After a prolonged 6 year wait, the second season of Ao No Exorcist (aka Blue Exorcist) graced our screens back in January at the start of this year, 2017. Ao No Exorcist is probably one of my favourite shows inside the whole shounen genre and it made me so happy to find out that a new season had been produced.
Here is my review.
In the late Edo Period, a demon known as the Impure King killed thousands of people. After defeating the demon, the Knights of the True Cross kept its left eye safely sealed away on Academy grounds – but now someone has stolen it! Hearing the thief has taken a child hostage, Yukio and Rin go to help. The investigation and pursuit will lead Rin and his friends to Kyoto and involve them even deeper in a sinister plot! But will his friends’ knowledge that Rin is the son of Satan drive a wedge between them?
The animation hasn’t changed from the previous season. I love the use of deep block colours to create an action-packed feel to the art style which blends in well with the story as well as the personality of the characters. Even though it may not be the most spotless animation, I still deemed it to be excellent as shounen anime tends to follow along like sheep with a very generic art style that is similar to almost every show.
One of the aspects that I admired from the first season is the very heart warming, attachable characters. Yes I know some people may find Shiemi to be useless and Ryuji to be a stick in the mud but I just found almost every character (apart from Izumo) to be great to be with and learn more about. Moreover, Rin is a character that I remember just completely falling in love with at the start of this whole story and to see him upset in the prison cell just made me want to go through the screen and hug him.
I would give this anime…
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