During a discussion with some friends, one of my friends said that blue exorcist is based on a slush puppy. I know some artists can get creative through a lot of things (elfen lied from a German poem) but I found this one pretty hard to believe.

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Hence my question: Is blue exorcist really based on this slush puppy? Or on something else?

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    This seems both 1.) obviously wrong and 2.) very difficult to disprove. I very much doubt that there will be any source that says "Blue Exorcist was not based on an ice-slush beverage".
    – senshin
    Sep 26, 2013 at 11:17
  • @senshin loopers answer might not disagree tot he beverage but does show he based it with other ideals in mind
    – Dimitri mx
    Sep 26, 2013 at 11:29

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In an interview with Animenewsnetwork, he said that he was inspired by a Grimm fairy tale:

What were your chief inspirations when creating Blue Exorcist?

Kato: It originally was inspired by a Brothers Grimm fairy tale, where brothers combat monsters. Then, I tried to make the story flip several times, and settled down into a simple structure of demons versus an exorcist.


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