Parents' Guide to

Blue Exorcist

By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Son-of-Satan anime is violent but surprisingly warm.

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This thoughtful (but pretty intense) anime is excellent at storytelling and creating compelling characters. Rin's journey in Blue Exorcist is highly specific, but also similar to that of many teens; he feels different somehow, he's never fit in, and wants to know and understand who he is. Many kids will see themselves in him, not because they're the literal spawn of Satan, but because sometimes it's hard not to do bad things. Despite his challenges, Rin is a sympathetic character, and it's fun to watch him interact with those around him, including his straight-laced brother and the warm monks who try to guide him.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: May 27, 2017
  • Cast: Nobuhiko Okamoto
  • Network: Max
  • Genre: Action
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: April 14, 2023

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