Demon Hunt

Ep 22 title





Air Date

September 11, 2011



Opening Song

In My World

Ending Song

Wired Life

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Demon Hunt is the twenty-second episode of the Ao No Exorcist anime. It first aired on September 11, 2011.


Ernst Frederik Egin takes over as the True Cross' newest leader and appoints Yukio Okumura as the new Paladin, as well as the Head of the Japanese Branch. Armed with special weapons that drain the blood of the Demons killed with them, the Exorcists take part in a widespread crusade to erase all Demons from Assiah. Rin Okumura and his friends start questioning why the Order decided to take such extreme measures, but Yukio is determined to accomplish his task as Ernst claims that it is all part of their plan to destroy Gehenna, and with the Demon World vanquished, both he and his brother would become completely human again. However, Ernst's real objective is revealed when he uses Rin's blood to open the Gate of Gehenna and bring Satan to the human world, Assiah.


  • Mephisto appears to have limited foresight, given he escaped mere moments before the guards came in.
  • Another time where Mephisto shows childish traits is when he makes a bad drawing.

Characters In Order of Appearance

Manga & Anime Differences

This is an anime only episode, it does not appear 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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