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This is the List of Story Arcs that take place in the Anime and Manga. Please take note that following the Shimane Illuminati arc, none of the arc names are canon.

Exorcist Cram School Enrollment arc[]

Exorcist Cram School Enrollment arc

After discovering that he is the son of Satan, Rin Okumura enrolls in True Cross Academy following the death of his surrogate father, Shiro Fujimoto. Protected by Fujimoto's friend, Mephisto Pheles, Rin hides his identity and tries to fit in whilst training to become an Exorcist.

Manga Anime
Volumes 1-3 Volumes 1-3 (JP)
Number of Chapters 7 Number of Episodes 9

Exorcist Candidate Live Combat arc[]

Exorcist Candidate Live Combat arc

Rin Okumura attempts to make friends with the other Exwires at the Cram School while training with them. However, during a test on their camping trip, Amaimon attacks the group. In attempt to save his friends, Rin reveals his secret as Satan's son. After the battle subsides, Rin is captured by Arthur A. Angel and brought in front of the Grigori. Mephisto Pheles makes a wager with the True Cross Order to see if Rin has what it takes to become mankind's greatest line of defense against Satan.

Manga Anime
Volumes 3-4 Volumes 4-7 (JP)
Number of Chapters 8 Number of Episodes 9

Anime-Exclusive arc[]

Anime-Exclusive arc

While recovering from Amaimon's attack, the Exwires have a hard time accepting Rin as a friend and ally after learning his secret. Meanwhile, Ernst Frederik Egin takes over the Academy and appoints Yukio as Paladin. The origins of the Okumura brothers and the Blue Night come to light, and after learning of this truth, Rin, Yukio and the other Exwires and Upper Class Exorcists join forces to stop Satan's comeback to Assiah.

7-10 (JP)
Number of Episodes

Kyoto Impure King arc[]

Kyoto Impure King arc

After failing to recover the Left Eye of the Impure King, the Exwires are sent to Kyoto to protect the Right Eye of the Impure King. In Kyoto, they meet Ryuji Suguro's family and the Myōō Dharani. Meanwhile, the Exwires cope with learning Rin is Satan's son, and Rin attempts to earn back their trust by training to control his flames. Despite the recovery efforts, the Left Eye gets stolen and the Impure King is revived.

Manga Anime
Volumes 5-9 Volumes Kyoto Saga 1-6 (JP)
Number of Chapters 19 Number of Episodes 12

Terror of the Kraken arc[]

Terror of the Kraken arc
Manga Anime
Volumes 9 Volumes N/A
Number of Chapters 3 Number of Episodes N/A

Academy Seven Wonders arc[]

Academy Seven Wonders arc

The Exwires are tasked with resolving The Seven Mysteries of True Cross Academy in the time coming up to the True Cross Academy Festival.

Manga Anime
Volumes 10-12 Volumes Shimane Illuminati Saga 1 (JP)
Number of Chapters 12 Number of Episodes 4

Shimane Illuminati arc[]

Shimane Illuminati arc

With Renzo Shima's secret revealed and Izumo Kamiki kidnapped, it's up to the Exwires to save her from the Illuminati

Manga Anime
Volumes 12-15 Volumes Shimane Illuminati Saga 1-2 (JP)
Number of Chapters 15 Number of Episodes 7

Exorcist Exam arc[]

Exorcist Exam arc
Manga Anime
Volumes 15-16 Volumes Shimane Illuminati Saga 2+ (JP)
Number of Chapters 9 Number of Episodes 2+

Aomori Hachirotaro arc[]

Aomori Hachirotaro arc

Rin and Yukio embark to Aomori in order to find and rescue Shura from her family's curse.

Manga Anime
Volumes 17-18 Volumes N/A
Number of Chapters 7 Number of Episodes N/A

Blue Night Investigation arc[]

Blue Night Investigation arc
Manga Anime
Volumes 18-22 Volumes N/A
Number of Chapters 19 Number of Episodes N/A

Blue Night Remembrance arc[]

Blue Night Remembrance arc
Manga Anime
Volumes 22-25 Volumes N/A
Number of Chapters 21 Number of Episodes N/A

Of One Cloth arc[]

Of One Cloth arc
Manga Anime
Volumes 26+ Volumes N/A
Number of Chapters 28+ Number of Episodes N/A