Ao no Exorcist Season 2, Kyoto Fujouou-hen Confirms January 2017 Air Date, Releases PV and Key Visual
Last update 30th November: Added OP/ED, character PVs link & Release Date.
Ao no Exorcist season 2, full name Ao no Exorcist Kyoto Fujouou-hen (Blue Exorcist Kyoto Impure King Arc) has been confirmed for January in the Winter 2017 anime season. As the title suggests, the anime will follow the Impure King arc from Kazue Katō’s manga of the same name.
The original Ao no Exorcist plot follows Rin Okumura. A young boy raised by a famous exorcist named Father Fujimoto. After an argument, Rin discovers that he is the son of Satan. Determined to fight his fate he joins the True Cross Academy to train to become an exorcist and defeat demons. But once he draws his father’s sword, a dark power is unleashed within Rin.
Season 2 will see Rin and his friends go to Kyoto in search of a stolen left eye belonging to an ancient demon known as the Impure King. After hearing the thief has taken a child hostage the True Cross team go to help. But how will the knowledge of Rin’s real father affect the team’s relationship? (via: Viz Media).
Ao no Exorcist season 2 will return to A-1 Pictures but will replace season one director Okamura Tensai, for Deadman Wonderlands storyboard and episode director Hatsumi Kouichi. The OP will be performed by UVERworld and the ED by Rin Akatsuki (via Crunchyroll).
The returning and five new cast members include:
- Okamoto Nobuhiko as Okumura Rin
- Fukuyama Jun as Okumura Yukio
- Kana Hanazawa as Shiemi Moriyama
- Kazuya Nakai as Ryuji Suguro
- Koji Yusa as Renzo Shima
- Yuuki Kaji as Konekomaru Miwa
- Eri Kitamura as Izumo Kamiki
- Ayahi Takagaki as Kuro
- Rina Satou as Shura Kirigakure
- Hiroshi Kamiya as Mephisto Pheles
- Keiji Fujiwara as Shiro Fujimoto (Out of Voice cast due to illness) Replaced by Hiroaki Hirata.
- Takashi Inagaki (Beserk, 2016) as Tatsuma Suguro
- Katsuyuki Konishi (Days) as Jūzō Shima
- Kishō Taniyama (Show by Rock!!) as Kinzō Shima
- M.A.O (Kuromukuro) as Mamushi Hōjō
- Kazuhiro Yamaji (91 Days) as Saburōta Tōdō
PV, See Pkdj for character PVs (non-region blocked)
Ao no Exorcist season 2 will be released on the 7th of January, 2017.