Though the episodes will "go under the usual review procedures" as with every program
The Head of Programming at Fuji TV, Yuriko Nakamura, spoke to the Japanese press today to announce the broadcast schedule of the second season of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, which we reported on earlier, and confirmed that despite what might be upcoming with the Entertainment District arc, "the content will be broadcast without any changes."
The setting for the second season of Demon Slayer is the infamous Yoshiwara area, a red-light district of Tokyo, which was a famous place for sexual entertainment up until prostitution was outlawed in Japan in 1958. Because of this, one of the hottest topics in the Japanese press and on variety programs has been discussions on if the TV anime would adapt the manga faithfully or become more family-friendly to satiate the large child fan base that the franchise currently has.
Despite this, Nakamura came out today and said that the Entertainment District arc would "go under the usual review procedures, but the content will be broadcast without any changes." She explained that this was a decision based on the time slot the second season will hold. Nakamura went on to say that it was because of the "cooperation of Shueisha, Aniplex, and ufotable that [Fuji TV] is able to broadcast a work that has become a social phenomenon" and that Fuji TV is doing its best to "fulfilling our role as a TV station by being able to deliver this program."
The second season of Demon Slayer, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc, will air "every Sunday" in October at 11:15 PM on Fuji TV and is planned to run through the fall anime season and the winter anime season. Funimation has already confirmed that they will be streaming the second season of Demon Slayer. The first season of Demon Slayer is streaming on Crunchyroll.
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.