News Aniplex to Stream Blue Exorcist in U.S., Canada
posted on 2011-04-08 13:00 EDT
Aniplex of America, the North American branch of the Japanese media company Aniplex, announced on Friday that it will broadcast the television anime Blue Exorcist via the Internet in both the United States and Canada. The series will premiere at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight-Saving Time (PDT) on April 20, three days after the series premieres in Japan, at the following outlets:
- Hulu / Hulu Plus
- Anime News Network (ANN)
- Viz Anime
Shueisha's Jump Square magazine announced the anime adaptation of Kazue Kato's Blue Exorcist supernatural manga last year. Viz Media released the first English-language volume of the manga this week. The story 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.
Image © Kazue Kato/SHUEISHA, Blue Exorcist Committee, MBS
Update: Confirmed Viz Anime simulcast region with Aniplex.
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