Based on the runaway best-selling manga series Blue Exorcist (a smash success not only in Japan, but in the United States and Europe as well), a lot of fans of the Blue Exorcist anime have been wondering whether or not another season – the third season – of this popular show is actually going to be made.
Focusing on the lives of twin teenagers that were raised by an exorcist after they learn that they are actually the sons of Satan, this anime has delved into some more mature themes and provided quite a bit of outsized drama compared to some of the other anime options on the market today – which has certainly helped it to win so many fans.
Packed with high energy scenes, twists and turns, and some of the most complex and convoluted storylines in any anime (and that’s really saying something), fans of Blue Exorcist are already used to waiting a long time between seasons and new content. After the first season was launched fans had to wait six years until the next series was unveiled (though there was a short anime movie in between in 2012).
How long are Blue Exorcist fans going to have to wait until the third season is unveiled?
Season 3 Rumors
After poking around online to dig up just as much information about the next season of Blue Exorcist we have to tell you that right now the outlook about this show is a little bit up in the air – but there is quite a bit of healthy optimism from the fan base as well as the anime industry itself.
While season three has yet to be totally confirmed by the producers of this anime, it isn’t at all that uncommon for wildly successful anime shows like this one to go on a pretty long break between seasons. It isn’t all that uncommon for the studios behind these wildly successful anime shows to go “radio silence” during this block of time, either.
As we highlighted above, it took six years to get from the first season to the second season of Blue Exorcist without any news whatsoever until right up to the launch date of the anime – and it’s starting to look like fans are going to have to go through the same long, agonizing process all over again.
On the plus side of things, the anime studio behind Blue Exorcist (A1 Pictures) is also one of the most successful and prolific anime studios in the business.
They definitely have quite a few other projects they are working on right now (projects that have been confirmed), but industry insiders believe that they’ve also been quietly storyboarding and working on Blue Exorcist behind the scenes for a while now.
What We Know For Sure
What we do know for sure when it comes to the third season of Blue Exorcist is that the fan base is dedicated, hungry for more information, and that there is a mountain of manga storyline resources that the writers can pull from already.
The gap between the first season and the second season allowed for the writers and creators of this manga to build up a wealth of new stories and new volumes, and the second season of this anime only barely began to scratch the surface of all that new content.
There’s only been a two-year gap (so far) between the end of the second season and right now which means that the creators of the manga have had even more time to expand on the world, the stories that the anime might focus on, and how the characters are getting on in their universe.
This means that there is tons of information to mine, tons of storylines to check out, and plenty of opportunity for fans of the Blue Exorcist anime to dive back into this world through the manga if they just can’t wait.
Obviously, it would be nice to know for sure (100% conclusively) that Blue Exorcist was about to hit our favorite anime services sometime soon but that just isn’t in the cards.
Hopefully though, we can take a lot of solace in the fact that it isn’t all that uncommon for these kinds of gaps to be created in successful anime universes and that there is absolutely no reason the folks at A1 Pictures wouldn’t want to return to and anime as wildly successful as Blue Exorcist has been in the past.
As always, we will continue to put feelers out into the industry and the anime world to figure out anything and everything that might be pointing to the third season of Blue Exorcist coming sooner rather than later.
If – and when – we find that information will be sure to share it with you ASAP. Make sure you check back regularly for this kind of breaking news!