It has been more than three years since the arrival of Blue Exorcist’s second season, and now everyone is eager to see Blue Exorcist Season 3. The manga of the anime is considered as one of the best dark mangas of all time. And hence the anime adaptation also followed the same path. So will the fans ever see the third installment of Ao No Exorcist? Continue reading to know more.
Blue Exorcist is a Japanese dark anime series. It is a remake of the manga of the same name by Kazue Katō. The manga of the series was first published in 2009, whereas the anime made its debut in 2011. The anime, as well as the manga, received a great response from both its viewers and critics upon its release. The second season of the anime premiere after a long gap of six years in 2017. And since then, everyone is waiting for the following installment.
Renewal Status Of The Third Season!
The first season of the anime came with 25 episodes along with an OVA. Whereas the second season consist only twelve episodes and an OVA. Since they already saw a cut in the number of episodes, therefore they are curiously waiting for more to know what will happen next. However, the creators of the series, A-1 Pictures, didn’t reveal any update on Blue Exorcist Season 3. They neither canceled nor renewed the show for its third season. There was a time when the fans lost hope for the second season, but it eventually happened. So there is still hope for the third season as well.
The second season of the anime took six years to return on the screens. The production process of the series is lengthy and took several years to complete. And the production houses are already running behind their schedules because of the global health pandemic. So it might be possible that the creators will take some time to begin the productions of the third season. Canceling the show might be a bad idea for the creators because it will surely cause a backlash from the fans. So the third installment of the series will happen eventually.
Do The Creators Have Enough Source Material To Make Blue Exorcist Season 3?
The creator of the best dark mangas, Kazue Katō, published 25 volumes in total of Blue Exorcist. It received a great response and developed a loyal fan base of this dark fantasy manga. Even Blue Exorcist is one of the very rare series where the manga readers and anime watchers are on the same side. Because the anime stayed loyal to its source material and did full justice to it. Now the manga readers and anime watchers both are waiting for the third season of the anime.
The debut season of the anime covered 4-5 volumes of the manga in 2011. Then in 2017, the second season also covered the same amount of volumes. And that leaves almost sixteen volumes to make Blue Exorcist Season 3. The production house has more than enough source material. With these volumes, they can make three more seasons of the anime. So it is also indicating that A-1 Pictures might not end the anime series with its third installment.
Blue Exorcist Season 3: Plot Details!
The main reason behind the viewers’ desperation is the interesting plot of the manga. Blue Exorcist Season 3 will cover ten to fourteen or fifteen manga volumes. And it will cover the arc of Illuminati. Rin and his friends will deal with the group lead by Lucifer, the king of light. The main purpose of this group is to resurrect Satan and destroy the world by unleashing zombies and demon upon them from hell.
Blue Exorcist Season 3: Release Date
A-1 Pictures are yet to renew the anime for its third season. The creators usually announce the show officially once they finish most of its production. Since the second season took six years to arrive, the third season might take the same amount of time. The fans can expect Blue Exorcist Season 3 to release sometime in 2023.