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As fun as the series.
on 16 February 2014
Taking place after the first season, Blue Exorcist the Movie sees Rin and his friends from True Cross Academy preparing for a citywide festival that takes place only once every 11 years. The festival also coincide with the repairs to the cities barriers that protect it from demon intrusions, so all of the exorcists in the city are busy, and they have even called in help from other countries, and also requiring even the students to help out.
Thus Rin is helping out his twin brother Yukio on an exorcism when things take a turn for the worse, and whilst attempting to salvage the mission they come upon a strange boy, Usamaro, and the mysteries of the past and present begin to be unravelled.
If you enjoyed the series you will also enjoy this movie, which to me feels more like three or four episodes strung together as it still has the same feel as the series, which is a good thing. Too often a movie from a series fails to capture the essence of the original, and I am glad to say in this case the movie continues to keep up with the standards set by the series.
There is still the same message that just because you are born some way, it does not define who you are and whether you are good or evil. Which for me was one of the things that set the series apart from others.
It also brings in the question about how memories are important and help define who you are, even if they are bad memories.
The pacing is good, as well as the jokes and tender moments, and the soundtrack is excellent (it kept reminding me of the style heard in Angel Beats).
If you have not seen the series then perhaps you will not enjoy this movie quite as much as it does not go into the back history of Rin or the other characters previously seen, but if you have seen the series and you enjoyed it, you should also like this as well.