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09 June 2010 @ 01:36 pm
Supernatural: The Anime series. My initial thought? OH JAPAN, BEST LULZ EVER.

Because really though this would definitely be for the lulz, since I cannot think of anyone taking this seriously. However! There are certain benefits that could come from this. I mean, think about. First of all, it could give us more of the mythology, particularly the Apocalypse and angel mythology and background and extending further than what the show provided for us, especially in this last season where it failed at giving us something more conclusive. And because of the production limitations the show has the anime could provide adding onto those things, like badass motherfucking angel wings or even more badass epic fights between angels and demons, and even fulfill certain battles that felt anticlimactic in the show itself. Never mind how they might even provide more homoerotic scenes, with the added blood/gore/violence/etc....

So, I don't really know. It's gonna be ridiculously bad and for the lulz for sure, because how can it not be? And yet these kinds of opportunities, if done well, might actually make for an intriguing thing to see. In all honesty I just wanna see what the voices are gonna be like, it'll be just as hilarious as hearing the dubbing of the actual show.
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icecoldrain: District 9 - Wikus and Christophericecoldrain on June 9th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
A supernatural anime could be interesting. On one hand it's not a bad idea, on the other it is. I guess we'll have to wait and see lol.
Renée: Kahlan. Facepalm.rogueslayer452 on June 9th, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the opinions about this are torn in half. Some are excited about it, others think it's a horrible idea. I'm just in this for the lulz. I don't really care much for anime anyway, but it'll be interesting to see what comes out from this, if anything at all. ;p
icecoldrain: District 9 - Wikus and Christophericecoldrain on June 9th, 2010 09:06 pm (UTC)
It depends on what they do. I can't really picture supernatural as an anime. This reminds me of when Harry Potter was supposedly going to be turned into a TV show.
Renée: Misha Collins. IDEK.rogueslayer452 on June 9th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
Well with HP it's a big franchise, so I wouldn't be surprised if they did make it into a television series. Though with SPN it's kind of like, well, they already have the comic books out for it, so I can definitely see the show working in an anime setting particularly due to the mythology surrounding it.

But you know, it can go either way with this. I mean, Japan is creating a Gossip Girl manga series, so. *shrugs*
icecoldrain: District 9 - Wikus and Christophericecoldrain on June 9th, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC)
I can only imagine what would be done to Harry Potter if it was made into a TV show lol. As it is, some of the things they've done to it as movies makes me go D:

I would have to see it to decide anything on it. I'm not surprise Gossip Girl is being made into a manga, wasn't Twilight made into a manga?
himhilienhimhilien on June 9th, 2010 09:16 pm (UTC)
An anime series for SPN? Something to make me care enough about the actual series!
Renée: Castiel. I'm almost out of minutes!rogueslayer452 on June 9th, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
ashley: tv; sanctuary » immortalkitsu84 on June 9th, 2010 09:16 pm (UTC)
Hardcore anime dork with ten plus years under my belt, and my initial reaction to this news is:

01. Which studio's gonna be doing the animation? Cause if it's BONES, I'm gonna be all over that motherfucker.
02. Who's in charge of the music? If it's Yoko Kanno, I may very well die of glee.

WHAT ARE THE FACTS, PEOPLE? I WANT PLACES, I WANT NAMES, I WANT ALL THE INFO I CAN GET. Cause, dude. This has the potential to be absolutely ~EPIC. I'm not even kidding. Just check the openings of my top three favorite anime series of all time:

Wolf's Rain
X Television Series
Ergo Proxy
Renée: Dean/Castiel. Never change.rogueslayer452 on June 9th, 2010 10:15 pm (UTC)

I'm not that familiar with anime, I've never really been into it. But I kinda love seeing the different sides to how fandom feels about SPN being created into one, and seriously if they get the right kind of people behind it then I think it might become something interesting.
Shonaille: TSCC Sarah Connorkalikahuntress on June 10th, 2010 12:34 am (UTC)
I still need to see Wolf's Rain but I agree on Ergo and X totally.
Eden: sam/dean: saviorsoverstreets on June 9th, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC)
Renée: Misha. !!!!!rogueslayer452 on June 9th, 2010 10:09 pm (UTC)
calidreamin08calidreamin08 on June 9th, 2010 09:24 pm (UTC)
pretty much everything you said already. i hope it doesn't end up lame like the comics
Renée: Castiel + Cell phone = OTP.rogueslayer452 on June 9th, 2010 10:07 pm (UTC)
I think from the lameness of the comics and the fail of the novelizations, I don't have any high expectations of this at all. I am just gonna sit back and see what comes from it. Which will probably be all hilarity, really. XD
calidreamin08calidreamin08 on June 9th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
aw the novels were a fail too? i only read the first one cause that's the only one they had my library. the storyline was weird but it was interesting. i remember there was some stuff they said was purposely ironic like "oh who watches csi on thursday night" or something like that. i saw that the new book had asian mythology i think, which is something they don't ever do on the show.
Renée: Castiel. Searching for answers.rogueslayer452 on June 9th, 2010 10:26 pm (UTC)
From what I've read of them they get the characterizations all wrong, especially in the recent one where the author just does not get who Castiel is from the show, like at all. The fact that they spell his name wrong (It's "Cas" not "Cass"!) and saying that he has a white coat instead of his tan trenchcoat, and he's totally butchered in the characterization department. Just, yeah. I've read better fanfiction than that kind of fail, tbh.
calidreamin08: Castielcalidreamin08 on June 9th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
oh man. how could you not get who castiel is from the show?! he had the most epic bad ass entrance ever. haha. yea, that would make me not want to read the book. i've seen people spell it with two s's but it makes his name seem girly like short for cassie.
Renée: Castiel. Show some respect.rogueslayer452 on June 10th, 2010 05:42 am (UTC)
I can't stand it being spelled like that in fandom, I certainly cannot tolerate it in published novelizations. Apparently they claim it's in the show notes that's how his name is spelled, but nope. That's wrong. Even if Kripke spells it like that it's wrong. I stand by that.

And sometimes I have to wonder, do these authors even watch the show? Because even with certain limitations to what they can do with the writing concepts of such novels they would still be able to make the characters believable, you know? I kind of cringe because the "jokes" and "puns" get old in the books real quick, because it's all supposed to be witty and be all "hey look, we're repeating something that people should already be aware of!" it's like, ugh. At least do some research on the characters before writing them. I've seen better characterizations from fanfic writers in fandom, and that's saying something.
calidreamin08calidreamin08 on June 10th, 2010 07:03 am (UTC)
People seriously argue that?! there's no extra s in his castiel! and it just doesn't look right.

i've never really thought about that. i haven't read that many, couple Angel and Buffy ones and a few others from different shows here and there. i guess always assume they are fans since they decide to write a book for the show. i wonder if there are any fanfic writers that turn into those authors and got their stuff published
Renée: Kahlan. Beauty in the breakdown.rogueslayer452 on June 10th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
It's ridiculous.

I honestly don't know myself, I don't know the process of how certain authors are chosen. From what I have researched it looks like these authors have to be familiar with or at least partially a fan of the work in order to write these tie-ins. Though mostly you can't go by if they're really a fan or just go by the basic information, and trust me there are tell-tale signs that an author might not be too clear on certain characterizations. Hence why I prefer fanfiction, because a lot of authors in fandom know and have thoroughly researched with meta and such about these characters. So, yeah.

As far as fanfic writers getting published, I know there are several out there in fandom that are published authors themselves, though I don't think they get approached to write such tie-in novelizations.
the infraggable crunkblualbino on June 9th, 2010 09:24 pm (UTC)
I seriously want this. You don't even know *____*
Renée: LORD CASCAS!rogueslayer452 on June 9th, 2010 10:06 pm (UTC)
the infraggable crunk: ☾ (OH MISHA)blualbino on June 9th, 2010 10:15 pm (UTC)
goldenusagigoldenusagi on June 9th, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
It could be wonderful or horrible, lol.

However, when I think of the "free of production limitations" aspect, all I can think of is the fail of the Buffy season 8 comics.

I am getting a mental soundbite of the voices, though. Dean would be the stereotypically gruff bad boy, Sam would have a deep smooth voice, and Cas would probably end up voiced by a woman.
Renée: Castiel. I don't understand.rogueslayer452 on June 9th, 2010 10:05 pm (UTC)
It's gotten me to thinking how "true" they'll be in terms of canon, which I don't think it'll be very. It think they might just take the premise and the basic stuff we know and just use it to whatever they wish, which might be completely horrible but still for the lulz. But hey, if they add in the angels and do some pretty wicked stuff with that, then I'm all for seeing how that might turn out.

LOL That reminds me of when Misha was at a con and they showed him through a clip what he sounded like in the dubbed version. XD
Kevin Jonesmulder200 on June 9th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
I have to admit I find myself intrigued! Yes, it sounds totally LOL but like you just said there is so much MORE they can do in this format than in Live Action.

Hell, at this point I need something to wash the taste of S5 out of my outh, so I am so game!
Renée: Misha Collins. IDEK.rogueslayer452 on June 9th, 2010 09:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's something to really consider. I mean, it'll be nothing like the show with the actors or even the main storyline with canon and all, but that kind of freedom of not having normal television limitations like certain special effects and whatnot can be a huge plus having it in this medium.
noybusiness: lolcatbsgnoybusiness on June 9th, 2010 11:13 pm (UTC)
I think it's good idea. And a funny one.
Renée: Castiel. Guardian angel.rogueslayer452 on June 10th, 2010 05:20 am (UTC)
It's a great strategy of getting newcomers into the universe of the show, really.
noybusiness: JensenCloseupnoybusiness on July 6th, 2010 06:27 pm (UTC)
Have you seen the character drawings yet?
Renéerogueslayer452 on July 6th, 2010 07:39 pm (UTC)
noybusiness: JensenCloseupnoybusiness on July 6th, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC)
What do you think of them? I found seesmoshrun's post about how they reflect anime character conventions to be very interesting. I was surprised that they plan not to base Mary, Jessica, Bobby, and John's looks on the actors, but then I'm interested to see what they look like "fresh".
Renée: Castiel. Guardian angel.rogueslayer452 on July 6th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
I made a brief mention about it in one of my posts, but I really like them.

Though I'm curious about making "fresh designs" for the other characters. Why not have them all sort of resemble the actors from the show in some ways, instead of just Sam and Dean? That doesn't really make much sense, unless it's all about having that familiarity to newcomers about who is who with the two main guys. I did like Jessica's design, not so much the outfit. But there's always room for improvements.
noybusiness on July 6th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
Oops, I meant [Bad username: seesmooshrun/].

I hadn't known about Jessica's design before you mentioned it. I just looked it up. I like it.
Shonaille: Watchmen Silhouette celebrates in stylekalikahuntress on June 10th, 2010 12:25 am (UTC)
I love it and I am huge anime fan. I want to see animated Cas so bad!
Renée: Castiel + Cell phone = OTP.rogueslayer452 on June 10th, 2010 05:22 am (UTC)
That was my first thought when reading this news. Anime!Castiel! :D
just a small town girl: [bakemonogatari] omgsquee11!!1carameltrap on June 10th, 2010 02:20 am (UTC)
1st Reaction: OH MY GOD.

See in the anime world, which studio is doing it is important. There were a handful of top studios which churns out high quality animation each season. There's the music composer, the voice actors, etc.

CAN YOU TELL HOW EXCITED I AM FOR THIS? I could pee in my pants right now. :D

I sense the wanking has commenced on this?
Renée: BSG. Cylon women are ftw.rogueslayer452 on June 10th, 2010 05:29 am (UTC)
lol, I can definitely tell you're over-the-moon about this, bb. ;)

I'm unfamiliar with the entire anime community so I'm just sitting back mulling over the idea of having a SPN anime being done, and quite frankly I'm not bothered by it. I think it can go either way of being hilariously bad or surprisingly good depending on, like you said, the studio involvement and everything else.

There's already some dividing opinions in fandom because of this. But it's not like this is going to be ruining the show's canon that we know it so, I'm not particularly worried either way.
just a small town girl: [supernatural] there's a light in youcarameltrap on June 10th, 2010 06:07 am (UTC)
I can't help it. It's a combination of two things I love. :)

They did a Batman: Gotham Knight animated movie last year. I watched it recently. It was collaboration between several top animation studios so quality and it was actually good. Here's the trailer if you want to see how it looks like. It's kind of like the animated Matrix. Depending on which studio, it could mean bigger budget, high quality animation and famous music composer.

I think that some people are worried it might end up being a cutesy, fanservice anime but if they did it like they did Gotham Knight, it will end up actually being good. But then again, it depends on the person's perspective and view of the news.

Ack, sorry for the rambling. I'm just that pleased by the news.
Renée: Kahlan. Smile.rogueslayer452 on June 10th, 2010 02:17 pm (UTC)
I think that some people are worried it might end up being a cutesy, fanservice anime but if they did it like they did Gotham Knight, it will end up actually being good.

Precisely, I think that's it as well. Since there is a sweeping generalization about anime being in that cutesy realm, or for junior high fangirls to start squealing over anime characters and going "kawaiiii!11" all the time, that's the general fear for the fandom to be associated with those people (and the fandom already has its share of batshittery anyway). So I can understand the reluctance from that standpoint. But on the other hand, this can introduce other people to SPN through this kind of medium. So I certainly see the benefit of it.
just a small town girl: [actor: jensen ackles] amusedcarameltrap on June 10th, 2010 02:41 pm (UTC)
Seeing as Madhouse Studio is doing it, I believe there won't be much cuteness in it. Madhouse is famous for Death Note. It also did Gotham Knight and another more mature anime, No Longer Human. I want them to give it a darker and scary spin. Hee, so I can be scared proper. I found out that it's going to be 22 episodes, covering both S1 and S2 and there'll be wee!Chesters in some episodes. :)
Aaeth Payne: acute angleaaeth on June 10th, 2010 02:40 am (UTC)
I'm going to have to chime in also with a 'It could be awesome or awful'.

And it really depends on the talent they put on it. Supernatural had a pretty decent following in Japan last I knew; at least they were decently represented in doujin, which is how I measure popularity.

And Japan is open to fanservice AND readily available yaoi. So, who knows, maybe Cas/Dean would be canon in Japan. Or *shudder* Sam/Dean since that was the hot pairing last I knew. (that was before season 4 came out, so there could have been a OTP shift following Cas's entrance)

... Sam's hair looks like Spike's from Cowboy Bebop to me.
Renée: Dean/Castiel. Dominance.rogueslayer452 on June 10th, 2010 05:38 am (UTC)
The thing that I pointed out in the comment above is that I'm very unfamiliar with the entire anime community, I have absolutely no idea about the deciding factor and all this stuff that many people are talking about. All I know is that this can definitely go horribly wrong or surprise us all.

Heh, I'm actually hoping for more of the Dean/Cas because, hello, OTP right there (and the eyefucking would be even more poignant in this format, from the exposure I've seen from certain anime stuff). But who knows? Perhaps they'll go for the fanservice from all sides, which I don't necessarily complain about because it makes everyone happy. Of course, if they are doing Castiel/the angel stuff that is; we don't know if this will have all the mythology or just focus on Sam and Dean, which I hope not. The mythology is far too amazing to not be animated like this. And I keep thinking back to Angel Sanctuary, the only manga/anime thing I was interested in at a time.

... Sam's hair looks like Spike's from Cowboy Bebop to me.

lol, you're like the third person to mention this. XD
Aaeth Payneaaeth on June 10th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)

"The animeanime.jp website reports that the anime will be a 22-episode season that will cover the storyline of the live-action version's first two seasons." Quoted from the Anime News Network. So, a decent company in charge, but no angels in sight. =C
Renée: Castiel. Wings.rogueslayer452 on June 10th, 2010 04:04 pm (UTC)
Well, let's think about this. If that does well, and they get another 22-episode season, then perhaps they will get to the angels. Since they are focusing on the first two seasons in this one, they can focus on the S4 and S5 stuff in the next. :D THERE IS STILL HOPE! I AM HOLDING OUT ON THAT! :D

Unless, of course, they make sure they add a bit more mythology into it and actually add in the angels into what they are telling? Since it is a huge factor into the boys especially with what they go through, as we find out, which would mean it would all tie in beautifully together. :D :D :D

srs bsnsibroketuesday on June 10th, 2010 04:26 am (UTC)
There's no way it's gonna be good. I may not even watch it for the lulz; I might get embarrassment squicked!

...I'll watch it if Cas is in it, though. SIGH.
Renée: Dean/Castiel.rogueslayer452 on June 10th, 2010 05:19 am (UTC)
That's my thing, too. I'll probably see what it's like, but mostly if Castiel's in this I'm definitely watching for sure. Also, if they do have Cas I hope there's mountains of Dean/Cas scenes.
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Renée: Dean/Castiel. Dominance.rogueslayer452 on June 10th, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
More Dean/Cas stuff is guaranteed with that. ;)