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Demon Slayer Will End With Three Movies

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How are we already talking about the end of Demon Slayer? This show’s a big success! We’re adapting JUST the manga? What about Demon Slayer Shippuden? What about the spinoff about Tanjiro’s kid? Where’s the endless filler? It’s a different industry now.

Perhaps it isn’t that much of a shock that an end is in sight for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. 23 volumes isn’t a lot of material. What is surprising is that from this point forward, the anime won’t be on television. The manga’s ultimate arc, Infinity Castle, will instead be adapted as a trilogy of movies and released in theaters.

“Demon Slayer has been a phenomenal franchise, and we at Crunchyroll are delighted to have been a part of it from the beginning,” said Rahul Purini, President of Crunchyroll. “Crunchyroll is thrilled to be able to bring this trilogy of films to fans, on the big screen, and it promises to be one of the truly epic and consequential pop cultural events of our time when it hits theaters.”

This means the last true TV season of Demon Slayer was the “in-between” arc Hashira Training, where nothing much happened. Given that Mugen Train was carved into a season of TV episodes it’s possible they might do the same for these three films, but that’s just speculation on our part. No such announcement has been made.

We have to wonder if the worldwide success of Mugen Train at the box office (including America) spurred Aniplex into making this decision. What we do know is the Infinity Castle trilogy will be distributed by Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment worldwide, excluding select Asian territories including Japan.

A release window for any of the three films has not been announced at this time, but Crunchyroll did release a short teaser trailer. Check it out below…

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