The fact that 'Blue Exorcist' uses the original source to build an anime series without deviating even a bit from the original content makes it even more organic.
Dark fantasies and their mysteries are the best kind of genre for those who have a dark soul. 'Blue Exorcist,' which is also known as Ao no Exorcist in Japanese, is an interesting dark fantasy anime television series that is based on a manga series of the same name. The manga series is created and illustrated by Kazue Katou and was published for the first time on April 4, 2009. This dark fantasy series soon became everyone's favorite in Japan and was picked by A-1 Pictures to be made into an anime television series.
The fact that 'Blue Exorcist' uses the original source to build an anime series without deviating even a bit from the original content makes it even more organic. The first season of Blue Exorcist came on-screen on April 17, 2011, and it didn't take a long time for it to become popular among fans and new viewers. After the release of the first season, a couple of special episodes and an anime movie were also released between the year span of 2011 and 2012. After some years, a second season of the show was announced, and it premiered on January 7, 2017. And now, fans want to know when the third installment is coming, and here is everything we know so far.
The creators of Blue Exorcist have officially confirmed the show's third season at Jump Festa 2023. Aniplex Online Fest 2023 also announced the upcoming season, which will premiere in January 2024, alongside a teaser and key visual. The second season of Blue Exorcist, titled Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, aired from January 7, 2017, to March 25, 2017. Two original video animation (OVA) episodes were also released after the second season under the title Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga OVA on April 4, 2017, and October 4, 2017.
According to a report published by Digital Spy, the forthcoming third season of the series will primarily explore the content from volumes 10 to 15 of the original manga, corresponding to chapters 50 through 64. This season is expected to prominently center around the intricate dynamics of Rin and Yukio's friendship.
The author of the manga, Kazue Kato, releases chapters on a monthly basis even though she usually takes at least one month off per year. "I ask for one month off a year, but in Japan, it's standard for serializations to go on continuously without breaks, so they don't take that very well. Sorry for taking off!" she said in a July 2016 interview. "I'm serialized in a monthly magazine and barely make it work, so I have a lot of respect for authors who do weekly serializations. They often sacrifice their health and their private lives to do it. It's a job that only a chosen few who have the skill and the fortitude, both mental and physical, can do. I'm definitely not one of them."
Kato also talked, or say, hinted about the manga's ending, and said that "there might be four more arcs," which meant that about "half of the entire story arc [had] been completed. We've talked about the ending a couple of times, many times," she explained. "There's a couple of patterns right now for the ending, and we're hoping one of those will solidify eventually. Of those patterns, sometimes it's just like 'Oh, that's not going to work.' So that gets deleted."
This article was reviewed and is up to date as of October 25, 2023.