Posted Wed Jun 5, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
Two limited edition collections of the fantasy horror anime series are coming to Blu-ray in 2013.
'Set I' includes episodes 1-12 and follows Rin and his twin brother Yukio Okumura who have been raised by Shiro Fujimoto, an eminent priest. But one day Rin discovers their biological father is actually Satan! As the border between "Assiah" (the human world) and "Gehenna" (demon's world) is intruded upon by evils, Rin vows to become the ultimate exorcist and defeat his own father, Satan. To hone his raw skills, Rin enters True Cross Academy to train with other exorcist candidates.
'Set II' continues the story with episodes 13-25 . During a 3-day drill to prepare Rin and fellow Ex-Wires for actual combat, Amaimon suddenly appears and takes Shiemi as a hostage to lure Rin. Angry, Rin fights Amaimon and he ends up going berserk! He regains control of himself only to be captured by the current Paladin, Angel, and sent to the Vatican for trial. As the hearing drags on, the Order finds itself unable to decide on Rin's fate, as Mephisto has proclaimed him to be "a weapon for counter-attacking Satan." Rin is now forced to obey the Vatican's order or face execution!
Specs and suggested list prices for each limited edition 5-Disc set have not been revealed yet, but supplements for 'Set I' will include: Special Bonus Episode "Kuro Runs Away From Home"; Ura-Eku (short comedy video); 1st Season Textless Opening and Ending; Web Version Previews; and Commercials and Trailers. Supplements for 'Set II' will include: Ura-Eku (short comedy video); 2nd Season Textless Opening and Ending; and Web Version Previews.
Additionally, each set will also include an Original Soundtrack CD; a Bonus DVD - English Cast Interview; a 36-page Deluxe Illustration Booklet; a Rigid Box illustrated by Manga Author Kazue Kato; and Clear BD Cases with 2-sided Japanese Cover Design.
You can find the latest specs for 'Blue Exorcist: Set I' and 'Blue Exorcist: Set II' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under July 9 and September 10.
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