Anime Boston 2013: Aniplex USA Announces "Blue Exorcist" On Blu-ray, "Sword Art Online" For Toonami
At its industry panel on Friday, Aniplex of America announced that it is bringing the shonen action series Blue Exorcist to Blu-ray as well as a new DVD release including both an English dub and the Japanese track with English subtitles. The 25-episode series will be released in two parts; part one will be released on July 9th and part two will come out on September 10th. The releases will include interviews with the English cast, the Ura-Eku comedy shorts, a 36-page illustration booklet, soundtrack CD’s and packaging featuring original art drawn by creator Kazue Kato.
Aniplex also announced that Sword Art Online will be airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami block on Cartoon Network starting in August 2013. Additionally, the series will be released on both Blu-ray and DVD. Both sets will have English and Japanese language tracks as well as Spanish and English subtitles. The DVD set will include audio commentary by the creator and cast of the show, as well as “Sword Art Offline” shorts. The Blu-ray set features an original soundtrack, a 16 page booklet, pin-ups and an exclusive character card in each disc case. There will be a total of four volumes released in August, September, October and November 2013.