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Demon Slayer season 4 release date speculation, cast, and more news

From the Demon Slayer season 4 release date, cast, and more, here's everything you need to know about the next arc of the hit anime series.

Demon Slayer season 4 release date: everything you need to know about the hit anime series

What is the Demon Slayer season 4 release date? Based on Koyoharu Gotouge’s best-selling manga of the same name, the fantastical anime Demon Slayer follows the adventures of Tanjiro on his quest to cure his demon sister and defeat the big bad Muzan Kibutsuji once and for all.

Now, Demon Slayer is nearing its end as we head into the final Arcs of one of the best anime series ever made. So, fans are dying to know what will happen to their favorite Demon Slayer characters as they prepare to face the remaining Upper-Rank demons. Well, in preparation for the next bloody outing, The Digital Fix is here to be your own personal Kasugai Crow. Here’s everything you need to know about Deamon Slayer season 4!

Demon Slayer season 4 release date speculation

Demon Slayer season 4 was officially announced on June 18, 2023, and all signs point to an April 2024 release date.

Demon Slayer season 4 will be adapting the Hashira Training Arc, which is pretty short compared to previous outings, meaning that we are expecting a relatively speedy turn around.

We also have to take into account that the last season was released in April 2023, so it stands to reason that, with less material to work with and a set release pattern, April 2024 is the best bet for a potential release window.

In October 2023, the official Demon Slayer social account on X shared that we will see the first promotional video for the new season on December 10, 2023. We think that the upcoming video reveals the Demon Slayer season 4 release date, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed and eyes peeled for the teaser.

Demon Slayer season 4 release date: screenshot from Demon Slayer twitter account

Demon Slayer season 4 cast speculation

The main Demon Slayer cast will be back for season 4. That means Natsuki Hanae will return to voice Tanjiro, and Akari Kitô will be back as Nezuko.

Since the upcoming chapter will follow the Hashira Training Arc, fans can also expect to see all the remaining Hashira back and taking center stage in the next chapter.

That means Takahiro Sakurai as the water Hashira Giyu Tomioka will be back along with Kengo Kawanishi as Muichiro Tokito, Kana Hanazawa as Mitsuri Kanroji, and Tomokazu Seki as Sanemi Shinazugawa. The whole Demon Slayer gang is banding together, folks!

Here is the expected Demon Slayer season 4 cast list:

  • Natsuki Hanae as Tanjiro Kamado
  • Akari Kitô as Nezuko Kamado
  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Inosuke Hashibira
  • Hiro Shimono as Zenitsu Agatsuma
  • Toshihiko Seki as Muzan Kibutsuji
  • Nobuhiko Okamoto as Genya
  • Toshiyuki Morikawa as Kagaya Ubuyashiki
  • Kana Hanazawa as Mitsuri Kanroji
  • Kengo Kawanishi as Muichiro Tokito
  • Takahiro Sakurai as Giyu Tomioka
  • Reina Ueda as Tsuguko Kanao Tsuyuri
  • Daisuke Namikawa as Hotaru Haganezuka
  • Tomokazu Seki as Sanemi Shinazugawa
  • Tomokazu Sugita as Gyomei Himejima
  • Maaya Sakamoto as Lady Tamayo
  • Marina Inoue as Nakime

On the demon front, Toshihiko Seki will return as our favorite baddie, Muzan Kibutsuji. In the manga, the Hashira Training Arc is light on full-on demon fights, but we know for sure that we will see more of Nakime. Nakime is a demon who has surveillance powers and is voiced by Marina Inoue.

Since the Hashira Training Arc is short, we may get some episodes from the Infinity Castle Arc. In that case, the list above may grow as the Demon Slayers face off against the final figures in the Upper Ranks. Keep your eyes on this guide as we release updates.

Demon Slayer season 4 release date: All of the Hashira kneeling

What is Demon Slayer season 4 about?

Demon Slayer season 4 will take place directly after the events of the Swordsmith Village Arc and cover the Hashira Training Arc from the Demon Slayer manga.

In terms of the shounen anime’s source material, that means that the next outing will cover chapters 128 to 136 of Koyoharu Gotouge’s work. Warning: spoilers ahead!

In the Demon Slayer manga, the Hashira Training Arc sees Tanjiro training with the Hashira to finally fight the Demon King. For those of you who may be a bit rusty on your Demon Slayer lore, a Hashira is a high-ranking member of the Demon Slayer Corps. They are the best of the best, and in order to prepare for his final face-off against Muzan, Tanjiro has to learn skills from all current members of the elite circle.

Along with seeing Tanjiro being pushed to new limits (and at one point literally pushing a giant boulder) during this Arc, we will learn more about each of the Hashira’s backstories. We will get insights into Gyomei’s past with the law, Giyu’s imposter syndrome, and Obanai’s crush on Mitsuri. Simultaneously, we will see Muzan and his subordinate Nakime trying to locate Nezuko since Muzan is desperate to absorb her powers for himself.

Demon Slayer season 4 release date: Muzan looking at his blood and doing tests

If you remember the Demon Slayer season 3 ending, Nezuko became a day walker, a demon that Muzan has been trying to make for centuries. Muzan is desperate to become truly immortal and is willing to fully confront the Demon Slayers personally if that means attaining the ability to walk in the sun.

So yeah, there is plenty to get through with the Hashira Training Arc. However, it’s barely ten chapters long. So, if you ask us, we bet that we will see the beginning of the next Arc, the Infinity Castle Arc, in Demon Slayer season 4 as well.

The Infinity Castle Arc starts with Muzan directly infiltrating the Ubuyashiki Mansion – officially kicking off an epic and downright grueling final confrontation. The beginning of the Infinity Castle Arc in chapter 137 is a perfect cliffhanger and explosive bang to end a season. However, this is just speculation on our part.

Currently, only the Hashira Training Arc has been confirmed for the return of one of the best TV series in the animated space. Stay tuned for updates!

Demon Slayer season 4 release date: Tanjiro and Nezuko fighting

Is there a Demon Slayer season 4 trailer?

Sorry, folks. There is no Demon Slayer season 4 trailer; however, a short teaser for the next season was released on June 19, 2023.

It isn’t much, but the new clip basically confirms that Demon Slayer season 4 follows the Hashira Arc and reminds us that this show features some of the coolest and best anime characters around. The video re-introduces us to all the remaining Hashira, zooming in on their figures and faces.

The character profiles are downright cool, and although there is no new footage yet, the teaser is enough to get us excited about the next anime outing. You can watch the clip for yourself down below:

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How many episodes will be in Demon Slayer season 4?

Demon Slayer season 4 will likely have 11 episodes and maybe a movie, similar to the season 3 release schedule.

As we mentioned above, currently, only the Hashira Training Arc is confirmed, and it is a short installment in the manga anyway. With that in mind, we can’t imagine season 4 running for longer than 11 episodes.

However, who knows, we could get a curve ball and confirmation that the Infinity Castle Arc will begin in the next installment, meaning more content and more episodes as a result. We will be sure to keep you posted as more updates head our way.

A close up of the demon Kokushibo in Demon Slayer season 3

Will Demon Slayer season 4 end the series?

Demon Slayer season 4 definitely won’t be the end of the series. As mentioned above, the upcoming chapter covers the Hashira Training Arc, which (according to the Demon Slayer manga) is followed by the Infinity Castle Arc.

While we believe that season 4 will begin the Infinity Castle Arc since the Hashira Training Arc is notoriously short, it is highly unlikely that it will be able to finish it. And on the off chance that it does manage to get through the Infinity Castle Arc – that is only the first part of the overarching Final Battle Arc.

There is still the Sunrise Countdown Arc to get through, meaning it is impossible for Demon Slayer season 4 to cover everything. So, we know that there will at least be a Demon Slayer movie or a season 5 to complete Tanjiro’s journey.

Demon Slayer season 4 release date: Upper Rank 2 demon in the snow smiling

Where can I watch Demon Slayer season 4?

Fans will be able to watch Demon Slayer season 4 on Crunchyroll when it releases.

The series will likely be available to view via Netflix as well, but only a few months from its initial release. So yeah, if you are after the latest Demon Slayer episodes, Crunchyroll will be your best bet.

Crunchyroll’s fan membership costs £4.99/$7.99 per month, while the Mega fan tier costs £5.99/$9.99 per month. So, what are you waiting for? Start renewing those subscriptions, friends!

And there you have it. That is everything we know about Demon Slayer season 4. For more anime, be sure to check our guides on everything we know about the Dragon Ball Super season 2 release date, the Chainsaw Man 2 release date, and One Punch Man season 3.

We also have more Demon Slayer guides going over how Muzan became a demon, Demon Slayer Marks, and explaining if Tanjiro will become a Hashira. Finally, check out our breakdowns of all the new anime coming this month, the top anime for beginners to watch, the best anime movies ever made, and a list of the best anime villains of all time.