The final installment of the Demon Slayer Entertainment District arc introduces Doma, a higher-ranking demon who plays a key role in the series’ sequel.
In the same way that the final episode of the anime’s first season introduced Enmu, the antagonist of the Mugen Train arc, the final episode of the Demon Slayer’s Entertainment District arc introduced Doma, a new higher-ranking member of the Twelve Kizuki who will play a major role in the remaining chapters of the series’ story. The episode’s end credits confirm that the powerful new demon is played by veteran comedian Mamoru Miyano, known for lending his voice to Light Yagami in the anime adaptation of Death Note, to protagonist Setsuna F. Seiei in Mobile Suit. Gundam OO and Ryuji Sakamoto in Atlus’ Persona 5 RPG, as well as its various spinoffs and anime adaptations.
After the 11th and final episode of the Entertainment District arc aired on February 13, the show’s producers announced that the series would continue with an anime adaptation of the Swordsmith Village arc. This new story is the ninth major arc of Koyoharu Gotouge’s original manga and sees protagonist Tanjiro Kamado travel to the hometown of the Demon Slayer Corps blacksmiths in order to once again repair his damaged Nichirin katana. The new arc was revealed alongside new images of Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito and Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji.
The cast and crew from the anime’s previous two seasons are all set to reprise their roles for the series’ sequel. The new arc is once again produced by acclaimed animation studio Ufotable and will be directed by Haruo Sutozaki, who is reprising his role as the series’ lead director. Haruo Sutozaki directed the anime’s first two seasons, as well as the franchise’s first film, Mugen Train, which was released in Japan in 2020 and is now the highest-grossing anime film of all time. . A premiere date for the new arc has yet to be announced.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba is one of the most popular manga series of all time, with a circulation of over 150 million copies worldwide. Despite the manga’s skyrocketing popularity, Gotouge concluded the series in 2020, and the full story is now available in English from VIZ Media. The anime’s first season is available on Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Funimation, while the now fully completed second season is available on the latter two services.