Demon Slayer Watch Order: How to Watch?

Here's a detailed look on the series and movies in order.

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With 3 seasons out, Demon Slayer in Order can get a bit confusing, along with the specials and the OVAs, but worry not for we have you covered. Demon Slayer (Kimetsu No Yaiba) is based on the manga of the same name, written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. 

Demon Slayer – ‘To the Swordsmith Village arc’ has ended, with yet another Upper Moon Demon (Hantengu) dead, and now it’s only Muzan and 3 other Upper Moon Demons (Kokushibo, Doma, and Akaza) left. Ufotable announced the upcoming season 4 – ‘Hashira Training Arc’, right after the end of Season 3. 

With 3 seasons and multiple OVAs and specials, here’s a detailed look at how to watch Demon Slayer in order, especially if you’re new to the anime. 

How Many Demon Slayer Seasons are There?

As of August 2023, Ufotable, the studio behind the anime has released 3 seasons of the anime, along with 2 movies. The first season aired on April 6, 2019, and the latest season of the anime aired on April 9, 2023. With 3 seasons and 2 movies, here’s a look at how to watch Demon Slayer in Order. 

Demon Slayer In Order
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How to Watch Demon Slayer in Order?

Here’s a look at how to watch all the seasons and movies from Demon Slayer in Order.

  1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Season 1)
    The very first season of the anime introduces us and sets the tempo for the story from the manga. With a total of 26 episodes, they primarily focus on Tanjiro who has the burden of supporting his family, after his father’s death. One day Tanjiro returns home and is met with a horrifying sight, his whole family has been slaughtered, and the sole survivor is his sister, Nezuko who has been turned into a demon. 
  2. Demon Slayer Movie: Mugen Train (Optional)
    Hashira Rengoku is assigned to the case of the Mugen Train, whose passengers keep disappearing mysteriously. Along with Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke, the group must muster all their courage to save the people on board from the blood-thirsty demons. 
  3. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc (Season 2)
    The TV version of the movie, along with a fresh new first episode. Season 2 adds newer animations, along with further background music. Season 2 of Demon Slayer has 7 episodes in total. 
  4. Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc (Season 2, remaining episodes)
    Arguably, the first tough mission for Tanjiro, along with the Sound Hashira, Tengen Uzui, is to defeat the demons in the Yoshiwara Entertainment District. Zenitsu and Inosuke also help Tanjiro in this mission. Entertainment District Arc has 11 episodes in total. 
  5. Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc (Season 3)
    In the latest season of the anime, The series continues from Kimestu No Yaiba – Entertainment District Arc where Tanjiro is grievously injured from his battle with Upper Moon Demon 6: Gyuataro and Daki. During the battle, he breaks his nichrin-sword (katana) and decides to embark on a journey to the swordsmith village to ask his swordsmith Haganezuka to forge a new one. During his time at the village, he runs into more trouble from Muzan and his demons.
Demon Slayer In Order
© Ufotable

How to Watch Demon Slayer in Order by Release Date?

Here’s a look at how to Watch Demon Slayer in Order by Release Date-

  1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Season 1)
  2. Demon Slayer Movie: Mugen Train (Optional)
  3. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc (Season 2)
  4. Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc (Season 2, remaining episodes)
  5. Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc (Season 3)

Where to watch Demon Slayer in Order?

Fans of the anime can now watch Demon Slayer in Order on both Netflix and Crunchyroll. Follow our watch order list for the anime and have a great time watching Tanjiro slay the demons.

Demon Slayer In Order
© Ufotable

Will there be a Demon Slayer Season 4?

Yes, With 2 Upper Moon Demons deaths to his name (Hantengu and Gyuataro&Daki), it is reasonable that Tanjiro begins his journey to becoming a Hashira. Ufotable announced the upcoming season 4 – ‘Hashira Training Arc’, right after the end of Season 3. Before Season 4, fans can now watch Demon Slayer in Order, and be all set for the upcoming season.

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