Demon Slayer fans are jumping with joy after watching the Promotional Reel 2024. Since the day it was announced, the fans had predicted that it would be something related to the season, and now that it is confirmed, there seems to be no end to the hype and excitement. On top of that, Demon Slayer announced that the first episode of Season 4 will be an hour long.
The fandom thought that the first episode would go into detailing the Hashira Training arc and summarise what everyone was waiting for. A social post media confirmed that the one-hour-long first episode will mix the Swordsmith Village arc’s episode 11 and the first episode of the Hashira Training arc. This announcement has created a buzz among the fans.
Demon Slayer Season 4 Episode 1 Will be 1-Hour Long
The Promotional Reel 2024 confirmed that Demon Slayer will return in 2024 with the Hashira Training arc. The fourth season will be released in Spring 2024. Koyoharu Gotouge’s magnum opus has a massive fan following so it will premiere in more than 140 countries. The first episode will be released in the theatres of a few selected countries since it is one hour long.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training- will feature Episode 11 of the Swordsmith Village Arc and Episode 1 of the Hashira Training Arc ONLY the movie coming theaters February 23!— AnimeTV チェーン (@animetv_jp) December 10, 2023
For the World Tour, the movie is headed to Tokyo, New York, Seoul, Mexico City,… pic.twitter.com/avhno3XGMg
The first episode will act as an epilogue to season 3 and a prologue to season 4. The one-hour-long episode will show the Swordsmith Village arc’s last episode and the Hashira Training’s first episode. The Demon Slayer fandom has not received this announcement well since they wanted to see the training from the beginning.
Even though it will be a recap for people who saw season 3 long ago, they are not happy with such a decision. The fans were fully dedicated to season 3. An hour-long episode is a great way to catch the audience’s attention, but it should consist of new happenings only. For this reason, the Demon Slayer fans took social media by storm and expressed their disappointment with such a decision.
Fans React to Demon Slayer Season 4
Fans are excited for Demon Slayer season 4 but not for a recap of season 3. The Hashira Training arc is a small arc, so there will be a tendency to stretch it for the same amount of time in the season, with flashbacks and recaps. It has disappointed a lot of fans, and they raised their voices through social media posts. One X (formerly Twitter) user wrote, “They are milking it like aot bro.”
They are milking it like aot bro— HOLLOW (@MagbajaD15333) December 10, 2023
Another one agreed with him and wrote the same thing about how much season 4 will be milking the Hashira Training arc.
They’re milking it too much WTF 😂— EREN𓃵FREEDOM🇵🇸 (@LolisSalon70240) December 10, 2023
They should do it in one season 4
@JxckCFC wrote, “is it really just a season of the hasira training arc? it’s short enough if the manga so i don’t get how there gonna make it a season. It’s not the best arc and especially after swordsmith witch was also not the best is gonna drag the series down a lot.”
is it really just a season of the hasira training arc? it’s short enough if the manga so i don’t get how there gonna make it a season. It’s not the best arc and especially after swordsmith witch was also not the best is gonna drag the series down a lot— Jack ☔️ (@JxckCFC) December 10, 2023
One fan said it feels like a cash grab since it is such a short arc.
Seems like a cash grab. This arch is too short and also doesn’t develop the storyline. The art is the only thing to look forward to. They are going to add a year to the anime just by using this arch— zerohero (@zerohero1973) December 10, 2023
Another one expressed her disappointment by saying that the first episode will recap the Swordsmith Village arc.
The first half is going to be recap of last season— Jiya Johnson (@BucketHatGirl_) December 10, 2023
Demon Slayer is undoubtedly one of the most popular anime. The Hashira Training arc will be the last before the Demon Slayer Corps takes on the King of Demons. It will be a significant arc since Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu will train to become stronger. While the hype and expectations are rising, the news about the recap could be a potential deal breaker. But Demon Slayer has never been disappointing, so seeing how well the story develops with this arc will be interesting.