Ao no Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati-hen

Blue Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati Saga

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Synonyms: Ao no Futsumashi
Japanese: 青の祓魔師 島根啓明結社篇
English: Blue Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati Saga
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2024 to Mar 24, 2024
Premiered: Winter 2024
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Studio VOLN
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Themes: MythologyMythology, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.281 (scored by 90639,063 users)
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Ranked: #27612
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Popularity: #1962
Members: 106,382
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At True Cross Academy, Rin Okumura unknowingly comes across the first signs that something is amiss; ordinary people have been gaining the ability to perceive the invisible creatures that roam the human realm, Assiah. While Rin sees this as an opportunity to make a new friend, his twin brother, Yukio, is more burdened than ever. Swamped with his education, exorcist duties, and teaching position, Yukio has remained silent about his awakened powers, unable to understand their scale or significance.

While Rin and his friends prepare for the annual Exorcist Certification Exam, the True Cross Order has uncovered the first artificial gate to the demonic realm of Gehenna. Witnessing its size and the advanced technology that made it possible, the exorcists realize they are now dealing with the Illuminati, an extremely wealthy and powerful organization. Moreover, the inscrutable Illuminati have planted three spies in the True Cross Order—and one may be hiding among the aspiring exorcists sworn to protect mankind from the demonic threat.

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Ao no Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati-hen was released on Blu-ray and DVD in two volumes from April 24, 2024, to May 29, 2024.

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"Eye's Sentry" by UVERworld

Ending Theme

"Gakkyuu Nisshi (学級日誌)" by Ima Mulasaki


Feb 7, 2024
Preliminary (5/12 eps)
Pretty good so far, the pacing in the first episode is really fast but I'm glad they fixed the pacing on the rest of the episodes. animation seems like a downgrade from the last season (kyoto saga) but it still looks decent, music is still full bangers as expected from hiroyuki sawano and kohta yamamoto, and i got used to the new artstyle.

the plot reveals were handled so well though, really satisfied with how this season is turning out. can't wait to see the conclusion of this season, very excited as a manga reader.

i hope studio VOLN continue the rest of the series ...
Jan 24, 2024
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
We had to wait years for this and I think it was totally worth it.
As a manga reader, without any spoilers I can say this season is gonna be a wild ride, so buckle up haha :D

I heard a lot of people complaining about the animation, which is objectively flawless to be fair. It's just it looks a little lifeless now, compared to the other seasons. It had a really unique artstyle which kinda grew on me, and as it seems onto a lot of other fans as well. But in quality it improved a lot so it would feel literally ungrateful to complain.

The characters ...
Feb 28, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (8/12 eps)
I have to say I'm a bit disappointed.

I remember the first season so well and how it was one of the best things back then, and now these later seasons haven't been able to catch up.

I cant' explain it too well but somehow this season feels like it should be in the middle of a bigger season. The writing and the plot twists feel refreshing since something is actually happening but something is still missing. And I can't put my finger on it.

I think I might miss the overall vibe of the school dormitory life mixed with the big and grand plot ...

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