Imported Webs: Supernatural Anime

Everybody knows of the CW show called Supernatural, it is a popular show that has won the hearts of thousands of fans, partly for they intriguing story lines and memorable characters but a large part comes from their attractive two main characters.

The horror and drama television series (Horama – trademarked) was created by Eric Kripke and debuted on September 13, 2005 on The WB after being stuck in development for ten years.  The show, now in its sixth season and part of The CW’s lineup, stars Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester and follows the brothers as they hunt demons and other figures of the paranormal.  The show, which begins its sixth season this fall, is getting another spin-off in the form of the Supernatural Anime!

On June 9, 2010, the official Japanese Warner Bros. website announced an anime version of the series entitled Supernatural The Animation.  The show is set to debut in Japan in January 2011 and will be produced by famed Japanese anime studio Madhouse (Trigun, Ninja Scroll, X, Chobits, Death Note).  Shigeyuki Miya and Atsuko Ishizuka will be co-directing, with Kripke keeping credit as the project creator.  Madhouse co-founder Masao Maruyama will serve as executive producer, with Naoya Takayama supervising the scripts and Takahiro Yoshimatsu designing the characters. Yuya Uchida and Hiroki Touchi, who voice Sam and Dean for the Japanese dub of the live-action series, will reprise their roles as the brothers.

The anime’s first season, which will cover the first two seasons of the original show, will consist of 22 episodes.  The show will also include original content exploring the Winchesters’ childhoods and expanding upon secondary characters.  Warner Home Video will release the first two episodes on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan on January 12, 2011; episodes 3 through 12 will ship on February 2, and the rest on April 6

This is not the first spin-off material for Supernatural.  There was the internet series starring “amateur spook-hunters” Ed Zeddmore and Harry Spangler that is in the works and during production of Supernatural’s third season, Kripke stated that the writers sometimes discuss the possibility of a prequel series set in the Old West.  The spin-off would follow Samuel Colt and a group of hunters.

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3 Responses to Imported Webs: Supernatural Anime

  1. Pingback: 42 Screens: Supernatural Season 6 Update | 42 Webs

  2. deathnote says:

    Its good that they decided to release the anime version of supernatural 🙂

  3. Pingback: Imported Webs: Supernatural Anime Trailer | 42 Webs

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