Gackt to Voice Guest Role in Supernatural Anime
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The Japanese singer and actor Gackt will voice a guest role in Supernatural the Animation, Madhouse's video anime series based on the live-action American television series Supernatural. 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.
Gackt will play Andy, a character who appeared early in the live-action series. Like Sam Winchester, Andy received special powers from a demon as one of the chosen "Special Children." Andy will be a crucial character in the "Erabareshimono-tachi Zenpen" (The Chosen Ones Part I), which is the last episode of the first anime season.
According to Eiga.com, Gackt watches many overseas live-action television series, but the original Supernatural series is one of his favorites. He will make a guest appearance at the world premiere of the anime version on February 3. Warner Home Video will launch the anime on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan with a starter disc on February 23, followed by two boxes on March 9 and April 6.
Padalecki and Ackles will dub two episodes in the second box into English, along with their Japanese dubbing counterparts Yuya Uchida (Soul Eater's Dr. Franken Stein, Naruto Shippūden's Rinji) as Sam and Hiroki Touchi (Trinity Blood's Abel Nightroad, Bokurano's Kokkpelli) as Dean. Gackt himself has voiced roles Tono to Issho, Shiki, and New Fist of the North Star. He also narrated last year's commercials for the Berserk anime project.