AniplexLogoAt their Anime Boston panel, Aniplex America announced that they acquired the domestic rights to the following titles:

  • Blue Exorcist
  • Blue Exorcist film
  • Sword Art Online

 

Blue Exorcist will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray.The series will be released across two volumes, both of which will be available in limited and standard editions. The Ura-Eku shorts will be included among the extra features. Pre-orders will open on May 28, 2012. The first volume will hit stores in July, while the second will be released in September

The Blue Exorcist film will make its debut at Anime Expo 2013, in subtitled format.

Sword Art Online will be released on DVD & Blu-Ray in both standard and limited editions. The series will feature English and Japanese dubs, as well as English and Japanese subtitles. the Blu-Ray set will include the following features:

  • Audio commentary by Japanese creators & staff
  • Special animation: Sword Art OFFLine (Japanese with English subtitles)
  • Original Web Preview trailer
  • First season textless opening.

The limited edition Blu-Ray for the first volume will also include the following:

  • Original Soundtrack CD 1
  • 16-Page booklet
  • Illustration Pinups
  • Weis Schwarz Collector card (In association with Bushiroad)

The series will be released across four volumes. The first volume will hit on August 13, while subsequent volumes will hit in September, October, and November respectively. Each limited edition Blu-ray set will contain a collector’s card from Bushiroad.

Pre-orders for Sword Art Online will open on May 28.

In addition, the company announced that Sword Art Online will hit Toonami in August.