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Volume 27 is the twenty-seventh 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!

Surrounded by the fiery wreckage of the Illuminati airship, Rin struggles to control his demonic alter ego before it consumes both himself and Yukio. The brothers are torn by a mutual misunderstanding of each other that can only be reconciled with an all-out fight that has been a long time coming. Later, all the Exwires except Shiemi are reunited and try to come to terms with what has happened. But the battle with Satan is far from over. Elsewhere, Shiemi will face an opponent who will test her newfound resolve…[3]

The Story So Far[]

Both human and demon blood runs in Rin Okumura's 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.

Later, mysterious events begin occurring around the globe orchestrated by a secret society known as the Illuminati. Finally, the Japanese government publicly recognizes the existence of demons.

In order to learn about Satan inhabiting his left eye and the secrets surrounding his birth, Yukio tells Rin goodbye and goes to join the Illuminati. Rin realizes he too must know about his birth if he ever wants to see Yukio again, so he travels into the past. For a time, he thinks he should never been born. However, he learns that Shiro and Yuri risked their lives to save and raised him and his brother, so he decides to keep on living in their honor. In the same way that he refused to give up, Rin also vows never to give up on Yukio.

Yukio tries to make Rin kill him before Satan can use him, but Rin decides to use force and starts throwing punches. However, Satan's protection blocks Rin's attacks. Running out of options, Rin unleashes his flame. He stops just shy of finishing off Yukio, restrains his power, and burns Satan out from inside Yukio, thereby successfully separating them. However…[2]

Chapter List[]

Cast of Characters[]

Info below retrieved from Viz Media.[2]

The Knights of the True Cross[]

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 Yukio broke his Koma Sword, the power of Satan swallowed him, but Shiemi called him back to himself. He traveled to the past to learn the circumstances surrounding his birth, and now he is determined to bring Yukio home.

Yukio Okumura

  • Rin's brother. He's a genius who is the youngest student ever to become an instructor at the Exorcism Cram School. He left the Knights of the True Cross and went over to the Illuminati, but that was so he could gain information about Satan possessing his left eye.

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. After quitting the Exorcism Cram School, she went to a garden called El inside Vatican headquarters, where she began training.

Ryuji Suguro

  • Heir to the venerable Buddhist sect known as Myodha in Kyoto. He wants to achieve the titles of Dragoon and Aria. He is Lightning's apprentice and they were conducting an investigation together.

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 had taken her captive, but with help from Rin and the others, she escaped and settled her grudge against the insane professor Gedoin.

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. He is tracking down the connection between Dragulescu and the Illuminati.

Lucy Yang

  • An Arch Knight from the China Branch.

Osceola Redarm

  • An Arch Knight from the Mexico Branch.

Igor Neuhaus

  • A Senior Exorcist First Class who holds the titles of Tamer, Doctor, and Aria. Under orders from Mephisto, he was researching enhanced anti-demon compounds

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's a high-ranking demon known as Samael, King of Time. He promised to raise Rin as a vessel for possession by Satan.

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.

The Illuminati[]

Lucifer

  • Commander-in-chief of the Illuminati. Known as the King of Light, he is the highest power in Gehenna aside from Satan. He is plotting to bring Satan back and unite Assiah and Gehenna.

Egyn

  • One of the Baal and known as the King of Water. Assistant director of the airborne research laboratory on Dominus Liminis.

Homare Todo

  • Leader of Phosphorus, an organization of guards directly under Lucifer's command. She is Saburota Todo's daughter and Shima's superior officer, and holds a rank of Adeptus Minor or higher.

Drac Dragulescu

  • A former Arch Knight. As a researcher at Section 13, he was leading research into cloning for Satan and Lucifer. He continued his research later and has been in secret communication with the Illuminati.

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.

Satan

  • Rin and Yukio's father. He is connected to and rules over almost all demons. He has occupied Yukio's left eye in order to spy on Assiah.

Battles & Major Events[]

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Battles[]

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