Demon Slayer season 4 is already right in front of our eyes. The previous saga shows the sweet conclusion of how the next arc will thread. To prepare for the upcoming conflict, all of the top dogs of Demon Slayer Corps will hold a training fest!
While the arc is considered bland than others, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t have an impact on the story. It is time for Tanjiro and his gang to unravel their full potential before hell breaks loose.
For that, we already gathered the information surrounding the Demon Slayer season 4. So, what is one of the best demon anime has to offer so far? Let’s check it out!
Demon Slayer Season 4 Trailer and Release Date
Demon Slayer just released its annual Promotional Reel on December 10, 2023. The first minute only includes the flashback of the Demon Slayer project from 2019 to 2023. Unfortunately, unlike the Promotional Reel 2023, the teaser trailer for the fourth season is still soundless and just the introduction to all eight Hashiras.
The next announcement stated that the first episode of Demon Slayer Season 4 will have a one-hour special like the previous seasons. The advanced screening will surpass the previous world tour record that had 1800 screens. This time, they will hold the event in over 140 countries and regions starting on February 2, 2024, in Tokyo. They confirmed that Demon Slayer Season 4 will premiere in Spring 2024. However, the exact date is still TBA.
Other than the annual Promotional Reel, Demon Slayer also held a live viewing event “Kimetsu TV – THE WORLD” which started two hours after the reel premiered. Aniplex USA premiered it with English subtitles. Six cast members were present at the event including Natsuki Hanae, Akari Kitou, Hiro Shimono, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Kengo Kawanishi, and Saori Hayami.
Although they mainly discussed the promotional reel, they also made some new announcements. The first one is the event commemorating the fifth anniversary of Demon Slayer anime will be held on March 9-10, 2024, at Mkuhari Messe, Chiba. Further information will be revealed at a later date.
The second one is the new announcement of a new game entitled “Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- Sweep the Board!”. It is a 4-player game for Nintendo Switch which will debut on April 25, 2024. Instead of using the same concept as the previous game, this game emphasizes a bunch of mini-games that can be enjoyed casually.
Demon Slayer Season 4 Cast and Staff
To this point, all of the cast of Demon Slayer Season 4 has been announced. Moreover, the next arc will focus on eight Hashiras who appeared in the first season of the anime series. For the sake of refreshing memory, here are the list of cast:
- Natsuki Hanae as Tanjirou Kamado
- Akari Kito as Nezuko Kamado
- Hiro Shimono as Zenitsu Agatsuma
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Inosuke Hashibira
- Takahiro Sakurai as Giyu Tomioka
- Saori Hayami as Shinobu Kocho
- Tomokazu Sugita as Gyomei Himejima
- Kenichi Suzumura as Obanai Iguro
- Tomokazu Seki as Sanemi Shinazugawa
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Tengen Uzui
- Kana Hanazawa as Mitsuri Kanroji
- Kengo Kawanishi as Muichiro Tokito
The staff stays the same as in the first season of Demon Slayer. Haruo Sotozaki is coming back to serve as the director at Ufotable. Meanwhile, Akira Matsushima once again works as a character designer and also serves as chief animation director.
What to Expect in Demon Slayer Season 4?
The previous Demon Slayer ended its last episode with a bang. On one side, the scene where Tanjiro has to choose between ending the demon or saving his sister is heartbreaking. On the other hand, his choice turns out to be the best because Nezuko can overcome the sunlight.
It really makes this scene a stepping stone for the next conflict between the Demon Slayer Corps and Muzan Kibutsuji. Now, the next mission is very clear for the corps, protect Nezuko from Muzan. Thus, the entire organization decided to hold a group training hosted by eight high-ranking members known as Hashira.
But, what will Demon Slayer Season 4 turn out? We know that it will bring Hashira training arc to life. However, the whole arc only consists of 9 chapters of the manga. Meanwhile, the previous Swordsmith Village has 30 chapters and the Entertainment District has 31 chapters. Moreover, with a one-hour special episode, we can expect the whole arc will have less than 6 episodes based on its source material.
It is a different matter if they adapt the first stage of the Infinity Castle arc. If they do that, the cliffhanger will be unbearable. The other viable option is to adapt Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer Gaiden or a Spin-off. But, will they give a filler in this later stage?
Well, there is no choice but to wait for further information. To be fair, they haven’t released a total episode yet. Maybe we will have a full 24 episodes where we can enjoy half of the Infinity Castle arc.
Demon Slayer is undoubtedly one of the best demon anime. It has a simple storyline with a few plot twists which makes this series easy to swallow. What makes this anime memorable is of course thanks to studio Ufotable as the one who works on it. Regarded as the best animation studio in a visual context, they succeeded in elevating the hype of this series to this point.
Demon Slayer season 4 will premiere somewhere in Spring 2024. But before that, the first episode will have a theatrical release in February. With how last year’s record was, the screening will undoubtedly become another success. But, will it break the record? Well, who knows?
Even after this season ends, it is almost given that the fifth season is in the works. But, before we go that way, there are multiple news that are still mysteries like who will perform the opening and ending theme. That’s why, stay tuned for future anime news in Animefleek!
The series will debut in Spring 2024. Unfortunately, the exact date is still TBA.
The advanced screening will be held in over 140 countries and regions simultaneously. Of course, you can read the schedule in the official account of Demon Slayer.
Yes, they will release a new game entitled “Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- Sweep the Board!”. It is a 4-player game for Nintendo Switch which will debut on April 25, 2024.