Blue Exorcist The Movie Reviews
Anyway, the movie continued where the anime left off. The plot is very different from the anime as they already finished with the arc story previously. I see that this movie is still on part canon to the anime but I sometimes feel like this movie isn't quite important at all, just a fun addition for the fans of the anime, including myself.
What the movie lacked was a main strong antagonist. Obviously they couldn't use Satan as the antagonist again for the movie but there wasn't any strong antagonist that makes this movie suspenseful.
Thanks to the movie, we finally see more of the True Cross Academy setting (most likely from the increased budget), which I was excited about and it's like a combination of China Town, Times Square and the Tokyo streets. I am glad we get to see more parts of the setting. And let me just say the art was more beautiful than the anime thanks to its increased budget.
As for character development, I was sad that it didn't focus on the other characters except Rin and Yukio. But that is okay because they're the protagonists in the anime so they movie should be focused on them. I really like Usamaro so much that I cried over the character. He (or she? I can't tell) is very heroic and brave while also being cute and quirky and that is what I like about him (or her?).
As for the plot, it wasn't brilliant but it's good enough for the fans like me to be satisfied that the anime is quite big enough to be brought to the big screen.
This movie opened up for any potential sequels so if they're going to have a sequel, oh my god, I will be excited as fuck.
If you're a fan of the anime, you should go see this movie even though it's a different story. The art, the satisfying plot and likable characters will make this movie an enjoyable experience.
For fans of the series you may notice that if you've read Volume 6 of the Manga series you may have noticed that they've borrowed in the Bonus Chapter- "Phantom Train" but they've changed the plot around for it when it came to watching the movie. But this is a little surprise added in for its fans. As I already mentioned the plot is more about friendship between humans and demons the story later on does get a little more serious and of course there's the action/fight scenes where Rin uses his sword and blue flames.
But its also nice to see everyone's favourite characters again in the movie including Amaimon who makes a short appearance but doesn't say much or do much. Fans of the series may likely enjoy the movie more but may feel a little disappointed and could have been better as another series if there was a Season 2 on the Anime.