Demon Slayer Returns with New season- Hashira Training Arc! 

Demon Slayer returns to Crunchyroll dropping the first episode of Hashira Training Arc on Sunday May 12, 2024. 

Good news for Demon Slayer fans as the return of the action-packed anticipated anime has finally arrived! Kick starting the new season by releasing the first episode in Japanese, English Subtitle on Sunday May 12, 2024. Next episode to air will be on May 19, 2024, at 10:45AM PT, on Crunchyroll. 

Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc will be the anime’s fourth season and will be the fifth Arc to be released from its storyline. The anime is derived from the original manga story “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”, the story was written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge and first started being published in Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine. The manga series ran from Feb 2016 to May 2020. 

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©Koyoharu Gotoge / SHUEISHA, Aniplex, ufotable

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba popularity and fandom grew earning its chance to be made into the anime series we love to watch today! Airing its first season back on Apr 6, 2019. If you want to catch up or start watching, Demon slayer’s full collection of seasons so far then head over to Crunchyroll.  

You can also watch the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie- Mugen Train, you can watch it in one sitting as the movie or Crunchyroll has the same movie split into 7 episodes, marked as the first “Season 2” of Demon slayer

Demon Slayer watch order 

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  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Unwavering Resolve Arc (Season 1, Episodes 26) 2019. 
  • Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train Arc (Movie) 2020. 
  • Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Arc & Entertainment District Arc (Season 2, Episodes 7 & Episodes 11) 2022. 
  • Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc (Season 3, Episodes 11) 
  • Demon Slayer: The Hashira Training Arc (Season 4) 

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc, Official Synopsis- 

“To the Hashira Training… The members of the Demon Slayer Corps and their highest-ranking swordsmen, the Hashira. In preparation for the forthcoming final battle against Muzan Kibutsuji, the Hashira Training commences. While each carry faith and determination within their hearts, Tanjiro and the Hashira enter a new story.” 

Official Trailer

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Directing Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc is Haruo Sotozaki, who has worked on the previous seasons of Demon Slayer. Haruo has also helped direct such anime titles as; Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, No 6, Fullmetal Alchemist and more. Leaving him quite the reputation.  

Hashira Training Arc

©Koyoharu Gotoge / SHUEISHA, Aniplex, ufotable

Production of Demon Slayer: Hashira Arc is being handled by UfoTable who have produced the previous seasons of Demon Slayer and has produced other anime series that you may have heard of like; Fate/Zero, God Eater, Ninin ga Shinobuden, Fate/Stay the Night and more. With how amazing the previous seasons of Demon Slayer have been portrayed; it goes without saying that the fandom is excited to see the new Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc

About Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc

 Release: Sun May 12, 2024 
Genre: Action, Dark Fantasy 
Director: Haruo Sotozaki 
Editor: Manabu Kamino 
Original Story by: Koyoharu Gotouge 
Screenplay & Composition: UfoTable 
Producer: UfoTable 
Cast: Natsuki Hanae, Kengo Kawanishi, Akari Kitô, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Hiro Shimono

Tanjiro undergoes rigorous training with the Stone Hashira, Himejima, in his quest to become a Hashira. Meanwhile, Muzan continues to search for Nezuko and Ubuyashiki.

Super excited to see Demon Slayer: Hashira Arc? You can watch the first episode now with English Subtitles at Crunchyroll. Want to keep up to date with the latest news or want to share your thoughts with us? Then check out our social media page The_Illuminerdi. Remember at The Illuminerdi we are always watching! 



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Hey, everyone I'm Georgia big fan of Anime and Manga since my teens. I'm so happy to be writing for Illuminerdi to share my love and articles on Anime for you all to read. Ill be covering mostly Fantasy and Romance but I do enjoy all genres.