The ExWire of True Cross Academy are beset with shock and fear in the aftermath of discovering that one of their own classmates, Rin Okumura, is the son of Satan. But for the moment, they have more pressing concerns than that of Rin’s parentage: the left eye of the Impure King, a powerful demon, has been stolen from the academy’s Deep Keep. After an attempt is made to steal the right eye in Kyoto as well, Rin and the other ExWires are sent to investigate the mystery behind the Impure King and the ultimate goal of the thief.
While this mission has them cooperating for the time being, Rin has never felt more distant from his fellow exorcists. In his attempt to reconcile with them, he undergoes specialized training to control his dark power. However, when the right eye is stolen not long after their arrival, the unthinkable threat of a traitor amongst them leaves them in need of all the power they can get.
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.
SPOILERS FOR SEASON 1 + SEASON 2 BELOW.
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.
The story is
much more on point now that there's no useless filler, they are getting right to the point. The season revolves around (so far, will be edited) the left eye of a being known as The Impure King, as well as the aftermath of Rin's behaviour in the first season. It's interesting to see the development of the characters, in particular Bon and Shima. Rin is also growing, but I'm a big fan of the side characters being more than just decoration on a storyboard. Maybe I should've put this under character?
Konokomeru is still a whiny little bitch every episode. All the other characters, especially the new ones are all great though. I hope we get more of their backstories, particularly Bon's father, Shima's brother and the snake girl (her name escaped me).
Definitely could be a 9 if it continues in the direction it's going. If you were a fan of the first season, you will more than likely enjoy this. If you weren't, at least give the first episode a try and try and cleanse your mind of the filler of season one. This has definite potential to outdo the first. :)
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
be confused watching the Kyoto arc without reading the manga.
In this arc we are going to visit Kyoto after Rin's classmates discovered he was Satan's son and they can't see Rin like before. They aren't going to Kyoto because is fun, they are going because a high level demon is going to be resurrected and the Kyoto branch help them.
The opening isn't as good to the first season but is okay.
The characters are the same of the last season with some news faces.
Rin-satan's son, stupid like no one
Yuki- rin's brother and pretty badass
Eyebrows-tsundere, flat and the best girl
Les trois mousquetaires- a rooster that acts like a tsundere, the always smiling guy and the scaredy Konekomaru
Shiemi-childish big tits girl, very friendly and good person (NOT AS GOOD AS EYEBROWS)
Rooster's father-a mysterious priest that is easily the kindest character in the series
Shura- the fan-service character
And the others, they aren't that important
I'm enjoying this anime like a little child even when I read the manga, maybe is because I still have some nostalgia of the first series.
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
very long break i would recommend re watching the previous season till episode 17 (although the ending of episode 17 was slightly altered), trust me its worth it. That being said the anime does try to refresh your memory through tiny flashbacks sprinkled through out the episodes (it also fixes the alteration they made in episode 17)
If you loved the story telling ( like all the supernatural/demon related stuff and myths and legends ) in the first season u will love this season as well, like the previous season this season's story slowly and nicely builds up to something epic. The second season also benefits from not having to introduce and build on existing characters hence the story is much more fluid.
So far it has stuck to the pretty much the old cast but a few new characters introduced in this season aswell, all of whom are quite interesting. Also rin is even more intense in this season so far