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Funimation Will Stream 'Demon Slayer Entertainment District Arc'.


If you were asked what the biggest anime franchise in the world right now, what would you guess? My Hero Academia? Dragon Ball Super? Attack On Titan? If the box-office receipts of its first movie outing (and during a pandemic no less) are anything to go on, it might just be Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba. Feature film spin-off Mugen Train has taken in over $470 million worldwide, and was the biggest film of 2020 internationally, racking up $49 million in the US and over £1 million in the UK. The manga has more than 150 million copies in circulation in Japan alone.

With such a significant following, it was hardly surprising when a second season of the TV series was announced earlier this year. Now it has been announced that Funimation will stream the series to English speaking fans in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand later this year,

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc will continue the story started in the first 26 episode season and the movie. The animation will again be produced by ufotable. Adapted from the manga by Koyoharu Gotoge the series takes place in early 20th century Japan and follows a young man who trains to become a demon slayer after his family is brutally killed by a demon. He's searching for a cure for his only surviving sister who was turned into a demon in the attack. Haruo Sotozaki, who directed both the first season and the movies is back at the helm. Akira Matsushima will also return as character designer. 

Funimation and Aniplex USA have released a new poster and trailer to mark the occasion. Check out the trailer below. If you need to get caught up (or want a refresher) the first season is available streaming subtitled and dubbed on Funimation and subtitled on Crunchyroll and Netflix.