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Demon Slayer: Where and how to watch all of the hit anime series and movies in order

You don't need to join the Demon Slayer Corps to learn how to watch Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Demon Slayer Season 3

Known for its dramatic moments, high-stakes fights, and beautiful animation style, particularly when characters use their signature attacks, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is filled with tragedy as well as sparks of hope and love that can flicker on even beyond death — making it irresistible to many.

Based on the manga by Koyoharu Gotouge, Demon Slayer is organized into several distinct arcs, starting with the 'Final Selection' Arc. However, some sections are repeated in both the anime and the film, so knowing how to watch Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba in either chronological or release order can be tricky. Here is everything you need to know about this hit anime and what to expect from it next.

How to watch Demon Slayer in chronological order

The episodes of Demon Slayer play out largely in chronological order, despite the many flashbacks that the series features. These flashbacks usually only take up a portion of the episode and are used to flesh out the backstory of the demon that Tanjiro and his friends are currently facing; as such, they don’t really affect the watch order of the show, though they can have a big impact on its pacing.

The confusion comes from the inclusion of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train, which covers the Mugen Train Arc of the manga. Portions of these two movies were then reused during the anime series with added scenes, meaning that there is some repeated material. Because of this repetition, we recommend watching either the movies or the the corresponding arcs of the anime.

Here is the chronological watch order for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba:

How to watch Demon Slayer in release order

It is much easier to watch Demon Slayer in release order since you don’t have to skip between the anime and the film. This is the approach we recommend you take. Again, we would suggest watching either the Mugen Train arc in the anime or in the film, as watching both creates unnecessary repetition.

Here is the release order for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime:

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Where can I watch Demon Slayer?

There are episodes for Demon Slayer on several different streaming platforms, depending on where you live. Netflix has the first 33 episodes of the show and, in some territories, the Mugen Train movie. You can also stream the first 26 episodes of the show on Amazon Prime, though it isn’t included in your Prime membership.

However, if you want to watch every episode of Demon Slayer and the film all in one place, you’ll want to stream it on Crunchyroll.

And there's good news for fans of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba who don’t like subtitles: the series’ third season is now streaming new episodes of an English language dub on Crunchyroll weekly, in addition to episodes in its original Japanese. The third season continues the story of Tanjiro — a hero who takes up a place in the Demon Slayer Corps not just to protect people, but also to help his sister Nezuko after she is turned into a demon herself.

What is next for Demon Slayer?

Thankfully, the incredible success of the Demon Slayer anime has all but ensured that more episodes are on their way. The current arc of the series, The Swordsmith Village Arc, began streaming on Crunchyroll internationally in April 2023, with an English language dub debuting May 28.

The official synopsis of the season reads, "Tanjiro’s journey leads him to the Swordsmith Village, where he reunites with two Hashira, members of the Demon Slayer Corps’ highest-ranking swordsmen – Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito and Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji. With the shadows of demons lurking near, a new battle begins for Tanjiro and his comrades."

If this stays consistent with how quickly the anime has been covering the manga in the past, season 3 of Demon Slayer: Kimestu no Yaiba should be between 11 and 12 episodes long.

This is of course, an expanded version of the recent movie Demon Slayer: Kimestu no Yaiba – To The Swordsmith Village. However, this isn’t a true theatrical film, as it consists entirely of animation created for the anime series. This release will include the final two episodes of the Entertainment District Arc (Episodes 43 and 44) as well as the first, one-hour-long episode of the upcoming season.

We dove into the visually stunning Infinity Castle scene of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – To the Swordsmith Village.

There are currently no other announced plans for more Demon Slayer films in the works, though that could change depending on how well the upcoming season is received.

Want more information about the show straight from the mouth of Tanjiro’s English voice actor? We’ve got the full New York Comic Con 2022 Demon Slayer panel with Zach Aguilar for you to watch.

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