Finally at long last the new season of Blue Exorcist came out and when I first watched it I was confused, extremely confused because the first season didn’t seem to be following through to the second season from where we left off and instead we are starting off from episode 17 where Amaon attacks the group and Rin shows off his flames which we see in a flashback, honestly if they hadn’t added that flashback scene I would have been continually confused for the rest of the episode of what was happening. With the first episode of season 2 jumping off at this point it makes the first season disheveled and quite confusing if you have only watched the anime because those who have read the manga know that after episode 17 in the first season all the episodes became filler. At the time of the release of season 1 there was only 9 manga’s in the series at that time so they had to assume how they should end the season, so they gave a rather ambiguous ending that was ever so slightly cheerful with twist of adventure and resolved issues between characters.
This ending was ruined by the first episode season two where I found out that we were going off from episode 17 instead of where the anime originally left off, all the development from episode 17 completely evaporated, Yukio is no longer a demon he’s still human, Rin and Yukio still have there walls up to each other which is really sad and now we have to continue with Rin’s friends being weird to him after finding out that he is the son of Satan and we have to re-go over that whole ordeal which is rather annoying.
Although the disappearance of the character growth leaves a disgusting bitter taste that lingers on my tongue this does bring the story back to it’s roots and we can get on track to the original fight with Satan.
Fixing what has gone wrong seems to be the major point of this season and I am honestly excited for this as I hope to get a better resolution between characters with a stronger adhesive. We will have to forgive the first season quite a lot in those terms but as long as you stick to the original manga story line I will be happy and the fans will be happy, for we know what happens when you piss off the fans.
The first episode of season 2 looks great we have a set up of the storyline starting with the impure King and then the cram school going off to Koyto for a training trip I won’t give you anymore details than this as I have no wish to spoil the enjoyment of this episode. Although I found this episode enjoyable but it was also jarring as the flow of how things are set up are out of order I believe we return to a natural flow by episode 2 or 3.