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Demon Slayer Watch Order (Series & Movie, Chronologically)

In this article, we are going to give you the complete Demon Slayer watch order, the series and the movie included. You’re going to find out about the structure of the series and the order in which you should watch it. First, we will give you a short, concise, chronological watch order for Demon Slayer anime, and then, we will take a deeper look into why is that the right way to watch it.

Here is a chronological watch order for Demon Slayer anime:

Now that you know in what order to watch Demon Slayer, let’s dive deeper into the article and further explain the reasoning behind this order.

The anime adaptation of Demon Slayer debuted on April 6, 2019 and ended its first season on September 28, 2019 after a total of 26 episodes. All of the episodes aired as part of one single season that aired without any interruptions for almost six months; this is a bit atypical, as such anime series are usually split into two seasons consisting of 10-15 episodes each, depending on the total count.

The second season of Demon Slayer began airing on October 10, 2021. Its first seven episodes were actually an episodic rerun of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train, the show’s first feature. This segment ended on November 28, 2021, with the season’s new content continuing on December 5, 2021. It has 18 episodes in total – 7 of which encompass the Mugen Train arc, with the remaining 11 dealing with the Entertainment District arc.

A sequel anime movie, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train, was released in 2020, but we’re going to give you more details on the movie up ahead.

In this section, we are going to give you a full watching order for Demon Slayer. Since there isn’t much material to go through, you won’t have any trouble finding your way between the anime series’ episodes and the sequel movie. This is how you should watch Demon Slayer in order:

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train is the sequel movie to the Demon Slayer anime series, continuing the plot from the last episode. It premiered on October 16, 2020 in Japan and was directed by Haruo Sotozaki from a screenplay officially credited to the Ufotable company.

It was a massive hit, breaking several box office records and becoming the highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, the highest-grossing anime film and Japanese film of all time, the highest-grossing animated film of 2020, the fourth highest-grossing film of 2020, the seventh highest-grossing traditional animated film, and the 15th highest-grossing non-English film; the film earned more than $388 million globally.

Due to its success, it was submitted for the 93rd Academy Awards in the best animated feature category.

As we’ve said, the first seven episodes are actually the Mugen Train movie retold in an episodic format. The actual season begins with episode 8 of the second season. This is the proper watching order (although you can skip the first seven episodes if you’ve seen the movie):

Yes, you should watch Demon Slayer anime in order. That said, you can skip the first seven episodes of the second season if you have watched the movie, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train, because they retell the movie in an episodic format.

It is not necessary to watch Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, even though it is a great movie. It is because if you watch only anime series, it will all be explained in the first seven episodes of the second season.

There will be more Demon Slayer. It has huge popularity and it is hailed as one of the best new anime shows. The third season of Demon Slayer is officially confirmed, and it will be called Swordsmith Village Arc.

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