Volume 1 is the first volume of the manga series Blue Exorcist (青の祓魔師 Ao no Ekusoshisuto) by Kazue Katō. The front cover features the series main character, Rin Okumura.


Hello and nice to meet you! This is my second series to appear in graphic novel format.

I'll be overjoyed if you have fun reading it!


Fight hellfire with hellfire!

Raised by Father Fujimoto, a famous exorcist, Rin Okumura never knew his real father. One day a fateful argument with Father Fujimoto forces Rin to face a terrible truth – the blood of the demon lord Satan runs in Rin’s veins! Rin swears to defeat Satan, but doing that means entering the mysterious True Cross Academy and becoming an exorcist himself. Can Rin fight demons and keep his infernal bloodline a secret? It won't be easy, especially when drawing his father’s sword releases the demonic power within him!

Chapter List

Characters Introduced

Southern Cross Boys' Monastery

True Cross Order



Battles & Major Events

Spoiler Alert! Read at your own risk.


  • Rin & Yukio Okumura vs. Hobgoblins (started and concluded)
  • Rin & Yukio Okumura vs. Dekalp (& Shiemi) (started and concluded)

Major Events

  • Rin's awakening as the son of Satan.
  • Satan's possession of Father Fujimoto, and Fujimoto's subsequent death.
  • Rin meets, and is threatened by, Mephisto Pheles and the True Cross Order. Rin declares his intent to become and exorcist in order to fight Satan.
  • Rin and Yukio begin school at True Cross Academy, Rin begins Exorcist Cram School as a Page while Yukio is revealed as a fully qualified Exorcist and the demon pharmaceuticals instructor.
  • Rin and Shiemi meet, Rin and Yukio have to exorcise Shiemi from the influence of a dekalp.
  • Shiemi joins the cram school.



  • The back cover of this volume features the contents of Rin Okumura's bag/pockets.
    • This is the first in a string of volumes which showcase a single character on the front cover, and then show their bag contents upon the back cover.
  • The contents page features a small emblem presumed to represent Rin.

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