Rin Okumura Ao no Exorcist Blue Exorcist
What is the typical genre of shonen series that I would go gaga for? my answer would be brotherly love. Ao no Exorcist fits the comedic action melodramatic story that I thirst for. I enjoy series with great character designs with some elements of family, brotherhood, determination, and slashing action adventure with silly humorous jokes from time to time. If you seem to have the same interest as me, then Ao no Exorcist is the series for you.
Facts: Ao no Exorcist (Ao no Futsumashi) or Blue Exorcist, is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by the talented Kazue Kato. The manga has been serialized in Jump Square by Shueisha since April 2009. In April 5, 2011, the manga is adapted into anime by A-1 pictures. Also Viz Media has licensced the manga in North America and the first volume was released in April 5, 2011.
Plot: The story is about a world of two dimensions, it is similar to a mirror. Assiah is the dimension where humans exist without knowing the dimension of Gehenna in which the demons exist. Satan, wants to take over Assiah and conquer both dimensions, however he cannot sustain his existence in Assiah. Satan needs a powerful substance to contain himself in Assiah. Rin, was at first only made for fun by satan, but Rin is a demon who both exist in Assiah and Gehenna, so Rin became the target of satan in order to reach his goal. Rin grew up not knowing his real demon father and lived his life like a normal person, however on his way in a job interview, his true self was released and his guardian, Fujimoto, was killed by satan when satan was trying to take Rin to Gehenna. After the incident, Rin was given a choice by an acquaintance of his father also an exorcist between being killed or killing the exorcist who were about to assassinate him. Rin decided he wants to become an exorcist himself so he could fight satan and to get stronger.
If you are new to the series, I suggest you should check it out! It's definitely worth watching and reading. I have a huge fetish for brotherly love stories which was my first reason on reading Ao no Exorcist, however, it actually excels in many aspects which makes it one of the best series released.