Demon Slayer is so close to coming back to our TVs. There is currently a movie in theatres that connects the Entertainment District and Swordsmith Village storylines.
Then, on April 9, we’re back with Tanjiro full-time as he continues his journey to kill demons with his friends Zenitsu and Inosuke by his side. You can also expect some new friends and enemies to show up.
We’ve put together a guide to help you get ready for season 3 of Demon Slayer, also known as the Swordsmith Village arc. We have the latest information on release dates, trailers, and even which manga chapters the Ufotable anime will be based on.
Plus, you can hear a sneak peek (or should that be a sneak listen?) of the new OP for the third season below. Check out our Demon Slayer watch order if you need to get caught up before then.
Demon Slayer Swordsmith Village Cast
We can guess that most of the cast from the first and second seasons will return based on a new trailer and some plot details.
Mist Hashira, played by Muichiro Tokito, and Love Hashira, played by Mitsuri Kanroji, will be the two most important new characters. Both were first seen in episode 21 of season one.
So, here are the Japanese and English names of the people who play the main characters in Demon Slayer:
• Tanjiro Kamado – Natsuki Hanae / Zach Aguilar (English)
• Nezuko Kamado – Akari Kitô / Abby Trott (English)
• Inosuke Hashibira – Yoshitsugu Matsuoka / Bryce Papenbrook (English)
• Zenitsu Agatsuma – Hiro Shimono / Aleks Le (English)
• Muzan Kibutsuji – Toshihiko Seki / Greg Chun (English)
• Kagaya Ubuyashiki – Toshiyuki Morikawa / Matthew Mercer (English)
• Water Hashira, Giyu Tomioka – Takahiro Sakurai / Johnny Yong Bosch (English)
• Love Hashira, Mitsuri Kanroji – Kana Hanazawa / Kira Buckland (English)
• Mist Hashira, Muichiro Tokito – Kengo Kawanishi / Griffin Burns (English)
• Flower Hashira, Kanae Kocho – Ai Kayano / Bridget Hoffman (English)
• Tsuguko Kanao Tsuyuri – Reina Ueda / Brianna Knickerbocker (English)
Key members of the production team will also be back, like Koyoharu Gotoge, who is in charge of the original story, Haruo Sotozaki, who is the director, and Akira Matsushima, who is in charge of designing the characters.
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The Story of Demon Slayer Swordsmith Village
The third season of Demon Slayer is called the Swordsmith Village Arc. Don’t worry, we won’t give away anything about the source material here, but we think it will cover manga chapters 100–127.
The Entertainment District Arc also went from 70 to 99, so this season is also likely to have 12 episodes, give or take a few. It should involve Tanjiro going to Swordsmith Village to get a new weapon unless there are major changes.
As luck would have it, an old weapon is in the village. But it’s not that simple because the story involves the Love and Mist Hashiras and maybe one or two Upper-Rank demons.
On a bigger scale, the way the episode ended in the Entertainment District gave us an idea of where the show is likely to go after season 3. Tengen is no longer in the game, but he is still alive and well.
He told Iguro that Tanjiro was the most likely person to take over for him as Hashira. From there, the Demon Slayers can finally go after Muzan Kibutsuji, the person they want to kill the most.
The Release Date of the Demon Slayer Swordsmith Village
Fans of the anime series Demon Slayer can be happy now that a release date has been set for the third season. The first episode of Swordsmith Village Arc will come out in April 2023. Instead of a 22-minute episode, it will be a one-hour special when it first airs on TV.
In the most recent Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba promotional video, which was released by Aniplex, the release date was made clear.
Based on the images shown in the teaser in February 2022, the new arc seems to be about Mist Hashira, Muichiro Tokito, and Love Hashira, Mitsuri Kanroji, from the Demon Slayer Corps.
Bits of the end of the Entertainment District Arc also hinted that Doma, the Upper 6 demon with rainbow-colored eyes, was around. It’s likely to have 10–12 episodes, with Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito and Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji as the main Hashiras.