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Ao no Futsumashi  
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Description
This world consists of two dimensions joined as one, like a mirror. The first is the world in which the humans live, Assiah. The other is the world of demons, Gehenna. Ordinarily, travel between the two, and indeed any kind of contact between the two, is impossible. However, the demons can pass over into this world by possessing anything that exist within it. Satan may be the king of demons, but there's one thing he doesn't have, and that's a substance in the human world which is powerful enough to contain him! For that purpose he created Rin, his son with a human woman, but will his son agree to his plans? Or will he become something else...? An exorcist?

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เอ็กซอร์ซิสต์พันธุ์ปิศาจ
青のエクソシスト
青の祓魔師
Ao no Exorcist
Blue Exorcist
Lam Hỏa Diệt Quỷ

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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 4, Chap 14 (Alternate Ending)

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Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (1051 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.45 / 10.0
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Year
2009

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Jump SQ (Shueisha)

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English Publisher
Viz (11 Volumes - Ongoing)

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Potential   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Arianne7
April 4th, 2010, 9:24pm
I've loved this story since it came out: it has so much potential. This could easily develop into a top shonen series, depending on the direction it takes.

The premise isn't anything you haven't seen before. Seemingly normal boy inherits massive power. But the quirks, twists and characters give it a fresh, exciting feel. It doesn't feel like the worn down, run of the mill shounen.

I love the main character, Rin. He's the right combination of cool guy, idiot and silliness.

And did I mention the art? Its gooooorgeous. Katou might be one of my favorite mangaka. Its clean, stylized, smooth, and articulate - detailed and beautiful without being ridiculously ornate and gaudy. Its my favorite kind of art style. The colored chapter covers are some of my favorite ever.

Even if the plot wasn't great, I'd still read it for the art (but fortunately its very entertaining!)

... Last updated on April 4th, 2010, 9:26pm
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Refreshing!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Hikarian
June 9th, 2011, 3:54am
(this comment may contain spoilers)

Yeah, I know that some of you readers will disagree, just by the title. But hear me out: the strength of this manga doesn't come from originallity, that much we all know. Its true strength lies in its simplicity.
It has some elements from D.gray-man, it is an EXORCIST manga after all, and Katou herself has done her best to bring someting new to the exorcist-genre (try reading her interviews), and she HAS. She has brought shonen back to the exorcists since D.gray-man began getting too complicated/boring. When making a shonen manga, there are some guidelines that you have to follow if you want your manga published (unless you want something like Death Note). There HAS to be hope, there HAS to be willpower and there HAS to be some cliche characters. What I think is original is the way that Katou has chosen to put all those very different characters together in ONE single class room where they cannot escape from each others. There's the hero, strong of will, the main girl, nice and doubting, the rival, the perverted nice guy, the mean girl, the... nerd(?), and then we of course have the woman with big (...) and the mysterious know-it-all-person with unclear motives. Plus there's a twin brother who's at the same time teacher of the hero, which is kind of original...

Let me end this comment by telling why I love this manga. I was bored. Naruto is in war, Bleach just ended one and had to (kind of) start all over again. Katekyo Hitman had gotten DBZ-like and D.gray-man was just confusing. Kuroshitsuji didn't have what I was looking for and neither did Pandora Hearts. (I could go on like this, but i choose not to.).
There was something that I was missing. Something that had been lost in most of my other mangas. It's difficult to describe what it is with any other words than these; Epicness. Pure awesomeness. Simplicity that could not be found simply by rereading the old mangas. I needed something new and yet familiar. And then I found a new anime, that seemed to have these things to it. I saw each episode that had yet come out and I read each and every chapter. This manga had what I had been missing, and I'm sure that even when it looses its simple way of telling the story, something new will come from it. Maybe originallity? Only time will tell, but please remember: this manga is just getting started.
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Love IT   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dezin19
January 16th, 2010, 12:13am
okay, I just have to say this: where do people get D.Gray-Man out of this...it's not even close. It's like saying Death Note and Bleach or something...yeah.

Anyway, I love this manga. It's a nice change on a typical shounen manga. In fact, it doesn't really feel like most shounen manga. Of course it has main character with special powers and that whole bit, but I just like this one a lot for some reason. The art is cool, main character's motives aren't too cliched; justice this, i want to be-number-one-that (he want to kill his father. Nice.) I like the classmates and the scheming half-brothers. Like mentioned below, I like the relationship between the MC and his twin brother. It's great and it's fun and a little complicated.
A bit of angst, but not too much. Nice amount of comedy (Rin). A nice wholesome shounen.

PS Rin is such a cutey lol

PSS For the haters: it's a SHOUNEN. All genres have to follow certain guidelines. If it didn't follow at least a couple cliched elements of the genre, it wouldn't be shounen! Some people just don't seem to get that.

... Last updated on June 14th, 2011, 12:49am
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okaay   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by whitespade
December 4th, 2011, 12:04pm
the settings good, the plot good, the action is good. however theres somthing missing - the characters are unimpressionable nor likable, the flow is stilted, the dialogue unnatural, and the whole thing is not captivating enough to make me pain for the next release. however, extra points for siblings. i dont read much manga with siblings in centre stage.

... Last updated on December 4th, 2011, 12:33pm
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Rating: N/A
by quips
December 1st, 2009, 4:17pm
As a few others have said, the overall story is pretty unique. The basic summary might seem a little cliched or familiar, but its the details that make it stand out.
I love the characters. At first I thought Rin was just going to be a protagonist like all the others; hot headed, kind of stupid, always getting into trouble and using violence, and having a strong "hero complex" and wanting to get stronger to protect everyone, blah blah. But he isn't. Yes, he can be stupid and he isn't all that brilliant at studying, but he still has common sense and isn't goaded into reckless action every time someone slings an insult at him. He shows glimpses of maturity.
Other characters like his brother and friends are also fleshed out so that they are three dimensional.
I also really like the art, and of course the plot is intriguing, too. I've just read chapter 7, and I'm glad we're starting to get hints of what the bad guys are doing.
Overall, one of my favorites.
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Love it   
Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
by poetax
November 4th, 2009, 4:06pm
The story sounds a bit cliche when you read the summery. A half super awesome demon/monster boy fights with the other monsters has been done loads in Shounen manga. Don't let that put you off. Something I have heard from Pixar story writers is this. "most of the stories you come across are going to be pretty much the same, they have really all been done before. Our stories aren't more original than the next story. It's how you tell the story that makes it fun to watch."
In other words, having an original story means nothing, original stories can be just as bad as cliche ones, what is really important is how the story is told.

Characters 9.3/10 The designs are original, and you never get the feeling that you are mixed up with two smiler characters when reading. The personalities are interesting and compelling. You never feel like you want to skip reading a few pages because boring characters are just talking about the plot. There are some overused stereotypes, such as the tough smart girl with long hair, but they later get fleshed out so that they still seem original.

Story 9.2/10 While not a unique story, I still stand by my view that a story doesn't need to be unique or new to be good. It just needs to be told in such a way that is fresh fun and interesting. Kazue Kato is really good at this. Even though I've read tons of shounen material with a smiler concept, this still feels fun and original. The major plot hasn't surfaced yet, so I'm excited to see where the story will go from where it stands.

Art 9.7/10 Just beautiful drawings. Detail is added where needed, and taken away when it becomes unnecessary and clogs the frames. Backgrounds match style and don't change from cartoony to realistic (when the BK art is obviously a copied over photo reference) Characters look different not only in cloths and hair, but also in body type and face shape which is nice. Anime style often creates what looks like a bunch of different dressed up manikins with different hair and cloths which is something I hate. Also I will add that Kato should be a master at story telling by panel. It's one thing to have a good story, it's another thing to be able to have it make sense and flow correctly through the frames. I often feel that some of the weekly manga suffer in the panel art area because they are rushed to get a chapter out per week. It is possible to change the readers perception of time and speed of reading through the frames,but that takes planning and revising. When you are rushed a lot of that is lost. This is a monthly manga, so it has much better reading flow.

... Last updated on March 7th, 2010, 12:48am
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Excellent, but lacks charm   
Rating: N/A
by emkat
December 15th, 2010, 11:40am
The premise of a special boy who is the target of every bad guy out there who learns of his own powers and develops them at a magical school with friends, with all kinds of cool monsters and abilities is a good one. It's cliche shounen, but it usually works. And it works well here. The action shines, and his inner conflict of his capabilities and his limits seem very believable. Add in ambiguous villains with seemingly relateable traits (Satan is obviously the main villain, but I'm talking about the others), and you have a good complex action theme going on here.

The main problem that I have is that with such a diverse cast, the characters seem to be lacking something. For example, I think that a manga like this should not only focus on the development of his powers, but the development of him as a person. What does that mean for me? It means there are good opportunities a romance angle in the story. The main female protagonist is too soft and clueless, and although a valued secondary character who admires our hero from afar, she is not a strong enough character to carry on the role of a heroine. There seems to be a tsundere but her personality is still quite annoying and she lacks the charm or the good character design to pull it off.

The other problem I have is that his peer, his brother, was all of a sudden his authority. This is quite disconcerting to me. And he doesn't teach his brother anything. The main character goes off and does what he wants and gets the proper result. So what is the point of a mentor? And the fact that he treads the line from mentor to peer is not good UNLESS the common point between the two is a point of comic relief. I don't like how serious he is, yet his advice seems to be useless... he seems to be on a ivory tower and should be inaccessible yet he is his younger brother... also the fact that if you see his character design in the 1st chapter and like.. the 5th chapter he obviously aged around 6 years. It's clear the author did not intend for him to be an authority figure, and the hurriedness of that connection shows its inherent flaws.

It has good action and a good premise for an interesting development of the fantasy world - for example, I love the architecture in this manga. It's something out of final fantasy, 18th century japan, modern day japan, and harry potter. However, ultimately I find that the main problem is that I can't love the manga because of its flaws in its cast. There are opportunities to explore both magic and fantasy and development within the school life role a la mx0, but in this aspect the manga is lacking.

However, if you just care about action and shounen elements, this is a great manga.

... Last updated on December 15th, 2010, 11:44am
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worth a read~!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by sweetnsour321
October 14th, 2009, 2:35pm
It's confusing in the first few pages but then it get's pretty good, the arts nice and the plot outline is pretty different than most shounen mangas (maybe similar<not really>). I really don't see why people say it's similar to D.gray man theres nothing alike except theres 'excorist' but theres a lot of mangas like that..so basically it's worth a read smile

... Last updated on October 14th, 2009, 2:36pm
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Awesome, Funny, Action, all pack in one in the seires called Blue Exorcist.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hinaru77
June 7th, 2012, 10:39pm
I have to say that this reminds me a litle bit of Naruto. The boy who is lonely even though he has fujimoto and his brother Yukio, other people call him a monster. Very simialr to Naruto adn his situation at first. And the fact the he is the son of Satan like Naruto who is the kyuubi, has to bear with it whle change into something very important as time goes goes. I watch the anime first before reading the manga and I just fell in love with both of them as soon as I started reading and watching this seeries. The plot is sort of smiliar adn common like Luffy tying to be King of the pirates (One piece) Naruto who wants to become Hokage, and now we have Rin who wants the defeat Satan, and becoming the one of the strongest exorcist in history. So as I say, very much the same, but different ways of telling it. Not trying to say it's a bad thing or everything. Just pointing of the obivous if your used to seeing stories like.

The characters, like in Naruto, Fullmetal Alchimest, One piece, etc. have very loveable, and funny character is this series, which I admire. Which at first I found a dislike towards one of the characters which was Izumo at first, for her attuide just sort of made me dislike, but in Naruto, Kazue Kato, starts to show more background of Izumo as much as the other characters and makes me start to like them just a litle bit more as the series progesses. I adore Rin, and Shiemi the most, which they all each have their own problem but then try to change it little by little as well as the rest of the characters, like Rin tries to learn, how to appect himself, as who is his as him baes the burden of being born as the son of satan who is what many people fear. Shiemi tries to be more confident as well, as she tries to catch up to her close friends (and what you could probably be know as family) Yukio and Rin. Yukio who has a rebeless, think to quick, and fight by himself, big brother, who to stress and worry because he doesn't seem to carry satan's powers, and with his brother getting into to trouble, he tries to be the one to protect him (For that he feels that fujimoto train him to be an exorcist for.) He feels that his brother might be threat due to his flame. And so on with other characters in this series. But the series does have his heartouching moments, where if the friends could be seen as a big family which I find very powerful. To praise to Kazue!


The artwork: Beautiful and excellent! I can't really find any way to put it. Gorgous as you might say. I even gets me inspired to draw to create new characters here and there. I hope she does an artbook very soon and if you she say she already did then I hope it hits the US. Cause I want a copy so I can look at the colors, and the sketches and notes about each drawing and what they author says about each one of them.

To me, there are some confusion adn some parts that are pretty fast to get through so easily without and converstion bewteen the characters about that problem like so and so Espically with Yukio and Rin as brothers and the problems they have with one another, but maybe the author will reveal that in the later future. But as many people Know, not everyone can write a prefect story. There's always going have a person that reads a story and find something wrong or something that they didn't like and that's why there really can't be a "prefect story". Maybe "almost prefect" but not prefecr. Maybe some people will, maybe some people won't, but I say "hey! Cut the author a break! She only human after all. Just like you and me.

To me, I will give this wonderful, funny, heartwarmthing, action, series, Called Blue Exorcist a 10. I will highly recommend to anyone, espcailly if your in the teens catgory. Blue Exorcist FTW! and Kazue keep up the good work!
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Very good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by pokui
August 5th, 2009, 12:39pm
i love the art and the humor. and the story is wonderful too. and no it is not a ripoff just because there are exorcists... the whole idea is completely different from dgm... i really like how the author doesnt reuse panels for flashbacks, he redraws them completely, often from a different angle. Ive read the first 6 chapters atleast 4 times each I think.btw, i liked shura better when she was a guy T_T

... Last updated on April 2nd, 2010, 11:20am
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