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Is Blue Exorcist good?
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Posted 4/9/13
Couldn't find a topic like this so I'm sorry if there's a dup out there somewhere!

Pretty new to anime and manga, my tiny manga collection consists of:
-the 10 Akira Himekawa Legend of Zelda volumes
-all of VizMedia's Pokémon Adventures volumes
-Death Note
-first 10 or so volumes of FMA. Read about 3 of them

I really enjoyed Death Note and the bit of FMA I've read so far. Something along those lines might be good. I don't really know anything about Blue Exorcist, but I liked the look of the copy I saw in Waterstones and it only has like 10 volumes so that's cheap and easy to catch up on.

Opinions? Thanks.
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Posted 4/9/13
It's a fun series and I would recommend it if you like action series. FMA's the closest to it out of what you have listed.

But before you decide to go and buy it, I'd suggest watching a couple of episodes from the anime to get a feel for it. Or here's a link to Viz's free preview of the first chapter: http://www.vizmanga.com/reader/268
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Posted 4/9/13
I live in Ireland and CR don't have it licensed for me unfortunately.

And I think the Viz site is also region locked for content unless I'm doing something wrong.

I could just sit on the floor and read it in the shop like everyone else does, it's how I ended up buying FMA in the first place. :)

Thanks for the help.
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Posted 4/9/13 , edited 4/9/13
It's not bad, it takes concepts from a plethora of other shonen titles, utilizing all the classic cliche's found in those (i.e. deus ex machina power up's for no reason, that inner demon within the protag, well endowed ditz love interest, etc.- all are more obvious in the unfaithful anime adaptation), it's more or less a decent knock-off of other titles.
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Hm.... If you liked Death Note, you might like Darker than Black. Blood+ is another must see.
If you can get your hands on Samurai Champloo and/or Afro Samurai, they're both awesome, but very different from the others mentioned.
They're all definitely in my top 10 best anime ever. Not sure about the manga though. I haven't read any of them.
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ooooooooh, and Desert Punk! Hysterical!!! Also, I just noticed that I am completely off topic. I just got to thinking about my favorite anime and I got sidetracked. Completely.
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Blue Exorcist is really good, the manga is waaay better than the anime, i think volume 9 has either just been released in english or is about to be, definitely a series to start collecting(i own 1-7)
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Posted 4/10/13
Honestly I love the anime for it. The manga the current arc that was going on during the fake end to the anime was and is horrible. Idk its just one of those anime that I LOVED and am just reading the manga for fun.
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I have way too much anime to see lol. I have seen Afro Samurai though.

And CR can't show BE in Ireland so that's out of the question. Looks like a definite buy, I'll just have a cheeky preview in the store.
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Posted 4/11/13
the Ao no exorcist manga is absolutely amazing, one of the best manga's out there that's still ongoing, as for the anime, it didn't do anything for me but i wouldn't call it bad either.
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Posted 4/11/13 , edited 4/11/13
yes read it i have got like 8 of the volumes so far i enjoyed the anime a lot aswell 3rd time watching it now oh yeh if u cant find anywhere to watch it u can see it on gogoanime
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Posted 4/14/13
Yeah... I'd be something I would recommend to my friends...
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Posted 4/14/13
i liked the anime but i have heard that the manga is way better. sadly i havent gotten around to reading the manga
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Posted 4/14/13
I really like the Manga, so i'd recommend it.
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Posted 4/14/13
I have volumes 1-7 and enjoy reading it. I think you'll find the manga to be a great read!
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