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Demon Slayer season 2 release schedule: when does Entertainment District episode 2 air?

Demon Slayer entertainment district episode 2 release date
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Demon Slayer season 2 has finally begun. After the Mugen Train recap arc – which retold the movie’s story across seven episodes – comes the hotly anticipated Entertainment District arc.

The bright lights and shadowy demons of Japan are all set to collide in, you guessed it, The Entertainment District – and things kicked off with a one-hour premiere this past week. Tanjiro, Nezuko, Inosuke, and Zenitsu have been joined by the Sound Hashira to take out whatever is lurking in the shadows, and you likely can’t wait for what’s coming next.

With that in mind – and to help you avoid spoilers the second the new episode lands – we’ve put together a brief guide on the Entertainment District Arc episode 2 release date. That also includes the exact time it’s set to drop, as well as a wider look at the Demon Slayer season 2 release schedule. For more on how to catch the hit anime, check out our guide on how to watch Demon Slayer season 2

Demon Slayer season 2 Entertainment District Arc episode 2 release date

Demon Slayer season 2 episode 9 crunchyroll time

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The Entertainment District Arc episode 2 release date is December 12, 2021. If you’re following along via other means, that’s also listed as Demon Slayer season 2, episode 9. It’s… quite confusing.

It’ll be available to stream on Crunchyroll and Funimation from around 8am Pacific/11am Eastern/4pm GMT..

Demon Slayer season 2 release schedule

Demon Slayer season 2 release schedule

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The Entertainment District Arc is set to air every Sunday for the foreseeable future. However, it might not be around for as long as we had hoped.

Fans have discovered a listing (H/T on the iQIYI streaming service that suggests the total episode count for Demon Slayer season 2 is 18 episodes. That would work out at seven episodes for the Mugen Train recaps and 11 for Entertainment District. That hasn't been confirmed yet, but would mean Demon Slayer season 2 ends around mid-to-late February.

We can also expect the customary New Year break for anime at the end of December, though the next few episodes should run without interruption at the very least. That should look like this.

  • Entertainment District Arc episode 1 (Demon Slayer season 2, episode 8): December 5
  • Entertainment District Arc episode 2 (Demon Slayer season 2, episode 9): December 12
  • Entertainment District Arc episode 3 (Demon Slayer season 2, episode 10): December 19
  • Entertainment District Arc episode 4 (Demon Slayer season 2, episode 11): December 26

Demon Slayer season 2 recap: the story so far

Demon Slayer season 2 recap

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 All caught up? I hope so – the Entertainment District arc goes big on spoilers for the Mugen Train movie. For more on that, check out our Demon Slayer movie ending explainer.

The Entertainment District arc premiere deals with the fallout of Rengoku’s death at the hands of the Upper Moon demon Akaza – and his subsequent humiliating retreat.

Akaza is reprimanded by the head of the demons, Muzan, before heading off to lick his wounds. Muzan is now blending in as an orphan who has been taken in by a loving family.

Tanjiro, meanwhile, recuperates from his injuries and heads to Rengoku’s home to deliver his final messages to both his father and his brother. While his brother is ashamed of Rengoku’s defeat, his brother is more willing to co-operate – and teaches Tanjiro about the origins of ‘Sun Breathing.’

After months of extra training, Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu all accompany the Sound Hashira Uzui Tengen to the Entertainment District in search of demons to slay. 

The first season is available on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu, and Netflix in the US, and Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Netflix in the UK. Find out what else from the world of anime is coming in 2022 with our guides to the Stone Ocean return date and Attack on TItan season 4 return date.

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Bradley Russell

I'm the Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.