Aniplex’s BLUE EXORCIST TV Series Debuts on TOONAMI February 22
The popular animated TV Series BLUE EXORCIST (青の祓魔師（エクソシスト）, Ao no Exorcist, 2011) will be making its U.S. network television debut on Adult Swim’s TOONAMI on February 22nd. Aniplex of America originally made the announcement of the premiere on their Live Show this past November. Specific premiere time on Feb. 22nd will be announced on a later date.
The BLUE EXORCIST TV Series is based on Kazue Kato’s hit manga published in Jump Square (by SHUEISHA) and it saw a multi-stream simulcast on websites such as Hulu, Crunchyroll (subtitled version), and as well as on Neon Alley (English dub version). In response to its worldwide popularity, the series was also adapted into a film and theatrically released across North America this past August.
Produced by the highly-acclaimed studio A-1 Pictures, (SWORD ART ONLINE, MAGI: THE LABYRINTH OF MAGIC, OREIMO 2) the BLUE EXORCIST TV Series has gained popularity among its fans for its unique storyline and characters. Aniplex of America has released the BLUE EXORCIST TV Series on home video earlier this year featuring both the original Japanese and English dub which features many popular voice actors such as Bryce Papenbrook (as Rin Okumura), Johnny Yong Bosch (as Yukio Okumura), and Christine Marie Cabanos (as Shiemi Moriyama).
Based on the manga by Kazue Kato (published in Jump Square by Shueisha), BLUE EXORCIST successfully depicts a hero, Rin Okumura, an energetic, yet naïve young man who aims to become the ultimate exorcist. The manga has been made into animation in the hands of Japan’s acclaimed staff including director Tensai Okamura (WOLF’S RAIN, DAKER THAN BLACK) and Animation Studio A-1 Pictures.
Assiah: the realm of humans. 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.
Original Story: Kazue Kato (published in Jump Square / Shueisha)
Director: Tensai Okamura
Screenplay: Ryota Yamaguchi
Character Design: Keigo Sasaki
Production Design: Tomotaka Shibayama
Art Setting: Yasumitsu Suetake, Satoshi Takahata
Art Director: Masatoshi Kai
Color Setting: Nagisa Abe
SFX Director: Masaharu Okazaki
CG Director: Ryuta Undo
Editing: Masahiro Goto
Music: Hiroyuki Sawano
Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
Produced by: Blue Exorcist Committee, MBS
CAST (Japanese / English)
Rin Okumura: Nobuhiko Okamoto / Bryce Papenbrook
Yukio Okumura: Jun Fukuyama / Johnny Yong Bosch
Mephisto Pheles: Hiroshi Kamiya / Sam Regal
Shiro Fujimoto: Keiji Fujiwara / Kirk Thornton
Shiemi Moriyama: Kana Hanazawa / Christine Marie Cabanos
Ryuji Suguro: Kazuya Nakai / Kyle Herbert
Renzo Shima: Koji Yusa / Brian Beacock
Konekomaru Miwa: Yuki Kaji / Miki Moran
Izumo Kamiki: Eri Kitamura / Kira Buckland
Kuro: Ayahi Takagaki / Stephanie Sheh
Shura Kirigakure: Rina Sato / Wendee Lee
Igor Noihaus: Ryotaro Okiayu / Patrick Seitz
Amaimon: Tetsuya Kakihara / Darrel Guilbeau
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 such as BAKEMONOGATARI, DURARARA!!, FATE/ZERO, PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA, THE GARDEN OF SINNERS, SWORD ART ONLINE, BLUE EXORCIST and BLAST OF TEMPEST. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles KILL LA KILL, MONOGATARU SERIES SECOND SEASON, DAY BREAK ILLUSION, SERVANT x SERVICE, SILVER SPOON, MAGI: THE KINGDOM OF MAGIC, ORESHURA, OREIMO 2, VALVRAVE THE LIBERATOR, VIVIDRED OPERATION and SAMURAI FLAMENCO.