Blue Exorcist Anime Green Lit for 2nd Season

After a popular run of TV anime in 2011 and an animated feature film in 2012, hit shounen manga Blue Exorcist (Ao no Exorcist in Japan) will be making its return to television with a new anime season! It all started when the official website received a makeover with a countdown clock. While the countdown was still ticking down for English fans, Japanese fans already had the new revealed.  
 
There is start date for the second season of Blue Exorcist; however, it will air sometime in 2017.  There is a rumor going around that UVERworld will return to sing the theme song for the show. They are known for supplying the opening to last year’s Arslan Senki as well as the fourth opening to the popular D.Gray-man, which is returning this upcoming weekend.
 
The story of Blue Exorcist is as follows:
 
Humans and demons are two sides of the same coin, as are Assiah and Gehenna, their respective worlds. The only way to travel between the realms is by the means of possession, like in ghost stories. However, Satan, the ruler of Gehenna, cannot find a suitable host to possess and therefore, remains imprisoned in his world. In a desperate attempt to conquer Assiah, he sends his son instead, intending for him to eventually grow into a vessel capable of possession by the demon king.

Blue Exorcist follows Rin Okumura who appears to be an ordinary, somewhat troublesome teenager—that is until one day he is ambushed by demons. His world turns upside down when he discovers that he is in fact the very son of Satan and that his demon father wishes for him to return so they can conquer Assiah together. Not wanting to join the king of Gehenna, Rin decides to begin training to become an exorcist so that he can fight to defend Assiah alongside his brother Yukio.

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Blue Exorcist Season 2 Official Poster

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Josh (or J.J. as some have come to call him), is a long-time geek culture enthusiast with a deep passion for anime, manga and Japanese culture. Josh also has a Bachelor of Arts in Game Design and is a creative writer who has created original content for over 20 years! He is also the author of the original English light novel Final Hope.