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9th ‘Blue Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati Saga’ Anime Episode Previewed

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Rin swears to defeat Satan, but doing that means entering the mysterious True Cross Academy and becoming an exorcist himself.
©Kazue Kato / Shueisha / Blue Exorcist Production Committee

One of the fun things about anime adaptations is that sometimes you can still be surprised about what comes around. As part of the Jump Festa ’23 event back in December 2022, it was revealed that Blue Exorcist is getting a new adaptation. The show had two seasons produced previously back in 2011 and 2017 as well as a feature film. The manga from Kazue Kato began in 2009 and is still ongoing with twenty-eight volumes out so far as serialized in Jump SQ.

The new season will be called Blue Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati Saga and it saw a January 6th, 2024 premiere. Crunchyroll previously announced their pickup of it with same-day streaming and plans for a French and German language dub. With the show underway, the Japanese side is promoting the ninth episode with its first preview of it ahead of the March 2nd, 2024 premiere.

The new season will be directed by Daisuke Yoshida from the scripts overseen by Toshiya Ono. Yuri Oohigashi will be both character designer and chief animation director with Studio VOLN handling the animation production.

The Japanese cast includes:

  • Jun Fukuyama as Yukio Okumura
  • Kana Hanazawa as Shiemi Moriyama
  • Nobuhiko Okamoto as Rin Okumura
  • Ayahi Takagaki as Kuro
  • Eri Kitamura as Izumo Kamiki
  • Hiroshi Kamiya as Mephisto Pheles
  • Kazuya Nakai as Ryūji Suguro
  • Koji Yusa as Renzō Shima
  • Rina Satou as Shura Kirigakure
  • Yuuki Kaji as Konekomaru Miwa
  • Tomokazu Seki as Lewin Light
  • Nobuyuki Hiyama as Michael Gedōin
  • Kouki Uchiyama as Lucifer

The season features the ending theme song “Gakkyu Nisshi” from Mulasaki Ima while the opening theme song is “Eye’s Sentry” as performed by UVERworld.

Check out the official site and Twitter.

Plot Concept: Raised by Father Fujimoto, a famous exorcist, Rin Okumura never knew his real father. One day a fateful argument with Father Fujimoto forces Rin to face a terrible truth—the blood of the demon lord Satan runs in Rin’s veins! Rin swears to defeat Satan, but doing that means entering the mysterious True Cross Academy and becoming an exorcist himself. Can Rin fight demons and keep his infernal bloodline a secret? It won’t be easy, especially when drawing his father’s sword releases the demonic power within him!

Previous promos and visuals:

©Kazue Kato / Shueisha / Blue Exorcist Production Committee
©Kazue Kato / Shueisha / Blue Exorcist Production Committee
©Kazue Kato / Shueisha / Blue Exorcist Production Committee

 

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