To me, Blue Exorcist is a "vanilla" anime. It follows plenty of anime cliche's and the whole exorcist premise is not super original (see D. Gray Man and Noragami), but the whole thing is so well executed, that I can hardly complain.
Let's start with our protagonist Rin. He is the typical loser, no talent, protagonist that we are so familiar with. However, it is not to the point where it gets