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Volume 10 is the tenth volume of the manga series, Blue Exorcist (青の祓魔師 Ao no Ekusoshisuto) by Kazue Katō. The front cover features Amaimon and Behemoth.

Blurb[]

Fight hellfire with hellfire!

With the defeat of the Impure King, the Exwires have returned to their routine lives back at True Cross Academy—but the routine doesn't last for long! Halfway around the world, a strange encounter in the desert is the harbinger of evil things to come. An upturn in supernatural incidents at the academy involves Rin and his friends, but their seemingly simple tasks are about to draw them into a far larger conspiracy. Powerful forces have begun to awaken and an old enemy prepares for a new conflict.[3]

The Story So Far[]

Unknown to Rin Okumura, both human and demon blood runs in his veins. In an argument with his foster father, Father Fujimoto, Rin learns that Satan is his true father. Satan suddenly appears and tries to drag Rin down to Gehenna because Rin has inherited his power. Father Fujimoto fights to defend Rin, but dies in the process. Rin decides to become an Exorcist so he can someday defeat Satan and begins studying at the Exorcism Cram School under the instruction of his twin brother Yukio, who is already an Exorcist.

On day, they learn that someone has stolen the left eye of the Impure King from the academy's Deep Keep.

Rin and the others go to the Kyoto Field Office of the Knights of the True Cross to assist in the defense of the Right Eye of the Impure King. Todo, a former Exorcist, who stole the Left Eye awakens the Impure King.

After Rin's flame rages out of control, he loses his confidence and the ability to draw the Koma Sword. But in response to Suguro's faith in him, he is able to draw his sword again. Then, borrowing strength from an Ucchusma and wielding flame, he succeeds in defeating the Impure King.

Meanwhile, Yuki fights Todo, and as the battle around them rages, he senses that he has the same fire in his own eyes as his brother. Afraid, he keeps it a secret.

Before returning to True Cross Academy, the students go on a mission to exorcise a Kraken, and Rin affirms his determination to live together with his flame. He asks Yukio to accept his flame as well, and the two clash. In the end, Rin realizes that Yukio's reluctance is out of worry for him since they are brothers who have no other family. Together, with Shiemi, who has grown in strength, they cooperate in battle and defeat the Kraken!

However, Yukio increasingly feels as if Rin is showing him up and now he carries a dread secret within…[2]

In the next volume…[]

Rin and his friends continue to investigate the Seven School Mysteries. Yukio watches as the Exwires take on the academy's ghosts, troubled by lingering doubts about his own feelings. Rin seems to be learning to control his power more, but is tapping this inner demonic fire going to be his salvation or his doom?

Foreword[]

At last, two digits!! This is volume 10! To be honest, when I started the series, I was prepared for this to end at around volume 3.

The series has continued this long thanks to everyone who has helped bring the manga from production to release, everyone involved in the anime and other aspects of the "Blue Exorcist" media mix and, most of all, everyone who has bought and read it!

I don't know what the future holds, but if it's cool with you, please stick with "Blue Exorcist"!!

Now check out volume 10!

Cast of Characters[]

Info below retrieved from Viz Media.[2]

Rin Okumura

  • Born of a human mother and Satan, the God of Demons, Rin Okumura has powers he can barely control. After Satan kills Father Fujimoto, Rin's foster father, Rin decides to become an Exorcist so he can someday defeat Satan. Now a first-year student at True Cross Academy and an Exwire at the Exorcism Cram School, he hopes to someday become a Knight. When he draws the Koma Sword, he manifests his infernal power in the form of blue flames. He succeeded in defeating the Impure King and affirmed his determination to live with his flame.

Yukio Okumura

  • Rin's brother. Hoping to become a doctor, he's a genius who is the youngest student ever to become an instructor at the Exorcism Cram School. An instructor in Demon Pharmaceuticals, he possesses the titles of Doctor and Dragoon. Todo told him that his true nature is that of a demon.

Shiemi Moriyama

  • Daughter of the owner of Futsumaya, an Exorcist supply shop. Inspired by Rin and Yukio, she became an Exwire and hopes to someday become an Exorcist. She possesses the ability to become a Tamer and can summon a baby Greenman named Nee.

Ryuji Suguro

  • Heir to the venerable Buddhist sect known as Myodha in Kyoto. He is an Exwire who hopes to become an Exorcist someday so he can reestablish his family's temple, which fell on hard times after the Blue Night. He wants to achieve the titles of Dragoon and Aria.

Renzo Shima

  • Once a pupil of Suguro's father and now Suguro's friend. He's an Exwire who wants to become an Aria. He has an easygoing personality and is totally girl-crazy.

Konekomaru Miwa

  • Like Shima, he was once a pupil of Suguro's father and is now Suguro's friend. He's an Exwire who hopes to become an Exorcist someday. He is small in size and has a quiet and composed personality.

Izumo Kamiki

  • An Exwire with the blood of shrine maidens. She has the ability to become a Tamer and can summon two white foxes.

Noriko Paku

  • An old friend of Kamiki's. They entered the Exorcism Cram School together, but she couldn't keep up with the classes and dropped out. She is currently attending regular classes at True Cross Academy High School.

Nemu Takara

  • A student at the Exorcism Cram School. He rarely speaks, but sometime he uses ventriloquism with a puppet he carries around. Mephisto played a role in his acceptance to True Cross Academy.

Shura Kirigakure

  • An upper-rank special investigator dispatched by Vatican Headquarters to True Cross Academy. A Senior Exorcist First Class who holds the titles of Knight, Tamer, Doctor and Aria. She used to be Father Fujimoto's pupil.

Mephisto Pheles

  • President of True Cross Academy and head of the Exorcism Cram School. He was Father Fujimoto's friend, and now he is Rin and Yukio's guardian. He plans to turn Rin into a weapon to use in the fight against Satan.

Amaimon

  • Mephisto Pheles's younger brother. A ruler in Gehenna who bears the title King of Earth. Ever since he almost lost to Rin in battle, he's been obsessed with him.

Arthur A. Angel

  • A Senior Exorcist First Class and the current Paladin. He wields the demon sword Caliban and is certain that Rin, who has Satan's blood, should be destroyed.

Saburota Todo

  • He comes from an honorable family that has supplied the Order with Exorcists for generations. However, he has joined the demons and awakened the Impure King. Since a fight with Yukio, he has been in hiding.

Kinzo Shima

  • The fourth son of the Shima family. An Intermediate Buddhist Exorcist Second Class holding the classifications of Knight and Aria. He's short-tempered and always ready for a fight.

Shiro Fujimoto

  • The man who raised Rin and Yukio. He was a priest at True Cross Cathedral. He held the rank of Paladin and once taugh Demon Pharmaceuticals. Satan possessed him and he gave his life defending Rin.

Kuro

  • A Cat Sidhe who was once Shiro's familiar. After Shiro's death, he began turning back into a demon. Rin saved him, and now the two are practically inseparable. His favorite drink is the catnip wine Shiro used to make.

Chapter List[]

Characters Introduced[]

True Cross Order[]

Illuminati[]

Demon[]

Others[]

Gallery[]

References[]

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