After reading a review about Ao no Exorcist that piqued my interest, I started watching the anime, and I don’t regret watching it. Ao no Exorcist is definitely one of my favourite anime now. One unusual thing about this anime is how Satan’s flames are blue. To me, when I think of Satan, I imagine burning red flames. Then again, red flames are too common. Blue flames are more special.
The story revolves around Okumura Rin, a 15-year-old teenager possessing abnormal strength. Together with his younger twin brother Yukio, he was raised by Father Fujimoto Shiro. One day, Rin learns that he is the son of Satan. When he sees Fujimoto dying to protect him, Rin draws the demon-slaying blade Kurikara, which restrains his demonic powers. From then on, Rin gains permanent demonic features like fangs, pointed ears and a tail. Most importantly, he is able to ignite himself in blue flames which can destroy almost anything they touch. After Father Fujimoto’s death, Rin joins the True Cross Academy to be an exorcist, vowing to defeat Satan.
One of the best things about Ao no Exorcist is the animation. To me, the quality of the animation is one of the first things I look out for in an anime. I usually literally judge a book by its cover, and it’s the same with anime. The animation for Ao no Exorcist is impressive, making viewers more interested in what is actually happening.
Ao no Exorcist has a great plot too. In my opinion, anime that can make viewers laugh at times and cry sometimes, as well as unexpectedly shock viewers, are the best. It’s like viewers can connect to the characters’ feelings for a moment. The anime has times that made me cry like the deaths of Fujimoto and Shiemi’s grandmother. However, there are also funny moments like in episode 6 when Rin ate Memphisto’s cooking.
Rin is an awesome main character. His personality is a bit like Natsu from Fairy Tail. He’s the kind who likes to rush into things without thinking but protects his friends no matter what. That’s how he got his classmates’ trust in him. The surprising thing about Rin is how he can cook very well. It’s really unexpected and cool at the same time.
One thing I like about the plot in Ao no Exorcist is how there are different types of exorcists, namely Dragoon, Aria, Tamer and Knight. Dragoons use guns, Arias use chants, Tamers summon their familiars and Knights use swords. Each kind of exorcist help to defend one another’s weaknesses so they need to work together. It’s nice to see how the cram school students learn how to work together and fight despite their differences and usual disagreements.
All in all, Ao no Exorcist is an awesome anime and I’m sad that I finished watching it. There’s also a movie that I’ll try to watch soon.
Watch Ao no Exorcist at http://www.animeultima.tv/watch/ao-no-exorcist-english-subbed-dubbed-online/ (Watch out for the annoying Mameshiba advertisements though. Someone ought to exorcise them already.)