Blue Exorcist Gets First Spin-Off Manga

Shueisha’s Jump SQ.19 magazine has published the first manga spin-off of Kazue Kato’s Blue Exorcist manga. The one-shot comedy manga, Salaryman Exorcist: The Sorrow of Yukio Okumura (Salaryman Exorcist: Okumura Yukio no Aishu), was illustrated by Minoru Sasaki, under the supervision of Kato. The story follows Yukio Okumura, the normal twin brother of Satan’s son, Rin, as he stresses about his brother and everyday life. As the cover picture below shows, Yukio relies on energy drinks to keep himself awake and alert as he’s so over-worked.

Il Sole Penetra le Illusioni Anime Promo Released

The official website for the Il Sole Penetra le Illusioni or Gen’ei o Kakeru Taiyo (The Sun Penetrates the Illusions) anime series has released its first promotional video. The series is set to be released in July.

The main cast will be voiced by Mai Kadowaki (Fate/Zero‘s Illyasviel von Einzbern), Eri Kitamura (Blue Exorcist‘s Izumo Kamiki), Sora Tokui (Tantei Opera Milky Holmes‘ Nero Yuzurisaki), and Yuiko Tatsumi (Cuticle Detective Inaba‘s Noa). Some of the staff have also been announced; Gomoku Akatsuki is the character designer, Haruyasu Akagi is the producer, Hidenori Tanaka is handling the series’ scenario, and Hitoshi Sakimoto is the composer.

The basic plot follows a group of girls who solve mysteries of this world by using mystical tarot cards that hold the power to read destinies. However, more information on the project will be revealed at the Anime Contents Expo 2013 in Chiba on 30 March. The website did, however, reveal some visuals of the series.

Vampire Franchise Diabolik Lovers Gets Anime

It was announced at the Rejet Fes 2013 Viva La Revolution event that an anime adaptation of the drama CD and PSP game franchise, Diabolik Lovers, has been green-lit.

The story revolves around the six sadistic Sakamaki brothers, who happen to be vampires, and Yui Komori, a girl who can see ghosts. When Yui’s father is called away for work, she transfers to a night school and is sent to stay with the Sakamaki brothers. Each one of the brothers wants to suck her blood, and they become obsessed with Yui.

Left to right: Subaru, Shu, Kanato, Ayato, Raito and Reiji

Subaru will be voiced by Takashi Kondo (Blade of the Immortal), Shu will be voiced by Kousuke Toriumi (Black Butler), Kanato – Yuuki Kaji (Blue Exorcist), Ayato – Hikaru Midorikawa (Clannad), Raito – Daisuke Hirakawa (The Familiar of Zero F) and Reiji – Katsuyuki Konishi (Gurren Lagann).

Blue Exorcist Volume One Out Now on DVD

Manga Entertainment has today released the first volume of Blue Exorcist in the UK. This release has subtitles only and a dubbed version will not be available until late 2013, so fans will just have to tide themselves over with the sub edition till then.

A supernatural series, Blue Exorcist tells the story of a boy called Rin Okumura, who discovers he is the son of Satan. Fighting his fate, he joins the True Cross Academy to become an exorcist and defeat demons rather than ally with them. The series was directed by Tensai Okamura (Darker Than Black) and animated by A-1 Pictures (Black Butler).