Aniplex debuted a new promotional video for Blue Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati Saga, the new anime based on Kazue Katō‘s Blue Exorcist manga, on Sunday. The video announces and previews the opening theme song “Eye’s Sentry” by the rock band UVERworld. This is the band’s fourth collaboration with the anime franchise.
The anime is based on volumes 10-15 of Katō’s original manga, and it features a returning cast. It will premiere in January 2024
Daisuke Yoshida is directing the anime at Studio VOLN, and Toshiya Ono is overseeing the series scripts. Yurie Oohigashi is the character designer and chief animation director, and Kohta Yamamoto and Hiroyuki Sawano are composing the music.
Viz Media is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the story:
Raised by Father Fujimoto, a famous exorcist, Rin Okumura never knew his real father. One day a fateful argument with Father Fujimoto forces Rin to face a terrible truth—the blood of the demon lord Satan runs in Rin’s veins! Rin swears to defeat Satan, but doing that means entering the mysterious True Cross Academy and becoming an exorcist himself. Can Rin fight demons and keep his infernal bloodline a secret? It won’t be easy, especially when drawing his father’s sword releases the demonic power within him!
The manga inspired a 25-episode television anime series in 2011, and the Blue Exorcist: Kuro Runs Away From Home OAV also premiered in 2011. The Blue Exorcist movie then premiered in Japan in December 2012. The Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga television anime premiered in 2017 and aired for 12 episodes.
The franchise also includes several novels and a series of stage plays.
Source: Comic Natalie