How to Watch the Blue Exorcist Series in Order

Written by Samona Punjabi
Published on April 22, 2022

A classic shonen anime with fairly modern tropes, Blue Exorcist, is set in a world divided into two realms. The story begins with Satan, the ruler of the demon realm Gehenna. However, the devil wants to conquer the human realm of Assiah and is unable to do so since the only way to travel between the two worlds is by possession.

Unfortunately for Satan, he can't find a suitable vessel for possession. Adamant to achieve his goals, he sends his son to Assiah, hoping he'll become a suitable vessel in the future. The story of Blue Exorcist follows Satan's son, Rin Okumura. Rin has a bad temper like his father, but he also has no idea who his father is!

However, once he discovers his true identity and fate, he decides to change it and become an exorcist to foil his father's possession plans. The series is full of supernatural battles and battle exorcisms, which have been animated brilliantly. While the Blue Exorcist series is somewhat predictable, it keeps things entertaining for fans throughout.

Fans looking to watch Blue Exorcist can check it out on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu, and Netflix. The recommended order for watching Blue Exorcist is its canonical order. The movie takes place between episodes 18 and 19 of season 1 and is not canon. The tv specials are standalone and can be viewed at any time.

Satan's son: Rin Okumura

Check out the full list of Blue Exorcist episodes, movies, OVAs, specials, and the canonical and release order to watch them below:

Release Order

TV Series




Canon Watch Order

The series' first season diverges from the manga in episode 18. However, the second season adapts the manga accurately, without fillers. We recommend watching season 2 of the series after episode 17 of season 1:

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