Will Demon Slayer Season 3 Have an Episode 12?

Learn here whether Demon Slayer Season 3 will have an Episode 12!

by J.R. Waugh
Demon Slayer Season 3 Episode 12
Image: ©Koyoharu Gotoge / SHUEISHA, Aniplex, ufotable

Demon Slayer has had a killer run near the end of the Spring 2023 anime season. With a strong and entertaining third season that pushes past the halfway point of the manga adaptation, fans are wondering if there’ll be anything more to Season 3 beyond what’s been announced. So the burning question for the season about a seemingly everlasting, blood-soaked night: will Demon Slayer Season 3 have an Episode 12?

Demon Slayer Season 3: Will There Be an Episode 12?

Demon Slayer Season 3 will not have an Episode 12 as Episode 11 is the planned finale for the Swordsmith Village Arc. Given that the episode has a 70-minute runtime, it’s unsurprising, as this would pace the episode well enough to adapt the manga up to roughly Chapters 126-127.

Related: Demon Slayer Finale Takes Over Times Square

Will There Be a Demon Slayer Season 4?

That’s not to say they couldn’t add a new arc as a later cour, but it’s looking like additional Demon Slayer content will likely be considered Season 4, with the Hashira Training Arc onward. Considering the fanfare being rolled out for the Swordsmith Village Arc finale, including a Times Square takeover on June 17, 2023, the eve of the episode’s release, fans should expect to wait a bit longer.

As for whether Season 4 is happening, it is currently in production, and speculation suggests it’ll likely release sometime in 2024 or beyond. The Hashira Training Arc is clearly the focus of the next season, but it’s a rather short one encompassing 9 chapters of the manga.

It’s unclear whether Season 4 would then expand into the Final Battle Arc, namely Infinity Castle and Sunrise Countdown, but for now, fans can remain hopeful they’ll get a timely new dose of this excellent anime.

- This article was updated on September 7th, 2023

About The Author

J.R. is a content creator with AOTF and has been covering gaming and entertainment in the industry since 2022. Along with a B.A. in History from the University of Cincinnati, he has studied at the University of Birmingham, UK, and part of his M.A. at the University of Waterloo. You'll find J.R. particularly at home writing about the hottest manga and anime. He is highly passionate about horror, strategy, and RPGs, and anything about Star Trek or LOTR. When not ranting about fan theories or writing guides, J.R. also manages his local movie theater.