Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ao no Exorcist

Alternative Title
English: Blue Exorcist
Synonyms: Ao no Futsumashi
Japanese: 青の祓魔師(エクソシスト)


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 17, 2011 to ?
Producers: AniplexA-1 Pictures
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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 the god of demons, but there's one thing that he doesn't have, and that's a substance in the human world that is powerful enough to contain him!! For that purpose he created Rin, his son from a human woman, but will his son agree to his plans? Or will he become something else...? An exorcist?

Main characters

Rin Okumura (奥村 燐)
Age: 15
Date of Birth: December 27
Hair: Navy Blue
Eyes: Blue
Height: 173 cm (5' 6 1/2")
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Blood: Type A
Pastimes and talents: Cooking, sleeping, eating, spacing out
Average hours of sleep per night: 11
Favorite foods: Sukiyaki (with any kind of ingredients)
Favorite manga genres: Battle/action, comedy, emotional drama
Favorite type of girl: Hot, sexy girls
・Surprisingly good with his hands.
・Cooking repertoire includes all kinds of Japanese and Western foods (home cuisine)
Quote: "Yukio!! I swear to god I'll surpass you!!, just you watch!."
"I'll become an exorcist and kick Satan's ass!"

The fifteen year-old protagonist of the story, Rin is the son of Satan born from a human woman and is the inheritor of Satan's powers. His powers were sealed at birth into the demon-slaying blade Kurikara, or Koumaken, by Mephisto Pheles, allowing him to live a normal human life for about 15 years. Rin became aware of his true identity after Kurikara could no longer seal the blue flames he inherited from Satan, setting a chain of events that led to the death of his guardian, Father and Exorcist Fujimoto Shiro, at the hands of Satan who attempted to drag Rin back to the demon realm. Exorcist Mephisto Pheles confronted Rin after Shiro's funeral with several exorcists, giving Rin the option to kill them all or die. Rin instead demanded to become an exorcist, an idea that amused Mephisto. Rin was then enrolled personally by Mephisto into the True Cross Academy Exorcist School, and since been pursuing his goal to become a Paladin and to defeat Satan. He is currently an Exwire and attempting to gain the title of Meister as a "Knight".

Rin can tap into the power he has inherited from Satan through the use of a demon-slaying katana, called Kurikara or Koumaken. The sheath acts as a portal to Gehenna (the demon world) which when drawn returns Rin to his demon form. While in his human form, Rin exhibits a number of physical traits that are signs of his demonic nature, such as sharper-looking teeth, slightly pointed ears, and a black, fur tufted tail (which he keeps hidden in his shirt). As a demon, Rin gains two blue flames that float above his head, long, elf-like ears, and his eyes turn bright blue. In both forms Rin can control incredibly destructive bright blue flames, the trademark sign of anything related to Satan. However, when he draws Kurikara, the magnitude of the flames dramatically increases and often leads to Rin being "consumed" by his own flames and losing his mind. Rin also has a demon Familiar Cat Sith, Kuro, who was initially Father Fujimoto's.

Yukio Okumura (奥村雪男)
Age: 15
Date of Birth: December 27
Height: 180 cm (5' 11")
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Blood: Type O
Pastimes and talents: Formulating plans, mixing in with a crowd, reading Jump Square every month
Average hours of sleep per night: 4
Favorite foods: Seafood (especially sashimi)
Favorite manga genres: Gags/comedy, horror, suspense/mystery
Favorite type of girl: ...
・Popular with girls.
・Extremely poor eyesight.
・Embarrassed by how many moles he has.

Rin's younger twin brother. When it was discovered that the woman impregnated by Satan was going to have twins, it was believed that Satan's powers would be split between them. Due to the weakness of Yukio's body, however, he did not inherit any of Satan's powers, thus being born fully human with the full extent of Satan's powers going to Rin. Yukio did, however, receive a Mashou at birth from his brother, which allowed him to be aware of demons for as long as he can remember. Yukio secretly trained to become an Exorcist from the age of seven in order to protect Rin (through the help of Fujimoto). While both Yukio and Rin are in their first year at True Cross Academy, Yukio is already an instructor at the Exorcist cram school, who teaches Anti-Demon Pharmacology to Rin's class.
It is often stated that Yukio is a genius, having already acquired the title "Meister" in both the Dragoon and Doctor class, while ordinarily most people would aim for Meister in only one class (both are still fully qualified exorcists). He is currently ranked a Middle First class exorcist. Even though him and Rin argue a lot and get into a lot of disagreements he truly cares about his safety and well being. Fearing his brother will be consumed by his demonic nature, Yukio often berates Rin for his impulsive actions and reckless attitude.
In episode 5, he said "Satan's power might be much less control than you think, Sir Mephisto Pheles," which can be interpreted in more than one way.

Opening theme: Core Pride by UVERworld
Ending theme: Take Off by 2PM

Thore are two main characters in Ao no Exorcist I could tell you for now. And for your information, that anime is recommended. Feel free to drop by at Anime Shippuuden if you wanna watch. I'm waiting for the 11th episode~!!
(Source: My Anime List, Wikipedia)

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