Second season of Blue Exorcist. Rin and his twin brother were raised by a priest who was then killed by Satan. Turns out Satan is their father and Rin has inherited his power. Now he’s training as an exorcist.
This first episode of season 2 continues pretty much straight on from the first season and the movie so if you haven’t watched them, do that first. That said, even if you haven’t, they kind of catch you up on enough that you might be able to pick the story up here. We’re straight into action with the exorcists having trouble with a thief and Yukio is called in. Rin, of course, tags along and we get some fun brother bonding (read a lot of angst as both of them feel inadequate compared to the other – a problem which they could solve by occasionally having an actual conversation).
Anyway, if you liked season 1 this feels more or less the same. Loud characters, action set pieces, and a whole bunch of pseudo-religious nonsense flying about the place. I’m not the biggest fan of the show but don’t dislike it so I’m happy enough to hop on board for a season 2.
Blue Exorcist is available on AnimeLab.