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Report: Next Arc for ‘Demon Slayer’ May Be an Anime Film Trilogy

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Demon Slayer is arguably one of the most popular manga and anime franchises of the modern era. The hit series has garnered an unbelievable fandom over the years and has amassed many accolades ranging from its incredible storytelling and astonishing animation to fantastic scores and remarkable voice acting. The series, adapted into an anime format by Ufotable, aired in 2019 and has since developed four seasons and three movies, each being released before the premiere of the upcoming season.

As we speak, the 4th season of Demon Slayer is airing on Crunchyroll, covering The Hashira Training Arc. The story places our protagonist, Tanjiro Kamado, on a new story alongside the members of the Demon Slayer Corps and their highest-ranking swordsmen, the Hashira, as they prepare for the upcoming final battle against Muzan Kibutsuji, the series’ main antagonist.

Now, at the moment of writing this article, one final episode remains to air in this upcoming season. Afterward, fans will have to wait in high anticipation of the adaptation of the final chapters of the Demon Slayer story. However, a possible new leak indicates the plans Ufotable has in store for Demon Slayer fans, which gives fans everything they have been asking for.

Muzan Kibutsuji from Demon Slayer
Muzan Kibutsuji from Demon Slayer. (Ufotable)

The Infinity Castle Arc may be adapted into an “anime film trilogy”

An annual event in Japan, known as the Jump Victory Carnival, is ramping up promotion en route to the start of the Carnival in July. The carnival is a pop culture event in Japan that celebrates many popular manga franchises published by the editorial Shonen Jump. In a recent update posted a few hours ago, they released information regarding various details. But the most intriguing detail comes from the souvenir gifts that will be given to attendees.

A few hours ago, a Twitter (X) user named @DemonSlayerSC spotted a peculiar detail about one of the gifts, a Demon Slayer clear fan, which featured an interesting detail about the popular franchise.

In the bottom left corner of the fan, when translated, it states that the upcoming Infinity Castle Arc of the Demon Slayer manga will not only be adapted in a film format but rather as a trilogy of films. Our own independent translators were also able to confirm the translation. The image has since been taken down, and the item still exists, but now has a massive question mark on it rather than the image of the fan itself.

While the possible leak might have given us a massive clue into what Ufotable might be planning with Demon Slayer‘s future, it is essential to note that this information will only be verified once Ufotable themselves confirm the production.

What is Demon Slayer‘s Infinity Castle Arc?

The Infinity Castle arc is one of the final arcs of the Demon Slayer manga, where the Demon Slayer Corps come face to face with the final antagonists of the story, Muzan and his remaining Upper Moons, Kokushibo, Douma, and Akaza. Here, fans can expect to see some of the most anticipated matchups from the manga, with Hashiras facing the most brutal demons yet.

The Upper Moons Demon Slayer
The Upper Moons (Image from Demon Slayer, Ufotable)

If Ufotable adapts this arc as a trilogy of movies, it will undoubtedly be one of the most ambitious anime projects ever released via this format. It would be welcome, as fans have asked Ufotable for years to adapt this arc as a movie, although I’m sure they weren’t expecting a whole trilogy of films to adapt this arc alone. Still, if confirmed, this news would certainly be exciting to fans, and we look forward to an official update from Ufotable in the coming months!

Are you excited that this great arc may be adapted as multiple anime films?

What do you think? Are you excited to see the Infinity Castle Arc be adapted as a trilogy of films? Let us know on social media @mycosmiccircus!

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