‘Blue Exorcist – Kyoto Saga’ Vol. 1 Review


Thanks to Madman we watched the new instalment of “Blue Exorcist” by Kazue Kato.

Rin Okumura and the rest of the True Cross Academy are back to deal with a powerful beast. This time the group is assigned to assist the Kyoto branch of exorcists obtain a demonic relic to avoid the awakening of the Impure King.

Rin, a half-demon spawn of Satan, is in rigorous training to learn to control his flames in order to pass the exorcist exam; if he fails, he will be added on the exorcists’ hunt list and be executed.

The first part of the series is a build-up that mostly goes through some flashbacks and develops its characters. The slow burner deeply explores the dynamics between Rin and his old friends who now don’t know what to believe after discovering Rin’s true nature.

“Blue Exorcist” is a great anime with beautiful, fast-paced animation. It’s usually packed with action (that will probably be present in its second volume), and we get a glimpse of this action in the last episodes.

Madman brings “Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga – Volume 1” to Australia. The Blu-Ray includes 6 episodes and a few extra features. Get your copy here