Aniplex of America Inc. recently announced that it will release the highly anticipated Blue Exorcist The Movie in North America just in time for Christmas with a release date of December 17th 2013.
This action-packed fantasy tells the tale of those who battle underworld spirits and demons and is created by animation studio A-1 Pictures, the studio that brought you hits Sword Art Online and Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic. It features plenty of breathtaking visuals and adrenaline pumping action scenes. This movie is sure to please not only fans of the Blue Exorcist anime series, as those who are new to the saga as well .
The Blue Exorcist series is based on Kazue Kato’s hit manga published in Japanese manga magazine Jump Square. The anime series has been streamed in North America on Hulu, crunchyroll, and on Neon Alley (English dub version). In response to its worldwide popularity, the movie was produced with an original story and released in North American theaters this past August.
Blue Exorcist The Movie will be released in both a Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set and on DVD. Both editions, which are already currently available for pre-order at select stores, feature the original Japanese and English audio in 5.1 surround sound.
The Blu-ray Box Set also includes two commentary tracks by the creative staff and Japanese voice cast and promotional trailers, a Bonus DVD featuring an Exclusive Staff Interview, a Deluxe Booklet, and some Exclusive Illustration Postcards all encased in a rigid box illustrated by the original manga author Kazue Kato.
These box editions look to be custom created for the ultimate Blue Exorcist or anime collector. Aniplex states that the Limited Edition Blu-ray Box will be distributed in limited quantities and sold while supplies last only so get yours while you can.
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