Announced in early June, the 22-episode adaptation of the cult-hit TV series is produced by Madhouse, the acclaimed anime studio behind Death Note, Paprika and segments of Batman: Gotham Knight. Supernatural: The Animation will cover the first season of the live-action series, remaking some episodes while also introducing original stories.
The series will be released on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan in three volumes beginning Jan. 12.
Debuting in 2005, the live-action Supernatural stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as Sam and Dean Winchester, brothers who hunt demons and other paranormal creatures. The fifth season, which ended in May, concluded a long-running story arc centering on the fight to stop Lucifer and save the world from the Apocalypse. The sixth season premieres on Sept. 24.
(via Anime News Network)
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