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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Blue Exorcist, all of which have been signed. After a few samples, you will be able to judge whether you might be interested in the 'fic, based on who recommended it. No-name recommendations will be zapped. Nobody would back up the rec. Discussion of the recommendation is welcome on the discussion page. As such discussion is important, do remember to add the discussion page to the watchlist, if need be.


Do warn when a fanfic may head into sexualnote  or non-canon territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business.

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  • Recommended by Fireminer & amythedancer
  • Synopsis: The author has created a series of fanfictions which all connect to a single AU in which All Myths Are True and the politics of Gehenna are intricate and ever-changing. He explores many aspects and "what-if"s of the manga which include (but are not limited to) a Genesis story of Satan and his lover, Yukio accidentally-on-purpose becoming a bad guy (see To be Good below), and how Rin became the new Hell King of the Kingdom of Fire. The AU begins with Yukio and Rin’s changed relationship and subsequent separation and expands from there.
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  • Comment: One could say that no single author has ever poured more blood, sweat, and tears into an Ao no Exorcist AU like this, perhaps bar Superior Dimwit bellow. Kizmet literally created a new set of lore for the universe(s), from the various incarnations of Assiah and Gehenna until now, which connect a staggering number of pantheons from all over the world. His clear writing, intricate lore, and consistent, enjoyable characterization and character growth make each of Kizmet’s stories a satisfying reading experience.


  • Recommended by Fireminer
  • Synopsis: His main series is "The End of the Beginning", which detailed the days of Fujimoto Shiro from when he enrolled into True Cross Academy to the day he died. But there is also a number of shorts, which the most notable is a horror "A Christmas Carol"-inspired story.
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  • Comment: Superior Dimwit has the ability to hook you up right from the first chapters. I can simply say that he is one of the best (if not the best) writer in the fandom right now - there has been no writer with a pen for psychological analysis as good as him. However, because of the story's structure and the writer's peculiar style, readers of "The End of the Beginning" may get lost by the time they reach over 100 chapters.

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Veränderung by storiewriter

  • Recommended by shurasan
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: AU. When Rin was six years old, he got in trouble in school. Fearing the disappointment of his father, he did not walk home with Yukio. Instead, he took a left turn - and future events started to shift. Rated T for safety.

The Other Side by Missgen

  • Recommended by anya1594
  • Status: Dormant (last updated April 2017)
  • Synopsis: AU. What happens when Rin gets pulled into the world of Gehenna? What will happen to Rin? What will become of everyone else? A story starting from the beginning, then heads in a different direction to explore a new side of Ao No Exorcist.

The End of the Beginning by SuperiorDimwit

  • Recommended by XxAlysxX
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: some matches are made in heaven, some in hell: and some, quite rare and quite peculiar, are made on earth. - An attempt at the story before the manga. now with its own page

To Be Good by Kizmet

  • Recommended by: Lindril
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Yukio had always been the good twin, intelligent, studious, disciplined and, most importantly, not a demon. It was obvious that he only wanted what was best for Rin. Yukio’s intentions were one thing Rin would never question, no matter what. After Father Fujimoto’s death Yukio went quietly insane. No one noticed.
  • Comments: A very impressive AU with an entire following series. It features some dark themes, world building, and extensive character development. Definitely worth the read.
  • I tried it and found that Yukio's decent into madness was way too fast and even choppy. It screamed OOC so I didn't even bother reading past the first chapter. If you want something that's more true to canon (actual canon, not anime canon) best to avoid this.
  • The story is more about how Yukio's actions affect Rin (angst/ hurt/ comfort) and the people around him (friendship/ character exploration) then Yukio's experiences. Why and how Yukio makes the choices he does are given some focus in this story and a lot of exploration by implication in the second sequel, but they are not as central as the summary implies.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

"Denial" by Mardalfoosen

  • Recommended by Moonlight Dreamer Shadow
  • Status: Dormant
  • "Synopsis": AU When a mission goes awry the young exorcist Yuri Egin gets herself into a terribly bizarre and unlikely situation as the Demon King Satan's pet. But she still had one, no 12 things up her sleeve.
  • "Pairing(s)": Satan/Yuri

The House That Fear Built by Dictionary Ink

  • Recommended by Fazed 343
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: AU. In a world where someone else found the twins that snowy night, Rin leads a demon army. Rated M.
  • Pairing(s): Rin/Shiemi; Yukio/Shura

The Thing about Girls by thundercow

  • Recommended by Mellow T
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Rin, on the subject matter of girls that make his life that much tougher. — Rin, ladies of AoE
  • Pairing(s): Hinted Rin/Shiemi

Memories of You by Gloomiebunny009

  • Recommended by Love Psycho
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Rin's and Izumo's relationship was an odd one that confused the group around them and themselves. Despite that they both decided to make happy memories together.
  • Pairing(s): Rin/Izumo, hinted Yukio/Paku and side Amaimon/Shiemi
  • Comments: Starts off as just a regular slice of life kind of thing, a collection of inter-connected one-shots encompassing the relationship between Rin and Izumo and how it effects their surroundings. But as of chapter fifteen it has taken a different turn, heading into AU territory and into more serious matters. Anyone who likes Rin/Izumo should take a peek, as it switches between gooey sweetness, humour, tears and even a few awesome moments as it charts the path of their future. The fact that it often stops to address the fact that since Rin is half-demon (and, more importantly, the Son of Satan) and how that effects their relationship is an intriguing aspect as it adds more complications to the relationship (and embarrassment to Rin!). Characters are generally kept in character with only a few minor deviations that can be waved away as a changed in circumstances. Though one should keep in mind that the author has chosen to go with Comic-Book Time and that one cannot expect things to follow a normal flow of time.

Lettersverse Series by Jeiidaan and Rynoa 29

  • Recommended by Aspear Oppa
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: AU Rin/Ryuuji and Yukio/Renzou are childhood penpals.
  • Pairing(s): Eventual Rin/Ryuuji and Yukio/Renzou. Shiro/Mephisto.
  • Comments: What looks to be like a series rewrite, the chapters start off short in the beginning. Sincerely is the story dedicated to Rin and Ryuuji and Until Next Time is the story dedicated to Yukio and Renzou. It starts with them as kids and follows their lives all the way up into current manga canon. The characterization is spot on and the story is detailed and realistic. Hasn't been updated in a while but the authors are active in the comments and have said that it's mostly just life circumstances and they'll hopefully be writing again soon. It's. Crazy. It's so good. One of those kinds of fics that trick you in the beginning like it's a fluff fic of innocence but then gets really quality really fast and next thing you know, you've read 150k words. Seriously recommended.


Inheritance of Cards and Demons by Love Psycho

  • Recommended by Ravaelt
  • Crossover with Cardcaptor Sakura
  • Status: Complete
  • Synosis: When Kinomoto Sakura died, she set it up so that her Cards would go to the person who not only deserved them, but needed them. Vanishing across dimensions, they reappear in Assiah. Just in time for new Junior High School student Okumura Rin to find them. And so the cycle begins again. But when the new Master is also the Son of Satan, nothing is going to be easy.
  • Comments: A fantastic crossover that blends quirky comedy and family bonding with deep character introspection and adventure. The magic systems and character interactions all feel realistic and well thought out. Would definitely recommend a read.


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