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Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen

Alternative Titles

English: Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga
Synonyms: Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Impure King Arc
Japanese: 青の祓魔師 京都不浄王篇


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2017 to Mar 25, 2017
Premiered: Winter 2017
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:55 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.661 (scored by 145,972 users)
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Ranked: #12102
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Popularity: #249
Members: 306,436
Favorites: 1,016


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Mar 25, 2017
Golden_Scarlett (All reviews)
I used to believe that an adaptation that follows the source is better than an adaptation that just goes anime original. Well not blue exorcist, since it somehow made me rethink that idea.
To simplify this review, and for fun i will list 5 major flaws that i disliked about the show. Why 5?
cause Rin has 5 friends.

1.7.8/10-IGN retconning.
Similar to black butler, the show just decided eh our fans have prob read the manga, so we'll just continue as if the ending didn't happen and they know the story already. I had to google it, but from what I learnt, I could be read more
Jan 27, 2017
ChrollosWaifu (All reviews)
So now that we're the first quarter of the way through, I have decided to write a short review on the newest season of Blue Exorcist.


First things first, if you have watched the first season, this is NOT a direct continuation. Disregard everything about Yukio being half Satan, as that shit isn't a thing, it's pure filler. This is a continuation of episode 17 of the first season, so everyone is still preeeetty pissed at Rin for you know, being the son of the worst being in the universe, nearly killing 'em all. It happens.

STORY: 8/10

The story is read more
Mar 24, 2017
LegendAqua (All reviews)
So who hated the first season's ending........AND the movie?

Well, this second season VASTLY makes up for that...

Kyoto Fujouou-hen erases what the first season finale did and makes it's way to a new conflict involving the resurrection of the Impure King, however with this going on, Rin Okumura has his own personal demons to deal with along with Bon's more family issues to wring in much more character development from the rest of the cast, what can LA say ALREADY but this second season MASSIVELY helped with it's characters with how they portrayed and developed the majority of it's main cast.

Mar 24, 2017
riorangel21 (All reviews)
*No Spoiler Review

Ao no Exorcist is one of those show with interesting plot but goes downhill as the series progresses.

Story 6 - The story to be honest is not interesting at all, unique plot idea but the setup and build up are so generic, the story is predictable and the executions were kind of sloppy. It holds down the true idea of the main plot. I seems like A-1 didn't put an effort on this series. Overall kind of fair story yet with rough direction and very cliched setup ( predictable ).

Art 4 - After watching the 1st episode and the Opening at the end, read more
Feb 4, 2017
Veteris (All reviews)
Spoilers ahead.

Second season of the first season of Ao no Exorcist, aired in 2011. I waited 5 years for a second season AND FINALLY, THE DID IT BUT IS ONLY 12 EPISODES. Ao no exorcist was my first anime (not going to count Doraemon and shit because everyone has seen them) and I liked it a lot. But when they went batshit crazy with the things of "Yuki is a demon too and he can use the flames" or "Hello, I'm Rin and Yuki's grandfather" it was pretty shitty. So if you watched the first season and didn't read the manga you are going to read more
Feb 18, 2017
anime7103 (All reviews)
I want to begin first by saying the animation on this season amazing , probably at the level of the new fate night series or even better.

I love the fact that with this new season the have completely erased all the filler stuff (episode 17 onwards) they made up in the first season which downgraded the anime from A+ to B-. They are now sticking to the source material which, in my option always works best.
*SIDE NOTE*: if you get confused as to what is happening in the new season due to the cut and its read more
Mar 29, 2017
RockLain (All reviews)
I've seen a whole lot of super positive reviews about this season, so I'm here to wholeheartedly disagree and ruin the fun!

DISCLAIMER: I don't mean to directly review the original source material for Ao No Exorcist, rather I am reviewing what the staff at A-1 pictures decided to do with it. If I say the story is bad, I don't mean in any way that the plot for Ao No Exorcist is bad, because it's not.

Story - 2
Saying this story is flawed is an understatement; This show read more
Mar 20, 2018
Kannadin (All reviews)
Personal Rate: 5
Overall Rate based on the different criteria: 4.8 rounded up to 5

First of, I've got to mention that I'm not familiar with the original manga itself. I used to think I'd read the series after the first half of the first season but the series's been going downhill from there so nope I'm not gonna bother.
If you haven't seen the first season and the movie... Well LUCKY YOU! Don't bother starting. If you've been disappointed with the series so far, well, it might be a good time to stop before wasting your time on the second season. You've been warned.

Story: 4
Art: 8
Sound: read more
Jul 18, 2018
Michael_Destro (All reviews)
Well for those who are thinking of watching this season of Ao no exorcist should know that they only need to watch S1 ep 1-17 everything after episode 17 did not happen in this season,it continues from ep17 and at first it seemed stupid but after few episodes i must say they did a good job.S1 finale was too rushed and this clear things up a lot.

Art,Sound and story are good just like in S1

Characters: well in this season they show much more about every character that matters.There is way more emotions,growth especially with Rin

This season is worth your time and all that's left is read more
Mar 31, 2017
Leegf (All reviews)
First, I really want to thank A-1 pictures for the sequel. At long last. What's more important I want to thank them for the proper sequel, done according to the source, which begins right after events of approximately first half of the first season.

The story takes us quickly to new arc briefly explaining missing parts to make a connection with the first season. Glad they did it this way as well.
The whole season dedicated entirely to one arc. Actually, I haven't read manga, so I can't judge how well they bring it up to anime. However, it feels like old good blue exorcist read more
Mar 24, 2017
LaLeLuLiLo (All reviews)
Question. what do you do when you deviate from the source material, and reach your own ending only to try to go back to the source material. Do you-

A: try to find a way to work around it.
B: just forget about it entirely.

well in blue exorcist case it's choice B. mind you that blue exorcist isn't the first case of this happening, as you can clearly point out in the shounen filler section, but for me it's the worst case. you see blue exorcist was a show that aired during 2011 with decent success, but because it was getting close to the source material decided read more
Sep 28, 2017
Linariel (All reviews)
So for those who don't understand this season of Blue Exorcist is based on the manga. After Episode 15 Season 1 goes into it's own direction with filler episodes. And while that's not bad the story line goes away from the source material. This is all well and good but any good writer knows how to foreshadow and build up a story line in the beginning of their series. The Kyoto Saga Arc heads in the direction of that because it is the author's story. Fillers are nice but they are rarely written by the author. Fillers can be designed to make a complete story read more
Feb 27, 2017
kirughhh (All reviews)
If you hated how the first season of Ao No Exorcist strayed off the original source material, GOOD - because I did too. Especially because it started out so great. :(

Let me just start by saying that this is my first time reviewing an anime, so I'll keep this generally simple and short, as to not waste precious time that would be better spent watching anime. Still, here goes nothing.

STORY: 7. The story of Blue Exorcist isn't all that original, as a few other popular animes in this genre are very similar to this (bad ass teenager finds out he has supernatural powers, wants to read more
Dec 12, 2017
ladyruru (All reviews)
oh god... what I have to say about this anime.... TERRIBLE. this is the real TERIBBLE anime. i love season 1. just love it even I gave 8/10 to season 1. but in this season 2

the character and the development story easy to guess, too mainstream. This anime must be score for 5/10 because of the horrible dialogue. I can't enjoy this anime. but still collection the season 1. I just can't continue again

the most annoying me is Kirigakure Shura. this girl dress more like a hooker than being exorcist upper class. and in this whole series I never see her skill. I just saw read more
Aug 12, 2017
HitaroYuma (All reviews)
As someone who has the original Ao no Exorcist anime in his favorite list, I find the sequel disappointing.

First, the Story (3/10):
The sequel begins after half of the first season and it's confusing to follow and you wouldn't know what the hell was happening. The sequel's environment is a serious compared to the original. The story failed to grab my attention and I found no reason to continue watching except that I am a fan of the original series. The action scenes were bad and quite few.

Second, Art (9/10):
The art style in this season is a big improvement compared to the original. The backgrounds are read more
May 24, 2017
Terrahuntress (All reviews)
The second season has continued where we have left off... But this time, they are heading to Kyoto! There are more storylines, more demons and flashbacks of the past. Plus, there is also tension with the main characters due to the aftermath of season one.

Rin: Son of Satan, cook, and kuro is his familiar. This season has a sub-plot focusing on him after being secluded from his friends due to his identity. He is trying to control his powers, but is still a nice guy. Rin is usually equip with a sword.
Yukio: Rin's twin brother, teacher, and strong and powerful exorcist. There is a read more
Apr 4, 2017
JordanRidderhof (All reviews)
Maybe I'm bring too cynical and judging this show way too harshly.Or maybe it's just trash. Alright, now that I have that out of my system, lets start.The plot is forgettable at best and agonizing at the worst. Characters, what characters? I only found 2 characters interesting and one of them is barely even in this season and is just a worse version of meme from bakemonogatari. Some would be more likely to call the other character a plot device rather than a character and the only reason I kind of liked him ws cause he did something interesting, but sadly I'll never know what read more
Mar 29, 2017
OceanMan86 (All reviews)
Well. All I can say is that I was disappointed. Like, really disappointed. Blue Exorcist, as some may know, is one of my favorite anime. Sure, its average, but I just enjoyed it. What's ironic is that while most people, especially manga readers, bashed on it after it diverged from the manga, but I honestly liked that arc. Then again, I haven't actually read the manga, but now I want to. Lets please make this review quick and short, because I've already wasted enough time watching this season.

The story is going to trip up many people, unless you have knowledge of what's going on. read more
Mar 25, 2017
AnaSilva (All reviews)
I had really good expectations on this one. I already saw the previous season. However, seeing as this is something that is not the continuation, but rather another story that fits between Rin’s real identity revealed to his friends, was somewhat more disappointing that what I anticipated.

Story - 7
The story had a good pace and even the flashbacks did not feel rushed or confusing, but something that filled some other gaps, mainly about how Shirou and Tatsuma meet each other.
Could it be done better? Maybe if the inner monologs and demons of some characters were not so annoying. But I will get to that read more
Aug 16, 2017
Century_Orion (All reviews)
Blue Exorcist's Impure King Arc; is like a parallel universe from the first season. In how interesting it is to watch, it's the same as the first season.

But because the first episode of the arc starts a little after where the first season started, you're kind of forced to watch the first season anyway to know what happened previously before the arc.

The story is great and even I know some of the events that were to happen, I still found the anime interesting enough to watch them anyway (also my video buffers if I rewind or fast-forward). I thought it felt about the same read more