English: Blue Exorcist
Synonyms: Ao no Futsumashi
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 17, 2011 to Oct 2, 2011
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisThis 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?
Related AnimeAdaptation: Ao no Exorcist
Side story: Ao no Exorcist: Ura Ex, Ao no Exorcist: Kuro no Iede, Ao no Exorcist Movie
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Ao no Exorcist, a shounen which has become immensely popular in both anime and manga, loved by many but also disliked/hated by others. A show which started well enough, but soon went downhill quickly due to many plot holes and filler crap.
I'm just going to put this out here right now: the anime version of Ao no Exorcist has filler 2nd half and ending. Yes, the 2nd half is mostly a filler. It does not stick with the manga for the most parts and is therefore punished by it. For those who are looking to watch Ao no Exorcist, I suggest you to watch the first half of the show, (about until 16-17 episodes or so) then go read the manga for the rest, especially if you don't want to be disappointed by the filler half.
The premise of the show is interesting enough. Satan, demons, exorcists, and the two separated worlds of Gehenna and Assiah, the concept of this show seems pretty good at first, however, it turns out to be yet another typical shounen, set mostly in a school setting with some flat romance.
The first half is good enough, mostly keeping with the manga. The first couple of episodes are probably the best episodes of the series, showing the main characters, bits of our main antagonist, and introductions of the True Cross Academy, and both Gehenna and Assiah. It's decent enough, and I was actually enjoying it up to this point (like up to episode 8 or so) However the episodes that follow don't do the same. The 2nd half which I have said before, is mostly a filler arc, which doesn't stay true to the manga, and just makes their own story up which turned out to be, well, horrible. There are just so many plot holes in the anime as a whole, and a rushed ending makes the quick downfall of the show.
One of the best parts of the series comes from the Art/Animation. Although some character designs were lacking in parts, it is still very acceptable. The art is mostly comprised of bright colors, but also feature some darker aspects depending on the scene. I have to say that it complemented the scenes well. The animation is smooth and the characters move well. Overall it is very good.
The composer of the show's soundtrack is Hiroyuki Sawano, who has also composed other stand-out soundtracks for many popular anime like Attack on Titan, Guilty Crown, and Kill la Kill. The battle osts are pretty epic, and it fit the scenes well, however, outside of those osts, nothing else stood out. The OP/ED were catchy enough, I personally didn't like it, but maybe you could find them likable.
The characters were good, but didn't have much depth into them. Rin was by far the best character of the series, with bits of calm and cool personality showing through as the show went on. Yukio, although he is the younger brother, he still acts like the older one and is much more mature in situations than the rest of the gang. Finally, Shiemi is a love interest for Rin, and is one of the few characters who actually show character development in the series. The rest of the characters were too shallow and lacked depth overall.
I enjoyed the show for some parts. Like I have said already, the first couple of episodes were good and enjoyable. The rest of the episodes suffered from too many plot holes and filler. The actions were decent enough, but ultimately led to nothing in the end.
I was let down by the anime. I love the manga series, and when I heard that Ao no Exorcist was going to get a anime, I was very excited. However, it lacked direction, and couldn't stay true to the manga for the most parts. Ao no Exorcist is interesting enough at the first glance, good and enjoyable first couple of episodes, but the rest that followed were a mess. I enjoyed parts of it to be fair, but still disliked the series as a whole. I wouldn't exactly recommend this, but who knows, others could find it enjoyable.
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 potential for awesome, supernatural fighting, and even introduce a number of characters that would probably be pretty awesome for that kind of show. In the end, there was really only a couple of fight scenes, and most (if not all) of them involved the same couple of characters.
It's also disappointing considering those fights ultimately meant nothing. They had nothing to do with any overarching plot because there was none; at least, not until very late in the show.
The ending for this show was pretty bad. It didn't do anything interesting with what the show brought to the table, and was downright terrible from an action standpoint. If it had introduced some kind of twist or something, then it might have redeemed the show a little bit, but it didn't.
Since both the action and the plot were nonexistent, there's really not much reason to like this show, though I will give it that the aesthetic and comedy were nice. It's a show that could have been nice had they decided whether or not fighting was what they were going for, but they couldn't make up there mind, and in the end they had nothing to show for it. read more
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.
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
None of the OSTs stood out to me, but I loathed the jazzy opening.
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 easy route and focused on Izumo's (spoiler) easily-predictable somewhat transformation and Rin and Yukio's unorthodox relationship (which came off as awkward and forced to me). Though I must applaud the series for (spoiler) letting Noriko go, which shows some resolve.
Concept & Execution: 5
The daddy complex was nothing new, though I thought the religious overtones and occasional references were interesting and almost Neon Genesis Evangelion-esque.
I was rather let down by the series after hearing so many good things from friends. The first few episodes are still wonderful and emotion-filled, in my opinion, but the rest of the show fails to follow-up and the conclusion is horrifically anticlimactic, (spoiler) with the exception of the relationship between Rin's mother and Satan, which I found surprisingly touching.
Overall, it feels like a textbook shounen that could have taken an edgy turn with the religious overtones and instead wimped out. read more
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 more prolonged fillers than usual. Towards the end when the story picks back up, there are some "jumping the shark" moments which try to add to the intrigue and plays well on the Rin's character, but ultimately falls flat.
Rin makes an excellent main character. As the son of Satan who wishes to fight demons his very existence challenges the traditional views of the vatican, the major "good guy" base, in the series. He's foremost, a character you like to root for.
His brother Yukio is somewhat a foil to Rin. His personality is pretty much the opposite of Rin's, and even his weapon choice (guns) are contrary to his brother's (A sword). The strong point about both characters are that both of them have a good mix of personal strengths and weaknesses.
As good as the brothers are, the supporting cast fails to meet the same marks. Most of them have some sort of character episode or small backstory, but none of them really have any true development. In comparison, a show like Soul Eater (while having twice the episodes) managed to handle all of the characters in a way that made all of them seem important, this is not true for Ao No Exorcist.
The show has a fairly good mix of comedy and action. Some of the more comedic episodes are actually the stronger ones as they tend to focus more on a characters personality rather than the kinda middling story.
Ao No Exorcist is nothing new to the Shonen world, it suffers from some pacing issues and a bland supporting cast, but has strengths with the mains and overall theme. It's a decent show with some demons to deal with. read more
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.
Both Anime styles are the king you would find in those nice child friendly movies you might watch for Halloween. They have a wide cast of characters and things get crazy as the plot progresses.
What to say? Stories are mainly different, but overall they still share some mentionable point:
• well, let's start saying that they both are famous shonen that share the same action, fantasy, supernatural genres
• both evolve around special schools/academy who teach our characters how to use their powers
• both have a various number of characters, be it protagonists or villains, with strong and likeable personalities
• both stories deal with defeating the evil, in SE are the witches and the Kishin (sort of demon), while in AnE is represented by the ultimate evil: Satan
• overall both are enjoyable series but there's one last thing to mention. Both anime end up having a "filler ending", or better say: they are concluded with something definitely not canon to the story of the manga. Yes i think you should be warned about this, as it's quite an important thing when it comes to anime adaptations.
That said, i think if you liked one of those you might probably like the other as well!
Both animes have student studing in a big academy to fight demons.
In soul eater they are demon hunter. In Ao no Exorcist they are demon exorcists and they go out slaying demons with teacher supervision sometimes, just like in Soul Eater.
The stories are very similar except in Ao no exorcist they have their own weapons, unlike in soul eater where they had the meister and "weapons" which were actually another person.
Honestly, when I first started watching Ao no Exorcist, I felt it screamed Soul Eater. I mean, not only are the art styles similar, but Rin (the protagonist) reminded me greatly of Soul. Even then, as you continue to move forward through the series, you'll be able to make more and more comparisons. For instance, Faust is a lot like Lord Death, having that same wackiness.
There are a lot of other similarities, like similar humor and such. But regardless, you should take the time to watch this.
Ao no Exorcist and Soul Eater are action anime that have a "let's team-up and save the world" feel to them. They both take place in a special special academy, which trains young teenagers to become fighters that stand against Satan and his henchmen in Ao no Exorcist, and demons in Soul Eater. The characters in both series are simply AMAZING, each having their own unique look, personality and fighting style. Both series also feature superb animation mixed with amazing action sequences that will make the viewer beg for more after each fight. If you are a shounen anime fan and you liked watching one of them you shouldn't hesitate to try out the other.
Both deal with a group of students in training to become great fighters in the war against demons/the supernatural. They have intense plot lines but are injected with enough humor to keep it from being too serious. However, the drawing style for Ao No Exorcist is a bit more wispy and edgy than for Soul Eater which uses a more cartoony style.
Both series features supernatural themes in a supernatural world where the main characters learn new skills. They are considered shounen and often or not, their battles incorporates such themes.
Both series has a lot of drama, comedy, and action.
Both series' main male protagonist also have similar personalities.
Both series also has powerful antagonists that puts not only the main characters and their friends at risk but the world as well.
Both anime involve demons/demon slaying, and both involve an academy
Whether you're the son of the devil or a team of weapon and meister, in order to become better at what you do, you need to learn the basics at school. Both anime follow a group of students who attend one of many magic schools. Watch them learn about friendship, morals, strength and see them grow as they fight witches (Soul Eater), or even Satan himself. (Ao no Exorcist)
Both are shounens that in both the group of main Charcthers are in a school that teaches about defeating their enemies(Which is demons in blue exorcist and demons/witches/and other Halloween related things In soul eater)
Soul Eater and Ao no Exorcist are alike because both deal with gifted kids who to a school that teaches them how to fight things such as demons. Both have humor and main protagonists that like to slack off.
both have a spooky/halowen atmosphere to them
both have great action scenes
both involve a supernatural school (with clownish yet powerful principal)
both have their GREAT seiyuu cast
both are shounen anime that have ended.
school, group of students together, quite similar, both awesome gotta watch
I did enjoy Soul Eater more... However, I finished watching that anime a while ago, and it has been difficult to find an alternative. Blue Exorcist had a similar feel, and offered a nice change of pace.
Both stories involve a 'school with a difference'. One where young students can hone their skills, with the aim of vanquishing evil and protecting others. In Blue Exorcist, Satan's forces (including demons) materialise as the principle threat. And in Soul Eater, young meisters are tasked with tackling the menace of witches and Kishins. Characters from both series stand out as individual, each offering a variety of different skills and abilities. However, focus on teamwork and friendship remains key, as bonds are tested through trial and tribulation.
The styles of animation are very similar. Clean, crisp, and easy on the eye. You are also presented with well coordinated fight scenes and the odd twist and turn to keep you on your toes. In addition, the level/style of humour is similar. It is worth noting that both anime veer away from the manga's at different points in the story. Blue Exorcist also only has half the amount of episodes.
If I may be unceremonious, I thought that Rin was awesome! His haphazard, hot-headed, yet caring nature keeps you entertained.
These two shonen anime both involve an academy, there's elements of horror, and the balance of drama and comedy is similar.
Looking for humor combined with a progressive action filled story that revolves around magic, mythical creatures and other dark sorcery? Then look no further.
Soul Eater and Ao no Exorcist are extremely similar in art style, setting, character development and overall tone.
The main characters in both these Anime series have goals to achieve greatness and reach powerful titles. However they acquire help from their friends. Both Anime's encourage teamwork, friendship, leadership and many more traits.
Overall for both of the Anime's story is steadily paced with unique characters and well balanced genre elements.
Both are centred in school/academy where they learn to fight against supernatural forces, and both have a similar theme of self discovery and teamwork.
Both start out very strong with an interesting premise and loveable characters and awesome fight scenes. Both also have disappointing anime-filler-endings but much more awesome-completely-different manga endings. Soul Eater's manga is finished though, while Ao no Exorcist's isn't at the time of writing.
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 shounen action series where the protagonists are Exorcists with special powers who fight and defeat demons, and who are regimented in an academy setting with their comrades. Both are battle series with strong biblical themes and dark gothic art.
Same feeling to it. A bit of gothic/dark art and exorcists. Both created from a female manga artist. Also, both have cute main characters!!
Both animes are connected with exorcists and demons.Both animes offer great art and story.
The characters who fight the demons/akumas are called Exorcists. Also, the demons take advantage of the weaknesses of people.
well if you love demons and love the exorcist that train to combat them and save the world, you are gonan love ao no exorcist but its a little more kid friendly then d. gray man so your mileage may vary
D.Gray-man and Blue Exorcist are action anime that feature exorcists that all have unique powers and are part of an organization that protects the innocent people of their world that don't know about the existence of demons. Both series have main protagonists who are mistreated despite being kindhearted at first but as both series progress they find family and friends within their organizations. The main characters also have father-like figures who passed away but influence them greatly. The only downside is that D.Gray-man is a bit long as a series. If you liked watching one of them you wont regret trying out the other.
Both talk about demons and exorcisms but each one have their own vision of it
I really recommend it
They both have this Exorcist vs Demons theme in them. There are Exorcists and Demons + the main characters are kind of similar.
They both are themed after the catholic church (or entity closely resembling) doing battle with demons. Both deal with super powers, and both have a unique main character that brings others close to them. Both are filled with a ton of great characters, though one is darker than the other.
Ao No Exorcist (a.k.a. Blue Exorcist) is the lighter more fun series
D.Gray-man is dark and kind of brutal at times
Having nakama to help you are huge themes in both stories. Overcoming pain and defeating demons are key themes.
Well... it's clear that they're both supernatural shonen genre-wise... but D.Gray-Man seems a bit darker atmosphere wise in my opinion... both are Great series which display an organizational structure against opposing forces (akumas/demons) and the main characters of both series respectively (Allen & Rin) seem to have a daunting character growth ahead of them....
The MC in both show are Exorcist who wants to save people by defeat their 'father' and fight for the people they care about......similar plot so if you like one you'll probably like the other
Both anime have themes that relate to the dead and the occult. Both are about fighting and has nice cliffhangers. Both don't have a huge romance aspect.
Both are about exorcist fighting demons,both have biblical themes,and get very emotional at times,whit D.Gray-man being more emotional,and darker than Ao no Exorcist.
Also they are both great shounen series which are worth a try.
Both anime have exorcists who are the "good side" and demons who are the "bad side."
Both anime are centered around a group of young demon hunters, or exorcists. The main protagonists of both anime are young boys that have been outcast from society, and eventually become one of the strongest exorcists of their groups. Okumura Rin and Allen Walker are also very similar in personality traits and overall attitude, though Okumura has a slightly darker view and Walker will act more mature when the time comes. Both boys posses a power that set them apart from everyone else and add to the main plot of the anime.
-Both are great exorcist series
-They hunt demon and do exorcist stuff ^^
-Simmilar style + both are made by a female magaka
-Both MC join an exorcist organisation + have an adoptive father :p
-They fight demon with weapon!
They're about exorcists who fight off demons/akuma. The main character in both of them are exorcists who are involved with a demon in some way. In Ao no Exorcist, the main character is a demon himself. In D. Gray Man, the main character has been cursed by a demon.
both anime take place about in same time and both anime character has a unique powers .both anime is about the exorcist and they are very interesting.i recommend u to watch the both animes
Both of these Anime have fighting scenes, sword play and monsters that need to be taken care of. There is also the theme of hell, less played up in Bleach. One of the major themes is protecting others, and another is being accepted for who you are.
The main boy characters started fighting when they were 15yrs old, both weild a sword and have to train to use their powers, both boys have friends with their own special abilities and have one friend that was afraid of them at first but got used to them, both boys want to get stronger to protect people although in Ao no Exorcist, Rin wants to get revenge on a powerful demon too....both Rin (Ao no exorcist) and Ichigo (Bleach) have the same personalities (well Ichigo has gotten older now and maturer but at the beginning of Bleach, he acts and sounds like Rin lol) Both Series have an adult man that knows something in each episode, like in Bleach its Urahara, a former Soul Reaper n in Ao no Exorcist its the Chancilor of the High school, a demon thats also an Exorcist.
Ao no Exorcist and Bleach are action series in which both main protagonists are thrust into supernatural worlds where they both gain powers that they never thought they'd acquire to defend the world from demons or hollows that normal people can't see. And ultimately, both of them struggle with their identities because of how these powers change them. Both series feature a lot of swordplay and plenty of unique and cool characters so you're bound to relate to at least one of them in some way. It's safe to say that, if you enjoyed watching Ao no Exorcist, you will most likely enjoy Bleach, and vice versa.
Main protagonist is mostly brawn and no brains, but they have friends that always have their back. There is a focus on swordplay, demons (that can't be seen by normal people), and friendship.
Both are to do with otherworldly beings for example; the shinigami and the hollows in bleach and the demons within Ao No Exorcist. Whilst the plots are quite different, they are both great animes (if you exclude bleach's filler). I highly recommend both anime.
Ao No Exorcist is really similar to Bleach storywise. It also meddles in the affairs of ghosts and souls, and the main character in Ao No Exorcist is as aggressive, emotional and dedicated as Ichigo! Ofcourse this comes with several less honourable traits that every main character has.
Swordplay and Kendo play a big role in the action and combat of this anime, and the action is very fast-paced. There is good character progression like in Bleach. The diffrence in storyline and perspective is the fact that this anime fully focusses on the main character, whereas in Bleach there are several episodes and storylines dedicated to other characters.
All in all, another solid action anime, good story, fast and fluid combat and fast-paced. If you liked Bleach, you will like Ao No Exorcist too.
It's like Bleach in both story and action. It may have less action, but it at least has some of it and, like Bleach, the plot isn't too good or complicated.
Both main characters in anime series acquire hardly controllable supernatural powers, wield swords, kill demons for the ultimate purpose. In Ao no exorcist Rin have to save the world and his brother from destruction of demon lord (his father). In Bleach Kurosaki have to fight with all kinds of hollows becouse they are bad guys :D
So yeah these anime are qute similar, but there is 2 main differences:
1) Bleach is way way longer than Blue exorcist
2) Bleach has more story into it and is better :p
In summary start watchting if you still haven't :)
If you're looking for a series about brotherhood, then both series would have to be the best recommendation as both tell a tale of the bonds 2 brothers have and the trials they go through. Whilst both series may be of different plots, what they both share is the highly-packed action and spectacular graphics.
Even though it's a bit too early to tell, the relationship between Rin and his brother Yukio seems to be a major theme of "Ao no Exorcist," as is the importance of Ed and Al's bond in "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood."
Both shows are about two brothers and their relationship as they struggle to accomplish their goal.
Although their storylines are quite different, Ao No Exorcist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood have similar themes of brotherhood and semi-scientific special abilities. I found that the governmental structure and the moral intricacies were explored in similar ways, encouraging the viewer to question their understanding of these elements.
-Story about two brothers
-Their mother is dead
-Their father isn't human
-Both are really enjoyable and worth watching
Brotherhood is a very strong theme in both FMA: B and Blue Exorcist. There's also a fair bit of action and comedy to keep you laughing the rest of the time. There's no doubt that if you like one, you will enjoy the other.
Both have dark undertones, stories of brotherhood, a decent-sized cast (though Brotherhood has much more time to expand its number of characters) and a MC with some serious daddy issues.
If you liked Blue Exorcist's short and sweet fight scenes, mysterious villains and complicated family relationships, you are sure to like both FMA and FMA: Brotherhood as long as you are willing to commit to a longer series. Trust me, it's worth it.
Both the main characters are almost very similar, they have the determination to become one of the best and strongest person there is. In both series they possess unbelievable strength and power already or later on. They both are also similar since they have a path of solitude and basically not wanting to rely on others that much. Another aspect about both series is that they both have a lot of Drama since the main characters have at least a lost a loved one. Both are also really good Shounen and this one is mostly Seinen 'cause the characters are more matured for a lot of older teens and adults and this paired with lots of action and violence is what makes it stand out.
The protagonists of each series have to deal with a great loss which inspires them to become stronger so they may defeat a powerful entity. Both series share similar themes and atmosphere as the heroes struggle to prove their worth and accomplish their goal.
- Both main characters are pretty stubborn (imo - not much character development) +
- They both have something to fight for which is the sole reason that fuels them
- They both fight something that they hate yet they themselves are one
- They endanger a lot of people around them due to the fact of what they are
If you liked Ao No Exorcist, then you are going to love SNK.
Zero fan service, lack of romance, serious all the way and bad ass 3DMG skills? Hell yeah.
These two follow a very similar plotline with with alike characters. Except Ao No Exorcist is much lighter.
Rin fights demons when he himself is one; Eren fights Titans when he can become one. They both lose someone close to them and decide to start the fight. They both have people close to them that have better skills than them (Mikasa and Yuuki) that they want to stay close to because they're family.
Very similar in a couple of ways
Kid(Rin, Slightly Yukio/ Eren)-Mysterious power that they themselves were unaware of
dad-knows of it and wants them to use it for good
^because of said, kid goes to court to decide if they live. they do and they use it for good.
then kid must fight another of there race whos much stronger (Female titan/Amaimon)
From afar, these two series aren't pretty much alike, but at some point, they are. Both of the main protagonist has similar personalities and preferences, both 15 years old careless guys. Both of them has a an enemy-like stature. One is a son of Satan (enemy) and one is a Titan-shifter (enemy). Both of them are using their gifts to be a hero and defeat the enemy. Both are 25 episode shows. And both are surprisingly good.
Perhaps the biggest difference between the two is the setting, but either than that they are REALLY similar, and here's why:
Main Character (MC):
+wants to avenge his dead parents
+pursues a nearly impossibble goal
+has a special power that he initially doesn't know about
+has an overprotective sibling, who is great in combat
+is often ridiculed by the people around him
+is willing to do anything to achieve his goal
+through his selfish actions hurts the people around him
+fights using a sword
Yukio = Mikasa (overprotective sibling, who is great in combat)
Shiemi = Armin (weak blond(e) (sorry Armin x'D), who actually comes useful in some situations)
Suguro(Bon) = Jean (the one who constantly get into fights with the MC)
Mephisto = Hanji (the one who wants to take MC's special ability and use it to fight for the good of humanity)
Shura = Levi (the one who agrees to train the MC, but won't hesitate to kill him if things go terribly wrong)
The plots are also pretty similar, since they focus on the MC trying to defeat the greatest threat to humanity.
Another similarity is the really epic battles.
And the pretty big and rather abundant plot-twists.
The biggest diffrences would be, as I mentioned, the setting and the general feel of the series. AnE has a more comedy feel to it, while SnK has a more solemn and intimidating aura.
And of course, the completely different way of fighting.
If/once you watch both, you can really see the similarities, and the more you think about it, the more you can find.
Cute blue eyed boy fights supernatural evil with a sword, and despite being a goofball he has tremendous power and is protective of his friends.
With a supernatural setting, Noragami and Ao no Exorcist comes from similar backgrounds in a modern life setting involving otherworldly begins.
Both series' main protagonist's life changes forever after one faithful day after they learn more about what's in stored for them. They meet both friends and foes while helping out others along the way. Their signature weapon are sacred to them and takes the form of a sword to battle against adversaries.
Throughout both series, there's also elements of mystery related to the main characters' past that correlates with present events.
Even though Ao no Exorcist deals with demons and Noragami deals with gods, the two have a very similar setting. Both MCs are relatable to each other, and the fighting styles are also similar in both series.
PHANTOM/DEMON SLAYING: Main characters, Rin and Yato, are both powerful supernatural beings as Rin is the son of Satan and Yato is a god. They both try to restore their honour and a place in the world, even for such goofs.
The phantoms/demons in both worlds show a lot of similarities.
Both set in modern day with supernaturals run the world.
Both series are about dramatic, black-haired, blue-eyed boys who fight demon-like creatures with the help of their friends. More importantly, they have a similar formula of action with a large dose of humour and friendship. The characters in both series are immediately likeable and the plots are easy to get into.
Both anime include a world with demons, the only differrence is that in Noragami they are called phantoms and in Ao no Exorcist demons. And in Noragami the phantoms come out at night and are only visible to gods, spirits or half-spirits and in Ao no Exorcist there is a demon world where the demons can only be seen by other demons or people who are scratched by a demon.
Both main characters have a sword as weapon and similair fighthing style.
Both anime have supernatural and action with here and there a bit of comedy.
Except for the blue eyes of both MCs they give the same vibe though Ao no Exorcist is somehow darker. This probably maybe due to their difference in the character's background (i.e. Rin being a demon and Yato being a god). Both have action (slaying demons/phantoms or whatever they are called) and comedy (Noragami, in my opinion, has more to laugh at than Ao no Exorcist). It would be good seeing them fighting side by side. Hope this helps! Thanks for reading :)
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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