Ao No Exorcist 23 Review

September 20th, 2011 in Anime, Ao No Exorcist, General Reviews by

Okay so i already did a general review of this anime but after watching this episode Ijust had to say a few words on it. For anyone who has been following this show i’m sure you’re thinking ‘O.o I totally didn’t see that coming’. Now this episode started out slow and predictable: Rin being a sacrificial lamb on the cross, Yukio rushing in to try and save him but oh no the super hell destroying bomb is already on its way and the only person who can stop it is Pope Ernst Frederik Egin himself (the guy who claims to be their grandfather and set up the whole Jacobs ladder scheme. Pretty sure everyone saw that far coming but then things started to get really interesting, after the horribly cliche martyr scene where Yukio so happily decided to switch places with his brother I swear someone just hit the fast forward on this episode. The blood ‘power’ spiked, Yukio himself decided to unleash his own awesome blue flames, the giant Gehenna (gate to hell) opened up, the plane arrived at the dropoff point and cannons the ‘messiah’ into the gate. Moment of silence here (or maybe it was just my brain going into overdrive and slowing down my perception of time). BOOM! ok it wasn’t exactly a boom, more like big flash of pinkish/purplish light and behold! Yup you got it satan gets pissed, unfortunately it wasn’t pissed in he NUUU you destroyed half of hell pissed, it was more of the ‘sigh why is this mosquito attempting to bite my titanium plated skin’ kinda pissed. Locust styled demons started pouring out, priests started to burn up which only meant one thing 🙂 satan was on his way here.

So now im here thinking that this can’t possibly get any better but amazingly it did, as it turns out Satan wasn’t the one who killed Rin and Yukio’s mother. Instead it was dear old grandpa who ordered that she be killed for being a demon loving witch and sent out exorcists to capture her where she was then sentenced to be burned to death. Now as you know satan isn’t one to be messed with and for someone to try to destroy his woman the guy just went ballistic. He took over tons of priests in order to find someone strong enough to be used as a vessel to save her, and finally he one one yup, dear old grandpa. Of course as strong as he was he couldnt contain satan for long and as soon as his wife was freed he left. As you can see Satan did quite a number on his body (which i think was well deserved) and after all that the guy still had the guts to send Mephisto and Father Fujimoto after the escapee.

Moments after finding her she died (probably from exhaustion) and father Fujimoto decided to hide the twins from the Vatican and take care of them. That was the end of the flashback and as any other half human half demon would do Yukio got extremely angry, unleashed a barrage of flames and in his weakened state left himself vulnerable to possession which Satan wasted absolutely no time in doing. At the very end of this episode Rin finally wakes from his unconscious state and of course starts running towards his newly possessed bother (family reunion anyone?). Well overall that was one of the better episodes of this series i have seen so far and quite a bit of things were cleared up personally i cant wait for the next episode, lets pray it all ends with the grandiose bang that its seemingly leading up to.

ps. twas so awesome seeing Father Earnest getting wtfbbqpwned all the way to hell >.<

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