Exciting news for anime enthusiasts: “Blue Exorcist” is set to return for a highly-anticipated third season, titled “Blue Exorcist -Shimane Illuminati Saga-.” The announcement was made during the Aniplex Online Fest 2023. Directed by Daisuke Yoshida and produced by Studio VOLN, the new season is scheduled to premiere in Japan in January 2024.
This announcement comes over a decade after the original “Blue Exorcist” anime premiered. The second season graced screens around six years later in 2017. Now, after another six-year interval, fans can look forward to a fresh installment of the series. The upcoming season will see the return of the beloved cast, promising a familiar yet captivating experience for viewers.
The focus of the new season will be the Shimane Illuminati arc, which is the sixth arc from the original manga. While the second season concluded with the Kyoto Impure King arc, fans can also anticipate future adaptations of the Terror of Kraken and Academy Seven Wonders arcs.
The “Blue Exorcist” series has garnered increasing praise as the story has progressed, building heightened anticipation for the animated adaptation of the Shimane Illuminati arc. With a dedicated fan base, this announcement has generated a wave of excitement within the anime community. As January 2024 approaches, fans can hardly contain their eagerness to delve once again into the captivating world of “Blue Exorcist.”
Source: IGN India