Blue Exorcist Anime Is Back After 7 Years: Everything You Need to Know About Season 3

Blue Exorcist, the popular manga and anime series by Kazue Kato, is finally coming back with a third season after a long hiatus. The new season, titled Blue Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati Arc, will adapt the manga’s ninth arc, which focuses on Izumo Kamiki and her mysterious past. The new season will premiere on January 7, 2024, exactly seven years after the second season aired.

The official website of the anime released a new trailer and a visual to announce the release date and to showcase the cast and the animation. The trailer features the main characters, such as Rin Okumura, Yukio Okumura, Shiemi Moriyama, and Izumo Kamiki, as well as the new villains, the Illuminati, a secret organization that seeks to create a new world order. 

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The trailer also features the ending song of the new season, “Gakkyuu Nisshi” by Mulasaki Ima, which joins the opening song, “Eye Sentry” by UVERworld. You can watch the trailer and see the visuals on the website.

Blue Exorcist is a manga series by Kazue Kato, which has been serialized in Shueisha’s Jump Square magazine since 2009. The manga has been translated into English by Viz Media and has 28 volumes as of November 2022. The manga tells the story of Rin Okumura, a teenager who discovers that he is the son of Satan, and decides to become an exorcist to fight against his father and his minions.


Blue Exorcist has been adapted into two anime series, one by A-1 Pictures in 2011-2012, and another by A-1 Pictures and CloverWorks in 2017. The anime series is also available for streaming on Netflix and Crunchyroll. The anime series has received positive reviews from fans and critics, who praised the animation, the music, the voice acting, and the action scenes. The anime series has also spawned two animated films, Blue Exorcist: The Movie in 2012, and Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga – Spy Game in 2017.

The third season of Blue Exorcist will be animated by Studio VOLN, which will take over from A-1 Pictures. The third season will follow the Shimane Illuminati arc of the manga, which spans from chapters 75 to 99. The arc revolves around Izumo Kamiki, a tsundere exorcist who has a hidden connection to the Illuminati. The arc features new characters, new locations, new enemies, and new revelations, as the exorcists face a new threat that could change the world.

If you are a fan of Blue Exorcist, you don’t want to miss the chance to see the Shimane Illuminati arc animated on screen. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the epic battle between the exorcists and the Illuminati.

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FAQs on Blue Exorcist

What is the difference between the first and the second season of Blue Exorcist?

The first season of Blue Exorcist, which aired in 2011-2012, had an anime-original ending that diverged from the manga. The second season of Blue Exorcist, which aired in 2017, ignored the anime-original ending and followed the manga’s timeline. The second season adapted the Kyoto Impure King arc of the manga, which is the fifth arc. The third season will continue from the second season and adapt the ninth arc of the manga, the Shimane Illuminati arc.

When and where can I watch Blue Exorcist Season 3?

Blue Exorcist Season 3, also known as Blue Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati Arc, will premiere on January 7, 2024. You can watch it on the official website of the anime, or streaming platforms such as Netflix and Crunchyroll.

Who are the new characters in Blue Exorcist Season 3?

Blue Exorcist Season 3 will introduce new characters, such as the members of the Illuminati, a secret organization that seeks to create a new world order. Some of the new characters are Lucifer, the leader of the Illuminati; Renzo Shima, a traitor exorcist who joins the Illuminati; and Maria Yoshida, a mysterious girl who is connected to Izumo Kamiki.

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