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Aniplex of America Acquires Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga for Winter Season Lineup

Popular Anime Series to Receive New Season in January 2017

SANTA MONICA, CA (October 15, 2016) – Aniplex of America Inc. announced today that they have acquired Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga for their upcoming winter season lineup. Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga has been adapted from the Kyoto Arc of the widely popular Blue Exorcist manga series by original author Kazue Kato. The series is scheduled to run weekly in Japan starting in January 2017.

The series returns an all-star cast including Nobuhiko Okamoto as Rin Okumura, Jun Fukuyama as Yukio Okumura, Kana Hanazawa as Shiemi Moriyama, Kazuya Nakai as Ryuji Suguro, Koji Yusa as Renzo Shima, Yuki Kaji as Konekomaru Miwa, Eri Kitamura as Izumo Kamiki, Rina Sato as Shura Kirigakure, Ayahi Takagaki as Kuro, and Hiroshi Kamiya as Mephisto Pheles.

About Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga:
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?

STAFF
Original Story: Kazue Kato (published in Jump Square / Shueisha)
Director: Kouichi Hatsumi
Series Composition: Toshiya Ohno
Character Design: Keigo Sasaki
Music: Hiroyuki Sawano
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures

CAST
Rin Okumura: Nobuhiko Okamoto
Yukio Okumura: Jun Fukuyama
Shiemi Moriyama: Kana Hanazawa
Ryuji Suguro: Kazuya Nakai
Renzo Shima: Koji Yusa
Konekomaru Miwa: Yuki Kaji
Izumo Kamiki: Eri Kitamura
Kuro: Ayahi Takagaki
Shura Kirigakure: Rina Sato
Mephisto Pheles: Hiroshi Kamiya
Shiro Fujimoto: Keiji Fujiwara

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 a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases including Sword Art Online, KILL la KILL, Bakemonogatari, Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcist, NISEKOI, OREIMO 2, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, Expelled From Paradise, The irregular at magic high school, ALDNOAH.ZERO, Fate/stay night
[Unlimited Blade Works] and DURARARA!!×2. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles ERASED, Sword Art Online II, The Asterisk War, OWARIMONOGATARI, Your lie in April, Charlotte, Classroom Crisis, WAGNARIA!!3 and GOD EATER.

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