There is some unfortunate news for Demon Slayer fans. Ever since Demon Slayer Season 2 premiered on Netflix, fans were eager for Toonami to air the show. However, Toonami seems to have canceled its plans for airing Demon Slayer Season 2. After the great success of the anime in 2019, fans have been waiting eagerly for the sequel. Toonami had aired the last season, so fans naturally expected the second season. So this news about Toonami comes as a shock. Here is everything to know about the cancelation.
Koyoharu Gotouge created the Demon Slayer manga in 2016. Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump published it till May 2020. There are 150 million copies of the manga series in circulation worldwide. Ufotable produced an anime adaptation in 2019. Mugen Train was released as a movie after Season 1 as a sequel. Moreover, this movie was re-adapted into a second season. Demon Slayer Season 2 premiered in October 2021. In 2020, it went on to become one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time.
Toonami Canceling Demon Slayer Season 2
In January 2022, a fan posted a question on Twitter for a Q&A. They asked if Demon Slayer Season 2 will be coming on Toonami. Toonami’s co-creator, Jason DeMarco, replied that Toonami had to cancel their plans about airing the show. He clarified that this was not because of Netflix but because of the licensing fees of the season itself. The success of the second season of Demon Slayer was expected in the industry, but it did so well that Toonami could not afford the fees. This news came as a bummer to the fans. However, some fans are glad that the rumors about Sony blocking shows from Toonami are not true.
More About Demon Slayer
Demon Slayer is the story of Tanjiro Kamado. The story happens in an alternate Japan in the Taisho-era. Tanjiro Kamado is the oldest son in a charcoal maker’s family. And his father had passed away a few years ago. One day when he returns from the village, he finds his entire family murdered. Only his sister, Nezuko, is alive. However, she becomes a demon and tries to kill him too. A Demon Slayer Corp saves Tanjiro. And so, Tanjiro decides to become a Demon Slayer Corp and find a way to restore his sister to a human form.
Demon Slayer Season 2 will be covering the plot from Mugen Train Arc to the Entertainment District Arc. It starts with Tanjiro and his friends getting on the train to find the Flame Hashira. The main character wants to know more about fire breathing techniques. He will also have to deal with a unique demon who fights dreams. The group will face difficulties in the Entertainment District filled with demons. The story follows Tanjiro on his adventures to restore his sister to her human form.
Demon Slayer: Release Details
Toonami has canceled Demon Slayer Season 2 from its’ plans. And it is unlikely that any other international network provider will be taking it up. However, interested fans can watch the episodes on Netflix and other streaming sites. For more updates like this, keep an eye on this page.