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Ao no Exorcist

Ao no Exorcist

Alternative Titles

English: Blue Exorcist
Synonyms: Ao no Futsumashi
Japanese: 青の祓魔師(エクソシスト)

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 17, 2011 to Oct 2, 2011
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.061 (scored by 171831 users)
Ranked: #4322
Popularity: #22
Members: 275,470
Favorites: 6,702
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Synopsis

This world consists of two dimensions joined as one, like a mirror. The first is the world in which the humans live, Assiah. The other is the world of demons, Gehenna. Ordinarily, travel between the two, and indeed any kind of contact between the two, is impossible. However the demons can pass over into this world by possessing anything that exist within it. Satan the god of demons, but there's one thing that he doesn't have, and that's a substance in the human world that is powerful enough to contain him!! For that purpose he created Rin, his son from a human woman, but will his son agree to his plans? Or will he become something else...? An exorcist?

(Source: MU)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Ao no Exorcist
Side story: Ao no Exorcist Specials, Ao no Exorcist: Kuro no Iede, Ao no Exorcist Movie

Characters & Voice Actors

Okumura, Rin
Okumura, Rin
Main
Lee, Wendee
English
Lee, Wendee
Watanabe, Akeno
Japanese
Watanabe, Akeno
...
Okumura, Yukio
Okumura, Yukio
Main
Bosch, Johnny Yong
English
Bosch, Johnny Yong
Fukuyama, Jun
Japanese
Fukuyama, Jun
...
Amaimon
Amaimon
Supporting
Kakihara, Tetsuya
Japanese
Kakihara, Tetsuya
Guilbeau, Darrel
English
Guilbeau, Darrel
...
Kuro
Kuro
Supporting
Sheh, Stephanie
English
Sheh, Stephanie
Takagaki, Ayahi
Japanese
Takagaki, Ayahi
...

Staff

Okamura, Tensai
Director
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Kawatsura, Shinya
Episode Director
Takahashi, Atsushi
Episode Director



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Dec 7, 2013
ForeverFizz8
Ao no Exorcist is a short shounen that has become memorable. That's not the same as saying it's great though. Here's why.

Story (6/10):
Rin and Yukio were raised by a priest, yet are the sons of Satan. Sadly, it turns into more of a school setting- based anime. While there are still some good, fast action scenes, there are too many plot holes as the story goes on. They train to be exorcists in this school, even though they are part demon themselves, so that becomes a large plot device. One of the better ones too. It's OK, nothing spectacular.

Art (8/10):
I love the art. It complements read more
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Oct 4, 2011
Chrono1219
Ao No Exorcist is set in a battle of exorcists versus demons. It is a typical shonen with a good main character as the backbone.

The backdrop of the story is that Rin and brother Yukio are the sons of Satan and a human mother. Rin inherited the demonic powers, while Yukio didn't. They are taken in by the current Paladin, Shiro, who raises them as sons. Soon, they are thrust in an ongoing battle of the Exorcists versus Demons. The story gets off to a very fast start, but from what I understand, lack of material for the spots the manga covered caused some read more
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Recommendations

Ao no Exorcist is very similar in storyline to D. Grayman. The main protagonist is a young boy named Okumura. He however is cursed with being the illegitimate son of Satan. He then is rescued along with his twin brother by a society of exorcists. A priest, who Okumura calls father raises him, in hopes that he Okumura will use his powers for good, and not evil. After Okumura's foster father is killed, he pledges himself to train to be an exorcist, and defeat Satan's forces. In D. Grayman the main protagonist is Allen Walker, who is becomes cursed after he turns his dead relative, and father figure into an akuma, by being tricked by the evil Earl. However Allen's relative instead of killing Allen fights the urge, and then curses him. Allen then leaves after destroying his relative to then be found by General Cross, an exorcist of the Black Order. Allen then after a time of apprenticeship goes to the Black Order to be trained and become a full fledged exorcist. So if you like Ao no Exorcist then you will love D. Grayman.
Both are generic shounen series on the surface, but are enjoyable regardless. They both take place in a school dedicated to defeating the supernatural and both stories revolve around the students, mostly. The main characters also both deal with being demonic.

Opening Theme

#1: "CORE PRIDE" by UVERWorld (eps 1-12)
#2: "IN MY WORLD" by ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D (eps 13-25)

Ending Theme

#1: "Take off" by 2PM (eps 1-12)
#2: "Wired Life" by Meisa Kuroki (eps 13-25)

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