Fans of the series Blue Exorcist were shocked to find out recently that the series was returning for a second season. The series which aired 25 episodes plus an OVA finished in 2011 in Japan, 2013 in the US. A movie was released a year later but many didn’t expect any more anime after nearly 3 years. However, the manga which is on its 17th volume is still going. The popularity in Japan and worldwide has lead to the anime’s continuation. According to Crunchyroll, the new season will follow the Kyoto Impure King Arc of the manga.
Netflix has the entire first season available in english for binge watching. I just watched it for the first time and I am hooked. My wait for season 2 is much shorter than fans who have been waiting 3 years. However, I highly recommend you binge watch this and get ready for season 2. If you have netflix you can binge through the english dub now. If not you can also binge through subbed or dubbed on Crunchyroll.com.
Aniplex of America released the series on Blu-Ray and DVD making it a rather expensive series to own, but streaming it is the best option to get you caught up. I plan on buying the manga and seeing where the story goes. Koichi Hatsumi is replacing Tensai Okamura as director according to information reported by Crunchyroll. A-1 Pictures will be coming back to produce the anime. Given the popularity of the series Aniplex is expected to retain its license and dub the new season some time in later 2017. Here is a synopsis for the new season.
The story of Blue Exorcist continues with the students of True Cross Academy alongside the Exorcists who fight the demons that appear on Earth.
The eye of Fujo-O the impure king was stolen from the secret room of the True Cross Academy. Rin and his friends are sent to recover the stolen eye in Kyoto, where the second eye is located. Ryuji’s family’s mission is to protect it at all costs. But when both eyes are used together, the Impure King, a demonic entity that has left thousands dead in the middle of the 19th century will be brought back to life …
Check out the PV for the new season below plus the new key visual.