The story revolves around Rin Okumura, who, along with his younger twin Yukio Okumura, was raised by Father Shiro Fujimoto, an Exorcist. Rin learns he and Yukio are the sons of Satan. Witnessing Shiro dying to protect him, Rin draws the demon-slaying sword Kurikara (倶利伽羅), which restrains his demonic powers. From that moment on, Rin not only gains demonic features like fangs and a tail, but also the power to ignite into blue flames that destroy almost anything they touch.
Rin wishes to become an Exorcist like his guardian to become stronger and to defeat Satan. He enrolls at the prestigious True Cross Academy (正十字学園 Sei Jūji Gakuen), an exorcist cram school, which is actually the Japanese branch of the True Cross Order (正十字騎士團), an international organization dedicated to protect Assiah (human realm) from the Gehenna (demonic realm). Much to his surprise, Rin finds that Yukio is already a veteran Exorcist and is one of his teachers. Thus begins Rin's journey to become an Exorcist, accompanied by his brother and his fellow students who quickly become his close friends.
If you are interested in anime or not at all--this is one amazing story. It is hands down one of my favorites of all time. But I'm a character driven person and I could give a damn about plot so be warned.
This is a story about two twin brothers, the spawn of the devil, Rin and Yukio. We first see Rin as an upstart, unable to hold a job, unable to get along with people and unwilling to watch injustice go unpunished in the world. Rin is happy-go-lucky most of the time but his buttons get pushed by people lying, or hurting others. However he himself is one giant, loud, but affable mess.
Yukio is your typical quiet, studious, secret keeper. Very opposite of his brother. Where Rin fails, Yukio exceeds all expectations.
I loved both these characters as they complimented each other.
We start off thinking Rin is a normal boy with every day problems, but we soon learn Rin is much different from other people.
The twins ward, and keeper, is Shiro--an exorcist who took them under his roof about 15 years ago. He knew their mother but doesn't reveal anything much about her and nothing about their father.
Shiro is the head priest at a small church in the middle of the city and, with his band of fellow priests, cares for the twins like his own sons.
We get to find out through the series Shiro is a bad-ass level exorcist and it takes Satan himself to bring Shiro down. But not after Rin starts to get that he's not like other people--or even like his twin brother.
Rin learns he's the son of the devil, and Satan's plan to have Rin help him combine the underworld with the human world. Rin in turn wants to kill the devil who stole the only father he'd known away from him. But first he has to learn how to become an exorcist--just like Shiro and just like Yukio.
A lot of secrets were hidden from Rin and while he's completely pissed and confused he gets over it.
Those secrets include -- Shiro's knowledge of his parents, Yukio being a TEACHER at the school Rin is now attending to be an exorcist and Yukio's knowledge of who/what Rin is.
Along the way Rin makes friends with other exorcists and while he trains he finds he has commonalities with the other students.
While the POV is in Rin's--you have to realize that Yukio is his TWIN. Rin tries to teach his younger brother that he's not alone in fighting or with dealing with demons. Rin says Yukio can trust him--it's funny to me Rin says this because Yukio is the more mature, more steadfast and more together than Rin.
They both feel a duty to protect each other but while Rin has demon power he too suffers from shutting his friends out while they try to help him. So Rin's a hypocrite, so sue him.
Of course the brothers have friends they can rely on, but try not to. They include the demon chancellor of the school, Mephisto (father of time and space), Ryuji (I call him skunk boy) referred to as "Bon" a fellow student who claims he'll be the one to defeat Satan, Shiemi the botanist, Izumo the shrine maiden, Konekomaru a timid but brilliant strategist, and Renzo the carefree but fearful comic playboy. They all have their moments of awesome!
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Mephisto is my favorite after the twins. I love him because of his unapologetic attitude. He's simply fabulous!
Izumo attempts to achieve a Meister in Tamer, and can summon two Kitsune (foxes) to fight for her.
This is on my list of absolutely must watch! It's a fantastic unique take on the son of Satan story lines. I also love the credit song and have included it :) Enjoy!
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