It's officially time to enjoy Demon Slayer season 4 – or, if you're new to the franchise, catch up on everything that's come previously before enjoying the new episodes.

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When Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba debuted as a manga in 2016, it quickly took the world by storm, with over 150 million copies in circulation – making it the ninth best-selling manga series of all time.

Soon after the anime's season 1 premiere in 2019 came more TV seasons and movies within the franchise that adapts Koyoharu Gotouge’s original manga – which ended in 2020, with 23 volumes in total.

However, it's important to note that you don't technically have to watch everything the Demon Slayer anime has released, as some instalments actually cover similar ground, or in fact, even compact certain episodes into feature-length presentation. It can be a little confusing...

The series follows Tanjiro Kamado, a teenager who is training to be a demon slayer. We follow his journey as he climbs the demon slayer ranks after his family is killed and his sister is turned into a demon.

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Season 4 is officially upon us, with fans thrilled by the action-packed adaptation of the Hashira Training Arc.

But in what order do the different seasons and the film take place and where can fans in the UK watch them all?

Read on for everything you need to know about how to watch the Demon Slayer franchise in order.

How to watch the Demon Slayer franchise in order

The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga series has so far spawned four seasons of anime and two spin-off films.

The best order to watch the seasons in is as follows:

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba season 1
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train OR Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba season 2 - Mugen Train Arc
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba season 2 - Entertainment District Arc
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba - To the Swordsmith Village OR Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba season 3 - Swordsmith Village Arc
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba season 4 - Hashira Training Arc
Demon Slayer - To The Hashira Training arc - Episode 1
Demon Slayer - To The Hashira Training arc - Episode 1. Crunchyroll

However, that's not the be all and end all.

Newcomers to the franchise should start with season 1 of the anime, but it is after this that viewers will have different options presented to them.

The second season of the series was split into two separate arcs – the first is titled the Mugen Train Arc, while the second is the Entertainment District Arc.

The first film from the franchise is titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train, and it covers the same story as the first half of the TV show’s second season. In fact, the film came first, but the TV show features some original content for viewers looking for something new.

The second film, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – To the Swordsmith Village, adapts the final two episodes of season 2, as well as the first episode of season 3, while season 3 adapts the manga’s Swordsmith Village arc in full.

The fourth season is adapting the Hashira Training arc, which is actually quite a short and sweet arc compared to the Swordsmith Village arc, meaning that season 4 could shape up to be more of a 'mini' season than season 3 was. However, fans are already looking forward to the Infinity Castle arc, which is expected to come next.

So, fans can either choose to watch the franchise in chronological order, or they can make a choice as to whether they want to enjoy the movie or watch that arc split up into episodes in season 2.

Where are the Demon Slayer series and movies available in the UK?

Demon Slayer: To the Hashira Training key art showing five characters mid-fight
Demon Slayer: To the Hashira Training Arc. Crunchyroll

All four seasons of Demon Slayer, alongside the Mugen Train movie, are available to stream on Crunchyroll in the UK.

All four seasons of Demon Slayer are currently available to watch on Crunchyroll. Visit our Fantasy hub for the latest news and features, or find something to watch with our TV Guide and Streaming Guide.

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