Humans and demons are two sides of the same coin, as are Assiah and Gehenna, their respective worlds. The only way to travel between the realms is by the means of possession, like in ghost stories. However, Satan, the ruler of Gehenna, cannot find a suitable host to possess and therefore, remains imprisoned in his world. In a desperate attempt to conquer Assiah, he sends his son instead, intending for him to eventually grow into a vessel capable of possession by the demon king.
Ao no Exorcist follows Rin Okumura who appears to be an ordinary, somewhat troublesome teenager—that is until one day he is ambushed by demons. His world turns upside down when he discovers that he is in fact the very son of Satan and that his demon father wishes for him to return so they can conquer Assiah together. Not wanting to join the king of Gehenna, Rin decides to begin training to become an exorcist so that he can fight to defend Assiah alongside his brother Yukio.
English: Blue Exorcist
Synonyms: Ao no Futsumashi
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 17, 2011 to Oct 2, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Sundays at 17:00 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Dentsu, Mainichi Broadcasting System, Movic, Sakura Create, Shueisha
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Genres: Action, Demons, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Eng Sub/Eng Dubbed
8bit Japanese/English (Dual Audio)