S2.5E3 - Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 – Entertainment District Arc Review

Japanimation Station - An Anime Podcast

Apr 7 2023 • 2 hrs 29 mins

“Starting now, things are gonna get real flashy!”

The premiere of the Swordsmith Village Arc is just two days away – on April 9th – and we’re finishing out our reviews of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, ufotable’s extraordinary anime adaptation of Kyoharu Gotouge’s hit manga, with a look at the show’s singular second season. Fresh off the unprecedented success of the Mugen Train film, Season 2 is shaped unlike just about any other anime season out there: An original episode with fan favorite Kyojuro Rengoku, then a 6-episode TV edit of Mugen Train complete with a new theme song and end credits, and finally an all new 11-episode adaptation of the manga’s Entertainment District Arc, featuring a double-length premiere and a 1.5x length finale. It’s all fantastic, of course, particularly the new material of the Entertainment District Arc, the point in the manga where Gotouge’s sense of staging action really comes into focus, giving ufotable more than enough to craft some of the most incredible images ever aired on television. With sound hashira Tengen Uzui, his three wives, and an upper-rank demon split across two separate bodies along for the ride, the Entertainment District Arc is an edge-of-your-seat adventure, and more than worthy of another look ahead of Season 3.

We will be back to review the entire Swordsmith Village arc when it finishes airing this summer, and be sure to continue listening to Japanimation Station Season 2 – ufotable/Moon Works – premiering every Tuesday night at 7pm CT on YouTube!

Time Chart:

Theme Song: 0:00:00 – 0:01:14

Intro: 0:01:14 – 0:03:48

Eyecatch 1: 0:03:48 – 0:03:56

Mugen Train Arc: 0:03:56 – 0:23:45

Eyecatch 2: 0:23:45 – 0:23:55

Entertainment District Arc: 0:23:55 – 2:28:30

End Credits: 2:28:30 – 2:29:45

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