Blue exorcist season 2 (Review)

Genres: Action, Demons, Supernatural, Fantasy, Shounen


What is it about?

The ExWire of True Cross Academy are beset with shock and fear in the aftermath of discovering that one of their own classmates, Rin Okumura, is the son of Satan. But for the moment, they have more pressing concerns than that of Rin’s parentage: the left eye of the Impure King, a powerful demon, has been stolen from the academy’s Deep Keep. After an attempt is made to steal the right eye in Kyoto as well, Rin and the other ExWires are sent to investigate the mystery behind the Impure King and the ultimate goal of the thief.

While this mission has them cooperating for the time being, Rin has never felt more distant from his fellow exorcists. In his attempt to reconcile with them, he undergoes specialized training to control his dark power. However, when the right eye is stolen not long after their arrival, the unthinkable threat of a traitor amongst them leaves them in need of all the power they can get.

What did I think?

I want to start off by saying that I really loved the first season of blue exorcist, so I was really looking forward to season 2. Maybe I was overexcited or maybe the first season was just so good nothing could possibly be better, but I found season 2 kind off a letdown. I don’t know why, but it just didn’t get me.

It could be the fact that the whole season was just one big case they had to solve/ bad guy they had to defeat. Not that that is a bad thing, it’s just in season 1 there were all kinds of different bad guys they had to beat and that was just way more exciting. The reason for this could be that it was only 12 episodes so it was only half as long as the first season.

I also didn’t like the characters this time around, it seemed like they were all going through some sort of depression or something. I know, I know, it helps with the character development, it makes the characters much more believable. The problem for me was that they all had this development at the same time and it almost made me depressed.

Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t think this season was bad. I still liked Rin’s impulsive behavior and it was suspenseful. It’s just that after such an epic season 1, it was kind of disappointing.

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