The third season of Kimetsu no Yaiba will have 11 episodes
A leak from Weibo confirmed that the third season of the anime adaptation of the manga of Koyoharu Gotouge, Kimetsu no Yaibawill have a duration of only eleven episodes. Remember that this third season will be titled Kimetsu no Yaiba: Katanakaji no Sato-hen (Arc of the Village of the Blacksmiths), so it is understood that they are “few episodes” considering that the title already gives the clue that only one arc of the original manga will be adapted.
However, also It is worth mentioning that the first episode, scheduled to premiere on April 9 in Japan, will have a confirmed duration of one hour.. If we consider that this first episode counts as a “double episode”, then the series would have twelve episodes, that is, the duration of a normal arc.
The second season premiered in December 2021 and had a total of eleven episodes, or eighteen if the anime’s seven are considered. Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Resha-hen, which together make up the second season project. Besides, Koyoharu Gotouge published the original manga through the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from the publisher Shueisha between February 2016 and May 2020, compiling the work in a total of twenty-three volumes.
- Haruo Sotozaki (Tales of Zestiria the X, Tales of Symphonia the Animation) is in charge of the serial direction in the studies ufotable (Fate/Zero, Kara no Kyoukai, Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu).
- Akira Matsushima (Maria-sama ga Miteru, Tales of Zestiria the X) is in charge of the character design together with Miyuki Satō, Yoko Kajiyama and Mika Kikuchiwho served as supporting character designers in the first season and the film.
- yuki kajiura (Sword Art Online, Fate/Zero, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica) and Gou Shiina (Tales of Zestiria the X, Juuni Taisen, God Eater) are in charge of composing the soundtrack.
General Synopsis of Kimetsu no Yaiba
Tanjirou Kamado lives with his impoverished family on a remote mountain. As his older brother, he took responsibility for supporting his family after his father’s death. On a cold winter’s day, he goes down to the local village to sell charcoal. At dusk, he is forced to spend the night at the home of a curious man who warns him of the existence of strange creatures that roam the night: malevolent demons that crave human flesh.
When he finally gets home, Tanjirou’s worst nightmare comes true. His entire family has been brutally massacred, with the sole exception of his sister Nezuko, who has turned into a carnivorous demon. Filled with hatred and despair, Tanjirou desperately tries to stop Nezuko from attacking others, embarking on a journey to avenge his family and find a way to turn his beloved sister back into a human.