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Blade Anime's English-Dubbed Clip, Interview Posted by MTV

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Comic-based action series with Harold Perrineau premieres tonight in U.S.

MTV posted a 92-second clip for the Blade television anime on Thursday. G4 will premiere Blade tonight at 11:00 p.m. EST. Marvel announced at the New York Comic Con in October that Harold Perrineau will play the title character.

MTV also posted an interview with Perrineau (Lost, Oz) discussing his role as Blade. In the interview, Perrineau talks about several of the challenges of being a solo voice actor, and about the Blade series itself.

The anime's story revolves around Blade, a "Daywalker" vampire hunter who was born with vampire and human blood after a vampire attacked his mother. While visiting Japan on a mission, Blade tracks down Deacon Frost, the vampire who killed his mother. Blade confronts "Existence," a mysterious organization composed of vampires modified by Frost.

The 12-episode Blade series aired on Japanese television from July 1 to September 16 of last year. Directed by Mitsuyuki Masuhara, the anime is one installment of a four-part collaboration between Marvel Comics and Madhouse Studios, which also includes the Iron Man, Wolverine, and X-Men anime series. G4 previously ran Marvel's Iron Man and Wolverine anime last summer and the channel ran the X-Men anime last fall.

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