Ao No Exorcist (Blue Exorcist)

Blue Exorcist (青の祓魔師(エクソシスト) Ao no EkusoshisutoAo no Exorcist) is a manga written and illustrated by Kazue Kato. The manga has been serialized in Jump Square magazine by Shueisha since April 2009, with individual chapters collected into six tankobon volumes as of April 4, 2011. The one-shot of the manga was first featured in the September 2008 issue of Jump Square and was titled Miyamauguisu House Case (深山鶯邸事件Miyamauguisu-tei Jiken). As of December 17, 2011, 30 chapters have been released in Japan. It was adapted into an anime television series and it will be adapted into an anime film.

Viz Media has licensed the manga for North American production, with the first volume released in April 5, 2011 and the fifth volume scheduled for release in December 6, 2011. The North American book distributor Simon & Schuster listed the first volume of Kazue Kato’s Blue Exorcist manga for release by Viz Media this April 2011.

The story revolves around Rin Okumura, a teenager possessing abnormal strength and endurance who, along with his younger twin brother Yukio, was raised by Father Shiro Fujimoto. Soon after Yukio departs to study at the prestigious True Cross Academy, Rin learns that he is the son of Satan, the strongest of all demons. Witnessing Shiro dying to protect him, Rin ends up doing what his guardian asked him never to do: draw the demon-slaying blade Kurikara, which restrains his demonic powers, from its scabbard. From that moment on, Rin not only gains permanent demonic features like fangs, pointed ears and a tail, but also the power to ignite himself into blue flames that can destroy anything they touch.

At Shiro’s funeral, Rin has an encounter with Mephisto Pheles, who agrees with Rin’s wish to become an Exorcist like his guardian to take revenge on Satan. Rin enrolls at the True Cross Academy, which is actually the Japanese branch of an international organization dedicated to protect the human realm, Assiah, from demons and other creatures from the demon realm, Gehenna. Rin takes part in a special Exorcist course, the existence of which is known only by a few. Much to his surprise, he finds that his brother Yukio is already a veteran Exorcist and will be one of his teachers.

 

Main Characters~

Rin Okumura : The fifteen-year-old protagonist of the story, Rin is the son of Satan born from a human woman and is the inheritor of Satan’s powers. His powers were sealed at birth into the demon-slaying blade Kurikara by Mephisto Pheles the True Cross Academy principle, allowing him to live a normal human life for about 15 years.

 

Yukio Okumura : Rin’s younger twin brother. When it was discovered that the woman impregnated by Satan was going to have twins, it was believed that Satan’s powers would be split between them.

 

Mephisto Pheles : Mephisto is the Chairman of True Cross Academy’s Japanese branch. He is portrayed as a man with more money than sense but is very cheap when it comes to spending on others. After Fujimoto’s death, he was ordered to kill Rin but instead accepted Rin’s proposal of becoming an Exorcist and enrolled him into True Cross Academy.

 

Ryuji Suguro : Ryuji (nicknamed “Bon”) is a stubborn and hot-tempered individual. Despite his delinquent appearance (blonde streak in his naturally black hair, piercings) and attitude, he is very hardworking and the best student in class. Ryuji is the heir to the Cursed Temple in Kyoto. Because of the destruction of the temple in the Blue Night and his anger towards his father Tatsuma Suguro, he swears he will defeat Satan (a goal he claims Rin stole from him) and rebuild his Temple.

 

Shiemi Moriyama : Shiemi is the daughter of the woman who runs an Exorcist-only shop. She is kind and has an abiding love of gardening, but often lacks confidence in herself. She has blonde, short hair. Before the series, Shiemi never went out of her home and tended to the garden with her grandmother. After her grandmother died, Rin and Yukio exorcised the demon that was leeching her life force and she decided to become an Exorcist.

 

Izumo Kamiki : Izumo is easily one of the best students and she’s aware of it. She has a tsundere attitude and is offensive towards everyone except her childhood friend Noriko Park, a Korean living in Japan, who was the only one in her elementary school who would talk to her. Izumo has black hair, usually in 2 ponytails and very short eyebrows.

 

Konekomaru Miwa : Konekomaru is a timid but brilliant individual, able to come up with complex strategies in a short window of time. He is very loyal to Ryuji and Renzou, since they grew up together at the same Temple in Kyoto. He is bald and wears glasses.

 

Renzo Shima : Renzou is a very carefree yet fearful character. He’s very loyal to Bon and Konekomaru, since both grew up with him at the Cursed Temple in Kyoto. Renzou is the second of the cast who accepts Rin after discovering his identity, finding ignoring Rin to be troublesome. He is infatuated with Izumo, obsessed with women but afraid of bugs.

 

Shura Kirigakure : Shura is an Upper First Class Exorcist and Rin’s mentor. She trained under the guidance of Fujimoto to obtain the title “Meister” in Knight and can draw a demon sword from a symbol above her chest when she states, “Devour the Eight Princesses, slay the Serpent”. Her sword skills allow her to fight on par with upper level demons like Amaimon.

 

Shiro Fujimoto : Shiro Fujimoto was a priest at the Southern Cross Monastery, a Paladin in the True Cross Order (the title awarded to the strongest exorcist), Shura Kirigakure’s mentor, and foster father to Rin and Yukio Okumura . He was qualified as an Aria, Dragoon, Knight and Doctor, and had a cat sith familiar, which he called Kuro. Shiro was a man dedicated to his duties and was considered the strongest exorcist. He stole the demon-slaying sword Kurikara, or Koumaken, from the Cursed Temple in Kyoto under orders. Shiro and Mephisto ultimately used the sword to seal the demon heart of the son of Satan and Yuri Egin. Shiro then adopted Yuri Egin’s children, Yukio (who did not inherit Satan’s power) and Rin (full inheritor of Satan’s powers).

 

Amaimon : One of the Eight Demon Kings, “King of the Earth” and another son of Satan. Amaimon has vast control over the land, e.g. being able to create earthquakes. He is eccentric and hates being laughed at or ignored. Unlike his father and elder brother Mephisto Pheles, Amaimon initially had little interest in Rin, instead wishing to tour Japan upon arrival, but quickly became obsessed with his younger half-brother after fighting him. Amaimon mentioned he has a cousin who has an interest in the occult and even goes on to say that she would be happy if he brought her a human eye. His name is derived from the demon Amaymon.

 

Igor Neuhaus : An Upper First Class Exorcist as well as lecturer in the Academy, who obtained the titles of Tamer, Doctor and Aria. He wears an eyepatch over his left eye, and has Aria incantations and magic circles tattooed on both arms. He had a run-in with Satan when he was younger, which robbed him of his family and the sight in his left eye, which is why he holds immense hatred for Satan and demons that are related to Satan.

 

Asa Ogyusuto Enjeru : The newly appointed Paladin. He was ordered by the Grigori to interrogate Mephisto and captured Rin as evidence. Arthur is a respected exorcist with dubious ethics, as said by Shura to be like a saint on the outside but really a devil inside. He uses the sentient demon sword Caliburn. When speaking, Caliburn shows extreme affection towards him and talks like a love-struck teenage girl. His name is a reference to King Arthur and his sword Excalibur.

 

 

 

 

P.S

This information based on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Exorcist

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[Anime] “5 centimeters per second” or Byōsoku Go Senchimētoru

5 Centimeters Per Second: a chain of short stories about their distance (秒速5センチメートル: アチェインオブショートストリーズアバウトゼアディスタンス | Byōsoku Go Senchimētoru:  a chein obu shōto sutorīzu abauto zea disutansu), is a 2007 Japanese animated feature film by Makoto Shinkai. The film was finished on 22 January 2007. The first part of the film was debuted on Yahoo! Japan as streaming video to Yahoo! Premium members from 16 February to 19 February 2007. On 3 March 2007, the full length featured film had its theatrical premiere at Cinema Rise in Shibuya, Tokyo. The film consists of three segments: Cherry Blossom (桜花抄 Ōkashō), Cosmonaut (コスモナウト Kosumonauto), and 5 Centimeters per Second (秒速5センチメートル Byōsoku 5 Senchimētoru), totaling about an hour of runtime. As in Shinkai’s previous works, Tenmon composes for this film’s soundtrack. The DVD was released on 19 July 2007. A novel of 5 Centimeters Per Second has also been released, expanding on the film. On the July issue of Afternoon in 2010, a manga adaptation started serialization, illustrated by Seike Yukiko.

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[FanFiction] Oridzuru’s Story

Krek.

Terdengar seseorang membuka pintu. Ia memasuki sebuah ruangan yang gelap gulita. Ia maju satu-dua langkah dari pintu dan menyalakan lampu yang bermalas-malasan menerangi ruangan kotor itu. Setibanya didepan sofa ia merebahkan tubuhnya, melemaskan tubuhnya lalu beranjak menutup matanya..

“Onii-san!! Bangun!!” teriak seorang anak perempuan berkuncir dua dengan rambutnya yang berwarna biru langit.
“Ha- Haruka?! Uh..”
“aku bawa sesuatu untuk Oniisan!”

Anak perempuan bernama Haruka itu memperlihatkan kantung pelastik berisi origami burung bangau.

“aku memembuat 1000 oridzuru untuk Nii-san!” Haruka tersenyum manis sambil menjulukan tangannya.
“kenapa untuk ku? Aku sedang tidak sakit Haruka…”
“benarkah? Tapi dari kemarin mata Nii-san terlihat lelah dan kosong, seperti sedang sakit.. Ah, sekarang juga!”

Dia menatap Haruka. Si kecil Haruka yang masih polos itu dapat membaca pikirannya. Ya, Laki-laki bernama Masaki Gamou ini sedang sakit, sakit hati karena ditinggal oleh seorang kekasihnya yang lebih memilih laki-laki lain daripada dirinya.

“Nii-san baik-baik saja?”
“ya, aku baik-baik saja. Tinggalkan saja oridzurunya dimeja itu nanti akan ku bereskan..”
“meja yang kotor itu? Aku tidak mau! Katanya kalau oridzuru ditempatkan di tempat yang kotor khasiatnya tidak akan manjur! Aku sudah susah payah Nii-san…”

Ia berpikir keras, sebenarnya tak ada tempat yang bersih dikamarnya.

“Um.. baiklah, berikan pada ku biar ku simpan didalam lemari.”
“ini! Semoga Nii-san bisa lebih baik dan kita bisa bermain lagi hihihi…”

Haruka kembali kekamarnya.

***

Kriiiiiiing.. Kriiiiing.. Kriiiii- Trek.

“berisik!” gumamnya.

Ia melihat jam kesayangan yang tidak ia sayangi itu. Ia melihat jarum panjang berada di angka 8.

“sial aku terlambat!!”

Masaki bergegas merapikan tubuhnya. Ia berlari kearah pintu dan saat dibuka..

Krek.

“….”
“Masaki.. kau terlambat..”
“kau..? Apa yang kau lakukan disini?”
“aku.. aku hanya ingin berangkat ke kampus bersama mu..”
“ha-ha. Dimana kekasih baru mu itu? Dia pergi meninggalkan mu karena sudah menemukan perempuan lain?”
“ya.”
“… benarkah? Ma- maafkan aku. Aku tidak bermaksud seperti itu..”
“tak apa. Maukah kamu berangkat bersama ku?”
“ya.”

Akhirnya mereka berangkat bersama. Tak ada rasa canggung yang menemani mereka hanya ada rasa kebahagiaan yang sudah lama menghilang. Mereka kembali bersama tapi hanya sekedar teman walaupun sebenarnya perasaan “itu” tetap ada. Masaki dan Ino semakin dekat, itu terbukti karena Masaki sering mengajak Ino diskusi dan makan bersama di rumahnya atau ditempat lain. Tapi sebenarnya..

***

Masaki mengajak Ino untuk makan siang dirumahnya yang kotor itu. Saat didepan kamarnya, Haruka muncul dan langsung memeluk Nii-san kesayangannya. Matanya yang berbinar-binar dan penuh semangat itu menatap Nii-san nya.

“hari ini aku berhasil menghindar dari jahilan teman-teman ku yang nakal itu Nii-san!”
“hebat.. Nii-san tau Haruka pasti bisa^^”
“Misaki, siapa anak manis ini?”
“ah ini anak dari kamar sebelah, dia adik kecil ku, Haruka..”
“siang Haruka.. Kamu mau ikut makan siang bersama kami?” Ino mencoba meraih tangannya tetapi Haruka malah berlindung dibalik Masaki.
“kakak siapa?”
“dia teman ku namanya Ino, dia orang baik kok.”
“benarkah orang baik?”
“iya.. Ayo raih tangannya, jangan malu-malu..”

Haruka tetap berlindung dibalik Masaki. Ia merasakan sesuatu dari Ino tapi ia sendiri tidak tau apa sesuatu itu.

“dia pemalu..”
“aku mengerti, kalau begitu akan ku siapkan makan siangnya.”
“terima kasih Ino..”

Masaki menatap Haruka yang ketakutan. Ia heran kenapa Haruka bersikap aneh terhadap Ino. Saat ditanya Haruka hanya menggelengkan kepalanya dan ia lari kedalam kamarnya Masaki. Masaki mencoba mengejarnya dan ia berhasil mengikutinya sampai ke dapur. “dapur?”

“apa yang kakak lakukan pada Nii-san?!”
“Ha- Haruka bicara apa?”
“kakak sudah membuat Nii-san melupakan Haruka! Karena kakak Haruka jadi tidak punya teman! Nii-san sibuk melayani kakak yang selalu datang kekamar Nii-san dan merepotkannya! Aku kesal dengan kakak! Kakak pergi saja sekarang!!” teriak Haruka memilukan.

Masaki mendekati Haruka dan menenangkannya.

“Haruka.. Ada apa dengan mu? Kenapa kamu berubah menjadi nakal seperti ini?”
“Haruka nakal? Kakak ini yang membuat ku nakal! Aku ingin dia pergi!! Pergi kamu!!!” Haruka mendorong kaki Ino dengan keras hingga membuat Ino terjatuh tepat disaat ia jatuh sebuah pisau terjatuh karena lepas dari genggamannya.

“Kyaaa!!”

Hampir saja pisau tersebut melukai tangan Ino. Masaki segera memastikan kalau Ino baik-baik saja. Ia sangat bersyukur Ino tidak apa-apa tapi dia sangat marah karena Haruka sudah hampir melukai  manatan kekasihnya.

“Haruka, kamu hampir membuatnya terluka!”
“biarkan saja! Habis aku kesal!! Kakak ini merebut Nii-san dari ku!! Orang yang sangat ku sayangi direbut oleh Kakak menyebalkan ini!!”
“Haruka!! Jangan berkata seperti itu lagi! Kalau kamu mengganggu, lebih baik kamu pergi kekamar mu sekarang!!” omel Masaki.

Haruka yang terkejut melihat Nii-san nya yang lembut berubah menjadi seekor macan ini langsung berlari keluar tetapi ia tidak kembali ke kamarnya, ia berlari ketempat lain. Karena khawatir Masaki mengejarnya.

“Haruka!! Haruka kembali! Berbahaya berlari ditempat seperti ini!! Haruka!! Harukaaa!!!”

Haruka tidak menghiraukan Masaki. Ia berhenti ditempat penyebrangan tapi karena Masaki semakin dekat dan lampu lalu lintas tidak segera menyilaukan lampu merah untuk kendaraan, Haruka berlari menyebrangi lautan kendaraan tersebut.

Tin tin..!!

“KYAAAAAAAAA”

Bruk! Ckiiiit..

“Harukaaaaa!!”

***

3 bulan berlalu sejak kecelakaan tersebut.

“Nii-san lihat! Aku sudah bisa membuat oridzuru sekarang! Hihihi..”
“Oridzuru yang sangat indah.. Nii-san juga sedang membuat oridzuru untuk mu Haruka..”
“benarkah?”
“yaa^^”
“senangnyaaa..” Haruka langsung memeluk Nii-san nya.
“andai aku bisa melihat oridzuru pertama buatan Nii-san..”
“Haruka…”

 Ya, kecelakaan itu membuat Haruka kehilangan matanya. Ia tak bisa melihat apapun lagi.. Semenjak kecelakaan tersebut Misaki tak berhenti menangis jika memikirkan Haruka. Sejujurnya ia sangat merindukan kilauan yang terpancarkan dari mata semangatnya Haruka tapi ia tak bisa melakukan apa-apa untuk Haruka..

***

“Nii-san jangan pergi..”
“Haruka sayang Nii-san..”
“Ayah sudah tak peduli pada ku, ibu sibuk, teman-teman ku nakal tak ada yang mau berteman dengan ku.. Kalau Nii-san pergi aku akan sendirian..”
“Nii-san jaga aku..”
“Nii-san janji pada ku?”
“…”
“Nii-san janji, Haruka..”

***

“Nii-san..”
“ya?”
“Oridzuru buatan Nii-san rapih..”
“hehe kan Haruka yang ajarin^^”
“hihihihihi^^”

The end-

Nyehaha akhirnya selesai juga ==’ Kepanjangan ya? Jelek ya? Ohoho maaf masih pemula~
O yomi ni omedeto(?) 😀