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Second Blue Exorcist PV Previews Opening Theme by UVERworld


It’s time to take a trip to the uverworld, I mean overworld. I mean… what was I saying?

Earlier today, the official Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga (Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujō Ō-hen) anime website updated with a new promotional video, as well as a pair of TV spot and a character promo. The new promo video features opening theme song Itteki no Eikyō (Drop’s Influence) by UVERWorld as a background track.

Promo Video

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x55lb0r_ao-no-exorcist-s2-pv2_tv

TV Spot

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x55lb1x_ao-no-exorcist-s2-cm_tv

Character PV: Rin Okumura

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x55h6fb_ao-no-exorcist-character-pv-rin-okumura_tv

Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga will première on January 6, as part of MBS’s “Animeism” block. The site confirms that six Blu-Ray and DVD releases for the show will be released.

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.

©Kazue Kato/SHUEISHA, Blue Exorcist Committee
©Kazue Kato/SHUEISHA, Blue Exorcist Committee

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?

Several character promo videos and TV spots were released to promote the series. You can check these out below:

Promo Video

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x52mdjv_ao-no-exorcist-s2-character-pv-yukio-okumura_tv

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x53k1si_ao-no-exorcist-s2-shiemi-moriyama-character-pv_tv

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x53k1sm_ao-no-exorcist-s2-izumo-kamiki-character-pv_tv

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x54un0t_ao-no-exorcist-s2-ryuuji-suguro-character-pv_tv

TV Spot

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x52mdj5_ao-no-exorcist-s2-character-cm-yukio-okumura_tv

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x53k1sc_ao-no-exorcist-s2-shiemi-moriyama-izumo-kamiki-cm_tv

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x54un0m_ao-no-exorcist-s2-ryuuji-suguro-character-cm_tv

Source: Twitter (aoex_anime)

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