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Blue Exorcist
青の祓魔師(エクソシスト)
Blue Exorcist English Volume 1
First English Volume Of Blue Exorcist.

Publishers

Shueisha Flag of Japan
Viz Media Flag of CanadaFlag of US

Author (Mangaka)

Kazue Katō (加藤 和恵)

Serialized In

Jump SQ (ジャンプスクエア) Flag of Japan
Weekly Shonen Jump Flag of CanadaFlag of US

First Japanese Issue

April 2009

Last Japanese Issue

Ongoing

Serialization Frequency

Monthly

Number Of Volumes Released

10 (11 Coming 08/02/2013) Flag of Japan
10 Flag of CanadaFlag of US

Anime

Yes

Official Japanese Websites

青の祓魔師

Official North American Website

Blue Exorcist @ Viz Media
Blue Exorcist @ WSJA

Blue Exorcist
青の祓魔師(エクソシスト)
Blue Exorcist DVD 1
First Subbed DVD volume of the English release of Blue Exorcist.

Animation Studio

A-1 Pictures

Based On

Blue Exorcist by Kazue Katō (加藤 和恵)

Aired On

MBS, TBS & others Flag of Japan
Neon Alley Flag of CanadaFlag of US

Japanese Air Dates

April 17, 2011 - October 02, 2011

Number Of Episodes

25

Number Of Movies

1 Flag of Japan
0 Flag of CanadaFlag of US

Releaser Of Series In Each Country

Aniplex Flag of Japan
Aniplex of America Flag of CanadaFlag of US

Simulcast

Crunchyroll
Viz Anime
ANN
Hulu
Crackle

Official Japanese Websites

青の祓魔師
青の祓魔師 @ MBS

Official North American Website

Blue Exorcist @ Aniplex

Blue Exorcist (青の祓魔師(エクソシスト)Ao no Ekusoshisuto) is a manga written and illustrated by Kazue Katō. The manga has been serialized in Jump Square by Shueisha since April 2009, with individual chapters collected into nine tankōbon volumes as of September 2012. The story starts with Rin Okumura discovering that he is the son of Satan born from a human woman and is the sole inheritor of Satan's powers. When Satan kills his guardian, Rin decides to become an exorcist in order to defeat his real father

It was adapted into an anime television series by A-1 Pictures during 2011 and it will be adapted into an anime film in December 28, 2012. Viz Media has licensed the manga for a North American release, with the first volume released on April 5, 2011.

StoryEdit

The story revolves around Rin Okumura, a teenager possessing abnormal strength and endurance who, along with his younger twin brother Yukio, was raised by Father Shiro Fujimoto. Soon after Yukio departs to study at the prestigious True Cross Academy, Rin learns that he is the son of Satan, the strongest of all demons. Witnessing Shiro dying to protect him, Rin ends up doing what his guardian asked him never to do: draw the demon-slaying blade Kurikara, which restrains his demonic powers, from its scabbard. From that moment on, Rin not only gains permanent demonic features like fangs, pointed ears, fiery "horns" and a tail, but also the power to ignite himself into blue flames that can destroy almost anything they touch.

At Fujimoto's funeral, Rin has an encounter with Fujimoto's friend Mephisto Pheles, who agrees with Rin's wish to become an Exorcist like his guardian to become stronger and to defeat Satan. Rin enrolls at the True Cross Academy, which is actually the Japanese branch of an international organization dedicated to protect the human realm, Assiah, from demons and other creatures from the demon realm, Gehenna. Rin takes part in a special Exorcist course, the existence of which is known only by a few. Much to his surprise, he finds that his brother Yukio is already a veteran Exorcist and will be one of his teachers.


MangaEdit

The chapters of the Blue Exorcist manga series are written and illustrated by Kazue Kato and have been serialized by Shueisha in the monthly manga magazine Jump Square since April 2009. As of April 2012, the serial chapters were collected into eight tankōbon volumes, with the first volume released on August 4, 2009, and the eighth volume released on April 8, 2012. As of July 2012, 37 chapters have been released. 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).

Viz Media has licensed the manga for the North American production. With the first volume released in April 5, 2011 and the eight volume scheduled for release on November 6, 2011. Blue Exorcist has been released as part of the Shōnen Jump Advance imprint.


Volume ListEdit

Arcs of Blue Exorcist

Beginning Arc

(Chapter 1, Volume 1)

True Cross Academy Arc

(Chapters 2 to 10, Volumes 1 to 3)

Training Camp Arc

(Chapters 11 to 13, Volumes 3 to 4)

Mephisto's Trial Arc

(Chapters 14 to 15, Volume 4)

Kyoto Mission Arc

(Chapters 16 to 34, Volumes 5 to 9)

Kraken Arc

(Chapters 35 to 37, Volume 9)

Man-made Gehenna Gate Arc

(Chapters 38 - Present, Volumes 10 to ??)

This list contains all chapters current in tankōbon/volume format.

Volume Number and Title
Japan Flag of Japan North America Flag of Canada Flag of US
Release Date ISBN Release Date ISBN
Volume #1
August 4, 2009 ISBN: 978-4-08-874709-5 April 5, 2011 ISBN: 978-1-421-54032-0
Chapter List:
  1. "Sneering Satan" (笑う青焔魔 Warau Satan)
  2. "Brothers" (兄と弟 Ani to Otōto)
  3. "The Garden of Amahara" (天空の庭 Amahara no Niwa)
Cover Character:
  • Rin Okumura
Blue Exorcist Volume 1
Number Of Pages: 194
Extra(s): Character Profiles, An Illustrates Guide To Demons, The Earliest Sketches & Rin 4 Panel Comic
After having an encounter with a demon, Rin Okumura learns that he is the son of Satan, the most powerful demon ever. Satan possesses the body of Rin's guardian, Father Shiro Fujimoto, and tries to drag him to the demon realm, Gehenna, but Fujimoto sacrifices himself to protect Rin, who is forced to unlock his demonic powers to escape. On Shiro's funeral, Rin asks the True Cross Academy's chairman Mephisto Pheles to let him enroll there to become an Exorcist and confront Satan himself, but much to his surprise, he learns that his twin brother Yukio is already a full-fledged exorcist and will be his teacher. Among Rin's new classmates is Shiemi Moriyama, the daughter of the Exorcism-related shop owner who was being afflicted by a demon until she was saved by him and his brother.
Volume #2
November 4, 2009 ISBN: 978-4-08-874757-6 June 7, 2011 ISBN: 978-1-421-54033-7
Chapter List:
  1. "Child of the Cursed Temple" (祟り寺の仔 Tatari Dera no Ko)
  2. "Flock of Plovers" (友千鳥 Tomochidori)
  3. "Now a Certain Man was Sick" (此に病める者あり Koko ni Yameru Mono Ari)
  4. "Memories" (おもひで Omoide)
Cover Character:
  • Yukio Okumura
Blue Exorcist Volume 2
Number Of Pages: 202
Extra(s): Bonus 4 Panel Comic, Character Profiles & Yukio 4 Panel Comic
Rin becomes acquainted with his new classmates and together they take part on the Exwire exam to get one step closer to become exorcists, but while waiting for the exam to begin, they are attacked by powerful monsters, and Rin must find a way to fight back without revealing his demonic nature to the others, unaware that one of the teachers is also after his life.
Volume #3
March 4, 2010 ISBN: 978-4-08-870016-8 August 18, 2011 ISBN: 978-1-42-154034-4
Chapter List:
  1. "Black Cat" (黒猫 Kuroneko)
  2. "Tag" (鬼事 Onigokko)
  3. "Proof" (証明 Shōmei)
  4. "A Fun Camp" (愉しいキャンプ Tanoshii Kyanpu)
Cover Character:
  • Shiemi Moriyama
  • Nee
Blue Exorcist Volume 3
Number Of Pages: 202
Extra(s): Bonus 4 Panel Comic, Character Profiles, An Illustrates Guide To Demons, The Production Process & Shiemi 4 Panel Comic
One of Fujimoto's familiars cause a commotion after learning of his death and Rin, now an Esquire, manages to calm it down and becomes its new owner. But the True Cross Headquarters sends Shura Kirigakure, a former student of Fujimoto's, to investigate about Rin and dispose of him after confirming his connection with Satan. Seeing Rin's determination to become a Paladin, the highest ranked exorcist just like his guardian once was, Shura decides to spare his life and aid with his training instead.
Volume #4
July 2, 2010 ISBN: 978-4-08-870079-3 October 4, 2011 ISBN: 978-1-42-154047-4
Chapter List:
  1. "Bug Trap" (誘蛾灯 Yūgatō)
  2. "Act of Kindness" (やさしい事 Yasashii Koto)
  3. "Gamble" ( Kake)
  4. "Every Single Damn One of Them" (どいつもこいつも Doitsu mo Koitsu mo)
Cover Character:
  • Mephisto Pheles
Blue Exorcist Volume 4
Number Of Pages: 194
Extra(s): Bonus 4 Panel Comic, Early Design Illustration & Mephisto 4 Panel Comic
While taking part in a special training camp, Rin and his classmates are attacked by the demon Amaimon and he is forced to reveal his secret to protect them. Then he is captured by Arthur Auguste Angel, True Cross' current Paladin, and brought to the upper echelons at the Vatican to have them decide his fate. Mephisto intervenes on Rin's favor, claiming that having him live and become an exorcist could help them to get the upper hand against the demons and the Order declares that he has six months to pass the exorcist exam, thus Rin starts his special training with Yukio and Shura.
Volume #5
December 3, 2010 ISBN: 978-4-08-870136-3 December 6, 2011 ISBN: 978-1-42-154076-4
Chapter List:
  1. "The Cause of the Incident" (事の始まり Koto no Hajimari)
  2. "Towards Kyoto, Go!" (京都へGo! Kyōto e Gō!)
  3. "Discord" (仲違い Nakatagai)
  4. "Inebriated Son" (酔いどれ息子 Yoidore Musuko)
Cover Character:
  • Ryuji Suguro
Blue Exorcist Volume 5
Number Of Pages: 194
Extra(s): Character Profiles, An Illustrates Guide To Demons & Suguro 4 Panel Comic
Rin and Yukio fail to prevent a powerful demonic relic, the "Left Eye of the Impure King" from being stolen by Saburota Todo, an exorcist who was turned into a demon, thus they set with the other Esquires to Kyoto, hometown to his classmates Ryuji Suguro, Renzo Shima and Konekomaru Miwa to help the exorcists of the "Myoda Sect" who are keeping guard on its counterpart, the "Right Eye of the Impure King". To complicate matters, Rin must deal with the estrangement from his peers who are avoiding him since they learned that he is the son of Satan.
Volume #6
April 4, 2011 ISBN: 978-4-08-870214-8 February 7, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-42-154174-7
Chapter List:
  1. "Traitor" (裏切者 Uragirimono)
  2. "Vicissitudes" (転変 Tenpen)
  3. "Blazing Flame" (炎火 Enka)
  4. "Words of a Father" (父語り Chichi Gatari)

  • Special Chapter 1 - "Phantom Train" (幽霊列車 Fantomu Torein)
  • Special Chapter 2 - "Kuro Runs Away from Home" (クロの家出 Kuro no Iede)
Cover Character:
  • Renzou Shima
Blue Exorcist Volume 6
Number Of Pages: 202
Extra(s): Thinking Of Ideas For The Extra Pages In This Volume & Shima 4 Panel Comic
The "Right Eye of the Impure King" is stolen by Mamushi, one of the Myoda students who claim that the True Cross Order can not be trusted for sheltering the son of Satan. High priest Tatsuma, the leader of the Myoda, rushes to follow her but not before being confronted by Suguro, who also happens to be his son. To worsen matters, Rin confronts Suguro for being rough on his father and unwillingly reveals his secret to the other members of the Myoda who end up having him imprisoned. Before leaving, Tatsuma leaves a letter to Rin explaining about his connection with Fujimoto and the sword "Komaken" that is currently on Rin's possession.
Volume #7
September 2, 2011 ISBN: 978-4-08-870330-5 April 3, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-42-154262-1
Chapter List:
  1. "The Empty Sword" (空虚の剣 Kara no Ken)
  2. "The Impure King" (不浄王 Fujō-Ō)
  3. "Flames of the Heart" (こころのひ Kokoro no Hi)
  4. "The Decisive Battle at Kongo Shinzan!" (決戦!金剛深山 Kessen! Kongō-shinzan)
Cover Character:
  • Miwa Konekomaru
Blue Exorcist Volume 7
Number Of Pages: 186
Extra(s): What To Do For Extra Pages, Question Conner α [alpha] & Konekomaru 4 Panel Comic
Mamushi finds that she was deceived by Todo and unwillingly helped him to awaken the Impure King. She rushes back to the Myoda asking them to help Tatsuma and Rin decides to go to his aid. However, for some reason he becomes unable to draw his blade and he is locked in a special prison awaiting execution by the Vatican's orders. Rin's classmates learn about his situation and manage to break him free, and once again reunited, the Esquires join the Myoda to confront the Impure King, whose poisonous miasma threatens to ravage the city of Kyoto.
Volume #8
April 4, 2012 ISBN: 978-4-08-870409-8 November 6, 2012 (Digital Only On July 30, 2012) ISBN: 978-1-4215-5084-8
Chapter List:
  1. "Crimson" (紅蓮 Guren)
  2. "Barrier Spell" (結界呪 Kekkai-shu)
  3. "Omen" (因縁生起 In'nen Shōki)
  4. "Entering Nirvana" (入滅 Nyūmetsu)
  5. "Abyss" (深淵 Shin'en)
Cover Characters:
  • Rin Okumura
  • Kuro
Blue Exorcist Volume 8
Number Of Pages: 186
Extra(s): Question Conner β [beta] & Kuro 4 Panel Comic
While the other exorcists struggle to contain the miasma, Rin, Suguro and Kuro dive into the core of the Impure King to purify it. Yukio faces and defeats a stronger Todo who became immortal after consuming the energy of a phoenix with the help of the other Myoda priests. When Suguro's powers reach their limit, he asks Rin to run away while he still can, but he refuses to, and finally manages to draw Komaken again, awakening a spirit who infuses itself into the sword to help him control his flames against the Impure King. Meanwhile, Mephisto watches it all by the sidelines, acting as a mere spectator as the battle unfolds.
Volume #9
September 4, 2012 ISBN: 978-4-08-870505-7 April 2, 2013 ISBN: 978-1-4215-5477-8
Chapter List:
  1. "Destruction" (砕破 Saiha)
  2. "Wrapping Things Up" (事の結び Koto no Musubi)
  3. "The Sea is Vast and Wide" (海は広いな大きいし Umi wa Hiroina Ōkiishi)
  4. "Gone with the Blue Waves" (青い波ゆれてどこまで Aoi Nami Yurete Dokomade)
  5. "The Moon Falls and the Sun Rises" (月は沈むし日も登る Tsuki wa Shizumushi Hi mo Noboru)
Cover Character:
  • Shura Kirigakure
Blue Exorcist Volume 9
Number Of Pages: 194
Extra(s): Question Conner γ [gamma] & Shura 4 Panel Comic
With his flames under control, Rin manages to protect his friends from the miasma and defeat the Impure King. Before returning to the academy, the Esquires take part in a mission to hunt down a Kraken that is terrorizing the coastline. While fighting the monster, Rin, Yukio and Shiemi get themselves stranded on a small island where they encounter an ancient whale-deity who helps them to defeat it.
Volume #10
December 28, 2012 ISBN: 978-4-08-870670-2 July 2, 2013 ISBN: 978-1-42-155886-8
Chapter List:
  1. "Exorcist" (エクソシスト Ekusoshisuto)
  2. "Demon Manners" (悪魔の作法(マナー) Akuma no Manā)
  3. "The Seven Mysteries of True Cross Academy" (正十字学園七不思議 Seijūji Gakuen Nanafushigi)
  4. "Where Secrets Are" (秘密の在り処 Himitsu no Arika)
Cover Character:
  • Amaimon
Blue Exorcist Volume 10
Number Of Pages: 194
Extra(s): Question Conner δ [delta] & Amaimon 4 Panel Comic
Back at the academy, Rin learns that Godaiin, one of his classmates started to see demons against his will and strikes a deal with Mephisto. The chairman agrees to provide Rin with some special eyedrops for Godaiin to return to normal in exchange for him and the other Esquires to deal with some mischievous apparitions known as "The Seven Mysteries of True Cross Academy". Meanwhile the Order finds a gate to Gehenna opening in Russia and Mephisto uses his powers to stop time around it, which according to him will only give them some months to find a way to close it.
Volume #11
August 2, 2013 ISBN: 978-4-08-870789-1 - ISBN: -
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Number Of Pages: 186
Extra(s): Question Conner ε [epsilon] & Cover Character 4 Panel Comic


Chapters Not Yet In VolumesEdit

These chapters have yet to be published in a tankōbon volume. They were originally serialized in issues of Jump Square from January 2013 onwards.

  • Kin-Nii's Band Has Zero Popularity (Special Chapter)
  1. "The World's Astir" (ざわめく世界 Zawameku Sekai)
  2. "Friends" (友達 Tomodachi)
  3. "Mephisto's Ramblings" (メフィストの戯言 Mefisuto no Tawagoto)
  4. "The Walking Dead of Youth" (青春の生ける屍(ウォーキングデッド) Seishun no Wōking Deddo)
  5. "Try and Error" (トライアンドエラー Torai ando Erā)


One-ShotEdit

  • The Miyama-Uguisu Mansion Incident (one-shot)


AnimeEdit

An anime adaption for the manga was announced on November 27, 2010 on Shueisha's Jump Square official website. The anime was produced by A-1 Pictures with Hitoshi Okamura as the producer. Originally, the series was scheduled to air on April 10, 2011 on MBS, however, due to the March, 11 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami the series's broadcast was delayed until April 17, 2011. The anime ended on October 2, 2011.

Aniplex announced they would simulcast the series in North America through video sites Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Anime News Network starting on April 20, 2011. Aniplex of America will release Blue Exorcist on DVD in four sets, releasing the first DVD on October 18, 2011 and the fourth and final DVD on June 29, 2012. An OVA has also been released in 2011 on the DVD/Blu-Ray release of the main series, called Ao No Exorcist: Runaway Kuro. Viz Media, with association from Aniplex will release the English dub of Blue Exorcist on their new Neon Alley streaming service in the fall of 2012.

Episode ListEdit

#01 Demons Live in the Human Heart
悪魔は人の心に棲む
Akuma wa hito no kokoro ni sumu
April 17, 2011
Rin is attacked by a demon, and saved by Fujimoto
#02 Gehenna Gate
虚無界の門
Gehena Gēto
April 24, 2011
Rin learns the truth of his origin, however Father Fujimoto is being possessed by Satan.
#03 Brothers
兄と弟
Ani to Otōto
May 1, 2011
Rin enters the True Cross Academy, only to find out that Yukio is a teacher!?
#04 The Garden of Amahara
天空の庭
Amahara no Niwa
May 8, 2011
Rin and Yukio visit a shop, where they meet Shiemi in her garden. They get attacked by a demon.
#05 Child of the Cursed Temple
祟り寺の子
Tatari-dera no Ko
May 15, 2011
Rin gets to know his classmate named Bon. The two of them become rivals.
#06 The Phantom Cook
まぼろしの料理人
Maboroshi no Ryōrinin
May 22, 2011
Rin and Yukio find out that the one cooking at the dormitory is Ukobach.
#07 Flock of Plovers
友千鳥
Tomochidori
May 29, 2011
Shiemi goes out to find some friends.
#08 Now a Certain Man was Sick
此に病める者あり
Koko ni Yameru Mono Ari
June 5, 2011
Rin and his classmates get attacked by a demon.
#09 Memories
おもひで
Omoide
June 12, 2011
Igor Neuhaus tries to kill Rin.
#10 Black Cat
黒猫
Ketto Sī
June 19, 2011
Rin and Yukio fight Father Fujimoto's familiar Kuro.
#11 Demon of the Deep Seas
深海の悪魔
Shinkai no Akuma
June 26, 2011
Rin, Shima and Izumo go to the beach where they meet Kraken.
#12 A Game of Tag
鬼事
Onigokko
July 3, 2011
Amaimon attacks Rin in the theme park.
#13 Proof
証明
Shōmei
July 10, 2011
Shura and Rin battle.
#14 A Fun Camping Trip
愉しいキャンプ
Tanoshii Kyanpu
July 17, 2011
Rin and his friends go to a camp to train.
#15 Act of Kindness
やさしい事
Yasashii Koto
July 24, 2011
Amaimon attacks Rin and his classmates.
#16 Gamble

Kake
July 31, 2011
Rin's flames go out of control while the new Paladin is appointed to stop him and kill him.
#17 Temptation
誘惑
Yūwaku
August 7, 2011
Rin defeats Amaimon but what will his classmates think now that they've learned the truth?
#18 Hurricane
颶風
Gufū
August 14, 2011
Konekomaru is possessed by a demon, who wants to kill Rin.
#19 A Day When Nothing Happens
なんでもない日
Nandemonai Hi
August 21, 2011
Everyone celebrates Izumo's birthday but what are the shocking news that Yukio has?
#20 Mask
仮面
Kamen
August 28, 2011
Rin and Yukio find that their friends from the monastery where attacked by a masked individual with indestructible spider web on her body.
#21 Secret Garden
秘密の花園
Himitsu no Hanazono
September 4, 2011
The Masked man is revealed to be Igor's wife which was brought back from the dead.
#22 Demon Hunt
悪魔狩り
Akuma-Gari
September 11, 2011
Ernest's real objective is revealed, and that is to bring Satan to Assiah with Yukio as the vessel.
#23 Truth
真実
Shinjitsu
September 18, 2011
Engi's past is revealed. How she met Satan and how Shiro became Rin's and Yukio's Foster Father.
#24 Satan's Offspring
魔神の落胤
Satan no Ko
September 25, 2011
Rin and Shura carry on their plan to destroy the Gehenna Gate and save Yukio.
#25 Stop, Time!
時よ止まれ
Toki yo Tomare
October 2, 2011
Rin, Yukio, Angel and Shura stop the Gehenna Gate and Satan's plan to take over Assiah.




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