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.