How to watch Demon Slayer season 2: Entertainment District Arc for free

Tanjiro Kamado in Demon Slayer season 2: Entertainment District Arc
(Image credit: Aniplex via YouTube)

We’re off the Mugen Train, as it's time to watch Demon Slayer season 2: Entertainment District Arc. And, depending on who you ask, this is the real start of season 2. Yes, we've heard the complaints that the first section of Demon Slayer season 2 was just rehashed pre-amble, and online critics have a point. 

Demon Slayer Entertainment District Arc release date

You can now watch Demon Slayer season 2's Entertainment District Arc, after it debuted on December 5.
• Where: Funimation
• Time: 11:45 a.m. ET / 8:45 a.m. PT
• Free trial: the first 14 days are free on Funimation

For the uninitiated, Demon Slayer season 1 was followed by a feature-length movie Mugen Train, which did shockingly high numbers at the box office with a total worldwide gross of over $503 million USD and counting. 

In Mugen Train, we followed Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu and Inosuke on a mission to help Flame Hashira Kyōjurō Rengoku fight a demon that had defeated and killed many Demon Slayers. Of course, this travel didn't go too well, as they were all enchanted and fell into a deep sleep. After much fighting and battle, Kyōjurō passes away after a fatal injury taking on Akaza, the Upper Moon Three.

Then, when Demon Slayer the show came back for season 2, it spent 7 episodes retelling that series of events. All leading up to Demon Slayer season 2, episode 8: the Entertainment District Arc. This adventure sees Tanjiro and his friends in the Yoshiwara Entertainment District, to fight a demon named Daki. Check it out in the trailer below:

And while you wait for the next episode of the Entertainment District Arc to begin, our guide on the 10 new movies and shows to watch this weekend has a ton of options for what to stream. In other anime news, a big adaptation of a popular show has failed as Netflix just canceled one of its biggest shows of 2021.

How to watch Demon Slayer season 2: Entertainment District Arc

You can watch Demon Slayer Entertainment District Arc on Funimation, and you get your first taste for free if you've never had a membership before. The service gives 14-day free trials to new members, and Entertainment District Arc got here  on Sunday (Dec. 5).

The episode arrived at 11:45 a.m. ET / 8:45 a.m. PT, and the following episodes should hit weekly on Sundays at the same time.

As always, we recommend setting a reminder to make sure you remember to think about canceling your recurring bill, lest you spend $7.99 without realizing it. In this case, set an alarm for 12 days after you set up the account.

Funimation is available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Brazil.

14-day free trial of Funimation

You can get a 14-day free trial of Funimation by signing up now. Funimation has much more than just Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc, including top titles such as My Hero Academia, Fairy Tail, Cowboy Bebop, Attack on Titan and Dangaronpa.

How to stream Demon Slayer season 2: Entertainment District Arc with a VPN

If you're out of town and Funimation isn't available to watch in your current location, you can still watch Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc — and you don't need to be thwarted by geo-fenced restrictions. With the help of a virtual private network (VPN), you can watch the new movie no matter where you are. 

Our pick for the best VPN is ExpressVPN. It meets all the VPN needs and is easy to use and delivers fast internet speeds, making it simple to set up for streaming in no time at all. It also works on practically any device, starting with iOS and Android and including streaming devices such as the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Apple TV. Plus, game consoles like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. 


Our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN, is our top choice. It's got a solid mix of safety, speed and ease-of-use. Plus, you get an extra 3 months free if you sign up for a year. And, heck, if you've never used a VPN before and are curious and not sure, there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you just want to give it a try.

How to watch Demon Slayer season 1 and Mugen Train

Let's attack this in chronological order. 

The entire first season of Demon Slayer is on Netflix, so you can start there.

And for how to watch Demon Slayer: Mugen Train? Much like the next chapter of season 2, it too is on Funimation.

Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.