Aniplex of America announced that the extremely popular action anime series Blue Exorcist first TV series will be released as a complete box set on Blu-ray for the first time at their industry panel at Anime Central in Rosemont, Illinois today. The box set willfeature all 25 episodes plus the OVA episode “Kuro Runs Away from Home” and bonus short animation “Ura-Eku.” Pre-orders begin Monday May 22ndat www.BlueExorcist.com with a release date set for June 27, 2017.
Based on the critically acclaimed manga series by Kazue Kato, the anime series has been credited for boosting sales of the manga series by almostseven-fold, according to an article on Yahoo! Japan, resulting in an unprecedented first print run of one million copies for their seventh volume by publisher, Shueisha. Voted top 5 Best Anime Series Streaming on Netflix and #1 Best Supernatural Anime of All Time on Ranker, the series isproduced by highly-acclaimed studio A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Your lie in April, Erased).
The box set will feature both the original Japanese dialogue and English dialogue, featuring Bryce Papenbrook (Sword Art Online series, Fate/stay night:Unlimited Blade Works) as Rin Okumura, Johnny Yong Bosch (Durarara!!, Gurren Lagann) as Yukio Okumura, and Christine Marie Cabanos (PuellaMagi Madoka Magica, Sword Art Online) as Shiemi Moriyama for the dub.
Blue Exorcist Blu-ray Disc Box includes:
- Spoken Languages: Japanese & English
- Subtitles: English
- Aspect ratio: 16:9 widescreen
- Episodes: #1-25 and OVA Episode
- Number of Discs: 6 Blu-ray discs
- Total Run Time: Approx. 590 min.
- Rating: 13 UP
- Bonus OVA Episode “Kuro Runs Away from Home”
- Bonus Short Animation Ura-Eku”
- Textless Openings & Endings
- Web Previews
- CM & Trailer Collections
* Bonus contents subject to change.
* Bonus contents include English subtitles
<Bonus Materials and Special Packages>
- Rigid Box with Illustrations by KEIGO SASAKI (Character Design)
- Mini-pinup poster
About Blue Exorcist
Assiah: the realm of humans. Gehenna: the realm of demons.
Normally, these two dimensions would never intersect, but having possessed all material substances, the demons are now intruding on the humanworld. Fortunately, among the human race there are those who have the ability to exorcise such demons – the Exorcists.
Among these humans is Rin Okumura, an energetic, young man who has been raised by Shiro Fujimoto, an eminent priest, with Rin’s twin brother,Yukio. One day, he discovers the shocking truth that his biological father is in fact the most powerful demon of them all – Satan. As the border between “Assiah” and “Gehenna” is threatened by intruding demons, Rin vows to become the ultimate exorcist and defeat his own father and honehis skills as an exorcist at True Cross Academy with other exorcist candidates.
The series has been adapted into a film released across North America and made its U.S. network television debut on Adult Swim’s TOONAMI™ in 2014. Most recently, the series returned in 2017 with Blue Exorcist -Kyoto Saga-, adapted from the Kyoto Impure King arc of the manga series.