Blue Exorcist

Blue Exorcist
Voice Directors: Alex von David, Tony Oliver (Temporary)

US Premiere: Oct 02, 2012
US Conclusion: Mar 23, 2013
US Home Media: Jul 09, 2013
Japan Premiere: Apr 17, 2011
Japan Conclusion: Oct 02, 2011

Seasons: 1
Episodes: 25

Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures

Popularity: 134th All Time, 200th This Week

Franchise: Blue Exorcist
Characters on BTVA: 34
*Originally released on 4 sub-only DVD volumes in the U.S. from 2011 to 2012
*Re-released with an English dub on DVD and Blu-ray in 2013
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said at 4:48 PM on Thu Jul 27 2017
 1 Shout Out!
Curious about why this turned union for the Kyoto saga. I don't remember another case of an anime going from non-union to union (I assume that the Kyoto saga and the original are treated as the same show but maybe not). Anyway, pretty cool.
said at 5:36 AM on Sat Dec 24 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
As someone who's read the manga, I can personally vouch that all the manga content was really well-adapted. It's strange how it can start off so well only to all go to hell when the anime-original story arc comes around.

Oh well. At least the show finally got a second season, and by the looks of things, it's going to re-adapt the material the anime changed. (namely how Rin's friends reacted to discovering where his powers really come from)
said at 4:36 AM on Sun Mar 19 2017
@1dbad Normally I try to considering how adaptations handle on their own if they had to diverge, the ending was pretty dark but most of the filler oh boy... shonen cliche on aboard! Sad as I love Shiemi but they push her aside on the original contents
said at 3:56 PM on Sun Mar 26 2017
@HienFan Yeah, I watched the anime-original arc before making final judgment. Sometimes anime-original content can be really good, but the original content here was pretty bad. Worst part was how everything got reset to the status quo at the end. Which is for the best given the quality of the anime-original stuff, but it made it all feel even more pointless.
said at 9:00 PM on Sun Nov 6 2016
While the anime-only second half was kinda meh and the casting in the show is far from innovative, the dub was pitch perfect and the show was ultimately entertaining. They're making a new season based on the manga material (so I imagine a retcon of the anime-original stuff) and I believe Aniplex of America already licensed it, so I hope the dub cast comes back for another round!
said at 8:21 PM on Tue Mar 28 2017

According to Sakura Con, Aniplex of America is having a dub screening for the second season (only the first two episodes though) there on April 15.
said at 5:35 PM on Sun Apr 2 2017

Awesome! Second season was quite good so I'm looking forward to rewatching it with the dub.
said at 2:09 PM on Fri May 23 2014
 1 Shout Out!
This shows really good, with Japanese voices, I couldn't finish one episode in English dubb. Bryce pappenbrook is honestly one of my least favorites, but Johnny yong Bosch is disappointing. I really wanted this show to be good in English. very disappointed
said at 2:15 PM on Fri May 13 2016
In the Japanese version, Rin sounded like a Japanese Yuri Lowenthal. As for Yukio, he sounded less like a Japanese JYB, more like Blake Shepard.
said at 5:39 AM on Sat Dec 24 2016
@darkersoul I actually think the dub is decent, but I agree some of the casting choices are a bit off. I do think there's some standout performances though. In particular, I thought a lot of the female characters had great dub voices. (like Wendee Lee is an awesome Shura)
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said at 7:32 AM on Sun Nov 24 2013
 4 Shout Outs!
I CAN'T BELIEVE ITS GOING TO AIR ON TOONAMI! Well I'm willing to watch it dubbed again,
said at 2:01 PM on Sun Aug 25 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Whoever did Takara's voice is badass. Both the puppet form and the actual character were well done for the dub, specifically that tongue twister in the OVA which was confirmed to have been recorded in one take. That means all those lines had to be memorized. Surely a talented person whoever it was.
said at 9:05 AM on Sun Nov 1 2015
@doodleboy You mean in the dub, if so that was Brianne Siddall who did Takara.
said at 12:48 PM on Sun Jan 13 2013
This is a really cool show. It's got great characters, a fun (yet somewhat dark) story, and very good voice acting from Bryce Pappenbrook and Johnny Yong Bosch.

I can't wait for this show to be re-released to DVD (I'm not sure where the "2013" number came from, since no English release has been announced, other than the subtitled import).
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 5:48 PM on Sun Jan 13 2013

No official news yet but it's pretty much common sense a re-release will happen sometime in 2013. Now that there's a dub and it has some exposure on Neon Alley (fake TV), those sub-only sets aren't going to sell anymore except for a few fans who don't like or care about a dub.

Releasing it in 2014 would be stupid since by then interest wouldn't be as high = less sales and almost no company sits on a product consumers want for more than a year. That's just dumb business.

Aniplex USA doesn't have a huge amount of other titles to release so a re-release with the dub sometime this year is extremely likely and will probably be a higher priority for them.

As for the show itself I agree it's pretty good but it's a shame that like many other manga to anime adaptations it deviates partway and then it's all original stuff (sometimes decent, usually disappointing).

Hopefully someday there's a proper adaptation and it gets the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood treatment. Both the manga and anime franchise seem to be very popular so fans might at least get more movies if the first is successful.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 5:51 PM on Sun Jan 13 2013

Also worth noting that this series was animated in HD so there are fans who want a Blu-ray release which Aniplex USA hasn't done yet. Even if they don't re-release the series on DVD (though they'd be losing $$$ to fans who still buy and prefer DVD), they can still include the dub on Blu-ray.
said at 9:53 PM on Sun Jan 13 2013
@Jackson_H I did dig up a panel for Viz at a convention last year where they were talking about Neon Alley. They said that everything on Neon Alley would be seeing a DVD release. No date is confirmed unfortunately, but at least we have confirmation that a re-release is likely to happen.

There are also rumors going around that Viz themselves will re-release the DVDs, and that they helped produce the English dub (which is very likely).

I'm not the biggest fan of Aniplex USA. I wouldn't mind them too much, but they only sell their releases on certain websites, and for questionable prices. However, I could easily tolerate them if they sub-license some of their products out to other companies (possibly after doing import releases when a show first comes out), which makes a lot of sense in my eyes.
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