Author: Kazue Kato
Title: Blue Exorcist 1-10
Publisher:VIZ Media LLC
Rating: 5 out of 5
Goodreads Synopsis for Volume 1
Raised by Father Fujimoto, a famous exorcist, Rin Okumura never knew his real father. One day a fateful argument with Father Fujimoto forces Rin to face a terrible truth – the blood of the demon lord Satan runs in Rin’s veins! Rin swears to defeat Satan, but doing that means entering the mysterious True Cross Academy and becoming an exorcist himself. Can Rin fight demons and keep his infernal bloodline a secret? It won't be easy, especially when drawing his father’s sword releases the demonic power within him!
I read began reading these and once I started, I blew through them rather quickly, then I get to volume 10 and realize that I have to wait until next year before there's more. This is definitely boy manga but I loved it. It's has this cute humor that had me giggling at the characters antics. The main character Rin Okumura learns more about his heritage and his twin brother in this book. He discovers that he has the power to vanquish demons but at possible detriment to himself because the more he uses his flame the more he risks becoming lost and like those he kills. He also learns something new about his brother. My favorite thing about Rin is not only his innocence but he has mad culinary skills. Each volume Rin and crew take on a different evil and begin to figure out themselves. I like how Rin's grown throughout each one as each new task challenges him and those around him to trust his ability. Overall, the artwork is beautiful on the covers and within the work and the writing is fun. If you like action packed manga with hints of humor this is it!