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Aniplex USA to Stream Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga Anime's English Dub Exclusively on Hulu

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Dub starring Johnny Yong Bosch, Christine Marie Cabanos, Kira Buckland premiered at Sakura-Con in April

Aniplex of America announced at its panel at Anime Central on Saturday that it plans to stream the English dub for the Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga anime exclusively on Hulu.

Aniplex of America had premiered the English dub at Sakura-Con last month. The dub stars Johnny Yong Bosch as Yukio Okumura, Christine Marie Cabanos as Shiemi Moriyama, and Kira Buckland as Izumo Kamiki. All three are reprising their roles from the previous anime series and film.

Aniplex of America had announced in October that it had licensed the series. The anime premiered in Japan on January 6, and Aniplex of America streamed the series on Crunchyroll and Daisuki.

The series adapts the "Kyoto Impure King Arc" that started in the fifth volume of Kazue Katō's original Blue Exorcist manga. Aniplex of America describes the series:

Assiah, the realm of humans, and 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 Material World. But among the human race, there are those who can exorcise such demons—the exorcists.

Rin Okumura kept the fact that he was Satan's offspring a secret from everyone and decided to become an exorcist. He began his training at True Cross Academy but following the incidents involving Amaimon's raid, his lineage became apparent. Fearing his true nature and the blue flames marking his connection to Gehenna, Rin's classmates all distanced themselves from him. Meanwhile, the academy was on high alert when they realized that the “Left Eye of the Impure King” had been stolen! What lies ahead for Rin and his classmates?

Koichi Hatsumi (Deadman Wonderland, Gangsta., Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King) replaced Tensai Okamura as the director of the new series at A-1 Pictures. Toshiya Ono (The Perfect Insider, tsuritama, Gatchaman Crowds) handled the series composition, replacing Ryota Yamaguchi. Keigo Sasaki returned from the first season to design the characters, and he was also the chief animation director alongside Akira Takata (Durarara!!, Natsume's Book of Friends). Shigeki Kawai (episode director for Kingdom, Galilei Donna) served as assistant director. Hiroyuki Sawano additionally returned to compose the music alongside newcomer Kohta Yamamoto (the same Legendoor management company represents both artists). UVERworld performed the opening theme song "Itteki no Eikyō" (Drop's Influence) and Rin Akatsuki performed the ending theme song "Kono Te de" (With This Hand).

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