Assiah, the realm of humans, and Gehenna, the realm of demons.
Normally, these two dimensions would never intersect,
but having possessed all material substances,
the demons are now intruding on the material world.
But among the human race, there are those who can exorcist such demons – the Exorcists.
Blue Exorcist, a highly popular manga series by Kazue Kato,
began its serialization in 2009 in Shueisha's monthly shonen manga magazine Jump Square and has over 25 million copies in print.
The Blue Exorcist anime project started off in 2011 as the TV anime series Blue Exorcist. Following the release of the TV series,
Blue Exorcist: The Movie was released in 2012, integrating anime-specific story elements with the original story from the manga.
The TV series continued with the broadcast of the second cour, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga in 2017, turning volumes 5 to 9 of the manga into anime.
Coming in 2024, the TV anime series will find itself renewed with Blue Exorcist -Shimane Illuminati Saga-,
bringing to life the story following the Kyoto Saga.
Fierce realities, strong bonds, and betrayals will be revealed with the coming of the Illuminati, an organization shrouded in mystery.
A new chapter of upheaval is about to begin…
Rin and his friends successfully defeated the Impure King after his revival in Kyoto and have returned to their daily lives at True Cross Academy.
However, the Knights of the True Cross begin receiving an increasing number of consultations about demons as a wave of strange events begins to spread across the world. Meanwhile, Rin and the other Exwires work to solve the mysterious phenomenon plaguing the school.
But as the True Cross Academy Festival is in full swing, Lucifer, the King of Light and Commander-in-Chief of the Illuminati, suddenly appears.
Lucifer declares war on the Knights of the True Cross – to resurrect the demon god Satan and rejoin the realm of humans, Assiah, and the realm of demons, Gehenna, as one.
And to do so, he states that Izumo is necessary for a certain “plan".
A young human and demon half blood and the illegitimate son of Satan. Although he is not fond of studying and has a violent streak, he is upbeat and warm-hearted by nature. His adoptive father, Shiro Fujimoto, dies trying to save Rin from Satan, spurring Rin's goal to become an exorcist in order to avenge him. Rin is currently undergoing training as an Exwire at the Exorcism Cram School.
He fights using the Blue Flames he inherited from Satan and the Koma Sword, a sword that has sealed off the heart of his own inner demon.
Rin's younger twin brother. Calm, cool, and collected, Yukio is honest, sincere, and gifted with a talent for exorcism. He is a genius who became the youngest exorcist in history. He works at the Exorcism Cram School as an instructor, specializing in Anti-demon Pharmaceutics.
Although he feels a strong sense of duty to protect Rin, as he promised Shiro that he would do so, he has mixed feelings and a secret admiration for Rin, somebody who is the complete opposite of himself. During a fight with the former exorcist Saburota Todo, something strange happened in his left eye, but he has yet to be able to discuss this with anyone...
The daughter of the owner of Futsumaya, an exorcism supply shop. Wanting to change her introverted personality, she enrolls in Exorcism Cram School. Shiemi is very knowledgeable about plants and is a talented Tamer, an exorcist who summons and controls spirits. She shows her steady growth as an exorcist by using her familiar Nee's power to save Izumo from a pinch during a battle against the Impure King.
The son of a prestigious shrine in Kyoto, he has the lineage of the head priest for the Myodha Sect. He aims to become an exorcist so that he can restore his temple, which has been in decay since the Blue Night.
Despite his rebellious appearance Ryuji is very diligent and hard-working. Although he can't forgive his father,Tatsuma, for being irresponsible with his job as the head priest of the Myodha Sect, Ryuji learns of his father's true intentions during a battle against the Impure King and they reconcile.
The fifth son of the Shima family, Renzo comes from a long line of priests who oversee the Myodha Sect disciples. He is a student of Tatsuma Suguro and is childhood friends with Ryuji and Konekomaru. Everyone knows, including himself, that he loves girls. A light-hearted boy, he has a tendency to dislike bothersome things and rigidness. During the battle with the Impure King, he almost tried running away...
A student of Tatsuma, Konekomaru is the sole head of the Miwa family household and comes from a line of priests of the Myodha Sect. He has spent a lot of time with Ryuji and Renzo since they were children. After losing his family during the Blue Night, he feels indebted and grateful to the temple that took him in. He is kind, has an amiable nature, and is an intellectual whom Ryuji believes would be a perfect advisor.
Izumo is a candidate heiress from a long line of shrine maidens. She is strong-willed and often has harsh words for Rin and his friends, but deep down, she is sincere and cares deeply for her friends.
She is a talented Tamer and can summon two white foxes, Mike and Uke. With a strong will and determination, she enters the Exorcism Cram School to pass the Exorcist Certification Exam in one try.
A Cat Sídhe who is Rin's familiar. In the past, he was enshrined as a protective deity for local silkworm farmers and was the back gatekeeper at True Cross Academy as Shiro's familiar before he met Rin. Although he usually appears to be a small cat, he's able to grow big and carry Rin and the others on his back.
An upper-rank exorcist who was dispatched by the Vatican Headquarters of the True Cross Order to the branch location in Japan. She was Shiro Fujimoto's, the adoptive father of the Okumura brothers, apprentice, and claims to be 18 years old. She has an easy-going and carefree personality, but she understands the twin brothers well and shows her care for them by teaching Rin swordsmanship and keeping an eye out for Yukio's well-being. She's quite the heavy drinker.
Preceptor of the Japan Branch of the Knights of the True Cross. He is the director of the True Cross Academy, which Rin attends, and is head of the Exorcism Cram School. He claims to be a friend of Shiro's and leads Rin to the path of becoming an exorcist. Although he sets up different trials for Rin to become a weapon in the fight against Satan, his true intentions are shrouded in mystery.
Senior Exorcist First Class and one of the Four Great Arch Knights. He is essentially second-in-charge of the Knights of the True Cross. He is also Arthur’s right-hand man. He has an expansive knowledge of demons, which is a result of his hobby of studying demons. Nicknamed “Lightning”, he is a master of chanting and summoning rituals. He is poor at tidying up. His room often looks like a house of garbage.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Illuminati – a large organization boasting both scientific and financial power. Known as the “King of Light”, he is the de facto supreme power of Gehenna. He declares war on the Knights of the True Cross for the purpose of resurrecting Satan and merging Assiah and Gehenna into one.
Head of the Illuminati Far East Laboratory. He will stop at nothing to fulfill his goals. He is enamored by Commander-in-Chief of the Illuminati, Lucifer, and fervently continues his research so that he’ll succeed in a particular experiment for his leader.
- Original Story
- Kazue Kato (published in JUMP SQUARE / SHUEISHA)
- Daisuke Yoshida
- Series Composition
- Toshiya Ohno
- Character Design, Chief Animation Director
- Yurie Ohigashi
- Action Directors
- Takaaki Hirayama / Masaharu Tomoda
- Main Animators
- Tomohisa Onoue / Naho Otsuki
- Art Director
- Tomoyuki Shimizu
- Color Director
- Yoshinori Horikawa
- CG Director
- Tsukasa Saito
- Director of Photography
- Shinya Matsui
- Yumi Jinguji
- KOHTA YAMAMOTO / Hiroyuki Sawano
- Sound Director
- Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
- Sound Production
- Animation Producer
- Makoto Aoki
- Creative Producer
- Keiji Mita
- Animation Production
- studio VOLN
- Rin Okumura
- Nobuhiko Okamoto
- Yukio Okumura
- Jun Fukuyama
- Shiemi Moriyama
- Kana Hanazawa
- Ryuji Suguro
- Kazuya Nakai
- Renzo Shima
- Koji Yusa
- Konekomaru Miwa
- Yuki Kaji
- Izumo Kamiki
- Eri Kitamura
- Ayahi Takagaki
- Shura Kirigakure
- Rina Sato
- Mephisto Pheles
- Hiroshi Kamiya
- Arthur A. Angel
- Daisuke Ono
- Lewin Light
- Tomokazu Seki
- Michael Gedoin
- Nobuyuki Hiyama
- Koki Uchiyama
- Shiro Fujimoto
- Hiroaki Hirata