Demon Slayer, releases special 12 Kizuki promotional video ahead of season 3

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Demon Slayer releases special 12 Kizuki promotional video ahead of season 3

Season 3 of Demon Slayer will air in April 2023. Shueisha broadcast a special promotional movie on the Twelve Kizuki or Demon Moons on Friday, February 3, at 12 a.m. JST. The video is now available on the Jump Comics YouTube channel.

Season 3 of Demon Slayer will cover the Swordsmith Village arc, and the promotional video focuses on the arc’s main adversaries. Muzan Kibutsuji, the other Upper Moons, and the members of the Twelve Kizuki who have previously appeared in the anime were also included in the video.

Shueisha’s special 12 Kizuki PV highlights the villains of Demon Slayer season 3

The video lasts 56 seconds and is animated in the same manga-panel manner as other Shueisha promotional videos. The movie started with Muzan, then moved on to Rui, a Lower Moon Rank 5 that Giyuu and Tanjiro fought during Demon Slayer season 1. Enmu, the Lower Rank 1 from the Mugen Train storyline that Tanjiro and Inosuke defeated, is the next demon presented.

Akaza, Upper Rank 3, has received a lot of attention, not only because he killed Kyojuro Rengoku, but also because he will play an important part in the next Infinity Castle arc. The film then shifts to Daki and Gyutarou, the brothers who held the Upper Rank 6 and were vanquished during the season 2 Entertainment District arc.

Naturally, the video then shifts to the season 3’s main opponent. Gyokko, Upper Rank 5, and Hantengu, Upper Rank 4, are the two Upper Moons that emerge in the Swordsmith Village arc. In the forthcoming season, they will face the Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji and the Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito.

The film then follows the other Upper Ranks before returning to Muzan. The new Upper Rank 6, Kaigaku, Upper Rank 3, Akaza, Upper Rank 2, Doma, and Upper Rank 1, Kokushibo will debut in that sequence. Nakime is noticeably absent from this list, most likely to prevent ruining the future season for anime-only viewers.


Final thoughts

According to the widespread agreement, the duration and substance of the video disappointed the viewers. However, it’s understandable that the goal of this film was to build interest for Demon Slayer season 3 and keep the hype going.

Apart from the teaser, Ufotable has yet to reveal anything significant about the new season. In line with past seasons, the voice actors for Gyokko and Hantengu are expected to be kept a mystery until the debut. During the forthcoming Anime Japan 2023, the studio is likely to confirm the release date and timing for Demon Slayer season 3.