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Anime Review Ao no Exorcist 2nd season

This time I reviewed the 2nd season of the anime Ao no Exorcist. In season 2, Rin and the exorcist team are on a mission in Kyoto.

Title: Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen
Release Date: January 7, 2017
Episodes: 12
Duration: 24 Minutes per Eps
Genre: Action, Demons, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural
Story Source: Manga
Studio: A-1 Pictures

Ao no Exorcist 2nd season 01Ao no Exorcist 2nd season: Kyoto Fujouou-hen Synopsis

Okumura Rin continues her struggle to exterminate demons. Even though Rin knows that he is a descendant of demons, he decides to become an Exorcist and is determined to exterminate the demons to repay his foster father’s kindness who sacrificed for him. The story for this second season will be adapting the Kyoto Impure King Arc.

Ao no Exorcist 2nd season 02Ao no Exorcist 2nd season: Kyoto Fujouou-hen Storyline

In terms of story, this anime is enough to make me curious. At first, it was boring but after seeing it until episode 3, I saw the excitement. Although the final story was predictable, it was these bits of intrigue that made me forget for a moment about the ending and instead focused on the ongoing story.

There is a sense of curiosity haunt my thoughts about how they might have dealt with this difficult situation? How could cute Mamushi become a traitor? And many more. It seems that the author knows what I feel so that in the next episode some secrets are revealed. But still, this tug-of-war story made every preconceived notion of mine.

There is one scene that intrigues me, which is when the fear and despair that Rin hides because she can’t open the coma sword. Ryuji, who was struggling to find out exactly how Rin felt, but with all his means Rin tried to divert his various desires in Kyoto. In this story, it seems that the author is trying to combine technology with supernatural powers such as the gun that Yukio always uses.

The battle scene is not too much because it focuses on past stories that have to do with coma swords. This anime series is a mix between serious and comedy. Even though it’s not too flashy, the placement in each scene makes the story perfect. Just imagine when our eyes focused on a tense scene suddenly a play on his funny expression appeared. This comedy element seems to carry a message not to be too serious in watching.

Ao no Exorcist 2nd season 03Ao no Exorcist 2nd season: Kyoto Fujouou-hen Character

The main character in this anime is Okumura Rin, Darisini I will call him Rin so it doesn’t get too long. Rin is a descendant of Satan who has the power of blue fire. His character is made to be a good teenager and never thinks badly of other people. Apart from that Rin have the nature of not wanting to be a burden on others. Besides Rin there is another main character, Okumura Yukio,

He is Rin’s younger brother. In terms of stature and character, Yukio tends to be more mature than his older brother. His unhurried nature is also very different from Rin’s rushing nature. Yukio is also a strategist. Kirigakure Shura, an exorcist expert like Yukio, has the task of monitoring Rin’s progress.

Apart from monitoring it is also to make sure Rin doesn’t mess with the power that she hasn’t mastered. Its flexible nature makes it comfortable wearing only a very short bra and pants. I like his character who doesn’t make problems a burden so he takes it on casually.

Ao no Exorcist 2nd season 04Ao no Exorcist 2nd season: Kyoto Fujouou-hen Art

Just like the season before, studio A-1 Pictures that worked on this anime still makes me satisfied with its depiction. Animations that don’t break, everything runs smoothly and neatly. Maybe there is an increase just in the color and texture of this anime.

Ao no Exorcist 2nd season: Kyoto Fujouou-hen Ost

We turn to songs, song effects, or BGM / background music. Itteki no eikyou is the opening song in this Anime. This song from the band Uverworld is nice to hear. As is well known that this band has a genre of rock, j-pop, pop, emo. Uverworld itself means ‘beyond one’s world’.

The band became active in 1999 2005 with his debut single ‘D-techno life. I heard this song in Opening Bleach when it was aired on tv a few years ago. Meanwhile, the ending is Kono te de, which is delivered by Rin Akatsuki, a singer who has liked anime since she was young.

Both the opening and ending songs are pleasant to hear. It’s not wrong if anime is called one of the many means to find Japanese songs that are delicious and trendy. Not only was it successful with the two songs that were delivered as opening and closing, BGM’s sometimes adrenaline-jerking sounds could not be ignored.

Ao no Exorcist 2nd season: Kyoto Fujouou-hen Overall

Storyline: 8.5 / 10
Characters: 8.5 / 10
Art: 8.8 / 10
Ost: 9/10
Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen: 8.8 / 10

If it is not supported by an interesting story, this anime could become a boring anime. Moreover, each character is lacking in showing his abilities. One thing that still makes me curious is what did Mephisto mean when he said that Rin was his younger brother? Is Mephisto a demon like Rin? Or … ??

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