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Demon Slayer season 4 release date and expected launch time

Everything we know about the Hashira Training Arc.

Main character Tanjiro midway through a fight in the hugely popular anime series Demon Slayer.
Image credit: VG247/Crunchyroll

Demon Slayer is one of the defining animes of its generation. Tanjiro's journey from a humble charcoal seller to a heroic demon slayer who wears his heart on his sleeve has been full of brutal fights, gorgeous animation and instantly anthemic songs.

The hotly anticipated season 3 run finished last year, and fans are now looking forward to what's next. With only a few more arcs from the manga left to adapt, Tanjiro's quest to turn his sister back into a human is almost reaching its endgame.

If you're wondering when is the Demon Slayer season 4 release date, or have any other questions about Tanjiro's return then we're here to help. We've rounded-up everything we know about Demon Slayer season 4, including details on the confirmed release date, the latest trailer, the runtime of episode 1, and the To The Hashira Training movie.



Demon Slayer season 4 release date

It has been confirmed that the Demon Slayer season 4 release date is Sunday 12 May 2024. The release date was revealed in the latest trailer for Demon Slayer season 4, which was released in March 2024. The announcement came after Ufotable had previously said that Demon Slayer season 4 would launch in spring 2024.

Demon Slayer season 4 release time

A Demon Slayer season 4 release time hasn't been announced yet for the West, but we do know episode 1 will premiere in Japan at 11.15pm JST on Sunday 12 May 2024. This gives us an idea of when Demon Slayer season 4 will be available on Crunchyroll, who typically add simulcast shows to its library a few hours after first being shown on Japanese TVs.

For those in other time zones, the time that Demon Slayer season 4 will premiere in Japan is 7.15am PDT, 10.15am EDT, 3.15pm BST and 4.15pm CEST on Sunday 12 May 2024.

Demon Slayer season 4 trailer

A few trailers have been released for Demon Slayer season 4. The most recent trailer, which was revealed in March 2024, gave us our best look yet at the highly anticipated anime. Previous teaser trailers have either shown snippets of new footage, or set the scene for the story so far.

You can watch the most recent Demon Slayer season 4 trailer, along with previous teasers, below:

Watch on YouTube
Watch on YouTube
Watch on YouTube

Demon Slayer season 4 opening

The Demon Slayer season 4 opening theme is being performed by MY FIRST STORY and HYDE. The artists performing the latest OP were announced in February 2024, with fans getting to hear a brief snippet of the song in the season 4 trailer.

MY FIRST STORY previously performed the openings for Golden Kamuy season 2 and Kengan Ashura, while HYDE songs have been used as the OPs for iconic animes like Fullmetal Alchemist and Attack on Titan.

Demon Slayer season 4 episode 1 runtime

When Ufotable confirmed the Demon Slayer season 4 release window in the anime's 2024 promotional reel, they also announced that Demon Slayer season 4 will begin with an hour-long episode 1.

This is similar to season 3 of Demon Slayer, which began with an extended episode that ran for almost 50 minutes. The finale was around that length too.

To The Hashira Training movie

If you can't wait for the Demon Slayer season 4 premiere, you can get an early glimpse of the next arc in the To The Hashira Training movie. This compilation film launched first in Japan towards the start of February 2024, with an international release happening later on Friday 23 February 2024.

This film includes scenes from the final two episodes of season 3, and the first episode of the upcoming season 4.

You can watch the trailer for it below:

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What to expect from Demon Slayer season 4

The Hashira Training Arc that is being adapted next is a fan favorite from the original manga. Taking place after the events of Demon Slayer season 3, it follows Tanjiro as he trains to become a Hashira - a high-ranking member of the Demon Slayer Corps.

The Hashira Training Arc is the penultimate arc and tenth story arc of Demon Slayer. After that, it's the Final Battle Arc, which is the last story arc of Kimetsu no Yaiba. This closing arc is a lengthy one, and is divided into two sub arcs called the Infinity Castle Arc and the Sunrise Countdown Arc.

Where to watch Demon Slayer season 4

Graphic promoting Crunchyroll as the place to watch Demon Slayer season 4, taken from the anime's latest trailer.
Image credit: Aniplex/Crunchyroll

Demon Slayer season 4 will be available to watch on Crunchyroll. This was confirmed in the latest trailer, which teased Crunchyroll as the place to watch the premiere of the Hashira Training Arc.

If you want to catch-up on Demon Slayer before season 4 begins you can watch every episode with a Crunchyroll or Netflix subscription. There is one big difference between the two apps though - while you can watch every episode of the Demon Slayer anime on both services, the Mugen Train movie which broke box office records in Japanese cinemas is only available with Crunchyroll.

Thankfully, the Mugen Train arc from the manga was also adapted into a fully fledged season after the film came out, which expands on the movie and offers an episodic, more in-depth adaptation. That's available on both Crunchyroll and Netflix.

If you're not sure whether Demon Slayer is for you, you can watch the first season entirely for free via Crunchyroll's ad-supported viewing. Simply head to the Crunchyroll Demon Slayer page and choose the episode you want to watch from the first season to get started.

If you want to watch every single episode, you'll need a subscription for Crunchyroll Premium or Netflix. Crunchyroll Premium is priced from $7.99 a month while Netflix is available from $6.99. Crunchyroll also offers a 14-day free trial for new members.


That's it for our round-up of everything we know about Demon Slayer season 4. For more anime content, head to our page on the Solo Leveling anime, which is one of 2024's biggest new shows. If you're looking for something else to watch, find out about a cosy Crunchyroll anime you should tune into and one of the best animes to launch last year.

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