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Season 1, subtitled Kimetsu no Yaiba: Risshi-hen ( () (めつ) (やいば) (りっ) () (へん) Kimetsu no Yaiba Risshi Hen?, lit. Demon Slayer: Finding My Life's Aim Arc) in the Japanese release, is the first season of the Kimetsu no Yaiba manga series' anime adaptation. It was announced for a 26-episode run in the 27th issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump, on June 4th, 2018, and premiered on April 6th, 2019.

The series is licensed in North America by Aniplex of America, and streams on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and FunimationNow. The series is also licensed in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment and streams on AnimeLab.

The first season adapts the Final Selection Arc to the Rehabilitation Training Arc, and after the finale of the series, a film adaptation was announced to continue onto the Mugen Train Arc of the manga.

In July 2019, Aniplex of America announced that an English dub of the anime was in production. The English dub, produced by Bang Zoom! Entertainment premiered on October 12th, 2019 on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block in the United States.


Since ancient times, rumors have abounded of man-eating Demons lurking in the woods. Because of this, the local townsfolk never venture outside at night. Legend has it that a Demon Slayer also roams the night, hunting down these bloodthirsty Demons. For young Tanjiro Kamado, these rumors will soon to become his harsh reality. Ever since the death of his father, Tanjiro has taken it upon himself to support his family. Although their lives may be hardened by tragedy, they've found happiness. But that ephemeral warmth is shattered one day when Tanjiro finds his family slaughtered and the lone survivor, his sister Nezuko Kamado, turned into a Demon. To his surprise, however, Nezuko still shows signs of human emotion and thought. Thus begins Tanjiro's journey to seek out the Demon who killed their family and turn his sister human again.


Information provided by the official English website
  • Original Story: Koyoharu Gotōge
  • Animation Studio: Ufotable
  • Direction: Haruo Sotozaki
  • Character Design: Akira Matsushima
  • Screenplay: Ufotable
  • Sub Character Design: Miyuki Sato, Yoko Kajiyama, Mika Kikuchi
  • Conceptual Art: Koji Eto, Masaru Yanaka, Kasumi Takeuchi, Yuri Kabasawa
  • Photography Direction: Yuichi Terao
  • 3D Direction: Kazuki Nishiwaki
  • Color Setting: Yuko Omae
  • Editing: Manabu Kamino
  • Music: Yuki Kajiura, Go Shiina
  • Animation Producer: Hikaru Kondo


Information provided by the official English website


  • Opening Theme: "Gurenge" ( () (れん) () Gurenge?) by LiSA (Episodes 1–26)
  • Ending Theme: "From the Edge" by FictionJunction feat. LiSA (Episodes 2–18, 20–26) / "Kamado Tanjiro no Uta" (竈門 (かまど) (たん) () (ろう) のうた Kamado Tanjirō no Uta?) by Go Shiina feat. Nami Nakagawa (Episode 19)


# Title Original Air Date English Air Date
01 Cruelty

残酷, Zankoku

April 6th, 2019 October 12th, 2019
02 Trainer Sakonji Urokodaki

育手・鱗滝左近次, Muneyasu Urokodaki Sakonji

April 13th, 2019 October 19th, 2019
03 Sabito and Makomo

錆兎と真菰, Sabito to Makomo

April 20th, 2019 October 26th, 2019
04 Final Selection

最終選別, Saishū senbetsu

April 27th, 2019 November 2nd, 2019
05 My Own Steel

己の鋼, Onore no Hagane

May 4th, 2019 November 9th, 2019
06 Swordsman Accompanying a Demon

鬼を連れた剣士, Oni o tsureta kenshi

May 11th, 2019 November 16th, 2019
07 Muzan Kibutsuji

鬼舞辻 無惨, Kibutsuji Muzan

May 18th, 2019 November 23rd, 2019
08 The Smell of Enchanting Blood

幻惑の血の香り, Genwaku no chi no kaori

May 25th, 2019 December 7th, 2019
09 Temari Demon and Arrow Demon

手毬鬼と矢印鬼, Temari Oni to Yajirushi Oni

June 1st, 2019 December 14th, 2019
10 Together Forever

ずっと一緒にいる, Zutto Issho ni Iru

June 8th, 2019 January 4th, 2020
11 Tsuzumi Mansion

鼓の屋敷, Tsuzumi no yashiki

June 15th, 2019 January 11th, 2020
12 The Boar Bares Its Fangs, Zenitsu Sleeps

猪は牙を剥き善逸は眠る, Inoshishi wa kiba o muki Zen'itsu wa nemuru

June 22nd, 2019 January 18th, 2020
13 Something More Important Than Life

命より大事なもの, Inochi yori Daiji na Mono

June 29th, 2019 January 25th, 2020
14 The House with the Wisteria Family Crest

藤の花の家紋の家, Fuji no Hana no Kamon no Ie

July 6th, 2019 February 1st, 2020
15 Mount Natagumo

那田蜘蛛山, Natagumo Yama

July 13th, 2019 February 8th, 2020
16 Letting Someone Else Go First

自分ではない誰かを前へ , Jibunde wanai dareka o mae e

July 20th, 2019 February 15th, 2020
17 You Must Master A Single Thing

ひとつのことを極め抜け, Hitotsu no Koto o Kiwamenuke

July 27th, 2019 February 22nd, 2020
18 A Forged Bond

偽物の絆, Nisemono no Kizuna

August 3rd, 2019 February 29th, 2020
19 Hinokami

ヒノカミ, Hinokami

August 10th, 2019 March 7th, 2020
20 Pretend Family

寄せ集めの家族, Yoseatsume no Kazoku

August 17th, 2019 March 14th, 2020
21 Against Corps Rules

隊律違反, Tairitsu Ihan

August 24th, 2019 March 21st, 2020
22 Master of the Mansion

お館様, Oyakata-sama

August 31st, 2019 March 28th, 2020
23 Hashira Meeting

柱合会議, Hashira Gō Kaigi

September 7th, 2019 April 4th, 2020
24 Rehabilitation Training

機能回復訓練, Kinō Kaifuku Kunren

September 14th, 2019 April 18th, 2020
25 Tsuguko, Kanao Tsuyuri

継子・栗花落カナヲ, Tsuguko, Tsuyuri Kanao

September 21st, 2019 April 25th, 2020
26 New Mission

新たなる任務, Aratanaru Ninmu

September 28th, 2019 May 2nd, 2020

Blu Ray & DVD Volumes

See Episodes and Volumes page.

Promotional Material

Key Visuals

Rebroadcast Visuals

Weekly Shōnen Jump

Animedia Magazine Covers


External links