Manga UK Acquires Rights over Ao no Exorcist

According to Neo magazine, the British manga distributor Manga Entertainment has acquired the rights over the popular TV series from a few seasons ago Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist). There is no further information released, but the news are definitely very good for both the UK fans of Rin Okumura and Manga UK for it will definitely be a popular title.

Ao no Exorcist is a fantasy, demon story about the school of exorcists and more specifically twins Rin and Yukio Okumura who are more than different, although being born twins. Rin is half-human and half-Satan as the god of the underworld has given him life. Yukio, on the other hand, follows the steps of their (adoptive) father who used to be the top exorcist, the best fighter against Satan himself. Rin has the choice to become an even biggest outcast than what he has already experienced or start fighting against the evil within and outside of him. His adventures as the son of Satan in the school of exorcists are more than entertaining, although highly different than the original manga by Katou Kazue.

Here is the full Ao no Exorcist Review, if you’re interested.

Source: Anime News Network

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8 thoughts on “Manga UK Acquires Rights over Ao no Exorcist

  1. Did you ever notice that in American stories, the son is always trying to kill the father or rebel and talk back and all that angsty stuff but in Japan…

    well, you get the picture.

    1. That made my day. Yes, it has something like this… But I suppose there are also exceptions… After all, not everyone is the same, but as a whole, I believe the American and Japanese education and behaviour correspond to the two types of movies/animation etc.

    2. The difference is that the japanese will always have either a feel good moment or catharthic moment that resolves the issue. They don’t run it on and on and on for years of a plot arc. Remember the new battlestar galactica? No real point the father-son antagonism there. There are better ways to get antagonists and better way to portray protagonists. It’s just Holly laziness.

      If you took a lot of the father-son relationships from Japanese media and their brother-sister relationships, and put it in front of mainstream Americans to view, the mainstream Americans would think it came from 1935 or 1955 America.

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