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Jared Padalecki To Dub U.S. Release Of Supernatural Anime

Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles will dub the voices of Sam and Dean Winchester for the U.S. release of Supernatural: The Animation, the upcoming anime adaptation of the cult-hit series, Zap2it reports.

There’s a catch, though: Although Padalecki has signed on to dub all 22 episodes, Warner Bros. Japan says Ackles will only voice his character Dean in the final two. The three-volume first season will be released in Japan on DVD and Blu-ray beginning on Feb. 23. No date has been given for the English-language version.

Announced in June, Supernatural: The Animation is produced by Madhouse, the acclaimed studio behind Death Note, Paprika and segments of Batman: Gotham Knight. The 22 episodes will cover the first season of the live-action series, remaking some episodes while also introducing original stories.

Supernatural creator Eric Kripke is credited as creator of the anime, which is co-directed by Shigeyuki Miya (Lupin III: Green vs Red, Aoi Bungaku Series) and Atsuko Ishizuka (Aoi Bungaku Series).


  • Noel

    WWWWWWHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYY??????????? If Jensen Ackles doesn’t voice Dean, it just . . . wouldn’t be right!!!! I thought he liked voiceover work? Throw mo $$$$ at him, Warner Bros, please!!!

  • student

    Jenson Ackles please play the voice of Dean. I am obsessed with this show. Absolutely in love with it.

  • Vicki

    It would not be right unless Jensen Ackles provided the voice for the character DEAN. Seriously. Are you serious? Seriously!? Come on. Please.. It would not be the same without him. They are brothers on the show and the anime, so let’s stick with the original voices. Really

  • brieanna qualls

    yeah what the heck there’s only one DEAN and that is JENSEN ACKLES and if they had another person do it it would totally be WRONG that is so freaking stupid ugh i couldn’t watch it with out his voice or sam’s so SUPERNATURAL FANS WE NEED TO GET TOGETHER AND GET OUR BOYS WERE THEY NEED TO BE WICH IS ANIME “SUPERNATURAL”

  • Atom

    Sorry no real Dean voice then just keep the anime in Japan…. Ackles is Dean no one else!. Just a really big Supernatural Fan.

  • Asd

    watch anime in fricking japanese with english subs, thats 100 times more badass

  • Michael

    That doesn’t make any sense? Why sign to voice only the LAST 2 episodes? Why not just dub all the episodes!? I’ll still watch it because I love SP, even if Jensen won’t be voicing his OWN character throughout the series =_=