Demon Slayer Season 4 Cinema Premier, Anime and Merch

Demon Slayer Season 4 Cinema Premier, Anime and Merch

A quick review of the news and available merchandise for Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc anime.

Last updated: 2024-02-01
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Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc (Demon Slayer Season 4) will soon start airing with a special early screening worldwide this February. Demon Slayer already has plenty of merch due to all the previous seasons, but Hashira Training Arc has yet to release its own figures or discs. And don't worry; the story should not end with this season.
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WARNING: This post contains spoilers if you haven't seen all Demon Slayer seasons, including the Swordsmith Village Arc.

Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc Anime

Anime key features
  • Swords vs Demons
  • Shounen - target audience teenage boys
  • Gore - characters get hurt bad
  • Heavy breathing

If you are not familiar with Demon Slayer up until now, we highly recommend checking out the first season. In this Hashira Training Arc, surprise surprise, the main characters are going to undergo rigorous training with the new Hashira (Stone Hashira - Himejima) to prepare for possible engagements with Muzan.

While it has been confirmed to be a season (not a movie), the episode count has not been revealed yet.

Demon Slayer: The Roar of Victory

The season is scheduled to kick off with a cinema premiere is going to screen between February 2-23, 2024, featuring a 1-hour first episode and the debut of the Hashira Training Arc. The premiere date may even more widely depending on location. The movie is titled Demon Slayer: The Roar of Victory.

Demon Slayer: The Roar of Victory movie poster.
Demon Slayer: Roar of Victory movie poster
©Koyoharu Gotoge / SHUEISHA, Aniplex, ufotable

Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc Animation Studio

Animation expected to be 11/10

Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc will be animated by the now legendary studio Ufotable, which has handled all Demon Slayer adaptations thus far, with no indication of a change. Ufotable, present in the anime industry since around 2002/2003 according to Wiki, is renowned for its exceptional work on the Demon Slayer and Fate (Type-Moon) series.

Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc Merch

Blu-ray and DVDs

Naturally, there shouldn't be any Blu-ray/DVD products until after the anime airs. We can estimate the timeline using the last season, "Swordsmith Village Arc." The Swordsmith Village Arc concluded airing on June 18, 2023, and the first volume Blu-ray was released three days after, followed by a new volume roughly every 30 days until all six were out by November 22, 2023. So, we can expect the first Blu-ray to roll out few days after the airing ends, but after that, it's a bit of a waiting game.

Figures

At the time of writing, we couldn't find any figures attributed to the new series. However, since we have already met the Hashira, you can find figures for characters who appeared before, such as Sanemi Shinazugawa, Mitsuri Kanroji, or Obanai Iguro..

Sanemi Shinazugawa (Tenohira ver.) - G.E.M. - MegaHouse

Sanemi Shinazugawa (Tenohira ver.) - G.E.M. - MegaHouse figure
© MegaHouse / Shueisha

1/4 Mitsuri Kanroji (Deluxe Edition ver.) - B-style - FREEing

1/4 Mitsuri Kanroji (Deluxe Edition ver.) - B-style - FREEing figure
© FREEing / Shueisha / Demon Slayer production committee

Obanai Iguro - Pop Up Parade - Good Smile Company

Obanai Iguro - Pop Up Parade - Good Smile Company figure
© Good Smile Company / Shueisha

Will There Be Another Season After This?

There is definitely more material for more adaptations, as the Hashira Training Arc in the manga is only 8 chapters (128 - 136) and there are a total of 205 chapters. So unless Ufotable tries to combine more arcs into one season, we speculate there will be more adaptations. The question is whether Ufotable will opt for another movie adaptation like Mugen Train or try pushing for a full season.

Sum Up

Demon Slayer is once again employing the strategy of kicking off with a movie, and Ufotable animations have not disappointed yet. So, the only thing left to do is sit back, grab some tickets, and then wait patiently until the season starts and hope for more than 4 episodes.

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