List of Blue Exorcist episodes

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Blue Exorcist (Japanese: 青の祓魔師エクソシスト Hepburn: Ao no Exorcist?) is an anime series adapted from the manga of the same title by Kazue Kato. It is directed by Tensai Okamura and produced by A-1 Pictures.[1] The series follows a teenager named Rin Okumura who finds out he is the son of Satan and is determined to become an exorcist in order to defeat him after the death of his guardian, Father Fujimoto.

Blue Exorcist began broadcasting in Japan on the Mainichi Broadcasting System and the Tokyo Broadcasting System on April 17, 2011, The anime then ended on October 2, 2011. The series was originally scheduled to start airing on April 10, 2011, however due to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, the series' initial broadcast was delayed by a week.[2] The episodes are being simulcasted with English subtitles online via Hulu, Anime News Network, and Crunchyroll, starting on April 20, 2011.[1] and Aniplex of America release Blue Exorcist on DVD in four sets, starting by releasing the first DVD on October 18, 2011.[3]

Four pieces of theme music are used for the episodes: two opening themes and two ending themes. The opening theme for the first 12 episodes is "Core Pride" by Japanese rock band Uverworld,[4] while the opening theme from episode 13 onwards is "In My World" by Japanese rock band Rookiez is Punk'd. The ending theme for the first 12 episodes is "Take Off" by South Korean boy band 2PM,[5] while the ending theme from episode 13 onwards is "Wired Life" by Japanese singer Meisa Kuroki.

Blue Exorcist began broadcasting in the United States and Canada on Viz Media's online network, Neon Alley, on October 2, 2012, and aired on Adult Swim's Toonami from February 22, 2014 to August 9, 2014.

A sequel anime, titled Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga,[6] premiered on January 7, 2017. The opening theme song is "Itteki no Eikyō" (一滴の影響?, lit. "Drop's Influence") by Uverworld, while the ending theme song is "Kono Te de" (コノ手デ?, lit. "With This Hand") by Rin Akatsuki.[7]

Episode list[edit]

Blue Exorcist[edit]

No. Title[8][9] Original airdate English stream date
1 "The Devil Resides in Human Souls"
"Akuma wa Hito no Kokoro ni Sumu" (悪魔は人の心に棲む) 
April 17, 2011[10] October 2, 2012[11]
Rin Okumura is always picking fights with delinquents unlike his more studious younger twin brother Yukio Okumura. He is surprisingly hired for a part-time job but gets fired after he encounters a hobgoblin that wreaks havoc in the store. The next day, he encounters a demon that causes his dormant demonic powers to awaken. His guardian, Shiro Fujimoto, saves Rin and reveals that he is the son of Satan born from a human. 
2 "Gehenna Gate"
"Gehena Gēto" (虚無界の門) 
April 24, 2011[10] October 13, 2012
Demons break into the monastery, targeting Rin. When Rin calls Shiro unworthy as a father, Shiro's hurt emotional state causes him to let his guard down and be possessed by Satan. Shiro gains control at the last moment and sacrifices himself to protect Rin. Upon seeing this, Rin fights back by unlocking his demonic powers with Kurikara, the sacred sword in which his powers are sealed. At Shiro's funeral, Rin meets Mephisto Pheles, who agrees with his wish to become an Exorcist to defeat Satan. 
3 "Brothers"
"Ani to Otōto" (兄と弟) 
May 1, 2011[10] October 20, 2012
Rin is enrolled at True Cross Academy's exorcist cram school by Mephisto, the academy's chairman. He is shocked to learn that Yukio is one of his teachers, having already been a prodigiously graduated Exorcist. Yukio had always been aware that Rin was a demon. Rin demands to know why Yukio kept this a secret, and Yukio says he blames Rin for Shiro's death. After Rin protects Yukio from a hobgoblin, Yukio recalls Shiro telling him to protect his brother, which motivated him to become an Exorcist. 
4 "Garden of Amahara"
"Amahara no Niwa" (天空の庭) 
May 8, 2011[10] October 27, 2012
At the academy's exorcist shop, Rin meets the shopkeeper's daughter, Shiemi Moriyama. Yukio examines Shiemi's legs, afflicted by a demon that dwells in Shiemi's garden. That night, the demon transforms into a flower and merges with Shiemi, prompting the twins to work together to destroy the demon. Inspired by their bravery, Shiemi enrolls in the academy. 
5 "A Boy From the Cursed Temple"
"Tatari-dera no Ko" (祟り寺の子) 
May 15, 2011[12] November 3, 2012
Rin's disregard for classes brings forth the anger of his classmate Ryuji Suguro, who is smart and studious despite his delinquent appearance. During physical education class, Rin learns from classmates Konekomaru Miwa and Renzo Shima that Ryuji's goal is also to defeat Satan, wanting to restore his temple back to its former glory. After Ryuji provokes a reaper demon in the class, Rin steps in and saves him. 
6 "The Phantom Chef"
"Maboroshi no Ryōrinin" (まぼろしの料理人) 
May 22, 2011[12] November 10, 2012
Due to a crowded lunch line and expensive cuisine menu, Rin and Yukio talk to Mephisto about meal plans but he is not much help. The brothers go grocery shopping with Yukio's salary, and Rin cooks lunch for them both. However, when their meals go missing, Mephisto explains that his familiar, Ukobach, is responsible for cooking their meals and dislikes it when anyone else uses the kitchen. Rin and Ukobach engage in a cooking battle and become friends in the result of a draw. 
7 "A Flock of Plovers"
"Tomochidori" (友千鳥) 
May 29, 2011[12] November 17, 2012
The class must attend a week-long boot camp in preparation for their exam to qualify as an Esquire, which is an Exorcist candidate. Igor Neuhaus, a teacher, teaches the class how to summon familiars. Shiemi is eager to befriend Izumo Kamiki, but Izumo takes advantage of Shiemi. When Izumo's best friend, Paku, is attacked by a naberius, a type of ghoul, Izumo summons her white fox familiars, but they turn against her due to her fear. Shiemi protects Paku while the twins deal with the naberius. 
8 "Now a Certain Man Was Sick..."
"Koko ni Yameru Mono Ari" (此に病める者あり) 
June 5, 2011[12] November 24, 2012
After an argument arises between Ryuji and Izumo, Yukio punishes the whole class. After Yukio leaves for a mission, the students are attacked by the naberius from yesterday, which splits in half. Rin tries to lead the first ghoul away from the others, leaving it up to Ryuji and the others to work together against the second ghoul. Rin learns that the naberius was sent by Neuhaus, who wanted to confirm that he is the son of Satan. After the incident, Izumo thanks Shiemi for saving her during the attack. 
9 "Memories"
"Omoide" (おもひで) 
June 12, 2011[13] December 1, 2012
Mephisto reveals to the students that the ghoul attack was actually the Esquire exam, and how they dealt with the threat will count as part of their evaluation. Yukio confronts Neuhaus about forcing Rin to use his demonic powers. That night, Yukio realizes Neuhaus will try to kill Rin, and the brothers face him. Neuhaus reveals that he is a survivor of the Blue Night, the night when Satan slaughtered every Exorcist at the temple where Ryuji is from. Mephisto promotes the students as Esquires, and they all celebrate the occasion. 
10 "Black Cat"
"Ketto Shī" (黒猫) 
June 19, 2011[13] December 8, 2012
Rin accompanies Yukio on a mission. The threat is Kuro, a cat sídhe familiar owned by Shiro, who has gone berserk after hearing that his master has died. Kuro was a guardian deity, but turned into a demon after the shrine was demolished. Shiro was the only Exorcist able to calm him down without hurting him. Rin confronts Kuro with the same mentality, calms him down, and becomes his new guardian. Yukio gives Kuro silver vine sake, a special present Shiro had left for him. 
11 "Demon of the Deep Seas"
"Shinkai no Akuma" (深海の悪魔) 
June 26, 2011[13] December 18, 2012
Rin, Izumo and Renzo are sent for their first mission as Esquires to a coastal town, where they meet a boy named Yohei. The town has been afflicted by a kraken. Yohei reveals that his father set out to face the kraken six months before and is still missing. Yohei believes that it killed his father. When the kraken appears, Yohei attacks it but is saved by Rin. Yohei's father then appears, still alive, and explains that the kraken is a good demon. 
12 "A Game of Tag"
"Onigokko" (鬼事) 
July 3, 2011[13] December 25, 2012
Mephisto's amusement park is haunted by a child ghost so the Esquires are tasked to look for him. Rin encounters Amaimon, his and Mephisto's younger half-brother, who forces him to fight. Rin loses control and goes haywire, almost putting Shiemi in danger. One of the quieter Esquires defends Rin, causing Amaimon to retreat. This Esquire exposes herself to be not a student but a high-level Exorcist, Shura Kirigakure
13 "Proof"
"Shōmei" (証明) 
July 10, 2011[13] January 1, 2013
Shura had been a former apprentice of Shiro, and posed as one of Rin's classmates because she was tasked to investigate his connection with Satan. Shiro had requested Shura to look after Rin should something happen to him. With orders to kill him if his connection is proven true, she is divided between fulfilling her duty and keeping Shiro's request. Her doubts are cleared when she discovers that Rin loved Shiro as his father, and Shiro was actually raising him as a son, not a weapon against Satan. 
14 "A Fun Camping Trip"
"Tanoshii Kyanpu" (愉しいキャンプ) 
July 17, 2011[14] January 8, 2013
At the start of summer vacation, the class must take part in a three-day drill. Rin remembers Shiro and is happy he has finally found friends. The class must find peg lanterns hidden in the forest and return with them. Rin, Shiemi, Ryuji, Renzo, and Konekomaru find one of the peg lanterns, a demon that consumes living things, and work together to transport it across a bridge. The plan goes awry when Rin accidentally destroys the bridge and awakens a chuchi, an insect demon. 
15 "Act of Kindness"
"Yasashii Koto" (やさしい事) 
July 24, 2011[14] January 15, 2013
Ryuji saves Rin from the chuchi, displaying a strong friendship between them. The students return to camp, which is attacked by Amaimon and his behemoth familiar. Amaimon forces Rin to fight again, and Ryuji, Konekomaru and Renzo try to help but are defeated. Having no other way to protect his friends, Rin is forced to reveal his secret. He easily overpowers Amaimon but quickly loses control and goes on a rampage, cracking Kurikara in the process. 
16 "The Wager"
"Kake" (賭) 
July 31, 2011[14] January 22, 2013
Arthur Auguste Angel, the Paladin, captures Rin and brings him before the Vatican, where Mephisto is placed on trial for treason. Rin's friends offer their help, except for Konekomaru, who is too afraid. The group travels to a temple in Kyoto to fix Rin's cracked sword, where Yukio and Ryuji are plunged into doubt by mara, the statue demons, that tell them to kill Rin. At the Vatican, Mephisto states that his reason for keeping Rin alive is to have him defeat Satan. The trial is interrupted by an enraged Amaimon, eager to beat Rin. 
17 "Temptation"
"Yūwaku" (誘惑) 
August 7, 2011[14] January 26, 2013
The Grigori accepts Mephisto's bet, which is whether Rin will come to defeat Satan or join him. Rin defeats Amaimon once more, and the Grigori gives him six months to pass the Exorcist exam. Rin's friends now have mixed feelings about him after learning of his relationship with Satan. Shura gives Rin his first training assignment to learn to control his flames. Konekomaru is haunted by a gufu, a crow demon that preys on his fear of Rin; Izumo and Rin are then attacked by that same demon. 
18 "Gale"
"Gufū" (颶風) 
August 14, 2011[15] February 2, 2013
The gufu has possessed Konekomaru to convince him to kill Rin. Knowing Konekomaru is possessed, Rin attacks him, going for the gufu, but this creates a misunderstanding with his friends. Shura locates a portal to an abandoned laboratory in a forest. Ryuji witnesses Konekomaru succumbing to the gufu. Rin slays the gufu and saves his life. Ashamed of causing so much trouble, Konekomaru decides to leave the academy, but Rin convinces him to stay, which helps him reconcile with the others. 
19 "An Ordinary Day"
"Nandemonai Hi" (なんでもない日) 
August 21, 2011[15] February 9, 2013
The Esquires decide to throw a surprise birthday party for Izumo. However, Izumo finds out and says that the party should also be dedicated to those whose birthdays have already passed. The friends then include those whose birthdays are yet to come. In the end, the party becomes a celebration to everyone's birthdays and friendship. Yukio confides to Shiemi that he does not really know his and Rin's true birthday because Shiro told them it was December 27, but that was the day he met them orphaned. Yukio then receives a call for help, revealing their monastery has been attacked. 
20 "Mask"
"Kamen" (假面) 
August 28, 2011[15] February 16, 2013
The brothers discover that their monastery was attacked by a masked man whose objective is to kill Satan's relatives. Yukio tranquilizes Rin to keep him from going after the man, upsetting Shura, who feels the move was unlike him. She motivates Rin to control his flames. Ryuji, Konekomaru and Renzo are held hostage by the masked man and Mephisto is arrested by Arthur for unauthorized biological research. Rin manages to control his flames, saving his friends. The culprit flees, and Shura realizes that it is a woman, who is Neuhaus's wife. 
21 "The Secret Garden"
"Himitsu no Hanazono" (秘密の花園) 
September 4, 2011[15] February 23, 2013
Yukio meets Ernst Frederik Egin, who claims to be his grandfather and reveals the truth about his mother Yuri Egin, who was killed by the Vatican. Rin and Shura learn that Neuhaus's wife, Michelle Neuhaus, is dead and is now a reanimated corpse possessed by a spider demon. Michelle is now in Shiemi's garden. Arthur comes to slay her but when Rin risks his life for her, Michelle realizes he is good, and dies protecting him. Ernst takes over the True Cross Order, appointing Yukio as the new Paladin. 
22 "Demon Hunting"
"Akuma-Gari" (悪魔狩り) 
September 11, 2011[16] March 2, 2013
Armed with special weapons, the Esquires take part in a widespread crusade to destroy all demons, even the good ones. They start questioning the True Cross Order's actions. Yukio is doing it because Ernst claimed it will help destroy Gehenna, the demon world, meaning both Yukio and Rin would be human again. Rin is arrested, as Ernst plans to use him as a living sacrifice to open the Gehenna Gate. Yukio attempts to intervene, but once their friends reach them, they find that Yukio's demonic powers, which he did not know he had, have also awakened. 
23 "Truth"
"Shinjitsu" (真実) 
September 18, 2011[16] March 9, 2013
Ernst opens the Gehenna Gate so he can destroy Gehenna. When Yukio's blood mixes with that of Rin, it awakens his demonic powers. Satan shows Yuri's past to Yukio. She was an Exorcist who let him possess her so he could experience Assiah, the human world, as a human, and became pregnant with the twins. Enraged, Ernst ordered her dead. Satan unintentionally caused the Blue Night to free Yuri, who gave birth before dying. Mephisto and Shiro were sent to kill her children, but Shiro was unable to do it, adopting them instead. In the present, Satan possesses Yukio. 
24 "Satan's Spawn"
"Majin no Rakuin" (魔神の落胤) 
September 25, 2011[16] March 16, 2013
Rin and his friends are defeated by Satan, and flee as Satan begins destroying the town. While the other Esquires help evacuate the academy, Rin manages to get his brother to regain consciousness, though Satan's possession causes him to shoot Rin. The shock from shooting his brother, the only family he has left, causes Yukio to break through and finally expel Satan from his body, and the brothers reconcile. 
25 "Stop, Time"
"Toki yo Tomare" (時よ止まれ) 
October 2, 2011[16] March 23, 2013
Hordes of demons come through the Gehenna Gate, torturing everyone until the Esquires come up with a plan to open a gate to the Vatican, where it is daytime, and reflect the sunlight from there back to the Academy, where it is nighttime, to weaken the monsters. Rin and Yukio seize this opportunity and combine their demonic powers, destroying the Gehenna Gate. One month later, things are back to normal at True Cross Academy and the twins pay a visit to their mother's grave before returning to their duties as Exorcists. 
OVA "Runaway Kuro"
"Kuro no Iede" (クロの家出) 
October 26, 2011
(DVD/Blu-Ray Only)
July 9, 2013
(DVD/Blu-Ray Only)
Kuro searches for a new owner after Rin teases him by threatening to eat all of his food, since cats have a high sensitivity to heat. Kuro searches for Father Fujimoto and along the way runs into Rin's classmates, teachers, and friends. Kuro finds Father Fujimoto's ghost sitting on his grave. Finally, Rin comes and apologizes for teasing him and they head home to the academy. 

Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga[edit]

No. Title[8] Original airdate
1 "Small Beginnings"
"Kōshi Ranshō" (嚆矢濫觴) 
January 7, 2017

After his secret is exposed, Rin takes part in a special mission along Shura and Yukio to retrieve the "Left Eye of the Impure King", a demon relic that was stolen from the True Cross Academy's vault. In the occasion, they fail to retrieve it, but discover that the culprit is Saburota Todo, one of the exorcists in charge of the vault, that was corrupted upon being possessed by a demon. After hearing that there was an attempt to steal the Left Eye's sister relic, the "Right Eye of the Impure King" in Kyoto, the Order sends a team there to investigate, including Shura, Yukio and the Esquires, who are in conflict after learning the truth about Rin.


Note: Kyoto Saga begins after episode 17 of the first anime series, right at the point where it deviates from the manga (ignoring the anime original scenes of episodes 16 and 17). 
2 "Strange Bedfellows"
"Goetsu Doushū" (呉越同舟) 
January 14, 2017
The Esquires arrive at Kyoto, and Ryuji, Konekomaru and Renzo take the opportunity to reunite with their families, while Rin and the others tend to the Exorcists of the Myoda Sect, who got wounded guarding the Right Eye of the Impure King. In the occasion, Rin meets Ryuji's father, and learns that Ryuji is resentful of him, as despite being the leader of the Myoda Sect, he is not respected by the others, as he relegated his duties since the Sect (which was weakened after losing several of its members on the Blue Night) joined the True Cross Order. Meanwhile, Todo, with the Left Eye of the Impure King replacing his own, contacts his mole inside the Sect, planning another attempt to steal the Right Eye. 
3 "Suspicion Will Raise Bogies"
"Gishinanki" (疑心暗鬼) 
January 21, 2017
The Myoda Sect has an emergency meeting to discuss the failed attempt to steal the Right Eye of the Impure King, and discover who among them is the traitor collaborating with Todo. In the occasion, suspicions were raised towards two of the sect's exorcists, Renzo's older brother Juzo and Mamushi as they were present at the scene and were Todo's students in the past, but the head priest, who did not attend the meeting, was counted as a suspect as well, much to Ryuji's anger. Meanwhile, Rin continues with his training to control his flames while trying to reconcile with his friends, who fear how the Myoda will respond once they learn that he is the son of Satan. 
4 "Act of Treachery"
"Haishin Kigi" (背信棄義) 
January 28, 2017
5 "Mysterious Connections"
"Aienkien" (合縁奇縁) 
February 4, 2017
6 "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing"
"Menrihōshin" (綿裏包針) 
February 11, 2017
7 "Like a Fire Burning Bright"
"Kienbanjō" (気炎万丈) 
February 18, 2017
8 "From Father to Son"
"Fushi Sōden" (父子相伝) 
February 25, 2017
9 "Through Thick and Thin"
"Setchūshōhaku" (雪中松柏) 
March 4, 2017
10 "Unbowed and Unbroken"
"Futōfukutsu" (不撓不屈) 
March 11, 2017
11 "Shine Bright as the Sun"
"Kōkisanzen" (光輝燦然) 
March 18, 2017
12 "Candid and Open"
"Kyoshintankai" (虚心坦懐) 
March 25, 2017
OVA "Snake and Poison"
"Hebi to Doku" (蛇と毒) 
April 4, 2017 (DVD)
The story centers around Mamushi Hojo and Juzo Shima when they were students studying at the True Cross Academy. 

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