Season 3 of Blue Exorcist has yet to be formally confirmed, so no release date for the third season of this anime series has been set.
Will there be a third season of The Blue Exorcist, and when will it premiere?
In this post, we’ll discuss whether or not a third season of the Blue Exorcist anime will be released in 2022, as well as a possible release date, but first, some background information:
The Blue Exorcist is a fantastic action series with demons and mystical aspects. Rin Okumura is the main character in this anime series.
Rin Okumura, who looks to be an ordinary teenager, is the protagonist of the novel. When he is ambushed by demons one day, he discovers that he is Satan’s son, and his world is flipped upside down.
So far, the Blue Exorcist anime series has had around 37 episodes spread out across two seasons. The first season aired 25 episodes from April to October 2011, while the second season aired 12 episodes from January to March 2017.
There’s also a 2012 movie and three OVAs. Season one had an original finale, but season two modified it such that everything beyond episode 17 never happened in season one.
Many fans of this anime series want to know if Blue Exorcist will get a Season 3 and when the new season will be released.
So, let’s see if Blue Exorcist will get a third season and when Ao no Exorcist Season 3 will be released.
How Can We Tell If There Will Be a Third Season of Blue Exorcist?
The most reliable technique to determine whether or not Blue Exorcist Season 3 will materialize is to examine the original material and whether or not the anime was profitable.
It’s possible to predict whether an anime series will be continued and when it will be released 95% of the time based on that information.
And I looked at that information for Blue Exorcist, so read this article if you want to discover if there will be a season 3 or perhaps a season 4 of Blue Exorcist.
You’ll know whether Blue Exorcist season 3 will be announced in 2022 after reading this article, as well as the release date for Ao no Exorcist season 3.
Let’s begin with the original source material.
Season 3 of Blue Exorcist Manga
The Blue Exorcist anime, known in Japan as Ao no Ekusoshisuto, is based on a popular manga series.
Kazue Kato is the author and illustrator of the Blue Exorcist manga series.
How many Blue Exorcist volumes are there?
The Blue Exorcist manga series has been published in Japan for 27 volumes as of February 2022.
Rin’s brother, Yukio, is the subject of a spin-off manga. On April 3, 2020, the spin-off manga came to an end.
Is The Blue Exorcist Manga Still Being Developed?
In the year 2022, the Blue Exorcist manga series is still running strong. On July 2, 2021, Kazue Kato released the most recent volume in Japan.
Because the manga is on sabbatical for eight months until April 2022, only one new volume was released in 2021. Also, no publishing date for Blue Exorcist manga volume 28 has been set yet, although the series is expected to resume shortly.
After Season 2 of the Blue Exorcist Manga, What’s Next?
Volume 9 of the Blue Exorcist manga follows season 2. Volumes 1 to 4 were adapted in the first season, and volumes 5 to 8 were adapted in the second.
Check out Blue Exorcist manga Volume 9 in English if you want to pick up where the second season of Blue Exorcist left off.
Every season of Blue Exorcist has used four volumes, therefore season 3 will presumably begin with volume 9 and end with volume 13.
That means there will be enough material for at least four more seasons of Blue Exorcist in 2022.
Season 3 Profitability of Blue Exorcist
If there’s one reason why 90% of anime series are only renewed for one or two seasons, it’s because they don’t earn enough money.
That is why examining Blue Exorcist’s profitability and sales data is crucial.
How Popular Was The Blue Exorcist Blu-Ray?
For the season, The Blue Exorcist Blu-ray sold about 12,700 copies each disk. For 2011, that’s excellent.
Only 2,200 copies of the second season were sold per disk. This figure excludes the Blu-ray release of Blue Exorcist in the United Kingdom.
That’s about an 80% drop, which is bad. This isn’t usual, even though there was a six-year gap between seasons one and two.
How Popular Is The Blue Exorcist Manga?
Volume 26 sold 230,000 copies, whereas Volume 27, the most recent volume, only sold roughly 200,000 copies.
Volume 10 of the Blue Exorcist manga used to do a lot better, with 730,000 copies sold.
While 200,000 copies sold in 2021 isn’t awful, it’s still approximately three times fewer than the series’ first season sales. The second season had little effect on manga sales.
How many copies of Blue Exorcist are currently available?
The Blue Exorcist series has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. It sold 17 million copies in 2018, and 20 million copies are expected in 2022.
It is one of the top 100 manga series of all time in terms of sales.
Due to its frequent interruption, the manga is unlikely to ever crack the top 50. Currently, the author is working on a separate series. I wouldn’t be surprised if it came to an end soon, but the creator stated that it was just halfway completed.
How Much Money Did The Movie Make At The Box Office?
The Blue Exorcist movie grossed 560,000,000 Japanese Yen (about 4.5 million USD) at the box office.
A box office of 4.5 million dollars is sufficient for most anime films.
Blue Exorcist, on the other hand, was at the height of its popularity in 2013. Anything less than 750 million yen is unlikely to be a success for a series as popular as this one.
How Much Blue Exorcist Merchandise Is There?
There are around 60 figurines, although the majority are of poor quality and are chibi replicas. There are around 500 pieces of products developed specifically for this series. That’s a reasonable sum.
Some of the figurines, such as this Rin Okumura DXF Figure, look incredible. Also, have a look at this fantastic Mephisto statue.
Blue Exorcist has a lot of success in terms of merchandising and figurines. The problem is that the majority of it is from the first season, with only 20% from the second.
We can deduce from the data above that the first season was lucrative. The second season, however, was not. Season 3 of the Blue Exorcist has this problem.
Is There Going To Be A Third Season Of Blue Exorcist?
Season 3 of Blue Exorcist would continue the story and anime from season 2, however it is unlikely that it will ever be released.
That implies there will never be another season of Blue Exorcist, and Season 3 Episode 1 of Blue Exorcist will not be available on Crunchyroll, Funimation, or Netflix.
The more intriguing topic is why the third season of Blue Exorcist has never been released. Let’s take a look at what transpired in Season 3 of Blue Exorcist.
What Happened to Season 3 of Blue Exorcist?
Because the second season was nothing like as profitable as the first, there is no Blue Exorcist Season 3 release date.
This franchise will earn less than 20% of what it achieved in 2014/2015 in 2022. It’s a shell of its former self.
Manga sales in 2022 are only about 30% of what they were in 2015, and there hasn’t been any new merchandise for this series in years. The Blu-ray sales for the second season were also a catastrophe.
The official Blue Exorcist website and Twitter account are no longer promoting the series, as they should be if a third season were in the works.
The first season’s intended ending was the main reason for the series’ failure. As a result, the second season was released six years after the first.
I don’t think Aniplex expected the first season to do as well as it did. It was pointless to stick with the original ending.
Most programs produce new seasons every two to three years to keep the majority of their fan base. Anything more than that, and most shows will lose a significant number of viewers.
The second season was most likely a trial run. Sadly, it didn’t come close to matching the success of the first season.
Finally, there will very certainly never be a third season of Blue Exorcist, so don’t hold your breath for a release date for the third season of Ao no Exorcist.
Season 3 Trailer for Blue Exorcist
There is no trailer for Blue Exorcist season 3 or 4 to view because a third season has yet to be released for 2022.
On the other hand, here’s a trailer for the upcoming film The Blue Exorcist, which you should watch if you haven’t already.
Characters, Cast, and Anime Staff from Blue Exorcist
Characters & Cast
|Rin Okumura||Nobuhiko Okamoto|
|Yukio Okumura||Jun Fukuyama|
|Shura Kirigakure||Rina Satou|
|Mephisto Pheles||Hiroshi Kamiya|
|Anime Staff Position||Staff|
|Director||Okamura Tensai, Kouichi Hatsumi|
|Series Composition, Script||Yamaguchi Ryota, Toshiya Oono|
|Character Design||Keigo Sasaki|
Hopefully, you now know whether or not a Blue Exorcist Season 3 or perhaps a Blue Exorcist Season 4 will be released. I don’t believe a third season will ever be made, but if any news or speculations of a third season emerge, I will update this article.