By Samantha Simmons
A peek of the Blue Exorcist stage play has been streamed via the play’s official website. The preview is 79 seconds long.
The play, called Live Act Ao no Exorcist~Mashin no Rakuin~ premiered Friday at the Nippon Seinenkan Hall in Tokyo. The play began on May 15 and will run for nine performances until May 17. Satoshi Owada, director of other anime-adapted stage plays such as Inazuma Eleven and Nintama Rantaro will direct.
Blue Exorcist is a supernatural themed anime and manga series about Rin Okumura, a teenager possessing heightened strength and endurance. After his twin brother Yukio leaves home to attend a prestigious school, Rin learns that he is the son of Satan. When Rin witnesses his father’s death in an attempt to protect Rin, Rin does what he knows he must never do–draw the demon slaying blade Kurikara. From that moment on, Rin posseses the ability to ignite himself in blue flames with the power to destroy anything around him.
The anime adaptation of Blue Exorcist ended in September and the film adaptation will open in theaters throughout Japan this winter.
The preview of the stage play can be viewed for free via Live Act Ao no Exorcist~Mashin no Rakuin~.