Horror and exorcism are two of the most popular anime genres today. Many fans love it when the protagonist can turn a spooky ghost into a cloud of air. This is mainly because he can perform a high-level exorcism. The recent shows are proof of the popularity of this genre of anime shows. Today we have hand-picked the best exorcism shows for you. So, here is a list of the 13 Best Exorcism Anime shows.
We kick off our exorcism list with D.Gray-Man. This is one anime that definitely has some of the darkest visuals that you would have ever seen. The story of D.Gray Man is based in an alternate 19th century. Allen Walker is a usual college boy who is not used to witnessing many abnormalities in life. One day, he unknowingly gets involved with an organization of exorcists called the Black Order. But this group has many enemies. One of these enemies is a dark demon who has a history of rivalry with this group.
The dark demon lord has a demon army of Akuma, who he intends to use in destroying humanity who intends to destroy humanity. Watch D.Gray Man to witness the triumphs of Allen Walker against the dark demon lord.
Ever seen an anime in the world of gods? This is the one. The story traces the life of a lesser-known god called Yato. He has a pretty boring life of doing mundane jobs for human beings at a small price of 5 Yen. One day this God comes across a human named Hiyori. Both of their boring lives change as they get to explore each other’s world. The bargain between the two is beautifully explored in the show.
11. Soul Eater
Soul Eater is another anime that contains inappropriate exorcism visuals that might send chills down your spine. Death Scythes are a race that is prepared in the Death Weapon Meister Academy. They are cultivated in order to help shinigami for their missions. These scythes are actual hybrid humans who are brought into the demon world to be used as weapons. The anime traces the life of a young group of students who must come together and learn to decipher between the real Evil and the fostered one.
10. Demon Slayer
Demon Slayer is a significant show of 2020. One of the most pathbreaking anime shows of the past year. The story of Demon Slayer is pretty simple yet enthralling. Meet Tanjiro Kamado, who lives in the woods working to earn a living for a family. But he finds all his family dead one day. And his sister, Nezuko, has become a hybrid demon. Watch this heart-touching show as Tanjiro decides to become a demon himself in order to save his sister. It’s not at all surprising that Demon Slayer has become the top-rated anime show of the past year.
9. Jujutsu Kaisen
If you are a fan of Naruto, Bleach, Fairy Tale, and other shounen anime shows, then Jujutsu Kaisen is pretty much in your league. This one is an anime that you can easily call a result of the pop culture revolution. Jujutsu Kaisen is like a combination of all the amazing anime shows, with their best scenes. It follows Itadori Yuji as his only mission in life is to become a vessel for an old godlike demon or curse. Follow this anime as Itadori chooses the path between good and Evil.
8. Blue Exorcist
Much like Jujutsu Kaisen, Blue Exorcist is also a story of who is stuck in the path of right and wrong. Meet Rin Okumura, an ordinary boy whose life is not ordinary anymore after finding out that he has close belongings to a demon. What he doesn’t know is that this demon is Satan himself. And Satan wants to recruit this boy to become his son and take over his rule. But being the rebel that he is, Rin decides to reject this offer and become what his father died doing- exorcist. Blue Exorcist is a story of courage and bravery in the face of Evil.
7. Gensoumaden Saiyuuki
So, Gensoumaden Saiyuki is a classic anime show which was one of the pioneers of the exorcism genre in anime. This show has not just one but four protagonists. A warrior monk who is believed to be e the reincarnation of a legendary God meets these four boys. Sanzou, the warrior, wants to train the team to stop the resurrection of the evil demon. A war breaks out between humans and demons, and the only defense that the human race has is the four boys. If you are looking for a serious animal that exploRes chivalry and bravery, then Gensoumaden Saiyuuki is for you.
Follow the story of Yoshimura Sumimura, who has a history of exorcism in a long family lineage. Yoshimura is tasked with saving a town that is under attack by demons. But the conflict is that he cannot leave his hometown because the demons would attack this place. This is a point where he must find an ally who would look after his hometown when he is off on a mission. But this new friend belongs to a rival gang of exorcists. How will these two egoist men get along? Watch Kekkaishi to find out.
5. Mob Psycho 100
If you are looking for a light-hearted exorcism story (yes, they do exist), then Mob Psycho 100 is a show for you. You’ll get to meet a bunch of schoolboys who have their own set of internal struggles. However, Mob is different as he has very strong psychic powers at a very young age. But he is also very bored in his life. Thus, the story follows Mob as he discovers his new passion besides exorcism. This is not a battle against ghosts or demons but a battle with oneself to find a ray of hope in life.
4. Seraph Of The End
The world is now ruled by vampires, and humans are the new pets for them. Only a small fraction of humans have managed to escape. And they have now formed a team to eliminate every last vampire on the earth. Meet Mikaela and Yuuichiro, who are also a part of this team. The two share a very close bond. See what happens when one of them becomes a vampire, and the other has to cope with it in Seraph Of The End.
3. Tokyo Ghoul
If you are looking for a dark and gritty world full of ghouls, then start watching Tokyo Ghoul. The premise tracks a young Kaneki who was bitten by a ghoul accidentally. Now he is stuck in a confusingly middle place where he is not entirely human nor a ghoul. Moreover, he cannot reveal his identity to either race. If you want to witness some bone-chilling horror, then Tokyo Ghoul is a must-watch for you.
Mushishi is a horror anime series that is not for the faint-hearted. Even the art style of the show is in sync with the theme of the show. It’s dark and full of creepy visuals. Mushishi portrays the life of Ginko, whose job is to look for different life forms on earth known as Mushi. He also wants to find the reason behind their existence and their presence in society. Mushishi is an animal that has a deep message at its core.
1. Tokyo Majin
The Tokyo Majin anime series is pretty much similar to Tokyo Ghoul. All the characters are beautifully crafted and deeply developed. Even the presence of emotionless characters makes the show much more interesting. Tokyo Majin follows the story of a group of teenagers who happen to receive surprising superpowers out of thin air. Thus, they all must use these powers to help humanity beat demonic beings.
So, this was a list of the 13 Best Exorcism Anime shows. Which of these shows have you already watched? Which anime do you plan to watch next? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section. For more such listicles, keep visiting this corner.