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MADHOUSE and Warner To Produce an Anime of US TV Drama Supernatural

by dtshyk
Jun 9, 2010 7:10 PM | 209 Comments
According to the official website, Warner Bros. announced an anime of US TV drama series "Supernatural". Supernatural The Animation will be produced by Madhouse Studios and be released in January 2011.

Co-directors: Miya Shigeyuki ("Aoi Bungaku Series", "Buzzer Beater") and Ishizuka Atsuko ("Aoi Bungaku Series")
Series Organizer & Script: Takayama Naoya ("Liar Game" live action TV drama)
Character Design: Yoshimatsu Takahiro

Sources: Supernatural The Animation, Cinema Today, Anime!Anime!

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I almost fainted when I heard the news. Hell yeah! So excited!

Now have to find a place to watch it simulcast since it comes out this month.

Feb 16, 2011 11:58 PM by Ame-Sama

known about the anime for about 2 month now, can't wait to watch it.
wish they draw Dean more cute though.

Jan 22, 2011 10:07 AM by airess86

I'm not too sure if I'll like this adaptation..nevertheless i want to see the additional never seen eps of their childhood :)

Jan 17, 2011 6:24 AM by wintercrush

Looks interesting....I'll probably end up watching it....

Jan 9, 2011 5:59 PM by KinkyMegane

It was announced that Gackt will dub Andy (one of the special children).

Jan 7, 2011 8:00 PM by Elika

lol@ dean and sam in anime ver.
oh well , but its madhouse after all.

Jan 6, 2011 11:09 AM by Male_Pregnancy

Hay guise I'm late to the party.

I like the idea (I personally love to see Eastern take on Western Material)
but gotta admit I'm a bit apprehensive over the execution.

PTW regardless.

Jan 5, 2011 12:48 PM by StreetFighter

EricScissorhands said:
renjikuchiki1 said:
this is kind of sad, they're are seriously running out of ideas that they are ripping off American ideas? they have the creative power to do better.....very sad....

Supernatural itself is NOT an original idea, most of the episodes are directly taken off already established legends, myths, movies, music, and comics. But its still an awesome show nonetheless, one of my all time favs infact.

Lets face it, most things have already been done (to death) and originality is pretty much dead, everything is taken from something that already exists, we can only "borrow" stuff, tweak it, and hope it improves over the original.

Look, everyone with half a mind knows that nothing on this planet is original any longer. Unless you wish to do a massive trace back through the roots of history and establish a copyright.

The reason why I do watch anime, is my love of the Japanese creators' personalized style of bringing their characters to life on screen, solely from their POV. Plus the huge multitude of original ideas, with a mixed fusion borrowed from other places, but always with that unique Japanese twist.

If I want to see somthing from an American creator's POV, I will just catch the original TV series, movie or cartoon! The X-Men franchise being my favorite. A darling gem of my heart. It's why I wouldn't catch Wolverine, the anime series. And a lot of people seem to think the Japanese continent is a blank sheen of everything only Japan. The truth is that they import a variety of stuff to their TV/Cable channels, from french movies to even lesbian American drama series.

So I really don't get this whole copy/pasta idea. Mostly likely, as a poster above suggested, the key aim is to generate more in terms of profits, by marketing to a larger brand of viewers. However, it could possibly be due to a change in the taste of it's local audience.

Data from this and both the Ironman/Wolverine series will definitely be interesting. Especially the real viability of the purchasing audience outside of Japan.

Jan 5, 2011 7:22 AM by Keira

Nice. Let's get a Vampire Diaries one soon too.

Jan 2, 2011 3:41 PM by k0k0

i like the original series....i mean that original US Show

and since MADHOUSE is animating this..

I'm in...\m/

Dec 26, 2010 8:05 PM by thedarkstalker

Supernatural anime, wow what a surprised. I love the tv shows I wonder how the anime would turn out. One more thing I have to say

FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dec 26, 2010 6:47 PM by MaxCrazy7


Dec 13, 2010 3:42 AM by OShoranO

Cannot wait to see Sam in animation(?)...a pure hottie!

Oct 9, 2010 2:02 PM by Valentiln

Fai said:

New 2 minute long trailer


Oct 9, 2010 11:35 AM by SoraKuro

New 2 minute long trailer

Oct 9, 2010 11:18 AM by Fai

Hahaha how crap. My old dad hates anime but loves Supernatural.
Maybe I can get him to like anime with this =u=

Sep 28, 2010 9:39 AM by ThePhamily

misaseh098 said:
Chalis said:
SnG said:
Oh, lord.

Are there any news on Hannah Montana animated soon?

It's called Full Moon O Sagashite.


<_<; Oh dear god..

- At least Full Moon has a likeable female character.

And Supernatural anime?
Well, just gotta watch mah boys. :D
Even though I doubt it'll be as good as the TV show.

Sep 19, 2010 12:13 PM by Mony-Chan

description of the some episodes

Sep 18, 2010 1:24 AM by augenapfel

Madhouse? Ooo count me in!

Sep 17, 2010 5:24 PM by SilentMuse

have you read this ? today on twitter, SuperWiki posted a link to a Japanese "interview" with Jared and Jensen about the anime.
I just finished translating it, and there's no spoilers.

Hello! It’s Supernatural director T again. A few days ago, I got to go to Vancouver, where Supernatural films, and interview Jared & Jensen! The two of them lined up wearing their black T-shirts like were gorgeous as usual, and I forgot I was here for work and my eyes turned to hearts. Even though the two of them are so busy because they have already started filming Season 6, while they weren’t filming and I was with them I got to see the two of them playing around, laughing at each other’s NG (translator’s note, I’m not sure what this means), and being relaxed and getting along.

Jared & Jensen have actually gotten to see the first episode of the anime, both of them were really excited! Jensen’s really a very different height from him, so Jared was very fascinated that they were drawn as being the same height. As for Season 5, Jared said that in a way it culminates the battle against demons that they’d been waging since Season one. I’m hoping next time I’ll be able to show you some photos and comments I’ve gotten, so look forward to it.. Also, you can rent Season 5 now, and Season 6 is about to start. It looks like a new development is going to affect Sam and Dean. Look forward to it!

Sep 17, 2010 7:46 AM by alfija

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