There are a total of 11 Demon Slayer arcs. The shounen anime has released three seasons, adapting until the ninth arc. For those planning to read the Demon Slayer manga, here is the ultimate Demon Slayer reading guide with all arcs in order.
Spoiler Warning: This article contains spoilers for the Demon Slayer manga!
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All Demon Slayer Arcs in Order
The Demon Slayer manga ended with 11 arcs, and as of writing, no news has been made as to whether there is a potential continuation of Tanjiro and Nezuko’s journey or a spinoff about the other characters.
So, for those interested in picking up the manga, here are all the Demon Slayer arcs in order:
Final Selection Arc
Tanjiro transitions from an average charcoal seller to a demon slayer during this arc
He trained hard to join the Demon Slayer Corps. This is also where he met Zenitsu.
Kidnapper’s Bog Arc
Also known as the First Mission Arc, the Kidnapper’s Bog arc is when Tanjiro was assigned his first mission as a demon slayer.
In this arc, Tanjiro and Nezuko faced a Swamp Demon.
In this arc, Tanjiro encountered Muzan. The shounen protagonist also met Tamayo and Yushiro, who taught the Kamado siblings that not all demons are evil.
The four of them encountered Susamaru and Yahaba, who tested their skills.
Tsuzumi Mansion Arc
This arc is where Tanjiro worked with Zenitsu and Inosuke for the first time.
Here, they had to face Kyogai, a former Twelve Kizuki member.
Mount Natagumo Arc
The newly formed trio is tasked to go to Mount Natagumo to eliminate the vicious Spider Family. Rui is the first member of the Twelve Kizuki to make a debut.
This arc also showcased Tanjiro’s ability to use the Sun Breathing Technique and Nezuko’s Demon Art.
Rehabilitation Training Arc
Tanjiro, Nezuko, Inosuke, and Zenitsu were asked to rest and strengthen themselves at the Butterfly Mansion.
Mugen Train Arc
This arc focused on Rengoku, the Flame Hashira. Along with him, Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, and Inosuke faced Enmu, one of the Lower-Rank demons.
Unfortunately, this arc left fans brokenhearted, as this is where Rengoku died.
Entertainment District Arc
The trio was put on another mission, this time with Tengen Uzui, the Sound Hashira.
They faced two Upper-Rank demons, namely Gyutaro and Daki. Moreover, Nezuko showcased more of her power in this arc.
Swordsmith Village Arc
As Tanjiro has his sword fixed, he meets Mitsuri and Muichiro (the Love and Mist Hashiras, respectively), and Genya.
They face Hantengu and Gyokko, two Upper-Rank demons.
Hashira Training Arc
This arc aimed to further improve the abilities of the demon slayers with the help of the different Hashira.
Final Battle Arc
This arc was split into two: the Infinity Castle Arc and the Sunrise Countdown Arc.
In this arc, the Demon Slayer Corps finally faced Muzan with all their abilities.
Where to Start Reading the Demon Slayer Manga
So far, there are three seasons of Demon Slayer. The first season covered the first six arcs, the second season adapted the seventh and eighth arcs, and the third season is comprised of the ninth arc.
Therefore, those planning to read the manga should consider starting on the ninth arc.
If the anime's pace continues as such, the tenth arc will likely be a movie or the fourth season.
Considering that it was divided into two arcs, the final arc can be adapted into two more seasons or movies.
Nonetheless, we will update this article once we get any official word.
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