Secret Garden

Secret Garden is an anime episode of Blue Exorcist that was released on 09/04/2011

Plot Summary

Secret Garden - "Himitsu no Hanazono" (秘密の花園)

Igor's wife's (Michelle) origin is explained by Igor while Yukio finds out about his mother from Ernest. After Shiemi finds Michelle, Rin arrives only to be attacked by Arthur, who wants to execute Michelle. As the Vatican's emergency bell rings, Arthur returns to Council's room to find Ernest and Yukio.

Full Plot Summary

Opening Theme

Shiemi finds Michelle
Shiemi finds Michelle

"In My World" by ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D

Shiemi listen to the news about the masked intruder while her mother goes to lock the perimeter. Outside, she finds a blonde woman and struggles to pick her up. Her little Greenman, a pack of them, and a tree come to life to help her out. This causes her to freak out.

Yukio's mother, Yuri
Yukio's mother, Yuri

Meanwhile, on a train, Yukio finds out who is mother is, Yuri. Ernest points to the only portrait of Yuri. Yukio thinks about how his brother used draw his mother in kindergarten despite the fact that they never seen their mother's face. 16 years ago, Ernest talks about losing his daughter and everyone to the Blue Night (Satan). However, the Vatican erase Yuri's existence, and Ernest explains that the Council of Gregori sacrificed her. Ernest reveals a locket of Yukio and Rin as children. Ernest warns Yukio that the council is an enemy to them.

As the train passes into a tunnel, Ernest reveals the dragon factory where the demon weapons are created. At True Cross Academy, Rin searches for his brother and Igor with Tsubaki. He barges into Igor's interrogation where Igor explains that his wife is not a demon, yet Rin brings back the issue of the Blue Night that wipes Igor's entire family. Shura thinks Igor used artificial life research to revive his wife, but Igor explains that he did not do it. Igor informs them that Michelle had obtained demonic powers.

Later, the exorcists capture Michelle and burn Igor's lab. Igor frees his wife and escapes. Michelle starts to have her memories of the Blue Night and finds out her burned face. This causes Michelle to give into her hatred of Satan. Back in the room, Igor states that his wife has a short life span. Rin walks away and tells Shura that he will search for Michelle. Shura grabs a talisman from her bosom and gives to Rin. She tells Rin to not do anything rash.

Shiemi begs Michelle to be her friend
Shiemi begs Michelle to be her friend

As Rin runs, Shura wonders why someone brings Igor's wife back to life. When Rin questions how to use the spell, Shiemi calls Rin to come over to her shop. At the garden, Michelle wakes up while the plant familiars greet her. Shiemi introduces herself to Michelle, and Shiemi's Greenman leads Rin downstairs. Shiemi informs Michelle that the spirits of the garden can listen to the voices. Michelle comments that this garden is like the Garden of Amahara. Suddenly, Shiemi grabs Michelle's hands and begs Michelle to be her friend.

Rin protects Michelle
Rin protects Michelle

Rin marches in with his flames bursting out, and Michelle grabs Shiemi and threatens to kill Shiemi with a scissor. Suddenly, Michelle collapses, and Rin rushes to her side, but he shove Shiemi out of the way. Shiemi tries to explain that Michelle is not a bad person, but Rin swears to protect Shiemi. Shiemi points to how the Greenman are surrounding her, so Michelle is not a bad person. Rin walks outside and calls Shura about Igor's wife is here. However, Rin cuts his conversation short when Arthur is here with his exorcists who apprehend Shiemi and Michelle. After stomping Rin into the dirt, Arhur prepares to kill Michelle. Shura and Igor arrive, and Igor attempts to protect his wife. Arthur kicks Igor away, and as he tries to execute Michelle, Rin stops Arthur.

Igor promises Michelle that they will reach the Garden of Amahara as Michelle dies
Igor promises Michelle that they will reach the Garden of Amahara as Michelle dies

Michelle wonders why Rin is fighting to save her. Shura stops Rin and asks him why. Suddenly, a shot is fired and Michelle takes the shot. Before she dies, she hands a key to Igor. Igor agrees that they will find the Garden of Amahara one day. As Igor takes Michelle's body away, Arthur and the exorcists attempt to take back Michelle. When Shiemi screams, the garden erupts and covers Michelle and Igor in a ball of vines, leaves, and other plant material.

When the Vatican's emergency bell rings, Arthur and the exorcists retreat. Shiemi tells Rin that Igor and Michelle went into the Garden of Amahara as Rin and Shiemi stare at the sky. In the council's room, Arthur learns that the Council of Gregori has resigned and that Ernest is the new leader. Yukio reveals himself among the exorcists.

Closing Theme

"Wire Life" by Meisa Kurok

Points of Interest

  • Igor and Michelle are never seen after this episode.

Anime and Manga Differences

This episode never happen in the manga.

Characters & Voice Actors

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Rin Okumura ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Nobuhiko Okamoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Shiemi Moriyama ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kana Hanazawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Yukio Okumura ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Jun Fukuyama ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Arthur Auguste Angel ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Daisuke Ono ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Shura Kirigakure ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Rina Satō ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Igor Neuhaus ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ryotaro Okiayu ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Michelle Neuhaus ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hiromi Tsuru ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Ernest Frederick Egin ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Toshihiki Miki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kaoru Tsubaki ( x ) ( x ) ( x )

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Kazue Kato Original Concept A writer, illustrator, and mangaka. Creator of the manga Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist).
Tensai Okamura Director He's the creator of Darker than Black and a director for many shows.
Takashi Kojima Key Animator Animator
Ryota Yamaguchi Writer
Hiro Maruyama Producer

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