How to Watch Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba in Order

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. 

A 26-episode anime TV series adaptation produced by Ufotable aired in 2012. A sequel film, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train, aired in October 2020. And finally, the second season of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba premiered in October 2021.

The anime series revolves around Tanjirou, a young boy whose soul got scarred by a tragedy⁠—all members of his family except his younger sister, Nezuko, were slaughtered by a demon and she has turned into one.

Tanjirou swears to avenge his family and embarks on a journey to find a way how to turn Nezuko back into a human.

Unarguably, this series is one of the most popular anime shows right now. Fans often praise it for well-executed action scenes, amazing visuals, and waifu bait. The latter always seems to work.

In 2020, the Demon Slayer franchise generated an estimated annual sales revenue of $8.75 billion, becoming one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time.

In this guide, we will explain how to watch Demon Slayer in the correct order.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Chronological Watch Order

ANIME TITLEAIRED
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba2019
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train (Optional)2020
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 2nd Season (Mugen Train Arc + Entertainment District Arc)2021–2022

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Watch Order Explained

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles

It is recommended to watch it according to release order, which is also chronological order.

Now it’s up to you whether you want to watch the movie because it covers the same Arc as the first part of the 2nd season. This Arc is called the Mugen Train Arc.

You can either skip it and watch only the 2nd season or you can alternatively skip the 1st part of the 2nd season called Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc and watch only the second part of the 2nd season, which is titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Entertainment District Arc.

If you are a hardcore fan, you might want to watch both, it’s completely up to you and your watching pace.

But the short answer is that you don’t have to watch Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train if you are intending to watch the whole 2nd season of Kimetsu no Yaiba.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Easy Watch Order

If you want to watch the Demon Slayer movie: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba → Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train → Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 2nd Season (Entertainment District Arc)

If you want to watch only the Demon Slayer TV series: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba → Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 2nd Season (both Mugen Train Arc and also Entertainment District Arc)

Note: The 2nd season will run in two cours, the first one was titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train Arc. The second part of the anime series started airing in December 2021 and is titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Entertainment District Arc.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba (2019)

This is the first season of the popular anime series.

We meet Tanjiro whose family is almost completely annihilated by demons, with only him and his sister who has been turned into a demon surviving.

He is on a quest to avenge his family and turn his younger sister back into a human. To do so, he starts training under a retired member of the Demon Slayer Corps to become a Demon Slayer.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train (2020)

As previously mentioned, this 2-hour-long movie adapts the Mugen Train Arc. It is a direct sequel to the first season of the series.

Tanjiro and Nezuko, along with Zenitsu and Inosuke, join one of the most powerful swordsmen of the Demon Slayer Corps, Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku, to face the demon aboard the Mugen Train, on track to despair.

(Source: IMDb)

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 2nd Season (2021–2022)

This season has two parts: Mugen Train Arc and Entertainment District Arc.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train Arc

The 2nd season’s first arc, Mugen Train Arc, is an extended and retooled version of the 2020 film that was previously mentioned. It was adapted into 7 episodes and there are some extended scenes added and it has a better natural flow when followed by the second arc.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Entertainment District Arc

The 2nd season’s second arc is a must-watch for any Demon Slayer fan. The Entertainment District arc will run for 11 episodes in total.

This time, Tanjiro, along with Zenitsu and Inosuke, joins an eccentric and flashy Sound Hashira, Tengen Uzui, to hunt down a demon that has been terrorizing the town in Yoshiwara red-light district.

Skipping filler in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba

Rest easy, no filler detected!

Where to watch Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019) is available on Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, Crunchyroll, Funimation

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train (2020) is available on Amazon, Crunchyroll, Hulu

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 2nd Season (2021-2022) is available on Hulu, Crunchyroll

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Merchandise

Do you love Demon Slayer? There is a wide range of high-quality merchandise available, ranging from beautiful figures through cosplay swords to various accessories. All of them are available on Amazon, shipping worldwide!

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One thought on “How to Watch Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba in Order

  • July 22, 2022 at 1:52 am
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    The series is really good. I haven’t heard any filler complaints. I am curious to see the anime TV version of Mugen Train. The movie was awesome.

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