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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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Associated Names
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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6 topics, 44 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (1048 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.45 / 10.0
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July 14th 2014, 6:21pm PST

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Year
2009

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Serialized In (magazine)
Jump SQ (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (11 Volumes - Ongoing)

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Monthly Pos #46 increased(+3)
3 Month Pos #56 increased(+4)
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Enjoyable Enough   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by AMetroid
April 30th, 2011, 12:32pm
All the elements for this to be a great manga are there but the mangaka hasn't developed the characters enough or exposed enough of the larger plot or sub-plots to really make this manga outstanding (the art's already there though). I would say that while it's definitely above average without some better character development it's just going to remain an ok manga.

Read: 24 chapters (the chapters are double length, ie 45pages)
Rating: 4 of 5

As a side note, anyone know what ever happened to the guy in the class who talked with the puppet?

... Last updated on April 30th, 2011, 12:37pm
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Not all that great   
Rating: N/A
by brid
April 29th, 2011, 8:06pm
I have to agree with everyone else that this series has potential. The art is great--the characters and the backgrounds all have a distinctive style that's somewhere in-between modern and fantasy. The premise is tried-and-true: a super powered delinquent must learn to control his powers and get along with his (also super powered) classmates. And the lead character is solid; he's powerful, but not arrogant or annoying. So yes, the series has potential. But at some point, a manga has to grow into its potential, and for me, it's long past the point where this manga should have done so.

The problem with this series is that while the main character is good, the other characters are poorly developed and the plot is largely uninteresting.

As far as the characters go, the mangaka doesn't make very good use of them. For the most part, the majority of the characters feel like they're there just to be there. For example, in the latest chapters, the cast has traveled to the home of one of Rin's classmates because there's trouble at his family's temple. We're given to understand he has some anger toward his father (the leader of the temple), but that's the extent of his character development. While the temple leader plays a major role in the events, the classmate strangely does not play an important part in the storyline; in fact, his part ends up being no bigger than usual.

Even major side characters like the female lead and the main character's twin are disappointing. Despite sharing a close relationship, the twins donít get much opportunity to work together, and when they do interact, Yukio acts more like Rinís teacher than his brother. The female lead is also under-utilized. She's intended to be cute and "inspirational," but I find her unlikeable and unsympathetic. Despite being quite powerful, she is convinced that she's a weakling, and thus spends large amounts of time wallowing in self-pity and berating herself for her supposed weaknesses. (What part of this does the mangaka think we will find cute or inspirational?) Even worse is the fact that there is something of a love triangle between her and the two brothers.

As far as the plot goes, this to me is the greatest weakness of the manga. With all the shadowy conspiracies and exorcists and devils running around, youíd think this would be a really, really exciting story, wouldnít you? Itís not actually. Thereís no real focus to the plot, villains appear out of nowhere, events happen seemingly at random, and itís impossible to tell what the story is building towards at any given moment. There doesn't seem to be any point to the enemies the characters have fought, or to any of the storylines (especially the long "Impure King" saga) except to provide Rin with a chance to level up. Nothing that's happened so far has any direct connection to the defeat of Satan, which is supposedly the larger goal of the series. It feels more like they're fighting bad guys because that's what you do in a shounen manga, not because fighting these particular bad guys is advancing the story in any way.

And worst of all, I find the chapters increasingly boring. Rather than developing the major characters, the mangaka seems to prefer wasting pages on needless details like the shadowy back history of a character or a religious sect that will probably never appear in the manga again. (Just how much did we really need to know about the inner workings of Myou Dha?!) If I don't see the point to the plot and I haven't been made to care about any of the characters, then the manga isn't one I can continue with. For now, Iím putting this series on hold.

... Last updated on March 2nd, 2012, 5:52am
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Two Thumbs Up   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by whistlebird
April 28th, 2011, 11:39am
I wasn't going to read it at first, but once I started, something about this series hooked me and wouldn't let me stop reading. Really, I ended up reading all 23 fifty-page-long chapters in 2 nights, despite a headache. It's so addicting! And I think most of it is Rin, the main character. He may be the Spawn of Satan (with a sweet sword and blue flames), but as a character he's just so cute! And it's not only the pointy ears and teeth and tail (though I do love the ears and curly tail, lol. It's awesome somehow) Despite his natural short temper and violent tendencies he manages to be a friendly (for the most part), funny guy who really cares about his family and friends. Aside from him, the other characters are all really fun, with believable personalities, weaknesses, and strengths. Also the plot is exciting, the action is intense, and the art is good.
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Decent   
Rating: N/A
by liquidsin
February 4th, 2011, 9:18am
This series has potential, but that just means it's lacking and nowhere near a 10. Both the quality of the art and the characters reflect this point. For example, there are numerous times where you witness a character's personality being contradicted by their actions. Also, like others have already stated, the relationship between the two brothers is awkward, impractical, and detracts from the overall plot.

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I really don't see how the main character failed to become a tamer. The series constantly shows his dominance over demons, yet he never takes the circle test to see what he will summon. To top it off, the son of Satan's familiar is a freaking cat that protected silk worms from being eaten by mice. How anticlimactic can a familiar freaking be?


... Last updated on February 4th, 2011, 9:21am
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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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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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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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Great   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Kratos330
December 20th, 2009, 6:46am
This is awesome. Well compared to D Grayman most stories are. But I like the connection between the brothers. The art style is a bit different and the demons look well-done. I'm looking forward to more chapters.
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Lots of Potential   
Rating: N/A
by jadewtch
December 12th, 2009, 7:14am
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I'm really liking this series. I stumbled across it by accident and think it' got a unique touch that can really work in later chapters. The only problem I see with it is that the brother really ticks me off. I can see not telling Rin that he is a demon, but not telling him about the rest is just not cool. Also there is the part with the gun when Rin starts school and that is something family shouldn't do, especially after spending so many years together. I can see it starting to change so I have my fingers crossed
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Made an account just to comment   
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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