Updated on March 23, 3:24 p.m. (GMT+8): Updated Season 3 release date.

The excitement for Demon Slayer Season 3 continues to build with the anime releasing a new movie before its official release.

The highly anticipated To the Swordsmith Village movie already took the top spot at the Japanese box office, earning around US$8.73 million since it opened on February 3, according to the Anime News Network.

The Demon Slayer 2023 movie serves as a preview of the anime’s third season. The To the Swordsmith Village animated film includes the last two episodes of Season 2’s Entertainment District Arc, along with the first episode of Season 3’s Swordsmith Village Arc.

The third season will begin on April 9 and it will continue the high-stakes battle between the Demon Slayer Corp and Muzan Kibutsuji and the elite group of Upper Rank Moons

Before the new season airs, here’s everything you need to know about Season 3’s Swordsmith Village Arc, including its story, characters, voice actors (seiyuu), and where to watch.

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Warning: Major spoilers if you have yet to watch the Demon Slayer Entertainment District Arc or for those who haven’t read up until Chapter 96 of the manga.

What is Demon Slayer Season 3’s Swordsmith Village Arc?

Demon Slayer Tanjiro Kamado, Muichiro Tokito, and Mitsuri Kanjiro
Credit: Shueisha

The new season will adapt the events from chapters 98 to 127 of the manga.

It takes place right after the events of the second half of Season 2. In the Entertainment District Arc, Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, Inosuke Hashibira, and the Sound Hashira, Uzui Tengen, managed to defeat the Upper Demon Six siblings Daki and Gyutaro.

However, the battle took its toll on the Demon Slayer Corp members with most of them left near death. Even the group’s powerful Hashira, Tengen, suffered permanent damage and was forced to retire after the clash at the Entertainment District.

This leaves Tanjiro and his companions having to recuperate. In the meantime, the demons have started plotting their next move to cripple the Demon Slayer Corp.

Demon Slayer Season 3 release date?

Demon Slayer Hashira Muichiro Tokito and Mitsuri Kanjiro
Credit: ufotable

The Swordsmith Village Arc will premiere on April 9, 11:15 a.m. JST | 10:15 a.m. GMT+8 | | 2:15 a.m. GMT | April 8, 6:15 p.m. PT.

The first episode will be a one-hour special and it will continue right when Season 2’s Entertainment District Arc left off.

Demon Slayer Season 3 characters and voice actors

Tanjiro KamadoNatsuki Hanae
Nezuko KamadoAkari Kito
Zenitsu AgatsumaHiro Shimono
Inosuke HashibiraYoshitsugu Matsuoka
Mitsuri KanrojiKana Hanazawa
Muichiro TokitoKengo Kawanishi
Muzan KibutsujiToshihiko Seki
HaganezukaDaisuke Namikawa
Genya ShinazugawaNobuhiko Okamoto
DomaMamoru Miyano
KokushiboRyotaro Okiayu
GyokkoKosuke Toriumi
HantenguToshio Furukawa

Where to watch Demon Slayer Season 3?

The first two seasons of Demon Slayer are available on Crunchyroll and Netflix, but Japanese animation studio ufotable has yet to announce which streaming platforms will air the latest Season 3 episodes on April 9.

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