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Blue Exorcist Manga Gets TV Anime Green-Lit

posted on 2010-11-27 06:44 EST
Viz to launch Kazue Katō's supernatural manga in North America next April

On Saturday, the official website for Shueisha's Jump Square magazine posted the cover for the January issue, which is announcing next Saturday that a television anime adaptation of Kazue Katō's Blue Exorcist manga has been green-lit.

The supernatural manga focuses on Rin Okumura, a boy raised by a famous exorcist named Father Fujimoto. After an argument between the two, Rin discovers he is the son of Satan. Rin decides to fight his fate by joining the True Cross Academy to become an exorcist and defeat demons. However, when he draws his father's sword, it releases a dark power within him.

Katō launched the manga in Jump Square in April of 2009, and the fifth compiled book volume will ship next month. Viz Media will publish the first book volume of the manga in North America next April.

[Via Livedoor, Uri-Sure Matome R]

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