Aniplex USA to Release Blue Exorcist on DVD, Blu-Ray

Aniplex of America set to Release Blue Exorcist
in a Limited Edition Blu-Ray and DVD

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*Cover Art Subject to Change
© Kazue Kato/SHUEISHA, Blue Exorcist Committee, MBS

SANTA MONICA, CA (May 24, 2013) – This Summer, Blue Exorcist fans are in for a real
treat. Recently at their panel at Anime Boston, Aniplex of America Inc. announced their
Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set and Standard Edition DVD release plans for the anime
series Blue Exorcist. They will feature both Japanese and English dialogue as well as bonus
contents. They are scheduled for release at the following dates:

Volume 1 – July 9th
Volume 2 – September 10th

All SKUs will be available for pre-order and purchase through and Aniplex’s
official retailers ( from Tuesday, May 28th. Each Limited Edition
Set is containing the show episodes on 3 Blu-ray discs along with an Original Soundtrack
CD, an exclusive DVD featuring interviews with the English voice cast. In addition, inside
a deluxe rigid box illustrated by Manga Author Kazue Kato, clear BD cases with
double-sided wraps of Japanese cover design, there will be a deluxe 36 page illustration

As bonus contents on both Blu-ray and DVD discs, there will be an unaired special episode
“Kuro Runs Away from Home” as well as the comedic “Ura-Eku” short clips, “web version
preview” videos, trailer collections and more!

The Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Sets will be distributed in limited quantities and sold
through while supplies last.

Blue Exorcist Blu-ray Box Set I

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*Bonus Materials Subject to Change

Blue Exorcist Blu-ray Box Set I features:

  •   Video: 16:9 widescreen
  •   Audio: Japanese & English dialogue
  •   Subtitles: English
  •   5 Discs (3BD discs + 1 DVD + 1 CD)
  •   Vol. 1 will feature Episodes 1-12 & Special Bonus Episode (325 min.)
  •   Commercials and Trailers
  •   1st Season Textless Opening and Ending

<Exclusive Bonus Materials and Special Packaging>

  •   Original Soundtrack CD1
  •   Bonus Episode “Kuro Runs Away From Home”
  •   Bonus DVD: English Cast Interview Part 1: Okumura Brothers & Cram School Gang
  •   36 page Deluxe Illustration Booklet I
  •   Ura-Eku (Short Comedy Videos)
  •   Web Previews
  •   Rigid Box illustrated by Manga Author, Kazue Kato
  •   Clear BD Cases with 2-sided Japanese Cover Design

Blue Exorcist DVD Complete 1st Season features:

  •   Video: 16:9 widescreen
  •   Audio: Japanese & English dialogue
  •   Subtitles: English
  •   3 DVD discs
  •   Vol. 1 will feature Episodes 1-12 & Special Bonus Episode (325 min.)
  •   Commercials and Trailers
  •   1st Season Textless Opening and Ending

<Exclusive Bonus Materials and Special Packaging>

  •   Mini Pin-up Poster
  •   Web Previews
  •   O-Sleeve
  •   Clear 3-disc DVD Cases with 2-sided wrap

All Blue Exorcist Releases can be pre-ordered and purchased at:

Right Stuf:
Official Retailers:

Product number and UPC bar code
Street Date
Blue Exorcist
Blu-ray Box Set 1
July 9
Blue Exorcist
Blu-ray Box Set 2
September 10
Blue Exorcist DVD
Complete 1st Season
July 9
Blue Exorcist DVD
Complete 2nd season
September 10

About Blue Exorcist
Based on the manga by Kazue Kato (published on 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 television series by
the hands of Japan’s acclaimed staff including director Tensai Okamura (Wolf’s Rain,
Darker Than Black) and Animation Studio A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Oreimo 2,
Persona 4, Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW). Blue Exorcist was originally broadcasted in
2011 and was also adopted into a motion picture release.

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, Oreshura and Vividred Operation.

About Right Stuf
Currently celebrating its 23rd year in business, Right Stuf, Inc. was one of the first players
in the U.S. Japanese Animation (“anime”) industry, as both an anime producer/distributor
and a retailer. Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products, as well as the
anime and manga industry, through its online storefront at and a variety of
media including podcasts and special publications.


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Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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