Sundays have become an event in the world of anime thanks in part to two of the biggest series airing new episodes, with Demon Slayer running through its second season and Attack On Titan’s finale season, and viewers of both are eating well. With Tanjiro and his friends diving into the Entertainment District Arc and the Scout Regiment struggling to pick a side between the forces of Marley and Eren Jaeger’s new crew known as the Jaegerists, the series from both Ufotable and MAPPA are set to explore some dangerous new territory.
Weekly releases in the world of anime aren’t necessarily as frequent as they once were, with Netflix vying to release anime series often in large blocks rather than sticking to the traditional style of series past. For example, the streaming service decided to release twelve episodes of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean last year, whereas the television broadcast has stuck more to the weekly schedule that anime, and so many other television programs, have come to rely on over the years. With more streaming services diving into the anime game, it will be interesting to see how future release schedules are changed down the road and if more series will still continue opting for weekly releases.
Reddit User Izana_7 perfectly captured the feeling of many anime fans using images from Attack On Titan, Demon Slayer, and The Office to create a hilarious meme expressing how viewers are able to dive into a lot of anime on Sundays via the Entertainment District Arc and the battle between Paradis and Marley:
Ironically enough, both Demon Slayer and Attack On Titan have around the same number of episodes in their respective seasons, with the studios of Ufotable and MAPPA giving it their all. While Demon Slayer is still skating on the high of the profits received from its first feature-length film, Mugen Train, though the franchise created by Hajime Isayama has yet to have an animated movie to its name. With many theorizing that the dark franchise might bring its story to a close with a movie, 2022 is sure to have surprises for fans of both franchises.
What anime series are you most excited to dive into on Sundays? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the worlds of the Demon Slayer Corps and the Scout Regiment.