Slayer seasons one and two were both made available to international viewers via the service, with the English dub released around four weeks after the Japanese broadcast. Crunchyroll’s base-tier ‘fan’ membership costs £6.50 per month, or $7.99 in the US, while the premium ‘Mega fan’ tier costs £8.99 and $9.99 respectively. The first and second seasons of Demon Slayer are also available on Netflix in some countries including the UK, Japan, India, Australia, Canada, France and Brazil.

Get Ready for Tanjiro and Nezuko’s Return in Demon Slayer Season 3

Demon Slayer season 3 is one of the biggest anime releases of 2023. And the latest installment of Ufotable’s smash hit show is almost upon us, with the highly anticipated release date fast approaching. Demon Slayer season 3 adapts the Swordsmith Village Arc and kicks off with a one-hour season premiere. To help you prepare for the eagerly awaited return of Tanjiro and co we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the new season. We’ve got details on the release date and release time for Demon Slayer season 3, the episode count, what to expect from the Swordsmith Village Arc and more.

Demon Slayer Season 3 Release Date

It has been confirmed that the Demon Slayer season 3 release date is Sunday April 9, 2023. The international release plans were shrouded in a mystery until Friday March 31, 2023 when Crunchyroll confirmed it had the exclusive streaming rights to the Swordsmith Village Arc anime in Europe and America. Demon Slayer season 3 episode 1 will be available on Crunchyroll on the same day that it airs on Japanese TVs, and the anime streaming service will simulcast new episodes each week in every region it’s available.

Demon Slayer Episode 1 Release Time

In a trailer released at the start of March, Ufotable confirmed that the first episode of season 3 will air in Japan at 11:15pm JST on Sunday April 9, 2023. For those in other regions that’s 7:15am PDT, 10:15am EDT, 3:15pm BST and 4:15pm CEST. While we have known for a while exactly when Demon Slayer season 3 debuts in Japan, Crunchyroll only confirmed the time episode 1 would be added to its library internationally a few days before its release date. In the run-up to Easter Crunchyroll announced Demon Slayer season 3 episode 1 will be available to watch between 10:45am and 11:30am PDT. For those in other regions that’s between 1:45pm and 2:30pm EDT, 6:45pm and 7:30pm BST and 7:45pm and 8:30pm CEST. New episodes of simulcast shows are added to Crunchyroll on the same day that its shown for the first time on Japanese TVs – but typically arrive on the streaming service a little bit after its original air time.

Demon Slayer Season 3 Trailer

In the run-up to the Demon Slayer season 3 release date, a few trailers have been released. You can watch an English subtitled version of the latest promo below.

Demon Slayer Season 3 Plot

Demon Slayer season 3 adapts the Swordsmith Village Arc of the manga and takes place shortly after the events of the Entertainment District Arc – which was adapted for season 2. The Swordsmith Village Arc is the ninth overall arc of the manga. It sees Tanjiro head to a village of swordsmiths so he can repair his damaged sword. While he’s waiting for his sword to be repaired, enemies close in – including a fearsome foe who can split into four separate bodies and regenerate almost immediately.

Demon Slayer Season 3 Episode Count

An official episode count for Demon Slayer season 3 hasn’t been revealed by Ufotable or Crunchyroll. All we know for certain is that the season premiere will be an hour long, which is half as long as the Mugen Train movie. However, looking at the source material we can get a good idea of how many episodes Demon Slayer season 3 will be. The Swordsmith Village Arc is covered in chapters 98 to 127 of the manga, so 30 chapters in total. Whereas the previous arc, the Entertainment District Arc, was told in chapters 70 to 97 of the manga and is 28 chapters in total. It took the anime 11 episodes to adapt the Entertainment District Arc. And seeing as the Swordsmith Village Arc is a few chapters more in the manga we’d expect a similar episode count for Demon Slayer season 3 if not longer.

Where Can I Watch Demon Slayer?

Crunchyroll is the only place you’ll be able to watch Demon Slayer season 3. The leading anime streaming service will be simulcasting the new season of Demon Slayer, so you’ll be able to watch it on the same day that it airs on Japanese TVs. Crunchyroll also has Demon Slayer season 1 and season 2 in its library and the smash hit Mugen Train movie. To watch Demon Slayer season 3 and other simulcast shows on Crunchyroll you’ll need to sign up for a paid membership. Crunchyroll Premium plans begin from $7.99 a month and offers access to tens of thousands of anime episodes from popular shows like Chainsaw Man, Spy x Family and Attack on Titan. You can also watch the first three episodes of Demon Slayer for free with Crunchyroll’s ad-supported viewing. Simply head to the Demon Slayer Crunchyroll page and choose the episode you want to watch for free. While Crunchyroll is the only place you can watch Demon Slayer season 3 in the US, you can catch up on past episodes with other services.

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