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* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Toudou clan were arrogant, abusive, and took pride in their willingness to do whatever their bosses asked of them without question.


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* FamilyExtermination: Almost the entire Toudou family was wiped out on the Blue Night. [[spoiler:But the culprit wasn't Satan; Saburota Toudou killed his entire family aside from himself and his daughter Homare.]]


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* MultigenerationalHousehold: Saburota Toudou lived in a house with his father, brothers, wife, and daughter [[spoiler:up until he murdered everyone except his daughter.]]


* ''Salaryman Exorcist: The Sorrows of Yukio Okumura'' (サラリーマン祓魔師 奥村雪男の哀愁 ''Salaryman Futsumashi Okumura Yukio no Aishū'') (2013-) - A spin-off series focused on Rin's brother Yukio.

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* ''Salaryman Exorcist: The Sorrows of Yukio Okumura'' (サラリーマン祓魔師 奥村雪男の哀愁 ''Salaryman Futsumashi Okumura Yukio no Aishū'') (2013-) (2013-2020) - A spin-off series focused on Rin's brother Yukio.


''Blue Exorcist'', also known as ''Ao no Exorcist'', is an action comedy fantasy {{shonen}} {{manga}} with MultipleDemographicAppeal by Katou Kazue.

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''Blue Exorcist'', also known as ''Ao no Exorcist'', is an action comedy fantasy {{shonen}} {{manga}} with MultipleDemographicAppeal by Katou Kazue.
Kazue. It began serialization in ''Jump Square'' in 2009.


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* ZettaiRyouiki: Part of the girl's uniform, but notable on [[TheChick Shiemi]], [[{{Tsundere}} Kamiki]], and [[MsFanservice Shura.]] Also when [[ItMakesSenseInContext the boys cross-dressed to get into a girls' washroom.]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[AntiAntiChrist The son of Satan]] and his [[TrueCompanions allies of justice]], [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and]] [[WildCard Mephisto]] in the [[NiceHat top hat.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[AntiAntiChrist [[caption-width-right:350:[[AntiAntichrist The son of Satan]] and his [[TrueCompanions allies of justice]], [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg justice]],[softreturn][[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and]] [[WildCard Mephisto]] in the [[NiceHat top hat.]]]]



The story revolves around Rin Okumura, who starts out as somewhat of a {{delinquent}} prone to bad grades and getting into fights and is often at odds with his [[HappilyAdopted adoptive]] father, Father Shirou Fujimoto over his behavior. One day while job hunting he starts seeing strange things, and runs into [[DemonicPossession a demon]] for the first time. Just as the demon is about to kill him, [[HellFire blue flames]] surround his body and burn his attacker. The demon realizes that Rin is the one he has been searching for: the [[HalfHumanHybrid son]] of {{Satan}}.

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The story revolves around Rin Okumura, who starts out as somewhat of a {{delinquent}} [[JapaneseDelinquents delinquent]] prone to bad grades and getting into fights and is often at odds with his [[HappilyAdopted adoptive]] father, Father Shirou Fujimoto over his behavior. One day while job hunting he starts seeing strange things, and runs into [[DemonicPossession a demon]] for the first time. Just as the demon is about to kill him, [[HellFire blue flames]] surround his body and burn his attacker. The demon realizes that Rin is the one he has been searching for: the [[HalfHumanHybrid son]] of {{Satan}}.


* HalfHumanHybrid: Rin of course. And Yukio.

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* HalfHumanHybrid: Rin of course. And and Yukio.



** The Grigori have Nephilim descendants. Said descendants are the ones running the True Cross Order and acting in place of the three original Grigori. Azazels bloodline is said to have died out generations ago.

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** The Grigori have Nephilim descendants. Said descendants are the ones running the True Cross Order and acting in place of the three original Grigori. Azazels Azazel's bloodline is said to have died out generations ago.ago however.


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* TheHecateSisters: The Moriyama family unit fits this despite being three consecutive generations rather than sisters, with Shiemi as the Maiden, her mom as the Mother, and her grandma as the Crone.


* SpiritualAdaptation: Two brothers hunting demons, one of them was destined to be TheHost for the Devil while the other was trained from childhood to become a DemonSlayer. Doesn't it sound like Series/{{Supernatural}}?

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* SpiritualAdaptation: Two brothers hunting demons, one of them was destined to be TheHost for the Devil while the other was trained from childhood to become a DemonSlayer. Doesn't it sound like Series/{{Supernatural}}?

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* SlasherSmile: Several characters, both human and demon, have shown these.
** Mephisto at times, especially when he's playing up the "clown" aspect of his persona.
** Amaimon when he's excited sometimes gets one of these.
** Demon!Rin, seen inside of Rin's head, has a particularly toothy one.
** Yukio is seen sporting one on the cover of Jump SQ.

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** [[spoiler:Chapter 120. We see Shirou Fujimoto's ch 1 death from his pov, learning in the process that Rin's words had ''never'' been the cause of his possession, find out that the paths in life he chose for the twins were chosen specifically to help them do what they wanted in life, sees Rin finally come to terms with his existence now that he's seen the effort his mom and dad put into helping him survive, and ends with Rin going to find Yukio and emerging onto the flaming airship to confront him, bringing the Time Travel arc to an end.]]


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** [[spoiler:The final page of chapter 120, the Okumura twins are together again.]]


** [[spoiler:Yukio started doing this arguably as early as Aomori, but definitely by the wedding in Kyoto, in regards to his mental health and his quest for answers.]]

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** [[spoiler:Yukio Yukio started doing this arguably as early as Aomori, but definitely by the wedding in Kyoto, in regards to his mental health and his quest for answers.]]



* ExtraParentConception: Due to the nature of demonic possession all children of a human and a demon are this, with Gene's coming from the human parent, the demon, ""and"" the demon's host body.

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* ExtraParentConception: Due to the nature of demonic possession all children of a human and a demon are this, with Gene's genes coming from the human parent, the demon, ""and"" the demon's host body.



* FangsAreEvil: The demons have these, along with PointyEars.

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* FangsAreEvil: The demons Demons have these, along with PointyEars.


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** [[spoiler:This is heavily implied to be what finished Yuri off.]]

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* HowDadMetMom: The Time Travel Arc focuses on the twins's mother, Yuri Egin, how she came to know Shirou Fujimoto and Satan, and the events leading to their birth.


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* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Women in this series overwhelmingly prefer good guys.
** Both of the Okumura twins, who Shiemi admires, are good people who she genuinely gets along with.
** Izumo was at one point implied to have a crush on [[NiceGuy Rin]], who has saved and comforted her in the past.
** Yuri Egin [[spoiler:greatly preferred the outwardly prickly but actually decent Shirou over the violent and unpredictable [[PsychopathicManchild Satan]].]]
** Yuri's best friend Rick [[spoiler:was one of the nicest people in the series and one of the few to have been HappilyMarried.]]


* AdultFear: Your adopted sons are both in persistent danger from several enemies, including their birth father, a doomsday cult, and your own bosses. The only things protecting them are luck, relationship destroying secrecy, and the protection of someone you hate.
** Your daughter has become a shut-in who only cares about her deceased grandmother's garden, and on top of that she can barely move due to a rare illness. The organization you work for could cure it, except you're too poor to pay their exorbitant medical fees, and too 'privileged' (read:chained to your current residence) to find another specialist doctor.
** Family history and tradition have trapped you into a life you don't want.

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* AdultFear: Your adopted sons are both in persistent danger from several enemies, including their birth father, a doomsday an extremist cult, and your own bosses. The only things protecting them are luck, relationship destroying your relationship-destroying secrecy, and the protection of someone you hate.
their untrustworthy, youth-corrupting godfather.
** Your daughter has become a shut-in who only cares about her deceased grandmother's garden, and on top of that she can barely move due to a rare illness. The organization you work for could cure it, the disease, except you're too poor to pay their exorbitant medical fees, and too 'privileged' (read:chained to your current residence) to find another specialist doctor.
bound by tradition and secrecy from getting help elsewhere.
** Family history and tradition have trapped you into a life you don't want. A ''very'' unhealthy, short life.

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* KeepingSecretsSucks: Keeping secrets has proven harmful to several characters.
** Having to lie to his brother for so long did a number on Yukio's ability to trust people at all.
** Bon witnessed the death of a man who helped raise the Okumura twins at the hands of his own master, and feels horribly guilty for not being able to come clean about it due to being part of a top secret investigation.
** Shirou's [[spoiler:inability to open up to Yuri prevented him from keeping her away from Satan.]]

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* LyingHeroesHonestVillains: Many of the protagonists lie frequently, notably Yukio, Lewin, Shima Renzou, and Shirou Fujimoto, for reasons ranging from personal quirks to necessity. By contrast most of the villains tend to tell the truth, albeit a warped version of it rife with ego and BlueAndOrangeMorality.

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