The specials will contain new eye-catches, illustrations
It was announced last night that Fuji TV will be broadcast five Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba specials over five nights from September 11 in the lead up to the first TV broadcast of the Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train on September 25. The specials will condense the first TV anime series of Demon Slayer into five compilation specials, with Asakusa Arc and Tsuzumi Mansion Arc getting brand new never seen before visuals from Ufotable.
The previously released specials, Brother and Sister's Bond, Natagumo Mountain Arc, and Hashira Meeting / Butterfly Mansion Arc have their previous released visuals used for these rebroadcasts.
Brother and Sister's Bond - airing September 11
Asakusa Arc - airing September 12
Tsuzumi Mansion Arc - airing September 18
Natagumo Mountain Arc - airing September 19
Hashira Meeting / Butterfly Mansion Arc - airing September 23
Each special will contain a little bit of new content, though no newly announced animation. The previously broadcast Brother and Sister's Bond, Natagumo Mountain Arc, and Hashira Meeting / Butterfly Mansion Arc will contain newly edited "next time" trailers, with Asakusa Arc and Natagumo Mountain Arc getting new "next time" trailers along with new eye catches, ending illustrations, and behind-the-scenes, all from ufotable. Before the broadcast of Brother and Sister's Bond, a navigation video featuring narration from Urokodaki with information on all the specials will air.
There's no date yet on when the second season of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, subtitled Entertainment District Arc, will air, but it is still set for a 2021 broadcast on Fuji TV. The first season of Demon Slayer is streaming on Crunchyroll, while the Mugen Train film and the three previously broadcast specials are streaming on Funimation.
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.