Ranked #571

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
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.961 (scored by 279,054 users)
Ranked: #5712
Popularity: #19
Members: 448,546
Favorites: 8,933
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Synopsis

Humans and demons are two sides of the same coin, as are Assiah and Gehenna, their respective worlds. The only way to travel between the realms is by the means of possession, like in ghost stories. However, Satan, the ruler of Gehenna, cannot find a suitable host to possess and therefore, remains imprisoned in his world. In a desperate attempt to conquer Assiah, he sends his son instead, intending for him to eventually grow into a vessel capable of possession by the demon king.

Ao no Exorcist follows Rin Okumura who appears to be an ordinary, somewhat troublesome teenager—that is until one day he is ambushed by demons. His world turns upside down when he discovers that he is in fact the very son of Satan and that his demon father wishes for him to return so they can conquer Assiah together. Not wanting to join the king of Gehenna, Rin decides to begin training to become an exorcist so that he can fight to defend Assiah alongside his brother Yukio.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Okumura, Rin
Okumura, Rin
Main
Watanabe, Akeno
Japanese
Watanabe, Akeno
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Japanese
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
...
Okumura, Yukio
Okumura, Yukio
Main
Fukuyama, Jun
Japanese
Fukuyama, Jun
Fujimura, Ayumi
Japanese
Fujimura, Ayumi
...
Pheles, Mephisto
Pheles, Mephisto
Supporting
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Amaimon
Amaimon
Supporting
Kakihara, Tetsuya
Japanese
Kakihara, Tetsuya

Staff

Okamura, Tensai
Okamura, Tensai
Director
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Fujiwara, Yoshiyuki
Fujiwara, Yoshiyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard, 2nd Key Animation, Key Animation
Kawatsura, Shinya
Kawatsura, Shinya
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(25/25)

Episode Title Aired
1 The Devil Resides in Human Souls
Akuma wa Hito no Kokoro ni Sumu (悪魔は人の心に棲む)
Apr 17, 2011
2 Gehenna Gate
Gehenna Gate (虚無界の門)
Apr 24, 2011
3 Brothers
Ani to Otouto (兄と弟)
May 1, 2011
4 Garden of Amahara
Amahara no Niwa (天空の庭)
May 8, 2011
5 A Boy from the Cursed Temple
Tatari Dera no Ko (祟り寺の子)
May 15, 2011

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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ILYUHA
Jun 5, 2011
A classic Shounen,what else to say. I think a lot of studios thinks about making anime about son of satan. But then they said "Oh no. It will be too stereotyped" When A-1 pictures said "hm...why not?".And they weren't mistaken. Now we have one of greatest anime of summer 2011. I enjoyed it so much and I hope you will too.

Story 9/10:
+:The story is just masterpiece. As i said, it stereotyped,but it does not affect at fun of watching. You just watch and say "oh Sh**t! That was awesome!"
-:The story little bit slowly accelerates. I mean when you watch 1-2 episodes you think read more
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Archaeon
Nov 27, 2011
"Satan has been the best friend the Church has ever had, as He has kept it in business all these years!" - Anton LaVey

One of the constants of many religions is the idea that sin and evil stem from a higher power. In some cases this means another deity that works in opposition to all things good, but for Christianity, Islam and Judaism such things are viewed as the domain of Satan (or "Lucifer, Fallen Angel, Prince of Darkness, Bringer of Light, Ruler of Hell, Lord of the Flies, Father of Lies, Apostate Supreme, Tempter of Mankind, Bringer of the Apocalypse, Old Serpent, Prince of read more
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sjvgrift
Aug 3, 2014
Story: 5
An interesting enough premise, but Blue Exorcist turns out to be just another school-setting shounen with a main character with the typical daddy complex and a shallow/unfinished romance.

Art: 5
The colors were bright, which is always enjoyable, but the character designs were lacking and some features came out awkward-looking. Ex: Shura's oddly boxy midsection and Yukio's unusually wide face

Sound: 3
None of the OSTs stood out to me, but I loathed the jazzy opening.

Characters: 4
I really enjoyed Rin and Shirou's relationship, and Shiemi's smidgen of character development was nice to see. But there was little depth in the characters otherwise. Instead, the writers took the read more
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Randomman
Jan 21, 2012
I started this show with high hopes; needless to say I was let down. I liked the aesthetic, the characters seemed ok and I liked the premise. All signs pointed in a positive direction.

Unfortunately, that's exactly what this show lacked: direction.

Aside from establishing the premise, very little is done to advance the plot throughout the show. Most of the show is episodic, and the archs don't build up to anything. It really seemed like the creators didn't know where it was all supposed to go.

One of the things that disappointed me was the fighting, or the lackthereof. From the beginning they establish a universe with read more
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