Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist) Chapter 118 Manga Review – "The Light of Day”

"The Light of Day”
  • Mangaka : Katou, Kazue
  • Publisher : Shonen Jump
  • Genre : Action, Adventure, Shounen, Demons, Drama, Fantasy, School, Supernatural
  • Published : February 3, 2020

Contains Spoilers

Discussion Time

Shiro was facing his own death when we last saw him, but in chapter 118 of Ao no Exorcist, he realizes he needs to live! After using his skills to take down the snow yeti in a pretty epic way, Shiro then holds the bundle carrying both babies. Despite knowing their origin, Shiro understands that we all die someday so for now, it’s okay to continue on living. Shiro’s story wraps up here for the moment and we return to our other exorcists who aren’t having a good time.

Satan is walking around rebuilding his body and blowing up anyone near him in the process. Making matters worse, the young exorcist children are in his direct path, meaning their death is imminent if someone doesn’t get them out! Samael appears before his “big brother” and the two engage in some small talk to buy time for a Nephilim to appear. This ancient being is able to cradle Satan and makes him long for death to find peace. At the cost of her life, the Nephilim is able to destroy Satan, bringing an end to this horrible night of chaotic death.

Our final panel shows an encouraged Shiro walking towards the sunrise with two children who we all know will change the world one day. Ao no Exorcist’s 118th chapter seems to be a true ending to this flashback-themed arc but we’re sure next month will show why this past needed to be seen by our young Rin. Till that next chapter—and possible arc—let us talk about a few reasons why reading Ao no Exorcist chapter 118 is well worth your time!

Why You Should Read Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist) Chapter 118

1.Shiro’s Awakening

Shiro really had many reasons to just give up in chapter 117 of Ao no Exorcist but in this 118th chapter, he comes to the realization that he needs to take care of these two cursed children. Imagine if Shiro had perished by the snow yeti’s hands…the whole series would have gone quite differently.

2. The End of the Blue Night…

Satan’s awakening wasn’t a quiet one thanks to the loss of his only love. Thankfully, Mephisto and the Nephilim were able to stop Satan’s rage/sorrow and bring the Blue Night to a closure. But, based on what we know from current chapters, is this Blue Night destined to happen again?

Final Thoughts

Ao no Exorcist 118 was pretty exciting as we saw the sheer power of wanting to live and how sorrow can be truly chaotic as well. Satan has been defeated in the past, ending his Blue Night; but in the present, a new night might occur. Will Rin learn what he needs to from this flashback or will Satan return even more powerful than before? We will find out in chapter 119 of Ao no Exorcist, but till then, let us know what you thought of chapter 118! Be sure to keep stuck to our hive for even more manga chapter reviews here at Honey’s Anime!

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Author: Aaron

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