Rokuro remembering his Hiinatsuki past
 Kanji ケガレ
 Romaji Kegare
 Affiliations Magano
 Relatives Basara
 Manga Debut Chapter 1
 Anime Debut Episode 1

Impurity (ケガレ Kegare?) are the monsters that reside in Magano and break into the human world to abduct and kill humans. They are the main enemies of the Exorcists.


It is unknown when and where they come into existence. It is said that Impurities have existed since the beginning of time. Furthermore, it is said that they are born from the depths of people's sins and karma.


Impurity attacking Kohana and her brother

While they vary greatly in overall appearance and size, Impurities have dark skin and a kuji-kiri on their torsos.

Ranks and Evolution

Rank D: Degan

Mud Eyes (泥眼 Degan?) is the weakest type of impurity and the most usual. They have small bodies, weak perception and slow movements. An average adult male exorcist (Ryogo Nagitsuji as standard) can take down ten of them at once. Their risk levels are (from low to high): D and +D.[1]

Chap.32, Hundreds of years ago, Hijirimaru (Shinja) and Higano (Degan) viewing the outside world

Rank C: Hannya

Hannya (般若 Hannya?) (A type of monster of Japanese folklore, originally mean "wisdom" in Buddism) These are bigger than Degans but much more powerful, it can can cause trouble to average exorcist in Mainland. Their risk levels are (from low to high): C, +C and CC.

Rank B: Ja

Snakes ( Jya?) Stronger and larger than Hannyas, one takes about ten average exorcists to be taken down. However, at Tsuchimikado Island they are considered as low level ones. Their appearance is influenced by the people they killed. Their risk levels are (from low to high): B, +B and BB.

Rank A: Shinja

True Snakes (真蛇 Shinjya?) have human speech and high perception. They require high level exorcist teams or Twelve Guardian class power to be dealt with. As the impurities also prey on each other, this kind of impurity is rare. Their strength is about the power of 50 average exorcists. Impurities start to have genders at this rank. Their risk levels are (from low to high): A, +A and AA.

Rank S: Basara

Once a Shinja absorbs enough spell power, it evolves into a Basara, a human like impurity that can speak human language. There are only a few of them and their power and strength is leagues above that of most impurities and exorcists. Same as exorcists, they can also use enchanted gears. Their rank is only determined by the basara's age instead of possible threat. Their strength is at least the power of 100 average exorcists. Their risk levels are (from low to high): S, +S and SS.


Exorcists and humans that are corrupted by a spell are called Product (生成 Namanari?) or fallen impurities. These impurities are much stronger than normal impurities.Their appearance is much like the normal impurities but their kuji-kiri marks are green. Some of the victims were the Hinatsuki Dormitory students, Mayura Otomi that was later purified by Benio and Rokuro. Their risk levels are ex S or ex A.



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