Back in the day, A-1 Pictures surprised us all by bringing back one of the best dark anime of all time. As of now, we can’t help but think about Blue Exorcist Season 3. The demand for a third season is increasing every day. Will it ever make it to the screens? What’s in the future of Ao no Exorcist Season 3? Here’s everything you need to know.
The 2011 Blue Exorcist anime series is an adaptation of Kazue Katō’s popular manga series of the same name. The first season came out back in April 2011 and ran for 25 episodes alongside one OVA episode. Aside from the fans of the manga, the television series gained a huge fanbase for itself. Despite its massive demand, animation studio A-1 Pictures took around six years to release the show’s sequel. Two OVA episodes followed the second installment after it premiered in early 2017.
Blue Exorcist Season 3: Renewed Or Canceled?
Lately, the fans had lost their hopes for the second season. Blue Exorcist Season 2 took six years to return and surprised everyone with some exciting episodes. After its premiere, A-1 Pictures and companies related to its production stopped talking about the future of the anime. However, fortunately, the producers have not canceled the series yet. Hence, there’s still hope for another sequel.
On the other hand, it’s still pretty early to demand more episodes. The studio usually takes several years to produce sequels. Besides, the second season took half a dozen years to return too. Hence, fans might need to wait for a few more years. The release date of Blue Exorcist Season 3 will vary depending on the time taken in productions.
Sadly, A-1 Pictures might not begin the productions of Blue Exorcist Season 3 anytime soon. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the studio is running behind its schedule. Many studios and production companies had to cancel or delay some of their upcoming projects due to the pandemic situation. Hence, it’s likely that A-1 Pictures might wait for its schedule to get in place before renewing a sequel of one of its old anime.
How Many Episodes Will Be There In The New Season?
The first season of the fantasy anime consisted of a total of 25 episodes alongside one OVA episode. However, Season 2 of the series adjusted to the current pattern of episodes. Unlike most of the older anime, these latest shows have lesser episodes. The number usually falls between ten to twelve episodes. Therefore, the second installment of Blue Exorcist wrapped up with twelve episodes and two OVA episodes. Hence, it’s highly likely that Blue Exorcist Season 2 will have the same number of episodes.
Is There Enough Source Material For Another Season?
Kazue Kato’s dark fantasy manga series has a huge fanbase all around the globe. Fans have continued to love and support all 25 volumes of the ten-year-old manga. The television anime turned out to one of the few adaptations that stay loyal to their source material. In fact, readers believe that the anime does full justice to the Blue Exorcist manga.
The first season of the anime adaptation covered the plot of the first four manga volumes. Whereas, Season 2 of the series consumed a similar amount of original content. It adapted the story of Volume 5 through 9. This leaves sixteen manga volumes for adaptation in the future. Blue Exorcist Season 3 is likely to pick up the next four or five books for the latest episodes. Even then, A-1 Pictures will still have enough source material to continue the anime for a few more sequels.
Plot Details Of Blue Exorcist Season 3
The forthcoming season of the Blue Exorcist anime might get much more exciting this time. The new episodes are likely to be based on Volume 10 to 13 or 14 of the manga series. Hence, the story of Blue Exorcist Season 3 will explore Rin and his friends dealing with a group called the Illuminati. Lucifer, the King of Light, leads the infamous group. The Illuminati’s main goal is to resurrect Satan and unleash demons and zombies upon the world.
Ahead in the story, viewers will get to know about the invention of the Gehenna Gate. In the manga, the Gehenna Gate is described as the portal between the material world where the humans live, Assiah, and the world of demons, Gehenna. The Illuminati constructed this portal in the territory of the former Russian nuclear plant. As the group failed to make its engine work, only the Exorcists were able to pass through the gate, yet they eventually failed. As a result, the Illuminati forced to reunite both the worlds. The twin brothers, Rin and Yukio, will attempt to cease their plan in Blue Exorcists Season 3.
When Will Blue Exorcist Season 3 Release?
As of now, A-1 Pictures has not renewed the anime for Blue Exorcist Season 3. The studio might take a few years to complete the productions of the next season. Hence, no new episodes of anime might premiere anytime before early to mid-2022. Keep an eye on this corner for all future updates about Blue Exorcist Season 2. What are your expectations from the upcoming installment? Tell us in the comments below.