Aniplex of America has announced that the Blue Exorcist television anime series will begin airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami block in March 2014.
In the meantime, Aniplex is releasing the Blue Exorcist film in North American on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on December 17, 2013.
Aniplex of America announced during the company’s Anime Weekend Atlanta panel that the company will be releasing the Blue Exorcist anime film on DVD and in a limited edition Blu-ray box set on December 17, 2013.
The Blu-ray set will include the film on Blu-ray Disc and an additional DVD with bonus features. Extras include two commentary tracks by the Japanese cast and staff, promotional trailers, staff interviews, a deluxe booklet, and illustrated postcards in a rigid box with art by original manga author Kazue Kato. The box set will retail for US$89.98.
The DVD release of the film will retail for US$39.98.
According to Nielsen BookScan, Sailor Moon Volume 12 by Naoko Takeuchi was the number one selling graphic novel in the United States for July 2013.
Other manga titles that appeared on the Top 20 selling graphic novels list for July 2013 are:
The BookScan rankings include sales at Barnes & Noble and other book chains, independent bookshops, and online purchases; however, sales at comic book stores, Walmart, and some other venues are not included.
Aniplex of America posted an English dubbed trailer on YouTube for the Blue Exorcist anime film. The film will be screening in six cities during August 2013: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Chicago, New York, and Katy, Texas.
Below is the English dubbed trailer. Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions on the trailer in the comments!
Aniplex of America has announced that an additional screening of the Blue Exorcist film in San Francisco, California.
This additional screening will be taking place on August 18, 2013 at 1:45 p.m. at the 4 Star Theatre.