The Devil Resides in Human Souls

The Devil Resides in Human Souls is an anime episode of Blue Exorcist that was released on 04/17/2011


As soon as Father Fujimoto exorcises Astaroth (possessed Shirotaro), Rin Okumura finds out he is a demon when his father tells him.

Plot Summary

Rin after fighting
Rin after fighting

The story begins on Rin was seen fighting a group of boys who was shooting an arrows on pigeons. Rin appeared to have dirt all over his face and body, even nose-bleeding. After that, Rin return to the abbey with father Fujimoto trying to listen Rin's confessions about what he did. Although Rin makes many excuse such as falling from stairs and even fall to a hot lady. Father Fujimoto don't believe what Rin said and seemingly that Rin always make excuse to lie whenever he has a fight. While they're having a few talks, Yukio, who is a brother of Rin came and told by Father Fujimoto to treat Rin's injuries. Yukio told Rin that everyone in the abbey concern about Rin's sake that always fighting and never had any job. After that, one of the priest of the abbey told about a job offer on a Super Market.

Rin messed up in work
Rin messed up in work

After accepting the job offer, Rin begin to ask if he can work or not and then got ordered by his boss to move a lot of boxes to the front of the market, although Rin makes a mistake and even fall where the box hit the boss and it appear to be a flours. When Rin wanted to clean up, he accidentally broke the tap. Rin sure making a lot of mistakes on his first day. He was later accept by the manager cause he make a good taste of soba when the manager try it. He was surely excited about this and told his brother and the others on the abbey that he was finally got a job. When he was about to go home, he saw a little girl that came to abbey chasing her scarf that appear to be blown by the wind. After Rin catch it for her, a small monkey-like creature appeared, grabbing the scarf and seems that this creature is the one who take it from the girl. When Rin chasing the creature, it was suddenly drop all the boxes and Rin quickly protect the girl.

Rin's blue flames
Rin's blue flames

After the long wait, Yukio came to take Rin home and ask whatever happened to him. Rin told Yukio that he was fired because of the incident. Rin and Yukio head home and meet the girl with her father, thanking Rin for saving her. At first, the girl's father doesn't believe what Rin said and thought that her daughter just imagining. Father Fujimoto told him to believe her and give the girl a four-leaf clover that will protect her. At the morning, Rin woke up and read a letter that his brother already left. When he look out if he window, he saw many small creatures and saw people doesn't notice except himself. Right after that, Rin meet with Shirotaro and his friends, the group who was fought by Rin for shooting pigeons.Shirotaro then ask him if he want a money or not and badmouth Rin's brother, Yukio. Angry to this, Rin quickly punch him and he saw that there's something wrong with Shirotaro. Rin then grabbed by his friends and Shirotaro almost kill him with a hot iron. After that, blue flames suddenly appear on Rin's body and Shirotaro wanted to take him and introduce himself as Astaroth. After that, Father Fujimoto came and quickly extinguish the Demons that possess Shirotaro's body. Fujimoto also told Rin about that he is actually the Son of Satan who was born from a human woman.

Points of Interests

Manga and Anime Differences

  • In the manga, Shirotaro uses a razor blade to shave off Rin's head whereas in the anime, he uses a branding iron to to mark Rin's face.
  • The order of events is different. In the manga, Rin's job interview is interrupted by Shirotaro. Compared to the anime, Rin lost his job, and on the following day, he counters Shirotaro.


  • Japanese Name: "Akuma wa hito no kokoro ni sumu" (悪魔は人の心に棲む)
  • Manga Chapter: Chapter 1 (Volume 1)
  • Opening Theme: "Core Pride" by Uverworld
  • Ending Theme: "Take Off" by 2PM

Characters & Voice Actors

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Rin Okumura ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Nobuhiko Okamoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Bryce Papenbrook ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Yukio Okumura ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Jun Fukuyama ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Johnny Yong Bosch ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Shiro Fujimoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Keiji Fujiwara ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kirk Thornton ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Shirotaro ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kentarou Itou ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)


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Tensai Okamura Director He's the creator of Darker than Black and a director for many shows.
Kazue Kato Original Concept A writer, illustrator, and mangaka. Creator of the manga Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist).
Ryota Yamaguchi Writer
Hiroyuki Sawano Music He's the musician in Guilty Crown, Blue Exorcist, and more.
Hiro Maruyama Producer


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