Shonen Jump Alpha announced at their San Diego Comic-Con panel that it will be adding two manga series to its lineup: Kazue Kato’s Blue Exorcist and Juzo Kawai’s Takama-ga-hara. Both series will begin to run weekly in the digital anthology beginning on July 23, 2012.
VIZ Media will be releasing Blue Exorcist Volume 8 as a digital-first exclusive on July 30, 2012. Shonen Jump Alpha will then host two chapters of the manga past volume eight in each issue starting on July 30, 2012. The speed-up will then catch up with the chapters in Japan on August 20, 2012. The August 20 edition of Shonen Jump Alpha will contain the latest chapter of Blue Exorcist two weeks after it runs in Japan, and the anthology will continue to host new chapters of the manga two weeks after they are published in Japan.