Today in Japan, the twenty-fifth compilation volume of the manga written and illustrated by Kazue Kato, Ao no Exorcist (also know as Blue Exorcist), the fourth compilation volume of the spin-off manga of Minoru Sasaki, Salaryman Exorcist: Okumura Yukio no Aishuu, and the special book commemorating the franchise's 10th anniversary, AOEX10.
In commemoration of the simultaneous release of these three books, the publisher Shueisha placed the Ao no Exorcist franchise on the cover of the July issue of the magazine Jump SQ, published today. The series will appear on the cover and will have a colored initial page.
For his part, Kato began publishing the manga in Shueisha magazine's Jump SQ magazine in April 2009, and the publisher published the twenty-fourth compilation volume on November 1. The work inspired a 25-episode anime adaptation produced by the studios. A-1 Pictures under the direction of Tensai Okamura and scripts written by Ryouta Yamaguchi, released in April 2011.
The spin-off manga, Salaryman Exorcist: Okumura Yukio no Aishuu, was published in Shueisha magazine's Jump SQ magazine between April 2013 and April 2020, and the third compilation volume was published in February 2017.
Synopsis of Ao no Exorcist
Humans and demons are two sides of the same coin, just like Assiah and Gehenna, their respective worlds. The only way to travel between the two worlds is through possession. However, Satan, the ruler of Gehenna, has been unable to find a worthy recipient and consequently remains locked in his world. In a desperate move to conquer Assiah, he sends his son, with the purpose that in the future he will become a worthy recipient capable of becoming the king of demons.
The story follows Rin Okumura, who appears to be an ordinary boy, until one day he is ambushed by demons. His world turns upside down when he discovers that he is the son of Satan and that his father is looking for him to return to finally carry out the conquest of Assiah together.
Source: Natalie Comic
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