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Friday, June 11, 2010

Supernatural Series Gets An Anime Adaptation!


WINCHESTER BROTHERS SPEAKING JAPANESE xD LOLz
The official Japanese website of the Warner Brothers production company has opened a section on Thursday to reveal the Supernatural The Animation project, which will launch from Japan in January of 2011. The "special project" will tie into the American live-action television series Supernatural. The website promises that the new project will be an animated work that no one has seen before. It does not indicate whether the project will be Japanese-animated or not.

The live-action series follows the Winchester brothers Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) as they hunt creatures and other supernatural phenomena across the American landscape. The series premiered on The WB network in the United States in 2005, and it will enter its sixth season on The WB's replacement network, The CW, this fall. The fifth season of the live-action series will ship in Japan this fall, along with the Blu-ray versions of the second through fourth seasons.

Warner Brothers has been involved in several Japanese-animated projects based on American entertainment properties, including The Animatrix, Batman: Gotham Knight, Halo Legends, and most recently, Thundercats. The studio has also acquired the film rights for Akira, Death Note, and Ninja Scroll, and has reportedly been in talks for the rights to the Bleach manga.

The Cinema Today website reports that MADHOUSE is the acclaimed anime studio (Death Note, Paprika, Vampire Hunter D, Summer Wars) that is producing the previously announced Supernatural the Animation project for Warner Brothers. According to the website, this is the world's first animated project from a Japanese anime studio that is based on a popular overseas drama series. Shigeyuki Miya (Lupin III: Green vs Red, Aoi Bungaku Series, Buzzer Beater) and Atsuko Ishizuka (Aoi Bungaku Series) are co-directing the project.

Warner Home Video will release Supernatural the Animation on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan on January 12, 2011. The original live-action series follows the Winchester brothers Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) as they hunt creatures and other supernatural phenomena across the American landscape. The series premiered on The WB network in the United States in 2005, and it will enter its sixth season on The WB's replacement network, The CW, this fall.

The animeanime.jp website reports that the anime will be a 22-episode season that will cover the storyline of the live-action version's first two seasons. The first volume will ship on January 12 with the first two episodes. 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. (There will be a different release schedule for the rental version of the project.)

The anime project will not only remake the best episodes from the live-action version, but also depict original episodes not seen in the live-action version. Those original episodes will include prologues of the Winchester brothers' childhood, anime-only enemies, and episodes featuring secondary characters from the live-action version.

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.

Yuya Uchida (Soul Eater's Dr. Franken Stein, Naruto Shipp┼źden's Rinji) will dub the role of 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.

THEY ARE MAKING AN ANIME VERSION OF MY NUMERO UNO WESTERN TV SERIES SO OF COURSE I'M FREAKIN' EXCITED!!!!!
MADHOUSE (Death Note, Black Lagoon, Kurozuka) IS HANDLING IT!!! IT IS THE STUDIO OF A LOT OF AWESOME ANIME!!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!!
MASAO MARUYAMA (Kaiba, Monster, X) IS THE PRODUCER!!!! HE WILL DO AWESOME WORK AND LOVE!!!!!!!!
SHIGEYUKI MIYA (Aoi Bungaku, Xam'd Lost Memories, Haibane Renmei) IS THE CO-DIRECTOR!!!! IT WILL DEFINITELY BE PRESENTED AWESOMELY!!!!
TAKAHIRO YOSHIMATSU (Trigun, Slayers, Basquash) WILL DESIGN THEM!!!! THE CHARACTERS WILL CERTAINLY LOOK AWESOME!!!!
NAOYA TAKAYAMA (Night Head, Liar Game) is someone I'm not familiar with. With Liar Game, this person doesn't seem to be the one behind the Japanese live-action series, and I haven't heard of it having another adaptation..... but since this person works on such cool series... then no doubt he's gonna be AWESOME!!!!
I CAN'T IMAGINE YUYA UCHIDA AS SAM NOR HIROKI TOUICHI AS DEAN. BUT SINCE SEIYUUS ARE AWESOME AND THEIR CHARACTERS ARE AWESOME, IT'S GONNA BE AWESOME!
I WANNA SEE THIS SO BADLY!!! ESPECIALLY THE ANIME ORIGINAL EPISODES!!!! IT WOULD BE MORE DELIGHTFUL IF YOU ADD CHARACTERS FROM SEASON 4 ONWARDS xD ANGEL CASTIEL =3
I have never been this excited over a Japanese anime adaptation based on a contemporary Western series/show/movie/whatever xD

Source: Anime News Network

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's gonna be cool. Hahaha.
I don't really follow Supernatural, but I know that this series is so awesome! XD

I'm going to watch the anime! XD

Anonymous said...

Words...should have sent a ....POET!

I have never been more excited over a crossover before

I am an otaku and supernatural fan, but I can't believe my two interests would ever overlap.

This will be AWESOME, provided that there is little to no yaoi/wincest references in the anime.

cassi said...

I haven't been this excited for an anime in forever. I think the last time I was this excited for anything was when I got my hands on the final volume of Kizuna.
I can't stop thinking about how awesome this is gonna be. We will get an opening theme, an ending theme, a soundtrack, cool Japanese merchandise....
God, I love this news soooo much!!!

Seli said...

....what's the word for this...

Oh.

-insert high pitched seriously excited like oh my god fangirl scream here- :'D

Sapphire Pyro said...

@ Anonymous 1
Since you know that it's awesome, start following it, LOLz xD

@ Anonymous 2
I doubt there'll be yaoi in it.... but wincest... nah, won't go farther than what the live-action has been teasing. hehe. Dean and Sam themselves are horrified with the idea =P Bwahaha!

@ cassi
I look forward to the supernatural merchandise too *_*

@ Seli
what a wonderful way to express the excitement xD

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