Supernatural Is Turning Japanese


Anime News Network
is reporting that the acclaimed anime studio Madhouse (Death Note, Paprika, Vampire Hunter D, Summer Wars) is producing an animated version of the first two seasons of Supernatural. The project is entitled Supernatural the Animation being co-directed by Shigeyuki Miya (Lupin III: Green vs Red, Aoi Bungaku Series, Buzzer Beater) and Atsuko Ishizuka (Aoi Bungaku Series) are co-directing the project for Warner Bros. According to the website, it will ‘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.” They also announced that “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.” It will initially only be released in Japan on January 12, 2011 on Blu-ray and DVD. After the jump, you can check out more info.

The website released an update stating that “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 Shippūden’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.”

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