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Chapter 53


English Title

This Is the Real Me

Volume 13

Shimane Illuminati arc

Release Date

January 4, 2014

Jump Square Issue

February 2014

Anime Episode
Chapter 52
Chapter 54
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This Is the Real Me (これが本当のあたし Kore ga Hontō no Atashi) is 53rd chapter of Kazue Katō's Ao no Exorcist.

Continuing with the recollection, Mike tells the group that Tamamo was captured by the Illuminati, and that she was subjected to a fate worse than death. Rin, after hearing what Mike had to say, concludes that they just need to barge into the Illuminati's base and save Izumo. As they leave, Mike recalls what happened after Izumo was brought to the base: her sister was smuggled out of the base and was adopted, Maria Yoshida was murdered for her treasonous act, and Izumo was blackmailed into being the replacement for her mother when she eventually has no use, causing her to lose faith in humanity. Back in the present, Izumo prepares for her physical examination with a look of anguish etched upon her face.


Characters in Order of Appearance[]

Demons in Order of Appearance[]

  1. Nine-Tailed Fox Spirit (flashback)
  2. Byakko

Battles & Events[]

  • Tamamo Kamiki's Possession (flashback; concluded)

Meister, Weapons and Abilities used[]

Meister used[]

Weapons used[]

Abilities used[]

  • Second-Class Taming (手騎士二種 Teimā Nishu)

Techniques used[]

  • None

Items used[]


Cover 53
  • The artwork used as the cover pages of this chapter for the tankōbon was originally made to illustrate a character poll where fans voted for their favorite characters (as depicted to the right). The spread was found right before the chapter in the Jump SQ. February 2014 edition.
  • When the chapter first released on the Jump SQ. February 2014 edition, it was originally titled「お前ら全員寝首掻いてやる Omaera Zenin Nekubi Kaiteyaru」, which translates in English to "I'll Kill You All in Your Sleep". This title was used in Viz Media's release of the chapter in their Weekly Shonen Jump issue from January 6, 2014.


Academy Seven Wonders arc Shimane Illuminati arc Exorcist Exam arc