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New Blue Exorcist Anime Series Announced

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A brief teaser trailer aired during the Jump Festa 2023 event revealed that a new Blue Exorcist anime is in the works. Concrete details on what it’ll be like or when it’ll air are scarce. However, the key art showed off featured protagonists Rin and Yukio Okumura. The official website is also open now, but is similarly light on information.

Check out the teaser below.

The new Blue Exorcist anime trailer shows off in-progress animation frames of various characters. In particular, Izumo Kamiki is shown, dressed in her shrine maiden outfit. The key art is a sketch-style image of Rin and Yukio Okumura. Seen from behind, the brothers wear their familiar outfits, with Rin wielding his sword and Yukio a pistol. The blue flames that are characteristic of their powers make for a splash of color, and in particular erupt from Rin’s tail, head, and blade.

The Blue Exorcist anime is based on the manga by Kazue Katoh. The anime series first debuted in 2011, then returned in 2017 to cover the Kyoto Saga story arc. The story follows Rin, a young man who discovers that he and Yukio (his twin brother) are the sons of Satan. Rin is the inheritor of Satan’s powers. When Satan kills their adoptive father Shiro Fujimoto, Rin decides to become an Exorcist, a person trained to destroy the demons that walk amongst men by possessing human bodies. To do so, he enrolls in the True Cross Academy, a cram school that trains Exorcists, only to find that Yukio’s already an Exorcist and his teacher.

The new Blue Exorcist anime series is in development, with no specified release window. The manga is published in English by Viz Media. A mobile game, Blue Exorcist: Damned Chord, was cancelled out of development in 2020, with a mobile MMORPG project slated to take its place. To date, no details on that particular game have emerged.

Josh Tolentino
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