Return of the Okumura Brothers – Character and Story Review of “Blue Exorcist : Kyoto Saga” Anime!
Blue Exorcist is a Japanese supernatural action manga that has been serialized in Jump SQ magazine since April 2009. The story sets around Rin Okumura, a teenager who discovers he and his twin brother Yukio are the sons of Satan born from a human woman, and he is the inheritor of the Satan powers. Rin enrolled in True Cross Academy to become an exorcist in order to defeat his father.
The anime series was on air during 2011 and its movie was put on the screen in December 2012. The second season called “Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga” will be on premiere on January 7, 2017.
Anime receiving great popularity continues on producing the next season in animation. As the new season gets on air, many people have hard time catching up the story and characters. Before the on air of Kyoto Saga, we would like to fresh up your memories for who have viewed Blue Exorcist before and introduce them for those who are challenging Blue Exorcist for the first time this January.
Rin Okumura (Voice: Nobuhiko Okamoto)
A fifteen year old protagonist who is a son of Satan, born from a human woman and is the inheritor of Satan’s power. Acts roughly sometimes but a teenager who cares about the classmates and others. To clarify his true identity and to take avenge of Shiro, his father, by striking down the Satan, he resolve to become an exorcist. When attacked by Amaimon, the King of Earth, he drew the demon-slaying sword called “Kurikara” that made The True Cross Order know Rin as the illegitimate child of Satan.
Yukio Okumura (Voice: Jun Fukuyama)
Rin’s twin brother who is warmhearted and serious in attitude. His dream is to become a doctor. He has a strong ability of exorcising, which made him the youngest exorcist of all time. Because of his gifted ability, he teaches the cram school that Rin attends and teaches pharmaceutical science of demon. Among Shiro, Yukio promises that he would protect Rin, in which he has a complicated feeling of Rin becoming exorcist.
Shiemi Moriyama (Voice: Kana Hanazawa)
A daughter of the exorcist appliance shop that Yukio favors. Very pure and loves taking care of plants and flowers. She enrolls in the same clan school with Rin to change her shy personality. She cannot hide her unsettled feeling knowing Rin as the son of Satan.
Ryuuji Suguro (Voice: Kazuya Nakai)
Against his bad looking appearance, he is a high achiever who is a hard worker. Since becoming emotional sometimes, he and Rin have conflict with each other. He is the heir to the Cursed Temple in Kyoto. The destruction of the temple in the Blue Night and his anger towards his father Tatsuma Suguro, made him decide becoming an exorcist to defeat Satan and rebuild the Temple.
Renzou Shima (Voice: Kouji Yusa)
Renzou is a carefree person and dislikes being rigid. He also loves girls, especially infatuated with Izumo. As one of the pupils of Tatsuma Suguro, he and Konekomaru are very loyal to Ryuuji and call him “Bon”. He is a key person of this new series since he has all this time hidden his true abilities as he is capable of summoning high level demons to do his bidding.
Konekomaru Miwa (Voice: Yuuki Kaji)
Like Renzou, Konekomaru is also a pupil of Tatsuma Suguro, and received studies at the same temple with Ryuuji and Renzou. He is kind and generous to everyone, but because of his timid characteristic, it took him long time to reconcile wih Rin after knowing his secret.
Izumo Kamiki (Voice: Rie Kitamura)
Born from a family of shrine maidens dedicated to the deity Inari, Izumo Kamiki is one of the best students at Rin’s school and she is aware and proud of it. She has a tsundere attitude and is offensive towards everyone. Her skill is to summon two foxes to fight for her.
We introduced the main schoolmate characters, but there are other characters that might interest you as you check the series. See them with your own eyes!
Blue Exorcist : Kyoto Saga website : http://www.ao-ex.com/
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