Anime Supernatural Trailer anyone?

Cheers to the guys at SFX for given us the heads up on this. I knew there were plans to do an anime version of the Supernatrual TV show but I didn’t know it was this far along. The trailer doesn’t give much away but I have to admit I am kind of intrigued to check this out.

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.

Image © 2010 Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

Update: The 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 HeadLiar Game) is supervising the series’ scripts, and Takahiro Yoshimatsu (Trigun) is designing the characters. –Anime News Network

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