New Trailer For SUPERNATURAL: THE ANIMATION
Published: October 8, 2010 - 7:30pm
Warner Bros. has joined forces with Madhouse to produce an anime Supernatural series.
The first season will consist of twenty-two episodes covering the first two seasons of the original CW series. Some of the episodes will be remade while others will be completely new. The brand new episodes will feature flashbacks to the brothers' childhood, focus on secondary characters, and include anime-only enemies. The first two episodes will be remakes of the episodes "Skin" from season one and "Roadkill" from season two.
Supernatural creator Eric Kripke is credited as the anime project's creator, and Madhouse co-founder Masao Maruyama is serving as executive producer. Naoya Takayama (Night Head, Liar Game) is supervising the series' scripts, and Takahiro Yoshimatsu (Trigun) is designing the characters.
Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki have seen and approved the artwork for Dean and Sam Winchester, which were designed to look like the actors, but sub characters like Bobby, Jessica, John and Mary Winchester will all be designed in a completely new way that's unique for the anime. Enemies (Creatures, Demon and Ghosts) will be given a cool design taking full advantage of Japanese anime expression.
Eric Kripke, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles confirmed that the series' stars will voice their characters in a couple of episodes. The remaining episodes will be voiced by Yuya Uchida (Soul Eater's Dr. Franken Stein, Naruto Shippūden's Rinji) as Sam, while Hiroki Touchi (Trinity Blood's Abel Nightroad, Bokurano's Kokkpelli) will dub the role of Dean. Both actors dubbed these same roles for the live-action version in Japanese.
As of now there is no word as to whether or not this will be released wordwide but currently the first DVD (featuring the first two episodes) is available for pre-order on the Amazon Japan website and will be coded Region 2. The release date is January 12, 2011. On February 2, the "Box 1" set will ship with episodes 3 to 12. On April 6, the "Box 2" set will ship with episodes 13 to 22.