Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Swordsmith Village Arc (Season 3) anime has revealed the preview image and synopsis for episode 3, which will premiere on April 23. Ufotable is once again animating the sequel. The title of episode 3 is “A Sword from Over 300 Years Ago” and you can see the preview image featuring Tanjiro and Kotetsu in front of Yoriichi Type Zero:
The synopsis for the episode:
Tanjiro begins training with Yoriichi Type Zero, and through Kotetsu’s relentless guidance and training under extreme conditions, he acquires a new ability: he can tell where his opponents will aim next just by the smell. During the training, a blow from Tanjiro destroys the Yoriichi Type Zero, but a sword from more than 300 years ago emerges from inside…
The anime began with a 1-hour special episode, and Crunchyroll is streaming it outside Japan. The Swordsmith Village Arc begins in volume 10 of the manga. VIZ describes the story:
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 Haganezuka, the smith who made it. While Tanjiro waits for his sword to be repaired, enemies close in…
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Source: Official Website
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