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Volume 15 is the fifteenth volume of the manga series, Blue Exorcist (青の祓魔師 Ao no Ekusoshisuto) by Kazue Katō. The front cover features Yukio Okumura.

Blurb[]

Fight hellfire with hellfire!

The operation against Professor Gedoin's diabolical Dream Town Inari is just the opening round in the growing conflict between the Knights of the True Cross and the Illuminati. As both sides regroup and lay plans for the future, the Exwires try to come to terms with what has happened. Though Izumo finds some peace and a new sense of purpose, serious questions about Renzo Shima's betrayal still need to be answered. It's not an easy thing for Rin and his friends to learn that they have become pawns in Mephisto's schemes, but the game is on![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.

Rin and the others succeed in defeating the Impure King, awakened by the former exorcist, Todo. Meanwhile, Yukio fights Todo, and as the battle rages, he senses the same flame in his own eyes as his brother. Afraid, he keeps it a secret.

Later, mysterious events begin occurring around the globe. A secret society known as the Illuminati is behind incidents, and Shima is their spy.

When the Illuminati kidnaps Izumo for experiments, Rin and his friends head for Inari, in Shimane Prefecture, to rescue her. They find Izumo within a research facility, but Shima blocks the way. When Izumo becomes host to Nine Tails , Izumo's mother Tamamo , whom Izumo has hated for a long time, saves her.

When Izumo sees her mother risk her life for her, she recognizes that the way she has been living was mistaken and decided to start trusting other people. In order to cleanse her past, she uses the Repose Spirit Incantation to exorcise Gedōin, the source of all the trouble!![2]

In the next volume…[]

The surge of demonic activity around the world has the Knights of the True Cross worried at the highest levels. An important meeting at the Vatican will have serious effects on the lives of Rin and his Exwire friends. Back at True Cross Academy, the students get a sense that something is brewing with the arrival of an unexpected and definitely unconventional new instructor! Meanwhile, Yukio struggles to understand the strange fire in his eyes, a fire he has kept secret from everyone. Can he confront the flames inside him alone, or will they consume him?

Foreword[]

I've been raising plants…and it's difficult! Beginning this volume, I'm making some changes to the bonus content. I hope you don't mind.

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. She possesses the ability to become a Tamer and can summon a baby Greenman named Nee. She passed the high school entrance exam, so now she is a classmate of Rin and the others.

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.

Konekomaru Miwa

  • 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.

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.

Nemu Takara

  • A student at the Exorcism Cram School. He is a puppet master who can summon and control dolls. Mephisto employed him from outside as a supervisor. He is equal in ability to a Senior Exorcist First Class.

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 is the second power in Gehenna and known as Samael, King of Time.

The Kamiki Family[]

Izumo Kamiki

  • An Exwire with the blood of shrine maidens. She has the ability to become a Tamer and can summon two white foxes. The Illuminati has taken her captive. With help from Rin and the others, she settled her grudge against Gedoin.

Tsukumo Kamiki

  • Izumo's younger sister. She has the popwer of a shrine maiden. As the person dearest to Izumo, she is her older sister's biggest weakness. Another family possibly adopted her, but her safety remains uncomfirmed.

Ukemochi

  • Izumo's familiar and a fox servant of the god Uka-no-Mitama. Destroyed by Shima's familiar, Yamantaka, but appeared again when Izumo called.

Miketsu

  • Izumo's familiar and a fox servant of the god Uka-no-Mitama. Destroyed by Shima's familiar, Yamantaka, but appeared again when Izumo called.

Tamamo Kamiki

  • Izumo's mother. She is the 64th head priestess of the Kamiki family and possesses great spiritual power. As the bearer of the demond fox, aka Nine Tails, her dancing supresses the Killing Stone. However, when her relationship with her lover, Soji, turned sour, she lost control and the power of Nine Tails consumed her. When Godain transferred Nine Tails to Izumo, Tamamo lost her life saving her daughter.

The Illuminati[]

Lucifer

  • Commander-in-Chief of the Illuminati and known as the King of Light. He is the highest power in Gehenna and plans to resurrect Satan and merge Assiah and Gehenna into one.

Michael Gedōin

  • An Illuminati researcher infatuated with Lucifer. He forced a demon to possess him and attacked Izumo!!

??? (Homare Todo)

  • Lucifer's bodyguard and Shima's direct superior. Her rank is higer than adeptus minor.

Lund & Strom

  • Lucifer's bodyguards.

Renzo Shima

  • Once a pupil of Suguro's father and now Suguro's friend. He trained as an Exwire to become an Aria, alongside the other students, but he was a spy for the Illuminati!

Chapter List[]

  • Chapter 63: Goodbye「さよなら Sayonara
  • Chapter 64: I'll Come Again「行ってきます Ittekimasu
  • Chapter 64.5: Welcome Home「おかえり Okaeri」
  • Chapter 65: Pink Spider: Part 1「ピンクスパイダー前編 Pinku Supaidā Zenpen
  • Chapter 66: Pink Spider: Part 2「ピンクスパイダー中編 Pinku Supaidā Chūhen
  • Chapter 67: Pink Spider: Part 3「ピンクスパイダー後編 Pinku Supaidā Kōhen
  • Bonus:
    • Blue Questorcist Q&A
    • Fan Art Corner

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