The Blue Exorcist Movie Coming to Theaters in US August 17, 2013

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Friday, June 21, 2013

Blue Exorcist has been one of the series that Aniplex has been giving a big push in North America, and not only will they be releasing the entire television series but they will be showing the movie based on the series in select U.S. theaters. On August 17th there will be evening showings at theaters in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Houston, and Chicago (check below for specific theaters). The showing will be of the English dub version of the film, which will have the English voice cast from the TV series reprising their roles.

As previously announced, the TV series will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray with dual audio in two separate volumes. Volume 1 will be out next month on July 9th, while Volume 2 will hit September 10th. Aniplex hasn’t announced plans for a DVD or Blu-Ray of the movie just yet, but my assumption would be it will be sometime after the September release of Volume 2. Below is a short teaser trailer for the movie, which strangely enough is subtitled even though the theater run will be dubbed. This isn’t a series I have personally watched yet but it’s on my to see list and does sound interesting, and I’m always glad to see an anime movie get the box office treatment even if it is only in a few locations.

SANTA MONICA, CA (June 13, 2013) – This August, Blue Exorcist fans will be treated to something special. Following their release announcement of the entire television series on video, Aniplex of America has just announced that Blue Exorcist The Movie will debut in the US this August with English dialogue. Rin Okumura, Yukio Okumura and the rest of their friends return in this original story by Kazue Kato. A brief description about the movie, “Set at a time when True Cross Academy is in the midst of preparing for a festival celebrated every 11 years, a mysterious demon named Usamaro suddenly appears. Since Usamaro’s appearance, strange events have been happening across True Cross Academy. It’s up to Rin and the other exorcists to figure out what is going on before their city falls apart.”

The entire Blue Exorcist English voice cast will reprise their roles in this original story set for the big screen. There is no doubt this movie will provide a new experience for both fans who have enjoyed the Blue Exorcist TV series or who are just introduced to Blue Exorcist.

Distributed by ELEVEN ARTS, select theaters in six major cities across the US will be showing the animated feature. Those who attend the showings will receive an exclusive Blue Exorcist The Movie poster, as shown at the top of this page. Ticket holders for opening night as well as those attending all other scheduled show times will receive the giveaway on opening night and throughout the scheduled screening times while supplies last.

For a complete list of show times and exclusive giveaway information, please visit: BlueExorcist.com/themovie

Blue Exorcist The Movie Showtimes and Locations:

Los Angeles Downtown Independent

2013/8/17 (Sat)
7PM & 8:45PM
http://www.downtownindependent.com/

San Francisco 4 Star Theatre
2013/8/17 (Sat)
http://www.lntsf.com/4-star-theatre.html

Houston Vintage Park
2013/8/17 (Sat)
7:30PM
http://drafthouse.com/houston/vintage_park

Katy Mason Park
2013/8/17 (Sat)
7:30PM
http://drafthouse.com/houston/mason_park

Chicago Music Box
2013/8/17 (Sat)
9PM
http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/

NY Big Cinema Manhattan
2013/8/17 (Sat)
9PM

2013/8/18 (Sun)
9PM
http://us.bigcinemas.com/loc_Manhattan.asp

About Blue Exorcist The Movie

The movie features Rin and his friends in the midst of preparing for a festival which is celebrated once every 11 years in True Cross Academy Town. As everyone in town is busy arranging for the festival, a “ghost train” goes berserk while the barriers protecting the city from demon intrusions were under repair. Rin and his twin brother Yukio are sent to the scene as reinforcements, and on their way meet a demon in the form of a young boy. Meanwhile, Cheng-Long Liu, a Senior Exorcist First Class from the Taiwan Branch joins them in the repair operation and the story takes an unexpected turn as their fates cross.

www.BlueExorcist.com

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