Aniplex of America Releasing Blue Exorcist -Kyoto Saga- on Blu-ray and DVD

The action of -Kyoto Saga- comes to Blu-ray and DVD!

SANTA MONICA, CA (June 2, 2017) – Aniplex of America announced today that all 12 episodes of hit supernatural anime Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga- will be released on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time. Earlier this year, the long-awaited Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga- began streaming on Crunchyroll, Anime Strike, Daisuki, and Hulu, and the English dubbed version will begin streaming on Hulu soon. Now, fans will be able to own every episode of the new series. The announcement was unveiled at the Aniplex of America industry panel at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, CA to cheers from the anime's passionate fan base.

Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga- is based on the “Kyoto Impure King” arc, beginning in Chapter 16 of the best-selling Blue Exorcist manga by author Kazue Katō. The Kyoto-based season aired weekly in Japan starting in January 2017 and is a new series that adheres to the original manga, promising to capture both anime and manga fans alike.

Pre-orders begin on July 5th for all SKUs. Release dates and product details are listed below.

The series is produced by the famed studio A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Your Lie in April, Erased). Both Blu-ray and DVD feature the original Japanese as well as English dialogues with Bryce Papenbrook (Sword Art Online, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works) as Rin Okumura, Johnny Yong Bosch (Durarara!!, Gurren Lagann) as Yukio Okumura, and Christine Marie Cabanos (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Sword Art Online) as Shiemi Moriyama for the English dub. Named “#1 Most Anticipated Winter 2017 Anime Series” by Anime News Network, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga- finally brings the action to Blu-ray and DVD.


Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga- Blu-ray and DVD Volume 1 includes:

Blu-ray Features
Spoken Languages: Japanese & English
Subtitles: English
Aspect ratio: 16:9 widescreen
Episodes: #1-6
Number of Discs: 2 Blu-ray discs
Total Run Time: Approx. 140 min.
Rating: 13 UP

Bonus Contents
Textless Opening & Ending
Ep. 1 Textless Ending Scene

* Bonus contents subject to change.

Bonus Materials and Special Packages
Deluxe Booklet
Illustration postcards
Package Illustration by Keigo Sasaki (Character Design)

Product number and UPC bar code:

Title: Blue Exorcist –Kyoto Saga– Blu-ray Volume 1
Street Date: 11/14/2017
SKU #: AOA-10401B
UPC: 816546020675
SRP: $74.98
$ 59.98: Store price

Product number and UPC bar code
Title: Blue Exorcist –Kyoto Saga– DVD Volume 1
Street Date: 11/14/2017
SKU #: AOA-10401D
UPC: 816546020682
SRP: $39.98
Store price: $29.98

Blue Exorcist –Kyoto Saga- Blu-ray and DVD Volume 2 includes:

Blu-ray Features
Spoken Languages: Japanese & English
Subtitles: English
Aspect ratio: 16:9 widescreen
Episodes: #7-12
Number of Discs: 2 Blu-ray discs
Total Run Time: Approx. 140 min.
Rating: 13 UP

Bonus Contents
TBD

Bonus Materials and Special Packages
Deluxe Booklet
Illustration postcards
Package Illustration by Keigo Sasaki (Character Design)

Product number and UPC bar code
Title: Blue Exorcist –Kyoto Saga– Blu-ray Volume 2
Street Date: 2/13/2018
SKU #: AOA-10402B
UPC: 816546020699
SRP: $74.98
Store price: $59.98

Product number and UPC bar code
Title: Blue Exorcist –Kyoto Saga– DVD Volume 2
Street Date: 2/13/2018
SKU #: AOA-10402D
UPC: 816546020705
SRP: $39.98
Store price: $29.98

For pre-order, please visit: www.AniplexUSA.com/retailers

About Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga-

Blue Exorcist, the manga by Kazue Katō which has surpassed 15 million copies in sales. Following a TV anime series and a theatrical film, the long-awaited new series has come back! Set in Kyoto, a new chapter of Blue Exorcist is about to begin…

Born the spawn of Satan, Rin Okumura decides to hide his origins, and become an exorcist. He enrolls at the Exorcism Cram School, a training institute for exorcists located on the True Cross Academy grounds. But, his cover is blown during an attack by Amaimon, the King of Earth, and he is revealed to be the son of Satan. Terrified of Satan's blue flames, his friends start to distance themselves from Rin…
It is then that someone steals the Left Eye of the Impure King, sealed away in the deepest part of the academy, and Rin and the others find themselves embroiled in an unexpected crisis…

For details on Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga-, please visit: http://blueexorcist-kyotosaga.com/

STAFF
Original Story: Kazue Katō (published in Jump Square / Shueisha)
Director: Koichi Hatsumi
Screenplay: Ryota Yamaguchi
Character Design: Keigo Sasaki
Chief Animation Directors: Keigo Sasaki, Akira Takata
Sub Director: Shigeki Kawai
Sub Character & Demon Design: Yuji Hosogoshi
Main Animators: Masaru Yonezawa, Sakiko Uda
Prop Design: Mio Inoguchi
Art Director: Maho Takahashi
Art Setting: Takeyuki Takahashi
Color Setting: Nagisa Abe
SFX Director: Masaharu Okazaki
2D Works: Chie Nishitani
Editing: Hitomi Sudō
Music: Hiroyuki Sawano, KOHTA YAMAMOTO
Sound Director: Satoki Iida
Sound Productions: Rakuonsha
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures

Opening Theme: “Itteki no eikyou” by UVERworld
Ending Theme: “Kono te de” by Rin Akatsuki

CAST
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 / Mona Marshall
Izumo Kamiki; Eri Kitamura / Kira Buckland
Kuro: Ayahi Takagaki / Stephanie Sheh
Shura Kirigakure: Rina Sato / Wendee Lee
Mephisto Pheles: Hiroshi Kamiya / Sam Riegel
Shiro Fujimoto: Hiroaki Hirata / Kirk Thornton
Tatsuma Suguro: Takashi Inagaki / Michael McConnohie
Juzo Shima: Katsuyuki Konishi / Xander Mobus
Kinzo Shima: Kishō Taniyama / Ben Diskin
Mamushi Hojo: MAO / Brina Palencia
Todo Saburota: Kazuhiro Yamaji / Ray Chase

ADR Director & Script Writer: Alex Von David

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 Blu-ray and DVD releases including Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Fate/Zero, the Sword Art Online series, Your Lie in April, Kill la Kill, Bakemonogatari, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcist, NISEKOI, the OREIMO series, DURARARA!!×2, Magi series, Expelled from Paradise, The irregular at magic high school, and ALDNOAH.ZERO. The company's ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles: March comes in like a lion, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, ERASED, The Asterisk War, OWARIMONOGATARI, KIZUMONOGATARI, Charlotte, Occultic;Nine, WWW.WAGNARIA!!, GRANBLUE FANTASY, and Eromanga Sensei.

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