A new trailer for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba's Entertainment District arc has been released.
The final preview for the new arc was uploaded online by Twitter user @_Zxrxjurx_kny. While the trailer mostly features shots that were previously seen in earlier clips, there are a few quick cuts of new material, including a shot of the Sound Hashira, Tengen Uzui, leaping into action and a brief glimpse of Tanjiro's battle with Daki, who is shown in her demon form. The Entertainment District arc will begin with the broadcast of a special hour-long episode on Dec. 5. Both Crunchyroll and Funimation are providing an international simulcast of the series as new episodes are broadcast in Japan.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Entertainment District - New PV pic.twitter.com/HRcnjnDcRv— Zxrxjurx (@_Zxrxjurx_kny) November 28, 2021
The Entertainment District arc is one of the most acclaimed parts of Koyoharu Gotouge's original Demon Slayer manga, so anticipation for its anime adaptation has been high. The arc sees Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu and Inosuke traveling to a major city to assist the Sound Hashira in his investigation of a series of possibly demon-related disappearances within the area's red light district. As the trailer reveals, there are indeed demons operating within the metropolis, and one of them is a member of the feared Twelve Uzuki.
The new arc will follow the conclusion of the second season's current arc, which was a TV adaptation of the story that was previously adapted into the 2020 movie Mugen Train, which became the highest grossing anime movie of all time. The seven episode arc aired its final chapter on Nov. 28. While this part of the season was mostly created from footage from the movie, animation studio Ufotable created a brand new prologue episode centered on the Flame Hashira, Kyojuro Rengoku, as well as 70 brand new scenes intercut throughout the arc in order to encourage fans to give the Mugen Train story a rewatch.
None of the companies involved in the production of the Demon Slayer anime have yet to announce how long the Entertainment District arc will run for. The official Chinese stream for the series previously listed the second season as only being 18 episodes long, including the seven episodes of the Mugen Train arc. Fans of the series are still keeping their fingers crossed for the announcement of additional episodes that would bring the season's episode count closer to that of a Season 1, which aired 26 episodes in 2019 and 2020.