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PR: 'Supernatural: The Anime Series' Set For UK Release

Supernatural: The Anime Series

On DVD 27 May 2013

Fast sell:

The first-ever live-action television series to be re-imagined as an anime series, “Supernatural: The Anime Series” brings a whole new dimension to the internationally acclaimed hit TV phenomenon.

Key talent:

Creator Eric Kripke (Revolution; Supernatural; Boogeyman), voice actors Jared Padalecki (Supernatural; Friday The 13th; House Of Wax) and Jensen Ackles (Supernatural; My Bloody Valentine; Smallville), co-directors Atsuko Ishizuka (Aoi Bungaku; Top Secret – The Revelation; NANA; MONSTER) and Shigeyuki Miya (Lupin III; Blade; Bleach; High School Of The Dead), and production studio Madhouse (Ninja Scroll; Paprika; Summer Wars; The Girl Who Leapt Through Time; Death Note).

Synopsis:

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, travelling 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.

We like it because:

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.

Hot Quotes:

“Cool and unexpected… For creativity, you can’t get more eye-popping than some of the visions these Japanese animators have cooked up.” – DVDVerdict.com.

“Impressively sleek and efficient… the scale of the visuals is a lot more ambitious than anything live-action network TV could ever hope to match.” – DVDTalk.com.

“Highly recommended. Don’t waste a minute—get your hands on this must-have set! If you haven’t watched a single episode of ‘Supernatural’, this is a perfect opportunity for new viewers to jump in.” – Fangoria.

“Supernatural: The Anime Series does not disappoint. With creator Eric Kripke’s blessing, the episodes based on existing episodes are cleverly re-imagined and enhanced, the freedom of animation allowing the storytellers to go where a live-action show with financial and physical – i.e. human – limitations can’t.” – HorrorNews.net.

“The original stories offer fans of the show new adventures, leaving you wishing they could be adapted for real.” – HorrorNews.net.

“Stands out from a lot of the other anime being produced recently.” – Anime News Network.

Special Features:

Making of Supernatural: The Anime Series Part 1 The Road to Anime Production

· Interview with Supernatural Creator Eric Kripke

· Episode Introductions with Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles

· #01-THE ALTER EGO

· #02-ROADKILL

· #03-HOME

· #04-GHOST ON THE HIGHWAY

· #05-SAVAGE BLOOD

· #06-TILL DEATH DO US PART

· #07-TEMPTATION OF THE DEMON

· #08-EVERLASTING LOVE

· Interview with Directors Shigeyuki Miya & Atsuko Ishizuka

· Interview with Actors Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles

· Interview with Actor Jared Padalecki

· Interview with Actor Jensen Ackles

· Episode Introductions with Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles

· #09-THE SPIRIT OF VEGAS

· #10-MOONLIGHT

· #11-NIGHTMARE

· #12-DARKNESS CALLING

· #13-WHAT LIVES IN THE LAKE

· #14-REUNION

· #15-DEVIL’S TRAP

· 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)

· Episode Introductions with Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles

· #17-RISING SON

· #18-CROSSROAD

· #19-LOSER

· #20-WHAT IS AND WHAT SHOULD NEVER BE

· #21-ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE, PART 1

· #22-ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE, PART 2

· Original Japanese Trailer: Storyboard

· Original Japanese Trailer: Shape Shifter

· Original Japanese TV Spot

Editor’s Notes:

Episodes:

1. The Alter Ego

2. Roadkill

3. Home

4. Ghost on the Highway

5. Savage Blood

6. Till Death Do Us Part

7. Temptation of the Demon

8. Everlasting Love

9. The Spirit of Vegas

10. Moonlight

11. Nightmare

12. Darkness Calling

13. What Lives in the Lake

14. Reunion

15. Devil’s Trap

16. In My Time of Dying

17. Rising Son

18. Crossroad

19. Loser

20. What Is and What Should Never Be

21. All Hell Breaks Loose Pt1

22. All Hell Breaks Loose Pt2

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