Recently, the only thing that anime fans have been talking about is the second season of Demon Slayer. The show has provided competition to the final season of Attack on Titan and My Dress Up Doll, which is a huge feat. Demon Slayer premiered this past December, and the current arc is almost finished.
Demon Slayer Season 2 Plot
The second season of Demon Slayer is based on the Entertainment District Arc. It not only introduces two Upper Rank Demons, but it also focuses on one of the Hashira that we saw at the end of Season 1. His name is Tengen Uzui and he is the Sound Hashira in the Demon Slayer Corps. The story begins right where we left off at the end of the Mugen Train movie.
Tanjiro Kamado and his two comrades Inosuke Hashibira and Zenitsu Agatsuma have taken shelter in Shinobu’s house to heal mentally and physically. They train regularly to regain their strength for their next battle. While engrossed in training, Tengen Uzui comes and recruits them for a mission.
Tengen tells Tanjiro and others that his three wives Suma, Makio, and Hinatsuru have already infiltrated the Entertainment District and he thinks they might all be in danger. So, the Sound Hashira disguises the three, young demon slayers as geishas, who are each sent to different houses where they can gather intel.
Key Elements of Demon Slayer Season 2
As an anime, Demon Slayer has always focused on high quality visuals with stunning animations. Japanese animation studio Ufotable has continued work on season two of Demon Slayer with the fight scenes, highlighting the main protagonists’ breathing techniques. Also, fans of season two have enjoyed the short and compact storytelling.
The story has never seemed it’s being dragged out, even though each of the episodes continuously ends on a cliffhanger. Each episode fans learn something new whether it’s about the heroes or the villains. The character development is impressive, and this season’s villain must be the strongest one our hears have face yet! The plot has been very engaging with plenty of plot twists for the fans.
We also got to see Nezuko’s Berserker Demon Form that sets up the story nicely for the future seasons to come. Although we only got to see it for one episode, there is no doubt that her Berserker form will appear again.
Number of Episodes in Demon Slayer Season 2
The Entertainment District Arc is comparatively a shorter one than the previous scene of Demon Slayer. This Arc consists of 11 episodes, which is fewer than season one. It has already been confirmed that the final episode will be 45 minutes long, which means there’s still more action left.
Connection to Taisho Era
It can be deduced that season 2 of Demon Slayer is based on the Japanese period of the Taisho Era. Some people may confuse the Taisho Era with the more popular Edo Era. But the Taisho Era starts right after it. The most evident example of this is the Demon Slayer uniform which is a representation of the military uniforms that soldiers used to wear in the Taisho era.
Even in the recent season we saw that the Entertainment District of Tokyo was far more advanced than the other settings so far in Demon Slayer. This is also a direct reference to the Taisho Era where there was a big difference between the main city and the outskirts.
Season 2 has also included the Mugen Train Arc, which we have already seen in the film. However, there are some bonus scenes that were not shown in the film that you can opt to watch in the anime series
If you haven’t seen the show yet, what are you waiting for? Check the trailer below!