Six years have passed since we saw a new season of the dark fantasy anime about Satan’s sons, and this time it looks like it’ll be a longer wait than it was with the second season. Blue Exorcist: Season 3 is a very curious case in particular, mostly because the anime is a classic with a giant fan base, yet it’s pretty slow when it comes to renewals.
Miraculously, more than half a decade later, Blue Exorcist: Season 3 has been officially confirmedto be in the works. Well, at least I hope it’s a third season since the announcement didn’t mention exactly what the upcoming “animation project” is. This project continues to remain an enigma as there’s a lot surrounding it that remains unclear, specifically whether it’s a third season, which odds are it is, or if it’s a reboot. But let’s surmise both possibilities and everything we know about them below.
When Is Blue Exorcist: Season 3 Coming Out?
The release date for Blue Exorcist: Season 3 hasn’t been announced as of yet. Considering that it’s already being made, fall 2023 or winter 2023 do seem promising air dates.
It has always remained confusing why the anime takes years to return even when there’s ample source material and impressive viewership. After the Kyoto Saga (Season 2) of the anime finished airing, there were enough manga chapters to make a third season. It’s unfortunate that it took this long, but at least it’s confirmed now.
What Is Blue Exorcist: Season 3 About? (Spoiler Alert)
If Blue Exorcist: Season 3 sticks to the manga, then next up we’ll have the Academy Seven Wonders arc. Following their confrontation with the Impure King in Kyoto, Rin and his peers at the True Cross Academy will start preparing for an annual festival.
Everything may appear pleasant at first, but unexpected happenings start taking place. It’s only after a while that it’s revealed an organization called the Illuminati is behind them, and at its forefront, it’s led by Lucifer, Rin and Yukio’s brother.
Which Studio Is Making Blue Exorcist: Season 3?
Blue Exorcist: Season 3 will likely be made by A-1 Pictures. This may look doubtful to some, but the first two seasons of the anime were released 6 years apart, and both of them still had the same production, A-1 Pictures.
Unless the upcoming project is announced to be a remake, you should consider that A-1 Pictures will be animating it. The Seven Deadly Sins (Seasons 1 & 2), Sword Art Online, and Fate/Apocrypha are a few of the critically acclaimed series the studio has made, similarly, Blue Exorcist was receptive to the same praise, especially for its high levels of visual details. So I doubt anyone would mind them reprising the series, even if it’s a remake.
Where Will Blue Exorcist: Season 3 Be Aired?
You’ll likely be able to watch Blue Exorcist: Season 3 on Crunchyroll, Netflix, and Hulu once it releases. The first two seasons are already streaming on the above services, so I don’t see a reason otherwise.
The manga has 130+ chapters, and so far, the anime’s first two seasons have only adapted around 40. There’s simply no shortage of source material, and considering that the anime has only covered the early arcs of the manga till now, it’s highly unlikely that the upcoming Blue Exorcist project will be a reboot. That’s why I’d say that if you were waiting for a third season, the time’s right for celebration.
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