Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Impure King Arc had its stage show at Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2016, held at Kyoto, Miyako Messe. Nobuhiko Okamoto, who acts the main character, Rin Okamura, and Shihei Lin, the editor of Jump SQ announced the latest info on the anime!
Blue Exorcist is based on the popular manga by Kazue Kato. It has sold more than 15 million copies.
It became an anime and a movie, and its new series, Kyoto Impure King Arc which takes place in Kyoto, is scheduled for 2017.
In Kyoto Impure King Arc, the following two characters will play a major role:
Rin Okumura: the protagonist, the illegitimate child of a devil trying to be an exorcist.
Yukio Okumura: The youngest exorcist ever recorded.
In the previous series, people found out that Rin was the illegitimate child of a devil. He had the symbol of the devil, ‘Blue Flame’, which scared them away.
The new series starts with a scene where the ‘Left Eye of the Impure King’ that was sealed in the deepest part of the school gets stolen by someone.
Okamoto (CV: Rin) appeared on the stage yelling ‘Asha!!’ and the audience screamed with excitement. Hayashi (editor of Jump SQ) followed right behind him.
Hayashi talked about how he felt when he found out about the new series of Blue Exorcist. He was in Britain and was really excited by the news. Okamoto acts a protagonist for the first time in Blue Exorcist, and that’s why it’s special for him, ‘I have special feelings to be able to work on this anime again.’
Then, they watched their memorable scenes on videos. Hayashi said it is unusual that the second season seems more popular than the first season. Okamoto answered, ‘Don’t get intimidated before you even start it!’ They showed their lines from Kyoto Impure King Arc in front of an enamoured audience.
Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Impure King Arc is planned to broadcast in 2017. Nobuhiko Okamoto will act the protagonist, Rin Okamura, Jun Fukushima will act his brother, Yukio Okumura, Kana Hanazawa will act Shiemi Moriyama, and Eri Kitamura will act Izumo Kamiki. There will also be new characters joining the Arc.