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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: 7.841 (scored by 35,219 users)
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Ranked: #7722
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Popularity: #399
Members: 144,333
Favorites: 620


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Jan 27, 2017
mollysavill (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
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
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
Mar 25, 2017
Scarlett_ryuken (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
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 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
Erol (All reviews)
The first thing I noticed going into this is how despicable the main character, Rin, is. The mix of the voice actor which gives him this arrogant tone mixed with how he acts. He comes across as your typical shounen character but slightly more annoying than the norm. Despite his ability, he also comes across as overly brash, walking into a potentially infected environment without a hazmat suit on. You can have characters that know they are stronger than everyone else yet come across likeable yet here, it’s the opposite. This made the moments I most enjoyed the most be the ones where he wasn’t read more
Mar 19, 2017
AlmaElma (All reviews)
It is with deep regret that i write this truthful review of Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen : it is just a filler project for a broke studio, its only selling point being the gullibility of the average otaku.

The story is flawed, terribly paced, and the lack of humane characters makes it impossible to enjoy. Note : please, get an education and some real life experience before writing a story.

ART: 3.
The studio must have been at the epicenter of the last earthquake, cause they seem to have no money, and the staff seems to have suffered some terrible concussions. The art is worse than 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
Mar 24, 2017
Tonysol67 (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
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
Mar 27, 2017
Whoahoho (All reviews)
Ok, now that's over with, Rin got friend zoned, I don't give a fuck, since I prefer to see him being Shura's pet demon that a Shiemi's koibito, so another supernatural, action packed anime has ended for this winter of 2017, and I'm presenting my ratings, the way I see it:

Storywise, it was pretty much the same as the first season where it involves Satan's child who just got himself drafted into True Cross Academy for what else? To fight his own kind, but I'm kinda perplex that they have to take a few steps back as to how the first season ended, since read more
Mar 26, 2017
TakamiKaribuchi (All reviews)
I can tell a good number of people are disappointed with this season, but I personally am not. I don't think ti was a bad idea to just continue from the last point in the first season that followed the manga and ignore the original ending. Now, I'll get into the actual specifics.

The story for this season picks up from where Rin had his fight with Amaimon in the first season, where he first lost control of his power. It continues to flow through events involving Todo, who is after a new and stronger source of power, and events dealing with the read more
Mar 21, 2017
tinaisatd (All reviews)
while watching this anime, I was really hyped up for it and it...disappointed me.

Story 9/10: the premise was already originally good so i have nothing to complain about here except for the pacing. (which was horrid.)

Art: 7/10: while it wasn't amazing, it wasn't bad.

Sound: 5/10: listening to the entire soundtrack online, I only liked the first soundtrack compared to the others.

Character: 3/10: this was the worst and the most into detail I'm going to go in. It seems like every character has their moment to shine. There are too many typical tropes like a character gets depressed over what they did and lamented. They read more
Mar 24, 2017
Swaroopch (All reviews)
Spoilers ahead

I was waiting for the second session for a long time with high hope but it didn't give any. I am not saying it is bad, but average. Average is ok because it not bad but it doesn't give the impact like the second session was awesome.

It was more like a filler episode then continuing the main story. The characters were not reletable to me, especially Shiemi Moriyama was so unrealistic and not enjoyable. I understand that they tried to make her like cute girly kind of character but it didn't work for me. It's just my opinion.

The final battle was not even read more