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Exorcists are those people who deal with demons and curses. They fight those evil presences and protect the humankind from their negative effects. In fiction, exorcists are fairly popular, more so in anime. There are plenty of great anime about exorcist out there that needs to be checked out if you’re a fan of the supernatural and dark genres. In this article, we’re ranking the top 15 anime about exorcist which are full of horror and thrill.

Top 15 Anime About Exorcist

15) Ayakashi Triangle

Ayakashi Triangle

Anime NameAyakashi Triangle
MAL Ratings6.26
Number of Episodes12
GenreAction, Comedy, Romance, Supernatural, Ecchi
Where to WatchCrunchyroll

The primary task of Ninja Exorcists is to destroy the Ayakashi who seek to harm humans. Matsuri Kazamaki is a young Ninja Exorcist from an elite clan, spending idle days with his childhood friend and Ayakashi medium, Suzu Kanade.

One day when Shirogane, the “King of Ayakashi”, attacks Suzu to eat her, Matsuri protects her by defeating him. In retaliation, Shirogane turns him into a girl. Now with no way to turn back in sight, Matsuri has to adjust to his new life as a girl.

14) The Night beyond the Tricornered Window

The Night beyond the Tricornered Window

Anime NameSankaku Mado no Sotogawa wa Yoru
MAL Ratings6.73
Number of Episodes12
GenreBoys Love, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural
Where to WatchCrunchyroll

The protagonist of the story, Kousuke Mikado, is able to see spirits all his life. He’s terrified of them and tries to prevent seeing them by wearing glasses. But when he meets the straightforward and flirtatious medium Rihito Hiyakawa, his life is thrust into the midst of spirits.

As the bond between Kousuke and Rihito deepens, they encounter a few malicious spirits, all of whom point to a stranger: Erika Hiura.

13) The Reincarnation of the Strongest Exorcist in Another World

The Reincarnation of the Strongest Exorcist in Another World

Anime NameSaikyou Onmyouji no Isekai Tenseiki
MAL Ratings7.18
Number of Episodes12
GenreAction, Adventure, Fantasy
StudioStudio Blanc.
Where to WatchCrunchyroll

In this isekai anime about exorcist, we follow Haruyoshi Kuga, known to be the strongest exorcist, whose lust for more power leads to his death. Thanks to the spell he casted at the time of his death, he is reincarnated, this time as Seika Lamprouge, the illegitimate son of a noble family.

Though in this life, he is primarily looked down upon for his lack of magic and his parentage, he’s determined to use the knowledge of his past life to get ahead.

12) Spiritpact


Anime NameLing Qi
MAL Ratings7.18
Number of Episodes32 (2 seasons)
GenreAction, Boys Love, Comedy, Supernatural
StudioHaoliners Animation League
Where to WatchCrunchyroll

This Chinese anime centers around You Keika, a young man who has suffered through misfortunes and poverty all his life. One day he meets a strange man with white hair, and later wakes up to find himself dead and turned into a spirit.

After meeting the man again, he learns that the man is Tanmoku Ki, member of a prestigious exorcist family. Tanmoku offers a pact to You where he will protect You from humans and You has to be his Shadow Spirit and guard him at all times.

11) Twin Star Exorcists

Twin Star Exorcists

Anime NameSousei no Onmyouji
MAL Ratings7.30
Number of Episodes50
GenreAction, Fantasy, Romance
Where to WatchCrunchyroll

Impurities give birth to monsters known as Kegare, leading exorcists all over the world to fight and destroy them in a parallel realm called Magano. As Kegare become stronger, exorcists have more trouble dealing with them. But there’s a prophecy of a destined Miko who will rid the world of all impurities.

Twin Star Exorcists follow the story of the destined exorcists who will be the parents of the Miko. Rokuro Enmadou is a talented exorcist with a troubled past, and Benio Adashino is a prodigious exorcist. When they stumble upon each other one day, their lives become entangled forever.

10) The Morose Mononokean

The Morose Mononokean

Anime NameFukigen na Mononokean
MAL Ratings7.42
Number of Episodes26 (2 seasons)
GenreComedy, Supernatural
StudioPierrot Plus
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Funimation

Poor Hanae Ashiya is being terrorized by a cute and fuzzy yokai which has stuck itself to him, leading him to spend his school days in the infirmary. When health declines, he seeks the help of a yokai exorcist whose flier he’s stumbled upon one day.

To meet the exorcist, he goes to the Mononokean and meets Haruitsuki Abeno, the morose exorcist. Abeno exorcizes the yokai from Ashiya, but demands payment in return. When Ashiya can’t pay, he’s stuck with becoming an employee at the Mononokean to pay off his debt.

9) Blue Exorcist

Blue Exorcist

Anime NameAo no Exorcist
MAL Ratings7.49
Number of Episodes37 (2 seasons)
GenreAction, Fantasy
StudioA-1 Pictures
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Funimation, Netflix

Rin Okumura is spending his life normally with his adopted father and twin brother until his life crashes down around him one day. Demons kill his adopted father, a priest who is actually an exorcist, and he learns that he and his twin are originally the sons of Satan, the ruler of the demon realm.

Filled with the desire of vengeance and to honor his adopted father’s memories, Rin decides to become an exorcist himself, despite him being a half-demon with tremendous power.

8) Saiyuki


Anime NameGensoumaden Saiyuuki
MAL Ratings7.55
Number of Episodes50
GenreAction, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Supernatural
Where to WatchHIDIVE, Netflix

Set in a world where humans and demons used to live side by side with harmony, Saiyuki starts its plot when the demons betray the humans by attacking and planning to release the dangerous evil demon, Gyumao, who has been imprisoned for thousands of years.

This is when the rogue priest, Genjo Sanzo teams up with three demons, Son Goku, Cho Hakkai and Sha Gojo, to stop the release of Gyumao and return the world back to its previous harmony.

7) Kekkaishi


Anime NameKekkaishi
MAL Ratings7.60
Number of Episodes52
GenreAction, Adventure, Supernatural
Where to WatchCrunchyroll

The story of Kekkaishi follows Yoshimura Sumimura, a “kekkaishi” blessed with special powers and able to kill the demons called the “ayakashi” that come to the human realm to wreak havoc.

When the ayakashi target his hometown next, Yoshimura prepares to defeat them all to protect his school and hometown from the dangerous demons. Joining him on this mission is his friend and neighbor, Tokine Yukimura.

6) Beyond the Boundary

Beyond the Boundary

Anime NameKyoukai no Kanata
MAL Ratings7.73
Number of Episodes12
GenreAction, Fantasy
StudioKyoto Animation
Where to WatchHIDIVE

This underrated anime about exorcist revolves around Mirai Kuriyama, the sole survivor of an elite clan known to kill youmu, the personification of negative human emotions. One day she meets Akihito Kanbara, a hybrid who is half-youmu and an immortal. After trying to kill Akihito multiple times and failing, they develop a friendship that soon includes two more spirits: Hiroomu and Mitsuki.

Together with her new friends, Mirai battles the malevolent youmu around them, all the while waiting for the most dangerous youmu of all: Beyond the Boundary.

5) Noragami


Anime NameNoragami
MAL Ratings7.95
Number of Episodes25 (2 seasons)
GenreAction, Fantasy
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Funimation, Netflix

This hilarious and entertaining anime about exorcist revolves around Yato, a minor god wearing a tracksuit and taking all kinds of requests at the price of only one yen. Previously being a god of war, Yato has left the days of blood and slaughter behind to earn his shrine with honest work.

Joining him on his adventures are Hiyori Iki, a teenage girl whose soul keeps slipping out of her body after her encounter with Yato, and Yukine, a spirit of a boy filled with bitterness over life.

4) D.Gray-man


Anime NameD.Gray-man
MAL Ratings8.02
Number of Episodes116 (2 seasons)
GenreAction, Adventure, Fantasy
StudioTMS Entertainment
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Funimation

The evil Millennium Earl puts the souls of the dead into machines to create his deadly mechanical weapons called Akuma. The Akuma can only be exorcized by Innocence, the anti-Akuma weapon.

The protagonist, Allen Walker, joins the Black Order organization to become an official exorcist and fight Millenium Earl and his Akuma. He might look ordinary, but he has a special eye that allows him to see the suffering souls inside the Akuma. Armed with his eye and Innocence, Allen joins the battle against evil.

3) Mononoke


Anime NameMononoke
MAL Ratings8.43
Number of Episodes12
GenreFantasy, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural
StudioToei Animation
Where to WatchCrunchyroll

If we’re talking about anime about exorcist, we must include Mononoke as one of the best of the sub-genre. The series follows Kusuriuri, a mysterious man who roams through land exorcizing evil spirits, known as the titular mononoke. But his way of exorcism is not so simple; it requires him to understand the Form, Truth and Reason of the mononoke for him to exorcize it.

When he arrives at an old inn, he finds one of the rooms, lent to a pregnant woman, is actually full of malevolent mononoke, known as the Zashiki Warasi. Now Kusuriuri must learn the Form, Truth and Reason of Zashiki Warasi before its destructive rampage starts.

2) Mob Psycho 100

Mob Psycho 100

Anime NameMob Psycho 100
MAL Ratings8.49
Number of Episodes37 (3 seasons)
GenreAction, Comedy, Supernatural
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Funimation, Netflix

Shigeo Kageyama aka Mob is an introverted teenage boy blessed with tremendous psychic powers. But Mob sees his powers as dangerous and tries to suppress it as much as possible. To learn how to control his powers, he works for Reigen Arataka, a fraud man who claims to be an exorcist, and uses Mob’s powers to exorcize spirits instead.

As Mob suppresses his mighty powers, circumstances soon lead to him unleashing his potential.

1) Jujutsu Kaisen

Jujutsu Kaisen

Anime NameJujutsu Kaisen
MAL Ratings8.63
Number of Episodes29+ (2 seasons, ongoing) + 1 movie
GenreAction, Fantasy
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Funimation

The best anime about exorcist in recent times has to be Jujutsu Kaisen. The story follows Yuji Itadori, an athletic boy whose life turns upside down when he meets Megumi Fushiguro, a Jujutsu Sorcerer, and stumbles upon a cursed object.

While trying to save Megumi and himself from malicious cursed spirits, Yuji ingests the cursed object, inadvertently becoming the vessel of Ryomen Sukuna, known as the King of Curses.

This concludes our ranking of the top 15 anime about exorcists. Give these a chance if you’re into this sort of stuff, and after that, if you’re in mood for anime from other genres, check out Otakus’ Notes for more suggestions.

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