“Blue Exorcist” Third Season Announced by Aniplex After a Six-Year Wait

The Winter of 2024 seems to be renewal season for long-lost series.  Anime like Black Butler and Castlevania Nocturne have received a new installment for the series after many years, and Blue Exorcist has now entered this list.

The second season of this anime was released six years ago, and fans were dying for a second season. When all had given up hope, the announcement of the third season revived all the fans. Here’s everything you need to know about possibly the best season of Blue Exorcist.

Aniplex announced the third season of Blue Exorcist anime. The third season is titled Blue Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati Saga. They have released a promotional video and announced the January 2024 debut for the new season.

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The brief 30-second teaser promotional video features all the major characters from the anime. There’s a mention of spells and betrayals, along with the treasures that need protection.

Being a teaser, it doesn’t let in much information, but the animation looks crisp as expected, and it seems to be engaging.

The anime has received a new key visual which features the central characters, including Rin Okumura, Yukio Okumura, Shiemi Moriyama, Ryuji Suguro, Renzo Shima, Konekomaru Miwa, and Izumo Kamiki.

The staff members for the third season of Ao no Exorcist have been announced, and here is the list.

PositionStaffOther works
DirectorDaisuke YoshidaCase Closed
Series CompositionToshiya Ono(The) Promised Neverland
Character DesignYurie OohigashiBuddy Daddies
Music CompositionKohta YamamotoKingdom
Music CompositionHiroyuki SawanoAttack on Titan
Animation ProductionStudio VOLNBackflip!! (movie)

The main voice cast members were also confirmed to return for the third season of Blue Exorcist. Rin Okumura will be voiced again by Nobuhiko Okamoto.

The second season of Blue Exorcist ended with Rin’s realization of Yukio’s concerns as they are brothers who have no other family. Together with Shiemi, they defeat the Kraken!

However, the season left us with Yukio’s secret cliffhanger. The third season of Blue Exorcist will be based on volumes 10-15 of Katō’s original manga.

The third season will focus on the all-out war between the Illuminati and the Knights of the True Cross. As indicated in the teaser trailer, we will encounter many betrayals this season.

Blue Exorcist is a fantastic anime with immense potential. The Shimane Illuminati Saga is one of the best arcs in Blue Exorcist, and it is exciting to receive the anime adaptation.

However, some fans seem concerned since VOLN has replaced A1 Pictures. But based on the teaser, there is no reason to worry. Let’s sit back and wait for more information about the new season.

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About Blue Exorcist

Blue Exorcist is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Kazue Katō.

In the Blue Exorcist Universe, there are two different realms called Assiah and Gehenna. Assiah is where ordinary humans live, and Gehenna is the world of demons. The only way to travel between the two worlds is by possession.

Satan, the ruler of Gehenna, decides to conquer Assiah, but to do so, he must possess a human. Unfortunately for him, he does not find a suitable vessel and hence, sends his own son, expecting him to grow into a suitable vessel.

Rin Okumura, a regular teenager with quite a temper, has no idea that his actual father was Satan. Nor did he know about being a suitable vessel. However, after eventually discovering his fate, he decides to change it and joins an academy to train to become an exorcist so that he could foil Satan’s plans.

Source: Official Website

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