I enjoyed Ao No Exorcist because it is a refreshingly polished and fun action anime that also has the ability to be serious, which it uses to great effect. To start, I wanna talk about our main character, Rin. Now Rin is an orphan raised in a monastery who has a problem getting into fights in the neighborhoods earning him a reputation as a delinquent, and he certainly looks surly enough to fit the part. But actually (not so) deep down, he’s a big softie and a great cook! Seriously, what more could you want. This sets the tone for the rest of the characters, and their interactions. As we find out more about his unfortunately satanic parentage, and the new world of demons and familiars that’s been opened up, he shows depth and a healthy dose of character growth, alongside his team of teenage oddballs while they work towards climbing the ladder towards their chosen exorcist-flavored career path. The animation is lovely, the sound is awesome (Rin’s voice actor stands out as a favorite of mine), and overall it is an engaging and well put together show that I have recommended to friends, and will continue to do for some time.