Ao no Exorcist is an anime series by Kazue Katō, based off the manga of the same name. The story follows a 15 year old boy, Rin Okumura bears the title of Satan's son, who then follows the path of an Exorcist to avenge the death of his foster father after he sacrifices himself to save Rin from Satan. He joins True Cross Academy, where he meets comrades who are all in pursuit of their own goals.

The anime is produced by A-1 Pictures Inc. and directed by Tensai Okamura. It debuted with the First Season on April 17th, 2011 at 5:30 on TBS and MBS and ended on October 2nd, 2011 with 25 episodes, some of which contained original stories made for the anime.

On June 15th, 2016, a countdown appeared on the Ao-Ex website which upon reaching 00:00:00, revealed that the anime would be receiving a second season, officially known as "Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga" (青の祓魔師 京都不浄王篇 Ao no Ekusoshisuto Kyoto Fujō-Ō-hen). The series premiered on January 7th, 2017 and features an opening by UVERworld and an ending by Rin Akatsuki. This season picks up the anime from where the First Season story deviated from the source manga with original anime content, which started on Episode 18. The season ended on March 25th, 2017 after 12 episodes. No statement has been made yet as to whether another season will occur.

Episode List

First Season (2011)

Ep 1 title
Demons Live in the Human Heart

Akuma wa Hito no Kokoro ni Sumu
#01 April 17, 2011
Rin begins to worry about his future as his twin brother, Yukio, is starting school at the prestigious True Cross Academy. Sent to a job interview by his foster father, Shiro, Rin encounters a Demon-like creature and causes havoc in the store.
Ep 2 title
Gehenna Gate (Episode)

Gehena Gēto
#02 April 24, 2011
Rin is thrown into turmoil when Shiro tells him that he's the son of Satan! Warning him that he must never draw it, Shiro gives Rin the Koma Sword, and hides him in the monastery basement. Outside, a fierce battle begins.
Ep 3 title
Brothers (Episode)

Ani to Otōto
#03 May 1, 2011
Vowing to become an Exorcist, Rin is taken to True Cross Academy by the mysterious Mephisto, a friend of their late father. Later, Rin heads to the Exorcist Cram School, as Mephisto warns: “You must keep that you’re the son of Satan confidential.”
Ep 4 title
The Garden of Amahara (Episode)

Amahara no Niwa
#04 May 8, 2011
When Yukio takes on a case, Rin tags along with him to the Exorcism Supply Shop. There he meets Shiemi, a girl with ailing legs, tending to her garden. Yukio examines Shiemi's legs and finding Demonic traces, speculates that the garden is the cause.
Ep 5 title
Child of a Cursed Temple (Episode)

Tatari-dera no Ko
#05 May 15, 2011
Rin is always snoozing in class, much to star pupil Suguro's irritation. Suguro's striving to become an Exorcist so he can restore his family's temple in Kyoto, and being classmates with such a slacker is more than he can bear.
Ep 6 title
The Phantom Cook

Maboroshi no Ryōrinin
#06 May 22, 2011
The biggest headache of Rins school life is his daily meals. On Yukios advice, Rin starts cooking in the dorm kitchen, preparing lunch the night before. But in the morning, all the food has vanished!
Ep 7 title
Flock of Plovers (Episode)

#07 May 29, 2011
To overcome her shyness, Shiemi secretly vows to Make friends! But shes foiled by her klutziness. After displaying her Tamer skills in class, she finally asks Izumo to be her friend! Soon after, the Exorcist Cram School holds a boot camp.
Ep 8 title
Now a Certain Man was Sick (Episode)

Koko ni Yameru Mono Ari
#08 June 5, 2011
Crushed by her failure to save her best friend, Izumo lashes out at Suguro! Their bickering escalates until the whole class is involved, and they're all sent to detention. Suddenly, the students are attacked by the ghoul Rin fought the day before!
Ep 9 title
Memory (Episode)

#09 June 12, 2011
Fighting together for the first time, Rin and the others barely survive a harrowing attack. Suddenly, Mephisto and the cram school teachers are before them! Yukio confronts a teacher, only to discover..
Ep 10 title
Black Cat (Episode)

Ketto Sī
#10 June 19, 2011
After the excitement of being promoted to Exwire, Rin is soon disgusted with his load of homework. Then, Yukio is summoned for an urgent mission! The familiar of the Knights of the True Cross has gone berserk, and Yukio has to deal with the crisis.
Ep 11 title
Demon of the Deep Seas

Shinkai no Akuma
#11 June 26, 2011
Rin, Shima, and Izumo have been sent on a mission, only to end up working instead. They meet a boy named Yohei and learn of the "Demon of the Deep." Yohei lost his father to this monster, and wants revenge. Worried, Rin and the others watch over him.
Ep 12 title
A Game of Tag

#12 July 3, 2011
The class investigates ghost sightings at an amusement park. Rin is partnered with Shiemi, and they find the ghost of a child. He runs away, turning things into a game of tag! Separated from Shiemi, Rin is confronted by Amaimon, King of Earth.
Ep 13 title
Proof (Episode)

#13 July 10, 2011
Senior Exorcist First Class Shura Kirigakure stops the battle between Rin and Amaimon. Rin learns that Shura was once a disciple of Shiro's - and that Shura has targeted him for elimination - "the job that my mentor failed to do!"
Ep 14 title
A Fun Camping Trip

Tanoshii Kyanpu
#14 July 17, 2011
The first semester has ended, signaling the start of summer vacation for True Cross Academy students. But there's no rest for Rin and the other ExWires: they must take part in a 3-day drill to prepare for actual combat, under the guise of a camping trip.
Ep 15 title
Act of Kindness (Episode)

Yasashii Koto
#15 July 24, 2011
Suguro's joint strategy pays off, and the Exwires have success in their sights! But then a gigantic moth Demon (cuchi) appears, and attacks Rin!
Ep 16 title

#16 July 31, 2011
Consumed by the power of the flames during his battle with Amaimon, Rin goes berserk! He regains control of himself once his power is exhausted...only to be captured by the current Paladin, Arthur A. Angel!
Ep 17 title

#17 August 7, 2011
As the hearing drags on, the Order finds itself unable to decide on Rin's fate, because Mephisto has proclaimed him to be "a weapon for counterattacking Satan." Just then, something happens!
Ep 18 title

#18 August 14, 2011
Rin undergoes training to master his Demonic flames, when a giant bird-like Demon swoops in on him! After driving it away, all of the Cram School members are sent to investigate how the Demon infiltrated the academy...
Ep 19 title
A Day When Nothing Happens

Nandemonai Hi
#19 August 21, 2011
The Exorcism Cram School students are having a ball with Shima's birthday-based fortune-telling. When they discover that Izumo's birthday is coming up, they decide to throw her a surprise party!
Ep 20 title

#20 August 28, 2011
Southern Cross Monastery, where Rin and Yukio grew up, has come under attack by a mysterious assailant! Leaving behind the cryptic words: "I will never forgive anyone related to Satan," the masked assailant escapes...
Ep 21 title
Secret Garden

Himitsu no Hanazono
#21 September 4, 2011
The assailant has escaped, but things are just getting back to normal after the monastery attack. Just then, someone appears before Yukio!
Ep 22 title
Demon Hunt

#22 September 11, 2011
In light of the recent incidents, Mephisto is dismissed from his post as director. The Orders Supreme Advisers are ousted as well, paving the way for Ernst Frederik Egin to become Pope. And the newly appointed Preceptor of the Japan Branch is revealed to be....
Ep 23 title

#23 September 18, 2011
Ernst is scheming to open the Gehenna Gate by using the blood of Rin, son of Satan. In order to protect his wounded older brother, Yukio offers to take his place.
Ep 24 title
Satan's Offspring

Satan no Ko
#24 September 25, 2011
Hordes of Demons are spilling out of Gehenna Gate, and are now indiscriminately attacking the people of True Cross Academy Town! Meanwhile, Rin has been rescued by Suguro and Shiemi and is starting to come to. What Rin sees when he awakens is...
Ep 25 title
Stop, Time!

Toki yo Tomare
#25 October 2, 2011
Satan has transformed himself into a gigantic Gehenna Gate, and is attempting to absorb all of Assiah. Rin and Yukio, joined by Shura and Angel, attack the gate. Meanwhile, at the school, the Exorcists defend against a myriad of Demons.

Second Season: Kyoto Saga (2017)

Ep 26 title
Small Beginnings

Kōshi Ranshō
#26 January 7, 2017
Rin Okumura, who was exposed as the son of Satan by Amaimon's attack, has been placed by the Order of the True Cross under the supervision of Shura Kirigakure. While he practices manipulating his blue flames, they learn of the theft of a dangerous item.
Ep 27 title
Strange Bedfellows

#27 January 14, 2017
Rin is dispatched as part of the reinforcement unit to the Kyoto field office, which guards the hiding place of the Right Eye of the Impure King. The Myoda sect, led by Bon’s father and responsible for the eye’s defense, has endured the recent attack.
Ep 28 Title
Suspicion Will Raise Bogies

#28 January 21, 2017
As Bon, Konekomaru and Shiemi try to deal with their responses to recent events, Yaozo summons the family heads of the Myoda sect. As they discuss the incident with the Right Eye, the group begins to question the mysterious actions of Head Priest Tatsuma.
Ep 29 title
Act of Treachery

Haishin Kigi
#29 January 28, 2017
Who is betraying the Myoda sect? Without high priest Tatsuma in attendance, the general meeting falls into chaos and ends without a conclusion. As Suguro resolves to find and question his father, he witnesses someone sneaking into the Kyoto field office…
Ep 30 title
Mysterious Connections

#30 February 4, 2017
Although the traitor was revealed, the Right Eye of the Impure King has been stolen. While confronting Ryuji, Rin loses control of his blue flames in front of the gathered exorcists. In all of the commotion, Tatsuma slips Shura a letter addressed to Rin.
Ep 31 title
A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Menri hō shin
#31 February 11, 2017
Shiro Fujimoto, Rin and Yukio’s adopted father, encountered Tatsuma Suguro while trying to take the demonic sword, Kurikara. Tatsuma’s letter reveals the circumstances of how the sword, which is the Myoda Sect’s main object of worship, came to Rin.
Ep 32 title
Like a Fire Burning Bright

#32 February 18, 2017
The Impure King has been revived! In his letter, Tatsuma asks Rin to use the Koma Sword to fight, but will that even be possible? And to make matters worse, Mephisto suddenly appears with the news that Rin has been sentenced to death!
Ep 33 title
From Father to Son

Fushi Sōden
#33 February 25, 2017
Miasma spreads through the streets as the exorcists begin to counter the Impure King’s growth. Rin leaves with the other students to find Tatsuma. Yukio is on the front lines, unaware his brother has left his cell, when he notices something strange…
Ep 34 title
Through Thick and Thin

Yuki Chū Shōhaku
#34 March 4, 2017
“You despise your brother, don’t you?” Yukio is shaken as Todo tells him to admit his true feelings. Yukio reflects on the thoughts he’s had since an early age. Meanwhile, Suguro has inherited the Gouha-en, and with it, he and Rin head to the sporangium.
Ep 35 title
Unbowed and Unbroken

#35 March 11, 2017
The sporangium has finally burst, revealing the Impure King. Assaulted by the miasma, Suguro barely maintains the barrier. And every passing moment brings him closer to his limit. Rin questions why he can’t draw his sword, even when backed into a corner.
Ep 36 title
Shine Bright as the Sun

#36 March 18, 2017
Rin finally manages to draw the demon sword. Shura tells him to, “Win a place for yourself in this world!” However, there doesn’t seem to be a way to stop the Impure King’s overwhelming growth. And if Suguro’s strength fails, the barrier will collapse!
Ep 37 title
Candid and Open

#37 March 25, 2017
The sight of a blue flame burning in the night sky is reminiscent of “Blue Night,” but has brought about a completely different result. Now that the incidents relating to the Impure King have been concluded, those affected are moving on.

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