BLUE EXORCIST THE MOVIE Set for Theatrical Release Across the US
This August, BLUE EXORCIST fans will be treated to something special. Following their release announcement of the entire television series on video, Aniplex of America has announced that BLUE EXORCIST THE MOVIE (劇場版 青の祓魔師「エクソシスト」, Gekijoo-ban Ao no Futsumashi, 2012) will debut in the US this August with English dialogue. Rin Okumura, Yukio Okumura and the rest of their friends return in this original story by Kazue Kato.
The movie features Rin and his friends in the midst of preparing for a festival which is celebrated once every 11 years in True Cross Academy Town. As everyone in town is busy arranging for the festival, a “ghost train” goes berserk while the barriers protecting the city from demon intrusions were under repair. Rin and his twin brother Yukio are sent to the scene as reinforcements, and on their way meet Usamaro, a mysterious demon in the form of a young boy.
Since Usamaro’s appearance, strange events have been happening across True Cross Academy. It’s up to Rin and the other exorcists to figure out what is going on before their city falls apart. Meanwhile, Cheng-Long Liu, a Senior Exorcist First Class from the Taiwan Branch joins them in the repair operation and the story takes an unexpected turn as their fates cross.
The entire BLUE EXORCIST English voice cast will reprise their roles in this original story set for the big screen. There is no doubt this movie will provide a new experience for both fans who have enjoyed the BLUE EXORCIST TV series or who are just introduced to BLUE EXORCIST.
Distributed by ELEVEN ARTS, select theaters in six major cities across the US will be showing the animated feature. Those who attend the showings will receive an exclusive BLUE EXORCIST THE MOVIE poster, as shown at the top of this page. Ticket holders for opening night as well as those attending all other scheduled show times will receive the giveaway on opening night and throughout the scheduled screening times while supplies last.
BLUE EXORCIST THE MOVIE Showtimes and Locations:
• Los Angeles Downtown Independent 2013/8/17 (Sat) 7PM & 8:45PM
• San Francisco 4 Star Theatre 2013/8/17 (Sat)
• Houston Vintage Park 2013/8/17 (Sat) 7:30PM
• Katy Mason Park 2013/8/17 (Sat) 7:30PM
• Chicago Music Box 2013/8/17 (Sat) 9PM
• NY Big Cinema Manhattan 2013/8/17 (Sat) 9PM, 2013/8/18 (Sat) 9PM
For a complete list of show times and exclusive giveaway information, please visit BlueExorcist.com/themovie.
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 leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite DVD and Blu-Ray releases such as BAKEMONOGATARI, DURARARA!!, PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA, THE GARDEN OF SINNERS and BLUE EXORCIST. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles, SWORD ART ONLINE, MAGI, BLAST OF TEMPEST, OREHURA and VIVIDRED OPERATION.
About Eleven Arts
ELEVEN ARTS is the Los Angeles based film distribution company that has brought many acclaimed Japanese films, live-action and animation, to North American audiences. ELEVEN ARTS’s major live-action titles include Japan Academy Awards winner MEMORIES OF TOMORROW (starring Ken Watanabe) and Oscar nominated director (with THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI in 2004) Yoji Yamada’s samurai film LOVE AND HONOR. ELEVEN ARTS is also a respected distributor of popular animation titles such as the Evangelion franchise, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: THE SACRED STAR OF MILOS, and PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA THE MOVIE PART 1: BEGINNINGS/ PART 2: ETERNAL.