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Blue Exorcist Will Return with Shimane Illuminati Saga

A new trailer for Blue Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati Saga is available. It’ll start airing in January 2024. News of this new season first came out in 2022, though details were unclear. All of the cast members from the previous series will reprise their roles. [Thanks, AnimeTV!]

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You can watch the Blue Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati Saga trailer here:

The trailer shows familiar faces such as Rin, Yukio, Mephisto, and Izumo. Izumo takes center stage in this trailer as one of the only two characters to have voice lines. She states that she doesn’t trust anyone and that she has her own goals that she is chasing after. This will be the third season of Blue Exorcist, which started airing in 2011. The second season, Kyoto Saga, came out in 2017.

Blue Exorcist is a fantasy manga that started serialization in Jump Square in 2009. It follows the story of Rin and Yukio Okumura, twin brothers who are the sons of Satan. Because of this heritage, Rin has demonic powers and features, as well as control over Satan’s blue flames. He wants to become an exorcist like his adoptive father and enrolls in True Cross Academy only to find out his twin brother had been an exorcist almost his entire life.

Blue Exorcist is readily available on streaming services such as Crunchyroll. The Shimane Illuminati Saga arc for Blue Exorcist will start airing in January 2024.

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Stephanie is a senior writer who has been writing for games journalism and translating since 2020. After graduating with a BA in English and a Certificate in Creative Writing, she spent a few years teaching English and history before fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a writer. In terms of games, she loves RPGs, action-adventure, and visual novels. Aside from writing for Siliconera and Crunchyroll, she translates light novels, manga, and video games.