Fans of the heroic demon-hunting antics of brothers Sam and Dean Winchester in television’s “Supernatural” should be happy to hear that the anime adaptation Supernatural: The Animated Series will be making its way to UK DVD shelves this May 27th courtesy of Warner Bros.
Read on for the skinny — though Bobby would probably still disapprove.
Having lost their mother, Mary, under mysterious paranormal circumstances at an early age, young Sam and Dean Winchester are raised by their father, who, driven by revenge, becomes an obsessive hunter and destroyer of supernatural creatures and entities. Years later, when their father mysteriously disappears and Sam’s girlfriend is killed in similar circumstances as their mother, the Winchester brothers follow in their father’s footsteps, traveling the back roads, highways and byways of America in search of answers and vengeance. It is a journey that brings them face-to-face with unimaginable horrors, from demons and vampires to ghosts and shape-shifters, unites them with loyal allies and reveals their eventual and totally unexpected destinies.
From the Press Release:
Made with the blessing and creative input of the original show’s creator, Eric Kripke, and featuring the vocal talents of the live-action series stars, this animated series brilliantly covers the events of the first two seasons of “Supernatural” by recreating many of the original episodes while also introducing a whole batch of brand new material that explores the Winchesters’ previously unseen childhoods and expanding upon the stories of several secondary characters. The trump card, however, is the anime’s ability to go further, visually, than any live-action TV show could ever dream of going. The result makes for essential viewing for committed “Supernatural” fans and provides an ideal primer and introduction for those yet to become possessed by the haunting and action-packed saga of the Winchesters.
Warner Bros’ DVD set of Supernatural: The Animated Series contains 22 episodes of the show, alongside this rather attentive list of special features that ought to satisfy any fan:
Making of Supernatural: The Anime Series Part 1: The Road to Anime Production
– Interview with “Supernatural” Creator Eric Kripke
– Interview with Directors Shigeyuki Miya & Atsuko Ishizuka
– Interview with Actors Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles
– Interview with Actor Jared Padalecki
– Interview with Actor Jensen Ackles
– Making of Supernatural: The Anime Series Part 2: The Road to the World
– Interview with Voice Actor Hiroki Touchi (Japanese voice of Dean)
– Interview with Voice Actor Yuuya Uchida (Japanese voice of Sam)
– Original Japanese Trailer: Storyboard
– Original Japanese Trailer: Shape Shifter
– Original Japanese TV Spot
– Episode Introductions with Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles
— #01-THE ALTER EGO
— #04-GHOST ON THE HIGHWAY
— #05-SAVAGE BLOOD
— #06-TILL DEATH DO US PART
— #07-TEMPTATION OF THE DEMON
— #08-EVERLASTING LOVE
— #09-THE SPIRIT OF VEGAS
— #12-DARKNESS CALLING
— #13-WHAT LIVES IN THE LAKE
— #15-DEVIL’S TRAP
— #17-RISING SON
— #20-WHAT IS AND WHAT SHOULD NEVER BE
— #21-ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE, PART 1
— #22-ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE, PART 2
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