Demon Slayer is returning in 2021 – but not as you might think (Picture: Netflix)
One of the most acclaimed anime series of recent times is coming back very soon, with Demon Slayer returning later this year.
A second season of the cult show is set to arrive over the coming weeks of 2021, albeit slightly later than fans initially anticipated.
Demon Slayer follows Tanjiro, who embarks upon a perilous journey to avenge his family after a demon attack leaves them slain and his sister cursed.
The first season arrived in the UK on the streaming platform back in January.
Since then, there’s been a film adaptation released called Demon Slayer: Mugen Train – which overtook Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away to become Japan’s biggest box office hit ever.
Perhaps surprisingly, it’s that film which has caused a longer wait than some fans may have been expecting.
Here’s everything we know so far.
When is Demon Slayer season 2 released on Netflix?
The show is set to return to the platform in October. However, it’s not quite the return people may have expected.
First up, viewers will be treated to a seven-episode recap arc for the Mugen Train movie.
A 7-episode miniseries ‘complete with new visuals and background music’ will recap the film from October 10.
People waiting for all new content will need to wait a little longer, when new episodes arrive on December 5 beginning with a one-hour premiere.
The show is based on a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge.
The studio also recently released a teaser clip giving fans a taste of what to expect.
There’s plenty more anime heading to Netflix soon too. Netflix will be uploading episodes of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean every month, while Attack on Titan season 4 will also return in January 2022.
Demon Slayer is available to stream on Netflix
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