It’s time to say “Hello” to Yukio Okumura, once again!
Earlier today, the official Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga (Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujō Ō-hen) anime website updated with a pair of promotional videos. The site started streaming a trailer, as well as a TV spot that highlight Yukio Okumura.
The series will première in January, as part of MBS’s “Animeism” block.
Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga adapts the Kyoto Impure King arc of the Blue Exorcist manga, which began in the work’s fifth compiled volume. Koichi Hatsumi (Deadman Wonderland, Gangsta.) is helming the project at A-1 Pictures, replacing previous director Tensai Okamura. Keigo Sasaki (ERASED, The Seven Deadly Sins) will reprise their role as character designer, while Toshiya Ono (Gatchaman CROWDS) takes charge of series composition. Hiroyuki Sawano is returning to compose the show’s soundtrack with newcomer Kohta Yamamoto.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Rin Okumura: Nobuhiko Okamoto
- Yukio Okumura: Jun Fukuyama
- Shiemi Moriyama: Kana Hanazawa
- Ryuji Suguro: Kazuya Nakai
- Renzo Shima: Koji Yusa
- Konekomaru Miwa: Yuuki Kaji
- Izumo Kamiki: Eri Kitamura
- Kuro: Ayahi Takagaki
- Shura Kirigakure: Rina Sato
- Mephisto Pheles: Hiroshi Kamiya
- Tatsuma Suguro: Takashi Inagaki
- Juzo Shima: Katsuyuki Konishi
- Kinzo Shima: Kisho Taniyama
- Mamushi Hojo: M.A.O
- Saburota Todo: Kazuhiro Yamaji
Aniplex of America currently holds the rights to Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, and intends to stream the show as part of their Winter 2017 simulcast lineup. They describe the show as:
Assiah, the realm of humans, and 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.
Rin Okumura kept the fact that he was Satan’s offspring a secret from everyone and decided to become an exorcist. He began his training at True Cross Academy but following the incidents involving Amaimon’s raid, his lineage became apparent. Fearing his true nature and the blue flames marking his connection to Gehenna, Rin’s classmates all distanced themselves from him. Meanwhile, the academy was on high alert when they realized that the “Left Eye of the Impure King” had been stolen! What lies ahead for Rin and his classmates?
Source: Twitter (aoex_anime)