Danté's Anime Reviews

A set of reviews of Animes I've watched (including age ratings). Any Anime recommendations are welcome.

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6. Ao No Exorcist (Blue Exorcist) (13+)

Ao No Exorcist
(Blue Exorcist)

My Age Rating: 13+

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural
Episodes: 25
Sequel: None
Official Age Rating: 13+

"This world consists of two dimensions joined as one, like a mirror. The first is the world in which the humans live, Assiah. The other is the world of demons, Gehenna. Ordinarily, travel between the two, and indeed any kind of contact between the two, is impossible. However the demons can pass over into this world by possessing anything that exist within it. Satan the god of demons, but there's one thing that he doesn't have, and that's a substance in the human world that is powerful enough to contain him!! For that purpose he created Rin, his son from a human woman, but will his son agree to his plans? Or will he become something else...? An exorcist?"

It's been a while since I've done one of these reviews, and I watched this anime over a rather long period of time, taking a couple of prolonged breaks. Despite this, I feel I can tell you that this is one to watch.

The main character of Blue Exorcist is Rin Okumura, and he is the son of Satan. This is not really a spoiler; it's revealed in the first episode of the anime. Rin has been raised by a priest all his life, getting into trouble and being something of a troublemaker. Things change for him, though, when he starts to see strange creatures around him.

Rin, his brother Yukiio and his father are attacked by demons, after which Rin and Yukiio go to a special school for Exorcists.

I can't say much more without spoiling things, but Rin ends up in a class with other trainee Exorcists and has to keep his demonic heritage secret from them.

I really enjoyed this anime. It's great funny a lot of the time, but there are also plenty of emotional moments - believe me, a couple of times I nearly cried - as well as plenty, and I mean plenty, of action. There are also some pretty effective twists that make it great fun to watch.

Oh, and there's a flaming blue katana!

The anime is not perfect, and I'm sure I could probably find a few things to complain about. As I watched it in such a mixed up way, though, it's hard to say anything. The thing I will complain about is this: how can there be no love story? I know it's not that kind of anime, but there were moments where it seemed that a love story was going to begin, and then...nope, no love story.

But then again, is the lack of a love story so bad? I have no idea. Well, onto my final verdict.

My Rating: 8/10

Recommend? Yes, I would definitely recommend. It's funny and the action works well; the character development is also amazing. Yes, it has its weaknesses, but they don't ruin it whatsoever.

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