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Blue Exorcist (2012): The Movie
青の祓魔師 (Ao no Ekusoshisuto)

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The atmosphere in True Cross Academy is lively and boisterous in the days leading up to the grand festival held only once every 11 years. During this time, Okumura Rin is entrusted with the responsibility of suppressing a berserk Phantom Train. In the aftermath of his failed mission, he meets a devil whose appearance is that of a young boy with a mysterious connection to the ongoing festival.
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Overview

Blue Exorcist (Japanese: 青の祓魔師エクソシスト Hepburn: Ao no Ekusoshisuto) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kazue Katō. The series was adapted into an anime film (Ao no Exorcist Gekijouban) in December 2012.

Alternative title

– Blue Exorcist: The Movie
– Ao no Exorcist: La Película
– Blue Exorcist: La Película
– Ao no Ekusoshisuto
– Ao no Exorcist Gekijouban
– 青之驅魔師
– 青の祓魔師[エクソシスト] -劇場版-

TL;DR Review

Blue Exorcist first movie, released at the end of 2012.

Blue Exorcist: The Movie is a beautiful anime. It is much more vibrant and colorful than the TV animation. I would say it reminded me of the Paprika movie’s style and vibrancy. The details put into the scale and beauty of the city is quite impressive.

The ending theme is “REVERSI” by UVERworld. It’s a good rock song, but not very memorable.

Though I do love this movie, it isn’t that great of a stand-alone movie. You need to be a fan of the Blue Exorcist TV series to appreciate it fully. A lot of the nuances and emotional impact are lost for a new viewer. For example, Rin’s father is all told from a flash-back. This doesn’t fully convey the bond Rin had for his father if you have not seen the first season of Blue Exorcist.

I recommend the Blue Exorcist movie to the fan of the series. This movie contains graphic violence and suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for young adults.

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Blue Exorcist (2012): The Movie
Playlist

A collection of notable music and song from this series.

Music

Closing Theme

– “REVERSI” by UVERworld

Insert/Image Theme

– “Battle Scars”
Ryuji Suguro
“It takes a lot more than asking for someone to trust you to make them trust you!”
Rin Okumura
“I’m going to become an Exorcist... and kick Satan’s butt!”
Yukio Okumura
"From... from now on... I will protect my brother in fathers stead."
Ryuji Suguro
“Don’t laugh at other people’s ambitions!”
Rin Okumura
"Let me join you! I don't care what you people say... I'm not Satan's son... I'm no relation to that filthy beast!! My only father... is the old man!"

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Photo by Nicolas LB, Jon Flobrant, and Yvette de Wit on Unsplash.

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