Coming next week on the 5th of April, Viz Media will be releasing Blue Exorcist nationwide for you to pick up at the location where you normally buy your manga.
The manga is drawn and written by 25 year old Tezuka Award winning artist Kazue Kato who won the award for her work on Rabbit and I when she was only 19 years old! So to say that we’re excited for this new manga to come to the states is an understatement.
The premise of the manga is probably better stated through the official synopsis:
Raised by Father Fujimoto, a famous exorcist, Rin Okumura never knew his real father. One day a fateful argument with Father Fujimoto forces Rin to face a terrible truth – the blood of the demon lord Satan runs in Rin’s veins! Rin swears to defeat Satan, but doing that means entering the mysterious True Cross Academy and becoming an exorcist himself. Can Rin fight the demons and keep his infernal bloodline a secret? It won’t be easy, especially when drawing his father’s sword releases the demonic power within him!
The book will be out this next week for the reasonable price of $9.99 and is rated T+ (teen plus) for older teens. I’ll pick up my copy on the 5th and have a review ready for you on the same day as I plow through all in one sitting.