Ao no Exorcist (J), Blue Exorcist (E)
Year of Serialization:
April 17 2011 - October 2 2011
Based on the Manga by Kazue Katou
Action, Supernatural, Shonen
Moment of Reviewing:
There are 25 episodes in total and I shall be reviewing all 25 episodes
Based on the manga Ao no Exorcist (J), The Blue Magic Exorcist (E)
Rin is a troubled Teenager who discovers he is part demon. Not only is he part demon, but he is the son of Satan, God of Demons. In this universe there are two alternate worlds: Assiah, the world of humans and Gehenna, the world of demons. Demons can travel into this world, cause havoc, and possess humans. Rin wants to get revenge on his father, Satan, and decides to become an exorcist, a warrior who hunts and kills demons. Rin joins a secret school for exorcists and trains to fight demons, meeting many fellow exorcists and facing many challenges.
While this anime veers from the plot of the manga, I still find it to be an incredible anime. One thing that makes this anime exceptional is that it has all of the fun of an action shonen anime, but actually contains dark themes and motifs like those found in mature anime.
The story in this anime starts off fairly quickly and continues to become more exciting and intense. The story gets darker and more mature as it progresses.
This anime contains a variety of colorful characters with well written personalities ans development. The relationship between the characters is very interesting and varying. What is especially well written is the relationship between the two brothers which contains elements of brother/brother rival/rival and teacher/student.
The various villains in this anime are not just generically evil. Like all of the other characters they have their own personalities and development.
The art and animation in this anime are consistently very good.
I won't bother giving a numerical rating which I find shallow and unhelpful. I would definitely recommend this anime to everyone reading this review.