Following Viz Media’s recent announcement that they will be streaming an English dub of Blue Exorcist on their Neon Alley service, many UK fans of the series began to wonder if this would affect Manga UK’s plans to release a Sub only version on DVD.
When asked about this on twitter, they gave a reply that will disappoint many waiting for a Dub release. They tweeted “It’ll be late 2013 before a dub release will be possible, so tide yourself over with the sub only release this summer”.
Part one of Blue Exorcist, which centres around a boy named Rin Okumura who discovers he is the son of Satan but decides to fight this fate by becoming an exorcist, is due out on August 20th. The series was directed by Tensai Okamura (Darker than Black) and animated by A-1 Pictures (Black Butler, Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW).
What do you think of this news? Does it seem strange to you that they would release a Sub only release when a Dub version is available? Will you be buying the Sub only release or holding out for a late 2013 Dub? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.