List of Blue Exorcist chapters
The chapters of the Blue Exorcist manga series are written and illustrated by Kazue Kato and have been serialized by Shueisha in the monthly manga magazine Jump Square since April 2009. The story revolves around Rin Okumura, a teenager who discovers he is the son of Satan born from a human woman and is the inheritor of Satan's powers. When Satan kills his guardian, Rin decides to become an exorcist in order to defeat his father.
As of September 2012, the serial chapters were collected into nine tankōbon, with the first volume released on August 4, 2009, and the ninth volume released on September 4, 2012. As of October 2012, 40 chapters have been released.
Outside Japan, the series is licensed in France by Kazé Manga, with the first volume released on May 27, 2010. Viz Media has licensed the manga for the North American production. With the first volume released on April 5, 2011 and the tenth volume released on July 2, 2013.
|No.||Japanese release date||Japanese ISBN||English release date||English ISBN|
|1||August 4, 2009||ISBN 978-4-08-874709-5||April 5, 2011||ISBN 978-1-421-54032-0|
|After having an encounter with a demon, Rin Okumura learns that he is the son of Satan, the most powerful demon ever. Satan possesses the body of Rin's guardian, Father Shiro Fujimoto, and tries to drag him to the demon realm, Gehenna, but Fujimoto sacrifices himself to protect Rin, who is forced to unlock his demonic powers to escape. On Shiro's funeral, Rin asks the True Cross Academy's chairman Mephisto Pheles to let him enroll there to become an Exorcist and confront Satan himself, but much to his surprise, he learns that his twin brother Yukio is already a full-fledged exorcist and will be his teacher. Among Rin's new classmates is Shiemi Moriyama, the daughter of the Exorcism-related shop owner who was being afflicted by a demon until she was saved by him and his brother.|
|2||November 4, 2009||ISBN 978-4-08-874757-6||June 7, 2011||ISBN 978-1-421-54033-7|
|Rin becomes acquainted with his new classmates and together they take part on the Exwire exam to get one step closer to become exorcists, but while waiting for the exam to begin, they are attacked by powerful monsters, and Rin must find a way to fight back without revealing his demonic nature to the others, unaware that one of the teachers is also after his life.|
|3||March 4, 2010||ISBN 978-4-08-870016-8||August 2, 2011||ISBN 978-1-42-154034-4|
|One of Fujimoto's familiars cause a commotion after learning of his death and Rin, now an Esquire, manages to calm it down and becomes its new owner. But the True Cross Headquarters sends Shura Kirigakure, a former student of Fujimoto's, to investigate about Rin and dispose of him after confirming his connection with Satan. Seeing Rin's determination to become a Paladin, the highest ranked exorcist just like his guardian once was, Shura decides to spare his life and aid with his training instead.|
|4||July 2, 2010||ISBN 978-4-08-870079-3||October 4, 2011||ISBN 978-1-42-154047-4|
|While taking part in a special training camp, Rin and his classmates are attacked by the demon Amaimon and he is forced to reveal his secret to protect them. Then he is captured by Arthur Auguste Angel, True Cross' current Paladin, and brought to the upper echelons at the Vatican to have them decide his fate. Mephisto intervenes on Rin's favor, claiming that having him live and become an exorcist could help them to get the upper hand against the demons and the Order declares that he has six months to pass the exorcist exam, thus Rin starts his special training with Yukio and Shura.|
|5||December 3, 2010||ISBN 978-4-08-870136-3||December 6, 2011||ISBN 978-1-42-154076-4|
|Rin and Yukio fail to prevent a powerful demonic relic, the "Left Eye of the Impure King" from being stolen by Saburota Todo, an exorcist who was turned into a demon, thus they set with the other Esquires to Kyoto, hometown to his classmates Ryuji Suguro, Renzo Shima and Konekomaru Miwa to help the exorcists of the "Myoda Sect" who are keeping guard on its counterpart, the "Right Eye of the Impure King". To complicate matters, Rin must deal with the estrangement from his peers who are avoiding him since they learned that he is the son of Satan.|
|6||April 4, 2011||ISBN 978-4-08-870214-8||February 7, 2012||ISBN 978-1-42-154174-7|
|The "Right Eye of the Impure King" is stolen by Mamushi, one of the Myoda students who claim that the True Cross Order can not be trusted for sheltering the son of Satan. High priest Tatsuma, the leader of the Myoda, rushes to follow her but not before being confronted by Suguro, who also happens to be his son. To worsen matters, Rin confronts Suguro for being rough on his father and unwillingly reveals his secret to the other members of the Myoda who end up having him imprisoned. Before leaving, Tatsuma leaves a letter to Rin explaining about his connection with Fujimoto and the sword "Komaken" that is currently on Rin's possession.|
|7||September 2, 2011||ISBN 978-4-08-870330-5||April 3, 2012||ISBN 978-1-42-154262-1|
|Mamushi finds that she was deceived by Todo and unwillingly helped him to awaken the Impure King. She rushes back to the Myoda asking them to help Tatsuma and Rin decides to go to his aid. However, for some reason he becomes unable to draw his blade and he is locked in a special prison awaiting execution by the Vatican's orders. Rin's classmates learn about his situation and manage to break him free, and once again reunited, the Esquires join the Myoda to confront the Impure King, whose poisonous miasma threatens to ravage the city of Kyoto.|
|8||April 4, 2012||ISBN 978-4-08-870409-8||November 6, 2012||ISBN 978-1-4215-5084-8|
|While the other exorcists struggle to contain the miasma, Rin, Suguro and Kuro dive into the core of the Impure King to purify it. Yukio faces and defeats a stronger Todo who became immortal after consuming the energy of a phoenix with the help of the other Myoda priests. When Suguro's powers reach their limit, he asks Rin to run away while he still can, but he refuses to, and finally manages to draw Komaken again, awakening a spirit who infuses itself into the sword to help him control his flames against the Impure King. Meanwhile, Mephisto watches it all by the sidelines, acting as a mere spectator as the battle unfolds.|
|9||September 4, 2012||ISBN 978-4-08-870505-7||April 2, 2013||ISBN 978-1-4215-5477-8|
|With his flames under control, Rin manages to protect his friends from the miasma and defeat the Impure King. Before returning to the academy, the Esquires take part in a mission to hunt down a Kraken that is terrorizing the coastline. While fighting the monster, Rin, Yukio and Shiemi get themselves stranded on a small island where they encounter an ancient whale-deity who helps them to defeat it.|
|10||December 28, 2012||ISBN 978-4-08-870670-2||July 2, 2013||ISBN 978-1-42-155886-8|
|Back at the academy, Rin learns that Godaiin, one of his classmates started to see demons against his will and strikes a deal with Mephisto. The chairman agrees to provide Rin with some special eyedrops for Godaiin to return to normal in exchange for him and the other Esquires to deal with some mischievous apparitions known as "The Seven Mysteries of True Cross Academy". Meanwhile the Order finds a gate to Gehenna opening in Russia and Mephisto uses his powers to stop time around it, which according to him will only give them some months to find a way to close it.|
|11||August 2, 2013||ISBN 978-4-08-870789-1||March 4, 2014||ISBN 978-1421565477|
|Helped by his friends, Rin manages to keep his part in the bargain and obtain the eyedrops for Godaiin. As rumors of a spy among the members of the True Cross Order put all members in alert, a Festival is held in the Academy and Izumo agrees to help Rin with his food shop, but Takara Nemu, an Esquire who always kept a distance from the others, approaches her with unknown intentions.|
Chapters not yet in tankōbon format
- "True Cross Academy Festival: The Night" (正十字学園祭—当夜 Seijūji Gakuen-Sai: Tōya?)
- Seijūji Gakuen-Sai: Kōya (正十字学園祭—後夜?)
- Watashi no Ichiban Taisetsu-na Mono (私の一番大切なもの?)
- Damasareru Hō ga Baka datte... (騙される方がバカだって…?)
- "News: Blue Exorcist Manga Listed by Viz's Distributor". Anime News Network. October 19, 2010. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
- "青の祓魔師1" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved 2009-07-18.
- "青の祓魔師9" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved August 7, 2012.
- "Blue Exorcist - Tome 1" (in French). Kazé Manga. Retrieved July 17, 2010.
- 6&mode=1 "青の祓魔師2" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
- "青の祓魔師3" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved 2010-03-04.
- "Blue Exorcist, Vol. 3 [Paperback]". Amazon. Retrieved April 20, 2011.
- "青の祓魔師4" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved 2012-04-04.
- "Blue Exorcist, Vol. 4 [Paperback]". Amazon. Retrieved April 20, 2011.
- "青の祓魔師5" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved 2010-12-05.
- "Blue Exorcist, Vol. 5 [Paperback]". Amazon. Retrieved April 20, 2011.
- "青の祓魔師6" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved 2010-05-02.
- "Blue Exorcist, Vol. 6 [Paperback]". Amazon. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
- "青の祓魔師7" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved 2012-04-04.
- "Blue Exorcist, Vol. 7 [Paperback]". Amazon. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
- "青の祓魔師8" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved 2012-04-04.
- "Blue Exorcist, Vol. 8 [Paperback]". Amazon. Retrieved March 28, 2012.
- "青の祓魔師10" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
- "青の祓魔師11" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved July 24, 2013.