October Anime Challenge: Supernatural The Animation

This month we bring you a very special anime challenge. If you don’t know of the series Supernatural, which is entering their 15th and final season this year, you need a whole lot of catching up to do. The series is about two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester who grow up to become demon hunters after a demon murders their mother. There is much more about the series’ plot but it is up to you to discover.

Our challenge is Supernatural The Animation, an anime series based on the American hit horror series, Supernatural. The anime was announced in 2010 by the official Japanese Warner Bros. Website. The anime debuted in 2011, was produced by Madhouse and ran for 22 episodes. The series was co-directed by Shigeyuki Miya and Atsuko Ishizuka, with Eric Kripke credited as the project creator. The series executive producer was Madhouse co-founder Masao Maruyama, Takahiro Yoshimatsu designing the characters. The same voice actors Yuya Uchida and Hiroki Touchi, who voice Sam and Dean for the Japanese dub of the live-action series, reprises their roles for the animation. The series covered the first two seasons of the live-action American series but also included original content exploring the Winchesters’ childhoods and expanding upon secondary characters.