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 its 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 which 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 was 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 second season of 'Blue Exorcist' which is titled as Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, released on January 7, 2017, and it continued till March 25 of the same year. After the release of Season 2, two original video animation (OVA) episodes were released under the title Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga OVA on April 4, 2017, and October 4, 2017. However, no news about the third season has come yet, but we can hope for the new season to come looking at how the second season ended. Also, there is no time constraint, therefore, we can expect an announcement for the third installment to be out anytime this year. And, we can hope the third release date to fall sometime in January 2021. Otherwise, Ao no Exorcist Season 3 might be scheduled on April 2021, if it continues to follow the schedule of the two previous seasons.
It is unclear how the current COVID-19 situation will affect the release of the new season.
While we are talking about a renewal, we know that there is plenty of material that is sufficient for Blue Exorcist season 3. Just like how Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga took a long time to build enough material to make the best of the second season. If the series continues to follow the manga, then the third season will find Rin and friends dealing with a group called the Illuminati, who are led by Lucifer the King of Light. Their main purpose is to resurrect Satan and unleash demons and zombies upon the world. For those who have read the manga would know that Sabutota Todou is a member of this organization.
Season 3 will also witness the invention of the Gehenna Gate, which is a portal between the two worlds. The gate was constructed by Illuminati in the territory of the former Russian nuclear plant. But, they failed to force the engine to work properly. The only ones who had a chance of preventing the portal launch were the Exorcists, however, they miserably failed. According to the demons, Assiah and Gehenna were in a single world previously. Therefore, the two worlds are going to be united by the Illuminati into a single whole world once again. To accomplish this, they will have to try and take out various experiments. And, only Rin and his twin brother can put a stop to that nuisance.
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.”
If she publishes 11 chapters a year, then it would mean that the ending would come in 2023. Therefore, we know for a fact that there will be a third installment soon.