Blue Exorcist

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Re: Ao no Exorcist

Postby Chained(E)Studio » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:40 am

Caught up to 25 =3
I cant wait for the end ^-^ one more to go.
Overall, I think its been okay. I'm not a huge fan of how fast its ending but meh .. =D
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Re: Ao no Exorcist

Postby Hagaren Viper » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:52 pm

Last ep:

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The ending wasn't too bad. it was a pretty epic battle, which sooorta made up fort he lack of battles in...well, the entire show. I hoped they would make Satan's sob story a lie made to confuse Yukio, but it seems like they played it straight. That mass of mirrors was incredibly convenient, I might add XD

Apparently a movie has been green-lit...I can't imagine what it would cover, seeing as they tied up a lot of plotlines here. Should be interesting.
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Re: Ao no Exorcist

Postby AimoAio » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:24 pm

I watched the first 11 episodes weekly thinking it was great, took a break for a few months came back and WTF?!

This show was awesome until it veered off the original plotline and went into something crazy about:
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Hagaren Viper wrote:Satan. Freaking Satan. I figured they would have an interesting, compelling reason for him to choose Yuri to give birth to his children, but what is the reason? "BAAW I DONT WANT TO BURN THE THINGS I LOVE". What. "BTW what is life?" WHAT. You're totally allowed to take Satan's general 'character' and change it a bit, but this is just...making him kind of a moron. Yuri's reasoning for accepting him was kinda cheap too.

For someone like me who reads the manga, seeing this kinda thing happen just made me LOL. :rofl: I actually sat there watching the last few episodes going "wtf" and mainly laughing at Satan. But I suppose the nice fighting scenes sorta made up for it in the end. :up:
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Re: Blue Exorcist

Postby seasons » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:04 pm

New episodes are actually on Hulu, possibly the only new anime that they've put up in almost a year. Since 1st quarter of January 2016, they've kept a the same few dozen (100-200 or so) older series that they've always had (I mean, aside from the 200 or 300 that they dumped from their service 8 months or so ago) and aired nothing new at all. Seeing this suddenly show up was a big surprise.

Apparently not a sequel, but a new arc that starts up about 2/3 of the way through the original series? Episode one really hits the spot if you've literally got nothing else to watch instead.

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Re: Blue Exorcist

Postby Jasta85 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:28 pm

The original series pulled a full metal alchemist (original series) and deviated from the original manga part way through, so this series is basically pulling an FMA brotherhood and going back to the source material from where they split off. I read the manga for a bit after the original series but it hit a hiatus and I didn't pick it back up after it came back. I've forgotten like 90% of it by this point which I guess is good as I'll be able to enjoy this new series relatively spoiler free.

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Re: Blue Exorcist

Postby kireblue » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:20 pm

Yeah, I was glad that they threw away the last few episodes of Season 1 instead of trying to shoehorn in a fix. They even had flashbacks to that point so you know exactly where the break happened.

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Re: Blue Exorcist

Postby seasons » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:36 pm

So from here on out, this is the REAL end to the series?

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Re: Blue Exorcist

Postby kireblue » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:48 am

seasons wrote:So from here on out, this is the REAL end to the series?

haven't read the manga, but I think it's still ongoing. So I don't think they will use the anime to end it.

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Re: Blue Exorcist

Postby Jasta85 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:14 pm

yea, manga is still ongoing, I havn't caught up, but Imagine this will run through one of the major arcs and then stop, similar to D.gray man's season last year.

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Re: Blue Exorcist

Postby Emerald Leong » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:39 am

I love this series. Season one was awesome and fun if upsetting at times (I did not like them turning on Rin), but the ending was really kinda off. I only just got the time for the new season< so I really hope it's good. I did read some of the manga, but not too much.
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Re: Blue Exorcist

Postby seasons » Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:40 pm

The first half of this new season was really, really good! The supporting characters were really flushed out in a way that they never were with the original series. Lots of quiet(er) and introspective moments, it was still a big, dumb shonen series but it felt unexpectedly thoughtful at times. Even Rin was portrayed in a deeper way than we ever knew. You never sympathized with his classmates in the original series, but here you can understand why they treat him like they do, and it's meaningful and believable to watch them slowly come around to accepting him in their own way. Their conversations have a purpose and lead to development in their relationships. It's weird to see that happen in Blue Exorcist but it's really welcome.

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Second half of this series just kind of went back on autopilot, endless action that was really intense but never felt suspenseful, you knew how it was all going to work out. Yukio's scenes with Todo contained more of the super-contrived trope where characters have a long conversation in the middle of an intense battle, and the villain emotionally manipulates the protagonist by needling his deepest and darkest fears. This was a tried-and-true fallback in the original series and it's back yet again!

Mephisto is still one of the most irritating characters I've ever seen in anime. Am I supposed to be charmed by all these scenes where he's floating around and watching battles and talking to himself like "Ah, the show is finally beginning! And it should be most entertaining! Tell me, son of Satan, which side of yourself will you embrace? What path shall you choose? Ah, the battle is finally coming to a climax, this has been ever so delightful, let's see how the story finally ends! Ah, the curtain draws on the final act, bravo! Bravo!" I can't stand the implication that he's so powerful and has all these plans and is working behind the scenes all the time, but then he shows up and does this stupid schtick over and over again, it was played out and annoying in the first series and it's back in full force here. He's like every irritating Johnny Depp character that's ever graced a t-shirt at Hot Topic rolled into one.


I really wish Shara would put on some clothes, her design is so ridiculous and this kind of fanservice is so unbearably boring.

Not bad, obviously I had some issues with this that I can't let go of, much of this was a lot better than I ever expected, though.

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Re: Blue Exorcist

Postby kireblue » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:47 pm

I really enjoyed this season of Blue Exorcist right until I got to the end of episode 12 and realized that it was the finale. The show really felt like it was gonna be 24 episodes, and so It was a bit disappointing that it ended with the story progressing only by about a week. I just hope that season 3 comes out fairly soon

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Re: Blue Exorcist

Postby Jasta85 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:51 am

yea, it pretty much followed the manga exactly, I actually picked up the manga again after the anime was done and finished catching up on that yesterday, it had been so long since I last read it even though I hard read a bit of it before I had completely forgotten. Hopefully it gets another season but it's unusual for series to get continued in multiple non-continuous season in the anime world, I think hajime no ippo and gintama are some of the only ones that get away with it because their mangas have always been so popular.


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