A Game of Tag

Ep 12 title



Air Date

July 3, 2011



Opening Song

Core Pride

Ending Song

Take Off

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A Game of Tag is the twelfth episode of the Ao no Exorcist anime. It first aired on July 3, 2011.


Rin and his classmates and teachers go to Mepphyland, an amusement park. They are surprised to find Shiemi without a kimono, instead wearing a school uniform. Yukio instructs the Exwires to find a ghost haunting the place. He puts
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them into two groups which Rin partners with Shiemi. Walking across the park, Shiemi notes how she always wanted to go to a theme park but couldn't since she was sick and very shy. She asks Rin if they can play together when Rin hears crying and goes to the merry-go-round to find the ghost. The ghost is lonely and sad that he died before being able to go to the park, but reveals to be mischievous when he touches Shiemi's breasts. Rin runs after him with Shiemi following him. The two split up where Shiemi following the ghost. Rin decides to call Yukio that they found him when Amaimon shows up and steals Rin's sword.

He opens the sword, triggering Rin's Demon form. He decides to play and has Rin chase after him. Meanwhile, Shiemi follows the ghost, realizing she is similar to him as he only wants to have fun. Rin goes after Amaimon but he beats him up. Amaimon brutally punches Rin, noting why Mephisto and his father are so interested in him. However, Rin grabs Amaimon in the throat and his flames increase. Rin goes berserk and throws Amaimon, burning him alive. Amaimon is impressed and causes an earthquake. Shiemi finally captures the ghost in the ball pit but the earthquake causes damage and the debris from the roller coaster is about to fall on them.

The rampaging Rin, hearing Shiemi's cries, snaps out of it and saves her by destroying the debris using a hand made out of his flames. The ghost thought it was a fun day for him and thanks Shiemi before disappearing. Amaimon stomps on Rin's back and is about to break the sword when Yamada appears and saves Rin. Amaimon decides the game is over and sheathes the sword, reverting Rin to normal. Rin is frightened of how he lost control of his flames and blackened out, similar to what happened when he was a small child. Shiemi comes to Rin's aid, with Yukio. Yamada appears with Rin's sword, revealing himself to be a high class Exorcist (and a woman) named Shura Kirigakure.

Characters In Order of Appearance

Manga & Anime Differences

  • When the ghost clutched Shiemi's breasts, she did not seem shocked or violated like she was in the Manga.


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Exorcist Cram School Enrollment arc Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5Episode 6Episode 7Episode 8Episode 9
Exorcist Candidate Live Combat arc Episode 10Episode 11Episode 12Episode 13Episode 14Episode 15Episode 16Episode 17
Anime-Exclusive arc Episode 18Episode 19Episode 20Episode 21Episode 22Episode 23
Episode 24Episode 25
Kyoto Impure King arc Episode 26Episode 27Episode 28Episode 29Episode 30Episode 31Episode 32Episode 33Episode 34Episode 35Episode 36Episode 37
OVAs Kuro no Iede (OVA)OVA 2OVA 3
Omakes Ao no Exorcist 「Anime Special: Ura Eku」
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