Demon Slayer season 3: Release date, trailer and latest news
Demon Slayer season 3 is well under way, taking viewers on another epic journey featuring the beloved characters of the franchise.
Tanjiro Kamado’s mission to find a cure for his sister Nezuko, who’s been transformed into a demon, has already spawned two successful seasons and an animated movie, so it's hardly surprising that season 3 was one of the most hotly-anticipated anime releases of 2023.
The third instalment sees Tanjiro and the Demon Slayer gang set off to the secretive Swordsmith village for their next adventure.
But how can fans residing outside of Japan watch the anime? For more information on Demon Slayer season 3, read on!
Demon Slayer season 3 release date
Demon Slayer season 3 premiered its first episode on 9th April 2023.
The new episodes are released weekly on Crunchyroll in the UK – check out our Demon Slayer season 3 release schedule for full details.
Crunchyroll is simulcasting the episodes, meaning they are available to watch at the same time as they air in Japan.
What is Demon Slayer season 3 about?
Demon Slayer season 3 follows the Swordsmith Village Arc. The manga is officially finished, so fans wanting to know all the spoilers can find out what's set to happen — but we won't reveal them here! There are some plot points already public knowledge and therefore free to discuss!
Season 3 will see Tanjiro and the others venture to meet Hotaru Haganezuka in order to repair his sword after it was broke into pieces during his last battle with the Kizuki.
The Entertainment District arc brutalised our beloved antagonists so a low relaxing journey is exactly what they need. However, it's not long before several upper rank demons attack the group head. With no weapons to defend themselves, it's a run or die situation.
Characters like Tanjiro (Natsuki Hanae), Zenitsu (Hiro Shimono), Inosuke (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka), and Nezuko (Akari Kitou) are all set to return.
Demon Slayer season 3 cast
The main cast of Demon Slayer have returned for season 3. Here's everyone we know so far - plus the English dubs.
- Tanjiro Kamado – Natsuki Hanae / Zach Aguilar
- Nezuko Kamado – Akari Kitô / Abby Trott
- Inosuke Hashibira – Yoshitsugu Matsuoka / Bryce Papenbrook
- Zenitsu Agatsuma – Hiro Shimono / Aleks Le
- Muzan Kibutsuji – Toshihiko Seki / Greg Chun
- Kagaya Ubuyashiki – Toshiyuki Morikawa / Matthew Mercer
- Water Hashira, Giyu Tomioka – Takahiro Sakurai / Johnny Yong Bosch
- Love Hashira, Mitsuri Kanroji – Kana Hanazawa / Kira Buckland
- Mist Hashira, Muichiro Tokito – Kengo Kawanishi / Griffin Burns
- Flower Hashira, Kanae Kocho – Ai Kayano / Bridget Hoffman
- Tsuguko Kanao Tsuyuri – Reina Ueda / Brianna Knickerbocker
Aguilar recently opened up about his personal connection to anime and how that's influenced his voice acting, telling The Gamer: "I pull a lot of my style of acting for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba in general from my childhood, growing up with popular anime and listening to the performances of the voice actors that worked on those shows."
Meanwhile, Hanae admitted that he previously worried that he would lose his voice after working on the Mugen Train movie, telling Anime News network: "I was concerned that everyone might lose their voices, since we all recorded with so much seriousness and intensity.
"There were numerous battle scenes with lots of background noise, and Tanjiro had his voice raised the whole time. There were also many scenes where he was going through a rollercoaster of emotions, so this time I prioritized showcasing those emotions in my acting."
Is there a trailer for Demon Slayer season 3?
A trailer for Demon Slayer season 3 was recently released, teasing all the returning characters and a glimpse of the demons our heroes will come up against.
Watch it below:
Demon Slayer season 1 is available on Netflix now, with the movie and season 2 available on Funmation and Crunchyroll.
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