Demon Slayer fans were left on the edge of their seats after the epic finale of season two in May 2022. With plenty of action, drama, and emotional moments, the second season proved to be a worthy follow-up to the beloved anime’s debut season. And that’s not all; in addition to the second season’s success, the franchise also saw incredible box office success with the release of the spinoff/sequel movie, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train.
But with the dust now settled, fans are eagerly anticipating the third season of the hit anime. In this article, we’ll be discussing all the things we know so far about Demon Slayer Season 3. From the return of familiar faces to new plot details, here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming season.
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Demon Slayer Season 3 Cast: Who’s Returning?
With the highly-anticipated release of Demon Slayer season 3 approaching, fans are eager to know which voice actors will be reprising their roles. While a few new characters are being introduced, most of the main cast from the previous seasons will return.
Here’s a breakdown of the voice actors for the main characters:
- Tanjiro Kamado: Natsuki Hanae (Japanese) / Zach Aguilar (English)
- Nezuko Kamado: Akari Kitô (Japanese) / Abby Trott (English)
- Inosuke Hashibira: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Japanese) / Bryce Papenbrook (English)
- Zenitsu Agatsuma: Hiro Shimono (Japanese) / Aleks Le (English)
- Giyu Tomioka (Water Hashira): Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese) / Johnny Yong Bosch (English)
- Kanao Tsuyuri (Tsuguko): Reina Ueda (Japanese) / Brianna Knickerbocker (English)
In addition to these returning voice actors, Demon Slayer season 3 will introduce two new characters: Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito and Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji. They were first introduced in episode 21 of season one, and their Japanese voice actors are Kengo Kawanishi and Kana Hanazawa, respectively. The English voice actors for these characters are Griffin Burns and Kira Buckland.
It’s not just the voice actors who are returning for season 3. Key members of the production crew, including head of original story Koyoharu Gotoge, director Haruo Sotozaki, and character designer Akira Matsushima, will also be back.
Fans of the series can’t wait to see what these talented individuals have in store for the upcoming season.
Demon Slayer Season 3 Release Date
“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” fans are eagerly anticipating the release of the anime’s third season. The season’s official release date has been confirmed for April 9, 2023, in Japan. Unfortunately, no official word has been announced yet regarding the release date for the international audience via streaming service Crunchyroll.
The upcoming season will begin with a one-hour special episode, which is longer than the standard 22-minute runtime. The special episode marks the start of the Swordsmith Village arc, which is the next storyline in the manga that the anime is based on.
Excitement for the third season was heightened after the first episode of season 3 was aired as part of a global theatrical screening event. The event took place in various locations worldwide, including Paris, Berlin, Mexico City, Seoul, and Taipei. In the United States and Canada, the event was available in over 1,700 theaters on March 3, while UK cinemas had it on March 1.
The global event also featured episodes 10 and 11 of season 2. It was a unique way of premiering the new season and generated a lot of buzz among fans. The screening event was similar to the release of the “Mugen Train” film, which was a direct sequel to the first season of the anime.
Given the success of the anime and the “Mugen Train” film, the third season of “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” is highly anticipated. Fans are excited to see what the new season has in store, especially with the extended runtime of the special episode and the beginning of a new arc. We can expect that the third season will continue to deliver the stunning animation, gripping storytelling, and lovable characters that have made “Demon Slayer” such a beloved anime.
Where Can You Watch Demon Slayer Season 3?
If you’re eagerly anticipating Demon Slayer season 3, you’ll be happy to know that the upcoming season will be available for streaming on Netflix. While the exact release date for the international version of the anime has yet to be announced, it’s expected to hit the platform shortly after its initial release on Japanese television.
It’s worth noting that the availability of Demon Slayer on Netflix may vary depending on your location. The previous seasons of the anime were available on Netflix in select countries, such as Japan, India, Australia, Canada, France, and Brazil.
In case you don’t have access to Netflix, you can also catch Demon Slayer season 3 on Crunchyroll, which offers both subtitled and dubbed versions of the show. The platform offers a base-tier ‘fan’ membership for £6.50 per month or $7.99 in the US, while the premium ‘Mega fan’ tier is available for £8.99 and $9.99 respectively.
If you haven’t watched Demon Slayer yet, now is the perfect time to catch up on seasons 1 and 2 before season 3 drops. And if you’re already a fan, be sure to follow our website for the latest updates on the upcoming season. The world of Demon Slayer is always expanding, and we can’t wait to see where the story goes next.