– Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga
– Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujō Ō-hen
– Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou Hen
– 青の祓魔師 京都不浄王篇
– 青之驱魔师 京都不净王篇
Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga pick right up after episode 15 from the first season. Episodes 16-25 from season one was completely ret-con and ignored. This season deal with the Kyoto Impure King arc.
The animation is beautiful, just like the first season. Perhaps more green as it takes place in a lot of forest backdrop.
The opening and closing themes are “Itteki no Eikyō” (一滴の影響; Drop’s Influence) by UVERworld and “Kono Te de” (コノ手デ; With This Hand) by Rin Akatsuki, respectively. Both are good songs, but I still like the first season-opening song “Core Pride” by Uverworld the best.
Blue Exorcist continue to do what it does best, which is character development. We see Rin struggle to control his power while trying to mend the rift with his friends, due to being the son of Satan. We also see the other teammate struggle with their inner feeling of how they should treat the son of Satan.
Despite all these characters’ growth moments, the anime pacing is fast and I wasn’t bored. These characters could easily be annoying under certain circumstance, but I find I like all of them.
The only flaw I can think of for this season is one of the main villains constantly flaunt and taunt while he fights, instead of just finishing off his opponent. This seems out of place as most characters in Blue Exorcist are well developed. This either is intentional as the villain goal is something we don’t understand yet, or he’s just a poorly written villain.
I highly recommend Blue Exorcist as the characters, story, and animation are all top notch. Let just hope we don’t have to wait another 6 years before season three. This anime contains graphic violence and mild suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for young adults.
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Blue Exorcist Season 2: Kyoto Saga
A collection of notable music and song from this series.
– “Kono Te de” (コノ手デ; With This Hand) by Rin Akatsuki (TV2 eps 2-10, 12)
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