blue-exorcist-the-movieSANTA MONICA, CA (September 28, 2013) – At their recent industry panel at Anime Weekend Atlanta in Georgia, Aniplex of America Inc. announced its home video release plans for Blue Exorcist The Movie in North America on December 17th 2013. The Blue Exorcist series is an anime based on Kazue Kato’s hit manga published in Jump Square (by SHUEISHA) and it streamed on Hulu, crunchyroll, as well as on Neon Alley (English dub version). In response to its worldwide popularity, the movie was produced with an original story and released in North American theaters in August.

The action-packed fantasy tale from animation studio A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic) features plenty of breathtaking visuals throughout the film. Blue Exorcist The Movie made its US debut at Anime Expo in Los Angeles this past July.

Blue Exorcist The Movie will be released in both a Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set and DVD. Both SKUs will feature the original Japanese and English audio (5.1 surround sound). The Blu-ray Box Set will also include 2 Commentary Tracks by the creative staff and Japanese voice cast and promotional trailers. In addition, it will also include the feature film on a Blu-ray disc, a Bonus DVD featuring an Exclusive Staff Interview, a Deluxe Booklet, along with some Exclusive Illustration Postcards all encased in a rigid box illustrated by the original manga author Kazue Kato.

 

Both SKUs will be available for pre-order through Rightstuf.com and Aniplex’s official retailers (AniplexUSA.com/retailers) starting on Monday September 30th. The Limited Edition Blu-ray Box will be distributed in limited quantities and sold while supplies last.

 

blue-exorcist-movie-bluraydvdBlue Exorcist The Movie Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set features:

  •  2 Discs (Feature BD disc + Bonus DVD) (TRT: Approx. 88 min.)
  • Video: 16:9 Widescreen
  • Audio: Japanese & English (both 5.1 surround sound)
  • Subtitles: English
  • 2 Audio Commentary Tracks by Production staff and Japanese Cast
    1. Nobuhiko Okamoto (Rin), Hidenobu Kiuchi (Liu), Atsushi Takahashi (Director), and Kenichi Hayashi (Animation Producer)
    2. Jun Fukuyama (Yukio), Rie Kugimiya (Usamaro), Atsushi Takahashi (Director), and Takamitsu Inoue (Producer)
  • Promotional Trailers and Commercials

<Bonus Materials & Special Package>

  • Bonus DVD: Exclusive Staff Interview
  • Atsushi Takahashi (Director), Kenichi Hayashi (Animation Producer), and Takamitsu Inoue (Producer)
  • Deluxe Booklet
  • Exclusive Illustration Postcards
  • Rigid Box illustrated by Kazue Kato (Manga Author)
  • 2-sided BD Wraps

 

Blue Exorcist The Movie DVD features:

  • Audio: Japanese & English (both 5.1 surround sound)
  • Video: 16:9 Widescreen
  • Subtitles: English

 <Bonus & Package>

  • Mini Pin-up Poster
  • 2-sided Wrap in O-sleeve Case

 

Blue Exorcist The Movie can be pre-ordered and purchased at: Right Stuf: http://rightstuf.com/i/AOA3401 (Blu-ray)  http://rightstuf.com/i/AOA3402 (DVD)

 

Product numbers and UPC bar codes

Title Street Date SKU # UPC SRP Store

price

Blue Exorcist The

Movie Limited Edition

Blu-ray Box Set

12/17/2013 AOA-3401 850527003493 $89.98 $69.98
Blue Exorcist The

Movie DVD

12/17/2013 AOA-3402 850527003509 $39.98 $29.98

For detailed information, please visit:

www.BlueExorcist.com/themovie

 


About Blue Exorcist The Movie

When his adopted father, Shiro Fujimoto was killed by his biological father, Satan, Rin Okumura swore to become an exorcist to avenge Shiro’s death declaring war on his own blood-relatives of the underworld…Everyone is in the midst of preparing for a festival which is celebrated once every 11 years in True Cross Academy Town. However behind the scenes in the shadows, a “Phantom Train” goes berserk while the barriers protecting the town from demon intrusions were under repair. Rin, Yukio, and Shiemi are sent to exorcise the Phantom Train, but as usual Rin complicates the situation. Among all of the chaos, Rin meets a demon in the form of a young boy. Meanwhile, Cheng-Long Liu, a Senior Exorcist First Class from the Taiwan Branch joins Shura in the repair operation and the story takes an unexpected turn as all their fates cross.

 

www.BlueExorcist.com/themovie

 


STAFF

Original Story: Kazue Kato (Published In Jump Square / SHUEISHA)

Director: Atsushi Takahashi

Screenplay: Reiko Yoshida

Character Design & Supervising Animation Director: Keigo Sasaki

Art Director: Shinji Kimura

Music: Hiroyuki Sawano

Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi

Animation Production: A-1 Pictures

 

CAST (Japanese / English)

Rin Okumura: Nobuhiko Okamoto / Bryce Papenbrook

Yukio Okumura: Jun Fukuyama / Johnny Yong Bosch

Shiemi Moriyama: Kana Hanazawa / Christine Marie Cabanos

Ryuji Suguro: Kazuya Nakai / Kyle Hebert Renzo Shima: Koji Yusa / Brian Beacock Konekomaru Miwa: Yuki Kaji / Miki Moran Izumo Kamiki: Eri Kitamura / Kira Buckland Kuro: Ayahi Takagaki / Stephanie Sheh

Shura Kirigakure: Rina Sato / Wendee Lee

Arthur Auguste Angel: Daisuke Ono / David Vincent Mephisto Pheles: Hiroshi Kamiya / Sam Regal Usamaro: Rie Kugimiya / Cassandra Lee Morris Cheng-Long Liu: Hidenobu Kiuchi / Todd Haberkorn


About Aniplex of America Inc.

Aniplex  of  America  Inc.  (Santa  Monica,   California)  is   a  subsidiary  of  Aniplex   Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.  and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite DVD and Blu-Ray releases such as Bakemonogatari, Durarara!!, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, the Garden of sinners, Sword Art Online, Blue Exorcist, and Blast of Tempest. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles Monogatari Series Second Season, Day Break Illusion, SERVANT x SERVICE, Silver Spoon, Oreshura, Oreimo 2, Fate/Zero, and Vividred Operation.

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About Right Stuf

Currently celebrating its 26th year in business, Right Stuf, Inc. was one of the first players in the U.S.  Japanese  Animation  (“anime”)  industry,  as  both  an  anime  producer/distributor  and  a retailer. Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products, as well as the anime and manga industry, through its online storefront at RightStuf.com and a variety of media including podcasts and special publications.

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