‘Blue Exorcist – Kyoto Saga’ Vol. 2 Review


Thanks to Madman we watched the second part of Kazue Kato‘s ‘Blue Exorcist – Kyoto Saga’ in glorious high definition Blu-ray.

Rin Okumura, Satan’s spawn, is sentenced to death after losing control of his flames. However, following Shura’s instructions, the True Cross students decide to help him with a dangerous rescue mission.

Rin apologises to his friends for trying to hide his nature and they decide to divide tasks to defeat the Impure King before he destroys Kyoto and takes over the world.

While Rin is destined to fight the demon directly with the Kurikara sword, Ryuji must follow his father’s instructions and cast a high-ranking barrier spell to contain the burst of the sporangio holding the Impure King. Rei, however, must learn to control his flames in order to hold the sword.

Shiemi and Izumo split with the boys to help Ryuji’s father, the head of the Myoda cult, who’s been wounded after trying to stop the Impure King. In the meantime, Renzo and Konekomaru go through the mountain infested with miasma trying to find Shura and the Myoda priests.

The second volume of ‘Blue Exorcist – The Kyoto Saga’ is packed with action. The animation and colours are fantastic, blending all the action sequences perfectly. The drama and character development play a huge part on the series that cements the friendship between the True Cross Academy students but creates big doubts regarding Rin’s little brother Yukio, whose self-hatred and jealousy of his carefree brother expose him against the demon Todo.

Madman is releasing ‘Blue Exorcist- The Kyoto Saga Volume 2’ on Blu-ray and DVD. The Blu-ray extras include a textless last scene of episode 11 as well as textless opening and ending songs.

If you are a Blue Exorcist fan you can’t miss the extraordinary Kyoto Saga. Get your copy here.