The new Blue Exorcist season might be a tough reset of the TV collection that restarts from the start of the story. Pic credit score: ao-ex.com

A brand new Blue Exorcist season was confirmed to be in manufacturing at Jump Stage NEO at Jump Festa 2023. The studio, foremost employees, and solid might be introduced at a later date.

While some anime followers have been hoping it is likely to be Ao no Exorcist Season 3, it seems that it is going to be a Blue Exorcist reboot of the anime TV collection. During the panel, it was promised that the Ao no Exorcist reboot can be extra trustworthy to the manga collection and it’s claimed the brand new TV collection could have higher high quality animation.

The confusion was comprehensible because the official web site solely introduced the manufacturing of a brand new Ao no Exorcist season however it didn’t specify whether or not it was an anime TV sequel. Even Crunchyroll News contributed to the misunderstanding since they reported that “followers have been ready for a 3rd season to be introduced” and “the solid of the anime franchise introduced {that a} third season is in manufacturing”.

However, Oricon News reported through Twitter that the brand new anime “is not going to be positioned” as Blue Exorcist Season 3. Instead, the brand new collection might be a wholly new work. Thus, the brand new collection must be thought of an Ao no Exorcist reboot just like Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood or Fruits Basket 2019.

In the teaser trailer PV, you may see the primary character, Rin Okumura, and his twin brother, Yukio, saying {that a} new collection of Ao no Exorcist TV anime might be produced!

The manga was first tailored right into a two-cour anime tv collection directed by Tensai Okumaru. It was produced by Studio A-1 Pictures and broadcast from April to October 2011.

Afterward, a movie was produced by the identical studio, titled the Blue Exorcist: The Movie, which premiered in December 2012.

In January 2017, a second season of the anime was launched. The English Sub and Dub of the anime collection can be found for streaming on Crunchyroll, Hulu, Funimation, Netflix, and Hulu.

Ao no Exorcist Season 3The Blue Exorcist Season 3 teaser visible from Jump Festa 2023. Pic credit score: ao-ex.com

Why an Ao no Exorcist reboot is important

Anime audiences who had not learn the manga have been in all probability confused when Blue Exorcist Season 2 premiered in 2017. Brothers Yukio and Rin Okumura have been instantly knocking heads, despite the fact that that was a tough reset of the characterization primarily based on what had beforehand taken place within the anime TV collection.

At the tip of the primary season, Yukio was bursting with demonic energy, however within the second season he’s instantly shocked when his eyes flip blue and he assumes a demonic type. Rin went utterly OP when battling Satan, however the 2nd season had Rin affected by sword dysfunction dysfunction.

The most complicated half was how Rin’s ExWire buddies from True Cross Academy have been instantly frightened of Rin. Yes, they rightfully feared him since his father is Satan, the being answerable for killing their household and buddies through the Blue Night, however the first season ended with these characters getting over their concern of Rin.

Blue Exorcist Yukio SatanThis scene from the primary season of the unique anime adaptation by no means occurred within the manga. Pic credit score: Studio A-1 Pictures

The motive for all of the confusion was that Blue Exorcist Season 2 primarily retconned your entire epic ending from the primary season. When the primary season was being produced for 2011, the manga creator was solely as much as Volume 5 (Chapter 19), so A-1 Pictures created an anime authentic ending for episodes 18 by means of 25.

Thus, the 2nd season, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga was not well-received by the fandom. While the Blu-Ray/DVD field units for the primary season offered very properly, the second season did merely okay, promoting lower than one-sixth the variety of copies.

Regardless, the manga collection maintained its recognition through the years, which was in all probability sufficient for the producers to drag the set off on the manufacturing of a brand new Blue Exorcist season. It’s necessary that they’re promising up-front that the Blue Exorcist reboot will stay true to the supply materials since they’re hoping to win again the followers with a trustworthy adaptation.

It’s additionally good timing for a Blue Exorcist reboot because the new collection may probably adapt the Ao no Exorcist manga’s ending.

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A celebratory picture created by the Blue Exorcist manga creator.

Blue Exorcist manga ending comparatively quickly?

The story for the anime TV collection relies on the Ao no Exorcist manga collection by creator Kazue Kato. Serialized in Shueisha’s Jump Square journal since April 2009, the manga was as much as Blue Exorcist Volume 28 (which included up by means of Chapter 135) as of November 28, 2022.

The official English translation by VIZ Media will not be too far behind the Japanese language launch. The English Volume 27 was launched on May 3, 2022. There are fan-made scanlation initiatives, however most of them have been shut down because of copyright points.

As of December 2022, the Blue Exorcist manga had over 25 million copies in circulation.

The writer releases chapters on a month-to-month foundation, though she often takes a minimum of one month off per 12 months. In current years, there was an extended Blue Exorcist hiatus that lasted from July 2021 by means of May 2022.

“I ask for one month off a 12 months, however in Japan, it’s commonplace for serializations to go on constantly with out breaks, in order that they don’t take that very properly. Sorry for taking off!” she mentioned in a July 2016 interview with ComicsVerse.

“I’m serialized in a month-to-month journal and barely make it work, so I’ve lots of respect for authors who do weekly serializations. They usually sacrifice their well being and their personal lives to do it. It’s a job that solely a selected few who’ve the talent and the fortitude, each psychological and bodily, can do. I’m positively not one in all them.”

Kato has given some hints about when followers ought to count on Blue Exorcist manga’s ending. In one other interview from the summer season of 2016, Kato estimated that “there is likely to be 4 extra arcs,” which meant that about “half of your entire story arc [had] been accomplished.”

“We’ve talked in regards to the ending a pair occasions, many occasions,” she defined. “There’s a pair patterns proper now for the ending, and we’re hoping a kind of will solidify finally. Of these patterns, typically it’s similar to ‘Oh, that’s not going to work.’ So that will get deleted.”

Kato has written a “tough storyline full for the ending.” To put her feedback into perspective, she had printed Chapter 80 of Volume 18 on the time. If that’s the midway level, the Blue Exorcist manga’s ending may occur round Volume 36 (Chapter 160) within the twelfth story arc.

The manga was as much as Blue Exorcist Chapter 137 when the Blue Exorcist reboot was introduced. Since she publishes 11 chapters a 12 months, that might imply the ending will come out in 2024 or 2025. That timing would completely coincide with the anime manufacturing schedule because the rebooted collection may adapt your entire story with out worrying about catching up.

Of course, that prediction assumes the mangaka hasn’t modified her plans for the ending, and it’s all the time doable she may take one other lengthy break.

There’s additionally the opportunity of a direct Blue Exorcist sequel, though she has indicated she’d want to create “an Edo interval piece, one about anthropomorphic animals, or a cooking manga” as soon as she’s completed with the Blue Exorcist manga. She additionally admits that her “prime request is to adapt one other work into manga type.”

Let’s simply hope that the Blue Exorcist 2023 reboot might be popping out before the manga’s ending. Stay tuned!

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