Ao no Exorcist

Blue Exorcist

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Synonyms: Ao no Futsumashi
Japanese: 青の祓魔師(エクソシスト)
English: Blue Exorcist
German: Blue Exorcist
Spanish: Blue Exorcist
French: Blue Exorcist
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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
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Themes: MythologyMythology, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.511 (scored by 10797031,079,703 users)
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Ranked: #16562
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Popularity: #36
Members: 1,778,690
Favorites: 16,283

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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]


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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Characters & Voice Actors


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


Opening Theme

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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)

Ending Theme

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

Nov 27, 2011
Mixed Feelings
"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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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