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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: Sundays at 17:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.871 (scored by 460,355 users)
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Ranked: #7342
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Popularity: #14
Members: 756,487
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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Ao no Exorcist was licensed by Aniplex and simulcasted in North America. Due to the fact that the source material is on-going, the anime adaption of Ao no Exorcist diverges from it at key points, leading to an anime-exclusive ending.

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Staff

Kawatsura, Shinya
Episode Director
Matsubayashi, Tadahito
Episode Director, Key Animation


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#1: "CORE PRIDE" by UVERworld (eps 1-12)
#2: "IN MY WORLD" by ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D (eps 13-25)
#3: "Trailblazer" by Rin Okumura (Nobuhiko Okamoto) (Rebroadcast)

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#1: "Take off" by 2PM (eps 1-12)
#2: "Wired Life" by Meisa Kuroki (eps 13-25)
#3: "dedicate" by Yukio Okumura (Jun Fukuyama) (Rebroadcast)




More reviewsReviews

Nov 27, 2011
Archaeon (All reviews)
"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
Jan 21, 2012
Randomman (All reviews)
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
Aug 3, 2014
sjvgrift (All reviews)
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
Oct 4, 2011
Chrono1219 (All reviews)
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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