Fans of Kazue Kato‘s Blue Exorcist manga & anime series should be very excited to hear that a follow-up to the 2011 anime series is set to hit Japan in 2017. The sequel anime series will follow the Kyoto Impure King Arc & is scheduled to arrive next January.
Aniplex USA has confirmed during the Akiba Fest event that they licensed the Blue Exorcist sequel anime series.
Toshiya Ono will write episodes, Keigo Sasaki will design the characters, & Hiroyuki Sawano & Kohta Yamamoto will compose. composing the soundtrack. The new & returning voice actors are Nobuhiko Okamoto (Rin Okumura), Jun Fukuyama (Yukio Okumura), Kana Hanazawa (Shiemi Moriyama), Kazuya Nakai (Ryuji Suguro), Koji Yusa (Renzo Shima), Yuuki Kaji (Konekomaru Miwa), Eri Kitamura (Izumo Kamiki), Ayahi Takagaki (Kuro), Rina Satou (Shura Kirigakure), Hiroshi Kamiya (Mephisto Pheles), Keiji Fujiwara (Shiro Fujimoto), Takashi Inagaki (Tatsuma Suguro), Katsuyuki Konishi (Jūzō Shima), Kishō Taniyama (Kinzō Shima), M.A.O (Mamushi Hōjō), & Kazuhiro Yamaji (Saburōta Tōdō).
The story for Blue Exorcist is described as:
Assiah, the realm of humans, and Gehenna, the realm of demons. Normally, these two dimensions would never intersect, but having possessed all material substances, the demons are now intruding on the material world. But among the human race, there are those who can exorcise such demons—the exorcists.
Rin Okumura kept the fact that he was Satan’s offspring a secret from everyone and decided to become an exorcist. He began his training at True Cross Academy but following the incidents involving Amaimon’s raid, his lineage became apparent. Fearing his true nature and the blue flames marking his connection to Gehenna, Rin’s classmates all distanced themselves from him. Meanwhile, the academy was on high alert when they realized that the “Left Eye of the Impure King” had been stolen! What lies ahead for Rin and his classmates?