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Volume 16 is the sixteenth volume of the manga series, Blue Exorcist (青の祓魔師 Ao no Ekusoshisuto) by Kazue Katō. The front cover features Lewin Light.

Blurb[]

This section, or a part of it, has been transcluded from Volume 15; any changes involving it should be made there instead. / 

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?[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 occuring around the globe. A secret society known as the Illuminati is behind these incidents, and Shima is their spy. When the Illuminati kidnaps Izumo for experiments, Rin and the others rescue her and she finally makes peace with her past.

After parting ways with Shima and heading back to school, the students learn that Shima has returned as if nothing happened. On Mephisto's orders, Shima had infiltrated the Illuminati to work as a double agent.

When Shima asks Yukio about his meeting with Lucifer, Yukio brushes it off. But Yukio now grows increasingly uneasy about the power in his eyes-a power that Lucifer himself warned him about…[2]

In the next volume…[]

Shura Kirigakure has always been one of Rin and Yukio's closest and most trusted friends and mentors, but her past is a mystery. When Shura suddenly goes missing, Mephisto sends Rin and Yukio to the cold and wintry north to find her. The journey is a chance for the brothers to talk over recent events, and try to sort out where things stand between them. Out in the frozen countryside, Shura reaches her destination and a meets with an entity who will impose an ancient curse upon her…

Foreword[]

This volume focuses on school life again. It runs from autumn to winter. As I was conceiving the series, I imagined a wintery atmosphere, I had forgotten that summer comes right after the new school year starts, so I had to change gears during serialization. Because the summer stuff went on a while, readers probably associate the series with summer, but I associate it with winter. That was a long one.

Anyway, volume 16!

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.

Renzo Shima

  • Once a pupil of Suguro's father and now Suguro's friend. Currently, he is a double agent providing information to both the Illuminati and the Knights of the True Cross.

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.

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, but with help from Rin and the others, she escaped and settled her grudge against the insane professor Gedōin.

Noriko Paku

  • An old friend of Kamiki. The two girls joined the Exorcism Cram School together, but Paku dropped out when she couldn't keep up. Now she takes classes in the general curriculum at True Cross Academy Private High School.

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 to serve as supervisor. He is equal in ability to a Senior Exorcist First Class.

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. The number two power in Gehenna and known as Samael, King of Time.

Arthur A. Angel

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

Lewin Light

  • An Arch Knight, he is Arthur's right-hand man as well as number two in the Order. An expert in Arias and summoning, he goes by the nickname "Lightning."

Lucifer

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

Igor Neuhaus

  • A Senior Exorcist First Class who holds the titles of Tamer, Doctor and Aria. After the tried to Kill Rin, the Order suspended him.

Shiemi's Mother

  • Owner of Futsumaya. She tends a garden left by her mother and watches over her dauhter, Shiemi, who has begun attendiing the Exorcism Cram School.

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[]

Knights of the True Cross[]

Demon[]

Gallery[]

References[]

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