Blue Exorcist, a popular action fantasy manga written by Kazu Katō, has returned. Blue Exorcist season 3 is here after a hiatus of over five years.
The second season finished in 2017 but is officially returning after all this time. You get to see the adventures unfold of the Okumura brothers, as well as many mysteries being discovered. Rin Okumura and his friends at the True Cross Academy continue to battle against the Demon Lord Satan.
Many details about Blue Exorcist season 3 have been shared, along with a trailer that shows some events and a new art style.
Blue Exorcist Season 3 will arrive with new stories, characters, and exciting adventures this following year.
This article will provide an overview of what to expect from the upcoming season, including the release date, plot, cast, and why it’s sure to be an amazing experience.
So here’s everything you need to know about Blue Exorcist season three and the Shimane Illuminati Saga.
Blue Exorcist Season 3 Release Date
The TV adaptation of Blue Exorcist Season 3 is set to premiere in January 2024. However, the exact release date remains unknown. This new season of Blue Exorcist is titled “Blue Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati.”
There are many manga chapters left that can be adapted into the anime series. This means that even with two anime seasons and an anime movie of Blue Exorcist, there is more to come.
After the Blue Exorcist Season 3 announcement at Jump Festa 2023, fans became hyped.
There is also a teaser trailer and a key visual available for you to watch; check them down below.
Blue Exorcist Season 3 plot: The Shimane Illuminati Saga
The plot of Blue Exorcist will be about volumes 10 to 15, so chapters 50 through 64 of the manga. Season three focuses on the Shimane Illuminati arc. This arc differs a lot from the previous seasons, as this one has many unexpected twists and story events.
After this arc comes the Exorcist Exam arc, but we don’t know if it will appear in this season. Both of these arcs are the most meaningful of the whole series
It is very important to know that there is a traitor amongst one of the students at True Cross Academy, which has a major impact on everyone. At last, this arc shows how Lucifer plans to resurrect Satan and create chaos.
We also finally get to see more of the bond between Rin and Yukio and how well they can work together against Satan.
Many characters besides Rin and Yukio go through excellent character development, as each individual has personal struggles. There are also numerous fight scenes and epic battles to come against new dangerous enemies.
In addition, more clarity about the origins of demons, exorcists, and even Satan will be given.
Where can I watch Blue Exorcist?
You can watch all seasons of Blue Exorcist on the streaming platforms Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Netflix. The third season will also be available on these platforms after its release.
Blue Exorcist Teaser Trailer and Key Visual
Here you can watch the teaser trailer released at Jump Festa 2023, giving anime fans something exciting to look out for. However, the trailer is only available in Japanese and without any subtitles.
Just take a look below, and you can watch the whole video, along with a key visual.
Blue Exorcist Season 3 Key Visual
Who produces Blue Exorcist Season 3, and who are the voice actors?
The production studio responsible for this upcoming season is Studio VOLN, directed by Daisuke Yoshida. So the Shimane Illuminati Arc promises to be a must-watch with this production team.
This means that the anime series switched production studios because the previous two seasons were produced by A-1 Pictures. The reason for that is unknown as of now.
It is confirmed that all voice cast members from the previous two seasons will return for this third season, so there are no changes. The director of the anime series is Daisuke Yoshida, and he works with a fantastic team to support him.
You can see the main cast down below and who is the voice actor for many of the main characters, so check it out.
The main cast of voice actors includes:
- Rin Okumura voiced by Nobuhiko Okamoto
- Okumura Yukio voiced by Fukuyama Jun
- Shiemi Moriyama voiced by Kana Hanazawa
- Ryuji Suguroi voiced by Kazuya Nakai
- Renzo Shima voiced by Koji Yusa
- Miwa Konekomaru voiced by Kaji Yuki
- Izumo Kamiki voiced by Eri Kitamura
- Kuro voiced by Ayahi Takagaki
- Shura Kirigakure voiced by Rina Sato
- Mephisto Pheles voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya
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