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Supernatural The Anime Ships in North America in July

posted on by Egan Loo
Anime of live-action show via BD/DVD/VOD/download; Jared Padalecki dubs entire anime

Warner Bros. Television has confirmed on Monday that it will release Supernatural: The Anime Series via Blu-ray Disc, DVD, video on demand, and download in North America on July 26. The original American live-action television series Supernatural follows the Winchester brothers Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) as they hunt creatures and other supernatural phenomena across the American landscape. Directors Shigeyuki Miya and Atsuko Ishizuka at the anime Studio Madhouse adapted the general storyline from the live-action version's first two seasons with re-imagined stories as well as new stories.

Padalecki, the co-lead actor on the original live-action series, dubbed all 22 episodes of the first anime season. However, co-star Ackles only dubbed "select" episodes of Supernatural: The Anime Series.

The North American releases will feature both English (5.1) and Japanese soundtracks. The standard-definition release will come with English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing as well as French, Chinese, Spanish, and Thai subtitles for a sugggested retail price of US$49.98. The US$54.97 Blu-ray release will come with English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing as well as French, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Chinese, and Spanish subtitles.

Update: More background information added.

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