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Supernatural: The Anime Series [Blu-ray]
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Interviews with Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Series Creator Eric Kripke, Directors Shigeyuki Miya and Atsuko Ishizuka and Voice Actors Hiroki Touchi and Yuuya Uchida
Episode Introductions by Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles
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Yeah, I would only recommend the anime series to a diehard SPN fan, someone who wants to collect every significant scrap of lore. The show isn't bad, just not necessary.
The show does have some obvious advantages. They can draw the boys in any locale instead of trying to 'build' it in Vancouver, they can do childhood flashbacks and bring John & Mary into the story as much as they're willing to draw it. And being anime, the action is more graphic, the gore is bloodier and the monsters are far less human in appearance.
The animated episodes based on certain live-action episodes are all written a little differently to keep you guessing, but really they just remind me how much better the live-action episodes were. Even some of the cartoon's original scripts feel like retreads of the live-action series. I think it says something that to me the best episode by far is one that doesn't even feature the brothers: John tracks down another psychic kid and comes face to face with the YED. That episode more than any other left me feeling like I'd learned something new about this family.
The most irritating part by far is the voice work. Jared voices Sam, but Jensen doesn't show up to voice Dean until the final two episodes. The primary voice, Andrew Farrar, isn't bad, but it's a little jarring to hear Jared's voice dialoging with someone who's obviously not Jensen.
If you expect this show to fill in some blanks, or take the brothers' story to places the live-action show didn't or couldn't go, you'll probably be disappointed. However, if you want to see another version of this fandom brought to life because you just love all things Winchester, then maybe you should check this out.
P.S.: Jared & Jensen personally introduce each episode, and there are bonus feature interviews with both them and Kripke.
The special features are also well worth watching. I found the two segments on making of the anime to be fascinating. I had expected most of the anime work to be done on the computer but was surprised at how much of the initial scene development was drawn and edited using pencil and paper. Some of the feature interviews are a little hard to follow since you have to read the English subtitles, but I thought it was worth the effort, and occasionally J&J or Eric Kripke will add a comment.Read more ›
Sam and Dean Winchester wander through the U.S., searching for their father and/or supernatural incidents that they can deal with (preferably before anyone gets hurt). Also, they're searching for whatever killed their mother and Sam's first love, Jessica.
Among the things they investigate: a lake monster, a murderous shapeshifter, a girl who may be a werewolf, a troubled young boy with a strange father, a bad luck demon, killer ghosts on a country road, mysterious fires at the old Winchester home, flashbacks to an encounter with "Bloody Mary," the serial-killings of blonde women, an abused boy with a strange power, and others.
But they soon discover that a devil -- a golden-eyed demon -- is following them, and he is linked to Sam and others with similar powers. When they reunite with their estranged father, they discover that there is only one thing that can stop that demon.
"Supernatural: The Anime Series" is a very dark series: lots of blood, graphic violence, and quite frequently the Winchester boys aren't able to save the people who need it most. Even the lighter episodes -- such as the lake monster episode, or the bad-luck-in-Vegas story -- have some dark undertones, and we never forget that the Winchesters are being faced with demonic evil.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Kinda gory for a kid but it's keeping my teen happy that she has something Supernatural to watch that's new while waiting for the show to start back.Published 1 month ago by Sgt Duff
No complaints from a fan of Supernatural. Happy with the Blu-Ray and features.Published 2 months ago by KVIHVTVKE
came quick and i love the anime its amazing but the dvd protective box and case had a big gash luckily it didn't hit the Disk itselfPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Really cool if your a diehard supernatural fan or if you really like anime it is for youPublished 2 months ago by Austin R.
It's interesting but I couldn't honestly say its good. Nothing seems to connect very well in the story and Kansas plays for the outro which is the most baffling thing ever. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sean McBride
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