Is Blue Exorcist 2nd Season Living Up To Expectations? Three Episode Impression Added!

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Blue Exorcist 2nd Season

Genre:
Action, Supernatural, Shounen, Fantasy

Airing Date:
January 7 2017

Studios:
A-1 Pictures

Honey’s Highlights

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The anime gods are blessing us today. Blue Exorcist is coming back in 2017?! Does this mean that Rin and Yukio are coming back too?
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They are shown in the PV below, so yes! Kouichi Hatsumi is the director this time and not Tensai Okamura! I wonder what kind of personal flair he will put into the series.
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It’s rare to see a good show like Blue Exorcist. Such supernatural elements are rarely well done like this series is. Good thing we have D. Gray-man, Noragami, Soul Eater, and other long running supernatural shows to keep us entertained until it comes out!

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You cannot tell me nor stop me from my one true love Rin. He’s the coolest exorcist ever! I am so happy that all of the original Seiyuu are coming back for this one!

Promotional Videos / PV

Official Images / Key Visuals

Synopsis

Humans reside in the world called Assiah while demons reside in Gehenna. These two worlds are inaccessible by the other; however, demons can and did possess things from the material world and were able to access Assiah. There in Assiah, residing among humans, were humans who fought against these demons. They were known as ‘Exorcists’.

Satan had an illegitimate child known as Rin Okumura who has his own lineage hidden and decided to let him be raised as an exorcist. The True Cross Academy, which exists to train and raise exorcists as well as coach them, was the school that Rin had attended until the attack by the King of Earth, Amaimon, exposed Rin’s heritage as the son of Satan. Fearing Satan’s blue flames, suddenly all of his friends distanced themselves from him……

In the height of all of this, in the deepest part of the academy, the left eye of the Impure King, was stolen by someone. Suddenly, Rin and his companions find themselves dragged into an unforeseen state of affairs…

Three Episode Impression

What all of us fans have been waiting for: Blue Exorcist season 2! After watching the first few episodes, we are struck with the notion of how strong the theme of friendship and family are in this season. While Rin is practically ostracized, it is evident that the hint of friendship is an underlying theme while the idea of the importance of family soon pops up as well. Rin may have been training during the beginning of the season, but it hardly even seems to be something to bat an eyelash at. Actually, we are more curious about what is going on with Ryuuji and his father at this point in the story more so than we are about Rin. With the airing of the second season, unlike Konosuba, the animation style has stayed consistent to the first season so fans can look forward to the same, familiar animation. The same cast of characters has also returned, however there are some new characters that bring with them a whole new mystery and plot into the new season. And judging from the first three episodes, we can tell that Blue Exorcist will continue to be as riveting as ever.

Characters & Voice Actors List

Rin Okumura

Voice Actor: Nobuhiko Okamoto


Rin is a 15-year-old boy burdened with the fate of being the illegitimate child of Satan. He does have a violent and rude side to him, but he generally has a bright and warm personality. Demons aimed for his body, but his adoptive father, Shirou sacrificed himself to that he could save his son. Rin aspires to become a full-fledged exorcist in order to avenge his father’s death. When he was attacked by the King of Earth, Amaimon, he was able to extract the demon-slaying blade the Kurikara from within and he was exposed as the illegitimate child of Satan to everyone as part of the True Cross Academy Knights.

Yukio Okumura

Voice Actor: Jun Fukuyama


Yukio is Rin’s younger twin brother. He is serious with a friendly and warm personality with dreams of becoming a doctor in the future. Brilliant and overflowing with knowledge, he is a genius and the youngest person in history to become an exorcist. He works as an instructor at the Academy and teaches Anti-demon Pharmacology. He promised his adoptive father, Shirou, that he could protect Rin at all costs, so he has a very strong sense of duty. While supporting Rin on his journey to become an exorcist, he also harbors mixed feelings towards it.

Shiemi Moriyama

Voice Actor: Kana Hanazawa


Shiemi is a girl who runs a shop for exorcists hocking exorcist items and Yukio is currying favor with her. She adores flowers and so her personality is quite that of the airhead. Determined to fix her introverted nature, she has joined the Academy to change herself. She knows that Rin is the illegitimate child of Satan and does not hide her shock.

Ryuji Suguro

Voice Actor: Kazuya Nakai


Ryuji’s appears to be a delinquent, but that could not be further from the truth as he is diligent with the top grades in his class. He can be sentimental as well. He argues with Rin frequently, but he is someone that everyone can rely on. He is from a line of priests from Myoudashuu temple in Kyoto. He has decided to become an exorcist in order to rebuild the temple one day. The current head of Myouda is his father and Ryuji is harboring some sort of anger against his father’s actions.

Renzou Shima

Voice Actor: Kouji Yusa


Renzou is an impressive young boy with Pink Hair. Renzou is a disciple of Ryuji’s father and so even in the academy, he works together with Ryuji often. He tends to drift about aimlessly while hating rigidness. He loves the ladies. He is the fifth son of the Shima Family who play a role in managing the devout followers of Myoudashuu

Konekomaru Miwa

Voice Actor: Yuuki Kaji


Konekomaru is another disciple of Ryuji’s father. Together with Ryuji and Renzou they head towards the capital and are students studying how to become exorcists. Konekomaru has a kind heart and is gentle, and so he helps to calm down Ryuji when he gets upset. He has a small body and a close-cropped haircut, while his large glasses are his main characteristic. He lost both of his parents in the Blue Night, and as such, when he found out about Rin’s identity, more than anyone else he feared Rin and put a great distance between himself and Rin.

Izumo Kamiki

Voice Actor: Eri Kitamura


Izumo is a student at the Academy with a strong personality and in some ways, could be called a tsundere. Izumo comes from a long line of Miko or shrine maiden, and since birth, has had Heian Period Noblewoman-style eyebrows. She is harsh with her words but she actually considers the thoughts of others. She is a genius knight and she is able to summon two spiritual foxes, Mike and Uke at the same time.

Shura Kirigakura

Voice Actor: Rina Satou


Shura is the Top Knight in the Academy and a first rank exorcist. She was a disciple of Shirou. She teaches Rin how to use a sword and gives Yukio advice and understands their telepathy. She is a bit sketchy though and quite a heavy drinker.

Mephisto Pheles

Voice Actor: Hiroshi Kamiya


Mephisto is a strange man who refers to himself as a friend of Shirou Fujimoto. He is a knight with prestige who is attached to the True Cross Academy and guides Rin on the path to become an exorcist. On the outside, he is a board chairman for the academy. He mentors Rin on how to become better to fight against Satan by giving him various trials and tests. However, whomever he really is, is wrapped up in mysteries.

Episodes12
Theme Songs
  • Opening Song: Itteki no Eikyou by UVERworld
  • Ending Song: Kono Te de by Rin Akatsuki
Adaptation
Manga

Main Staff
  • Original Creator: Kazue Katou
  • Director: Kouichi Hatsumi
  • Series Composition: Toshiya Oono
  • Character Design: Keigo Sasaki
  • Music: Hiroyuki Sawano, Kohta Yamamoto

For more information: Offical Website

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