Blue Exorcist

Blue Exorcist is an anime series in the Blue Exorcist franchise
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The anime adaptation of the Blue Exorcist manga, chronicling the adventures of a student exorcist with a deadly secret--that he is the son of Satan, the "demon of demons" himself. Finding himself trying to defeat Satan.

Overview

Blue Exorcist (青の祓魔師(エクソシスト) Ao no Ekusoshisuto?, Ao no Exorcist) is a manga written and illustrated by Kazue Katō serialized in Jump Square magazine by Shueisha since April 2009, with individual chapters collected into six tankōbon volumes as of April 4, 2011. The one-shot of the manga was first featured in the September 2008 issue of Jump Square and was titled Miyamauguisu House Case (深山鶯邸事件 Miyamauguisu-tei Jiken?). As of December 17, 2011, 30 chapters have been released in Japan. It was adapted into an anime television series and it will be adapted into an anime film.

Viz Media has licensed the manga for North American production, with the first volume released in April 5, 2011 and the fifth volume scheduled for release in December 6, 2011. The North American book distributor Simon & Schuster listed the first volume of Kazue Kato's Blue Exorcist manga for release by Viz Media this April 2011.

Plot

Rin Okumura is a fifteen-year-old delinquent who cannot hold onto a part-time job. Despite his fundamentally good nature, he has problems controlling his temper, and is often called a demon by his peers.

After losing his latest prospective job, Rin clashes with an upper-class bully who turns out to be possessed by a demon named Astaroth, who reveals that Rin is in fact a demon in more than name, and that furthermore he is the son of Satan, the "demon of demons" himself. Rin is rescued by his adoptive father, Shiro Fujimoto, the head priest of the local monastery.

Rin and Fujimoto--who reveals himself to be a powerful exorcist--flee to the monastery, where Fujimoto and his fellow priests defend Rin against countless demons who wish to capture Rin in his father's name. Just as it seems likely that they will survive the night, Fujimoto himself is possessed by Satan, who attempts to take Rin through the gate to Gehenna, the demonic plane. At the last moment, Fujimoto regains enough control to drive Satan out of his body, killing himself in the process. Still in danger of being pulled through the Gehenna gate, Rin breaks Fujimoto's last order by unleashing his full demonic heritage to destroy the gate itself.

Orphaned and aimless, Rin is approached after his adoptive father's funeral by a gang of exorcists led by an eccentric man named Mephisto Pheles, who claims that, as the spawn of Satan, Rin's only options are to let them kill him, to kill them and escape, or to kill himself. Rin claims that he will take a fourth option, declaring instead that he will become an exorcist himself, with the intent of defeating Satan. unbeknownst

Characters

Main Cast

Rin Okumura (奥村 燐)

Rin Okumura
Rin Okumura

Rin Okumura is Yukio's twin brother who has a hard time getting a job due to breaking things. Despite his bad grades and luck in getting a job, Rin is a gifted cook. When Astaroth and Satan come after Rin, his father tells him that Rin is the son of Satan. After Satan claims his father's body and Shiro kills himself, Rin activates his blue flames by unsheathing his sword. At his father's grave, Rin tells Mephisto that he wants to be the best exorcist like his father to defeat Satan.

He is voiced by Nobuhiko Okamoto.

Yukio Okumura (奥村 雪男)

Yukio Okumura
Yukio Okumura

Yukio is the brother of Rin. Unbeknownst to Rin, Yukio is a top exorcist and knows that Rin is a demon since early childhood. Yukio is the teacher of Rin's class. Unlike Rin, Yukio does not seem to be affected by his Satanic heritage.

He is voiced by Jun Fukuyama.

Shiro Fujimoto (藤本 獅郎)

Father Fujimoto
Father Fujimoto

Shiro is Rin and Yukio's adopted father who raised them due to the request of their mother. Later on, Rin and Yukio learn how powerful and kind their father is as they learn about their origin story.

He is voiced by Keiji Fujiwara.

Shiemi Moriyama (杜山 しえみ)

Shiemi is a young, shy girl who shares the same passion in gardening and the ambitions of reaching the Garden of Amahara like her grandmother.

Shiemi Moriyama
Shiemi Moriyama

She is voiced by Kana Hanazawa.

Mephisto Pheles (メフィスト・フェレス)

Mephisto
Mephisto

Mephisto is the head of True Cross Academy, and he is a demon. Though, no one except for the higher ups know he is one of the eight sons of Satan.

He is voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya.

Theme Music

Openings

  1. Core Pride by UVERworld (Episodes 2-12)
  2. In My World by ROOKiES is PUNK'D (Episodes 13- )

Endings

  1. Take Off by 2PM (Episodes 1-12)
  2. Wired Life by Kuroki Meisa (Episodes 13- )
Episodes
Season/Ep# Name Airdate
1 - 25
Stop, Time!
10/02/2011
1 - 24
Satan's Offspring
09/25/2011
1 - 23
Truth
09/18/2011
1 - 22
Demon Hunt
09/11/2011
1 - 21
Secret Garden
09/04/2011
1 - 20
Mask
08/28/2011
1 - 19
A Day When Nothing Happens
08/21/2011
1 - 18
Hurricane
08/14/2011
1 - 17
Temptation
08/07/2011
1 - 16
Gamble
07/31/2011
1 - 15
A Light Trap
07/24/2011
1 - 14
A Fun Camping Trip
07/17/2011
1 - 13
Proof
07/10/2011
1 - 12
A Game of Tag
07/03/2011
1 - 11
Demon of The Deep Seas
06/26/2011
1 - 10
Black Cat
06/19/2011
1 - 9
Memories
06/12/2011
1 - 8
Now A Certain Man Was Sick...
06/05/2011
1 - 7
A Flock of Plovers
05/29/2011
1 - 6
The Phantom Chef
05/22/2011

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Series Credits
Person Name Episode Count
Tensai Okamura
25
Kazue Kato
25
Ryota Yamaguchi
25
Takashi Kojima
13
Hiro Maruyama
25
Hiroyuki Sawano
10

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Name Blue Exorcist
Name: 青の祓魔師
Romaji: Ao no Exorcist
Publisher A-1 Pictures
Start Year 2011
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