Fans are waiting patiently for season four of the dark fantasy anime ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba,’ which is expected to adapt the “Hashira Training Arc” from the manga by Koyoharu Gotouge. The final storyline, known by fans as the “Infinity Castle Arc,” was expected to lead into the fifth season, but a new rumor suggests that the Japanese animation company Ufotable, the studio behind ‘Demon Slayer,’ is considering cutting it into films instead of episodic television.
“As for Season 5, it is expected to cover the final battle. However, according to a leaker, Ufotable may not release weekly episodes and instead opt for multiple movies of Demon Slayer,” Dexerto reported. “The Final Battle arc is divided into “The Infinity Castle and Sunrise Countdown arc.” As such, it spans 69 chapters, making it the longest arc in the series. According to the usual pacing of the series, this many chapters should be covered within 22-24 episodes.”
The leaker could be found on X:
— t.me/oecuf: Anime News Account⭐ (@oecuf0) August 20, 2023
“ANIME MOVIE “Demon Slayer : Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen-jō Hen (The Infinity Castle Arc),” the post says. “Announcement Soon.”
It is worth noting that no anime has concluded its series with a collection of five films. Movies are usually set between arcs or are recut versions of the anime. ‘Demon Slayer: Mugen Train’ was originally released as a film before Ufotable extended it with a season of episodes that expands the story. The film was a huge success, so it is not out of the realm of possibilities. That being said, at the time of this article’s writing, film versions of “Infinity Castle Arc” has not been confirmed.
Anime Senpai cautions fans, “However, fans should await the official announcement, as the studio might be working simultaneously on Season 4 and the films, especially considering how profitable the first two films have been.”
While season 4 of ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ has been confirmed to be adapting the “Hashira Training Arc” but there has been no release date at this time.
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