Story Arcs

Story Arcs

The Kimetsu no Yaiba manga can currently be broken down into eleven arcs. This is a list of all arcs in the series.

Final Selection Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 9 Number of Episodes 5
  • Kimetsu no Yaiba: Brother and Sister’s Bond
  • 1. Cruelty
  • 2. Trainer Sakonji Urokodaki
  • 3. Sabito and Makomo
  • 4. Final Selection
  • 5. My Own Steel

Synopsis: In Taisho-era Japan, Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted boy who makes living selling charcoal. However, his peaceful life is shattered when a Demon slaughters his entire family. His little sister Nezuko is the only survivor, but she has been transformed into a Demon herself! Tanjiro sets out on a dangerous journey to find a way to return his sister to normal and destroy the demon who ruined his life. Learning to slay Demons won’t be easy, and Tanjiro barely knows where to start. The surprise appearance of another individual named Giyu Tomioka might provide some answers… but only if Tanjiro can stop Giyu from killing his sister first!First Mission Arc

First Mission Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 4 Number of Episodes 2
  • 6. Swordsman Accompanying a Demon
  • 7. Muzan Kibutsuji

Synopsis: During the Final Selection test that must be passed to join the Demon Slayer Corps, Tanjiro faces a disfigured Demon and uses the techniques taught by his master, Sakonji Urokodaki! As Tanjiro begins to walk the path of a Demon Slayer, his search for the Demon who murdered his family leads him to investigate the disappearances of young girls in a nearby town.

Asakusa Arc

Asakusa Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 6 Number of Episodes 3
  • 8. The Smell of Enchanting Blood
  • 9. Temari Demon and Arrow Demon
  • 10. Together Forever

Drum House Arc

Drum House Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 8 Number of Episodes 4
  • 11. Tsuzumi Mansion
  • 12. The Boar Bares Its Fangs, Zenitsu Sleeps
  • 13. Something More Important Than Life
  • 14. The House with the Wisteria Family Crest

Synopsis: Tanjiro and Nezuko cross paths with two powerful Demons that fight with magical weapons. Even help from Tamayo and Yushiro may not be enough to defeat these Demons who claim to be a part of the Twelve Demon Moons that directly serve Muzan Kibutsuji, the Demon responsible for all of Tanjiro’s woes! But, if these Demons can be defeated, what secrets can they reveal about Muzan?

Natagumo Mountain Arc

Natagumo Mountain Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 17 Number of Episodes 7
  • 15. Mount Natagumo
  • 16. Letting Someone Else Go First
  • 17. You Must Master a Single Thing
  • 18. A Forged Bond
  • 19. Hinokami
  • 20. Pretend Family
  • 21. Against Corps Rules

Synopsis: After a fierce battle with a Demon inside a maddening house of ever-changing rooms, Tanjiro has a chance to find out about the fighter in the boar-head mask. Who is this passionate swordsman and what does he want? Later, a new mission has Tanjiro and his companions heading for Natagumo Mountain and a confrontation with a mysterious and horrifying threat…

At Natagumo Mountain, Tanjiro, Zenitsu and Inosuke battle a terrible family of spider Demons. Taking on such powerful enemies demands all the skill and luck Tanjiro has as he and his companions fight to rescue Nezuko from the spiders’ web. The battle is drawing in other Demon Slayers but not all of them will leave Natagumo Mountain alive… or in one piece!

Rehabilitation Training Arc

Rehabilitation Training Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 8 Number of Episodes 5
  • 22. Master of the Mansion
  • 23. Hashira Meeting
  • 24. Rehabilitation Training
  • 25. Tsuguko, Kanao Tsuyuri
  • 26. New Mission

Synopsis: The members of the Demon Slayer Corps are sworn to destroy Demons wherever they find them—but the condition of Tanjiro’s sister, Nezuko, is a problem. What will the Hashira—the top-ranked fighters of the Demon Slayer Corps—do about Tanjiro protecting his own demonic sister? Meanwhile, Muzan assembles his own minions and intensifies his search for Tanjiro…

Mugen Train Arc

Mugen Train Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 17 Number of Episodes N/A
  • Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Movie – Mugen Train

Synopsis: While under the care of one the Demon Slayer Corps’ Hashira, Shinobu, Tanjiro, Zenitsu, Inosuke and Nezuko have recovered. They have even learned a new and powerful technique—Total Concentration! They’ll need this new power and all their skill on their next Demon-hunting mission aboard the mysterious Infinity Train as it takes them into the dreams of Demons!

After dealing with several demonic enemies aboard the Infinity Train, Tanjiro, Zenitsu and Inosuke must face the demon spirt of the train itself! Even if they can stop the train, the minions of Muzan Kibutsuji are still out there and Tanjiro must continue to improve his strength and skills. Learning the secret of the Dance of the Fire God and Flame Breathing will give him a powerful new advantage!

Entertainment District Arc

Entertainment District Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 30 Number of Episodes ?

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Synopsis: Tanjiro and his friends accompany the Hashira, Tengen Uzui, to an entertainment district where Tengen’s female ninja agents were gathering information on a Demon, but suddenly disappeared. In order to investigate, Tanjiro and the others disguise themselves as women to sneak in! As they close in on their target, the Demon reaches out for the courtesans of the district!

Despite some comedic misunderstandings that almost blew their cover, Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu have smoked out Daki, a Demon that has been devouring the residents of an entertainment district for years. The Hashira Tengen Uzui and his ninja companions engage Daki, but if they cannot handle her, what chance do Tanjiro and his friends have of taking on one of Kibutsuji’s Upper-Rank Demons by themselves?

Synopsis: The battle against the powerful sibling demons Gyutaro and Daki is not going well. Although finally able to fight alongside Tanjiro against the monsters, Zenitsu, Inosuke and even the Hashira Tengen Uzui may all be overwhelmed. Battling even one of Lord Muzan’s Twelve Kizuki is hard enough—can Tanjiro face two of them alone?

Swordsmith Village Arc

Swordsmith Village Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 28 Number of Episodes ?

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Synopsis: For the first time in over 100 years, the upper ranks of Muzan Kibutsuji’s Twelve Kizuki are not full. Angered, Muzan dispatches the survivors on another mission. Elsewhere, Tanjiro journeys to a village of swordsmiths and has to explain how his sword was so badly damaged to Hotaru Haganezuka, the swordsmith who made it. While Tanjiro waits for his sword to be repaired, enemies close in…

The strange shape-shifting demons Hantengu and Gyokko attack Tanjiro and his friends in the hidden village of swordsmiths. The Mist Hashira, Muichiro Tokito, engages the Demons, but he’ll need some help from Tanjiro and Genya, another Demon Slayer. It is bad enough that they have to fight two upper-rank demons, but can they handle a foe who can split itself into four separate bodies and regenerate almost instantly?

Tanjiro’s sword is still not ready. The swordsmith Haganezuka tries to concentrate on finishing while Tanjiro and his friends engage the two upper-rank demons, Hantengu and Gyokko, in a ferocious battle. Hantengu continues to create different forms to attack the Demon Slayers. Meanwhile, the Mist Hashira Tokito regains his memories of the past and confronts Gyokko, but what will these memories reveal?

 

Hashira Training Arc

Hashira Training Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 9 Number of Episodes ?

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Synopsis: Tanjiro finally chases down the main body of the upper-rank demon Hantengu. However, dawn is approaching, and the rising sun is a threat to Nezuko. Tanjiro’s concern for his sister is a distraction from the focus he needs to fight Hantengu, and if he hesitates it could be the last mistake he makes! Elsewhere, Tamayo ponders the nature of Nezuko’s curse and how she could be so different from other demons.

Final Battle Arc

Dimensional Infinity Fortress Arc

Dimensional Infinity Fortress Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 47 Number of Episodes ?

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Sunrise Countdown Arc

Sunrise Countdown Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 22 Number of Episodes ?

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