The Blue Exorcist stage panel at Jump Festa 2023 on Dec 18, 2022 announced that the manga will be getting a new anime series. The announcement comes 5 years after season 2 of the anime released.
It has not been confirmed if the adaptation will be a third season, as the official website and the twitter account both termed it simply as a “new anime series”.
However, Nobuhiko Okamoto, who voiced Rin Okumura in the anime (he was present at the panel) hinted in his tweet that the anime is returning for its “third term”.
A new key visual and a teaser was also released to commemorate the announcement of new Blue Exorcist anime, you can check them out below. An official website and twitter account too were unveiled for the anime.
Blue Exorcist Teaser:
Blue Exorcist Key Visual:
Blue Exorcist manga author Kazue Kato too revealed two illustration on her official twitter account celebrating the news of the new anime announcement.
Aniplex is involved in the production of series. More information about the new Blue Exorcist anime will be released on a later date. It is, however, rumored that the main cast from the previous seasons will be reprising their roles, including, Nobuhiko, Jun Fukuyama, Kana Hanazawa and Eri Kitamura.
Blue Exorcist anime is adapted from the manga written and illustrated by Kazue Kato. The manga has been serialized in Shueisha’s Jump Square magazine since April 2009, with individual chapters collected in 28 tankōbon volumes as of November 2022.
The anime’s first season, animated by A-1 Pictures, was broadcast in 2011. An anime film, Blue Exorcist: The Movie, premiered in December 2012. A second season, titled Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, aired early in 2017.
As of December 2022, Blue Exorcist had over 25 million copies in circulation.
MAL describes the plot of the series as follows:
Humans and demons are two sides of the same coin, as are Assiah and Gehenna, their respective worlds. The only way to travel between the realms is by the means of possession, like in ghost stories. However, Satan, the ruler of Gehenna, cannot find a suitable host to possess and therefore, remains imprisoned in his world. In a desperate attempt to conquer Assiah, he sends his son instead, intending for him to eventually grow into a vessel capable of possession by the demon king.
Ao no Exorcist follows Rin Okumura who appears to be an ordinary, somewhat troublesome teenager—that is until one day he is ambushed by demons. His world turns upside down when he discovers that he is in fact the very son of Satan and that his demon father wishes for him to return so they can conquer Assiah together. Not wanting to join the king of Gehenna, Rin decides to begin training to become an exorcist so that he can fight to defend Assiah alongside his brother Yukio.
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