(And yes, you should get down on your knees and kiss my clown shoes that I had just enough dignity not to write “The Supernatural Anime Looks Supernaturally Good”). A new trailer for Madhouse’s Supernatural anime TV series popped out this weekend, and goddamn if it doesn’t blow me away. I guess we know why the Iron Man anime looks so mediocre; it’s because Madhouse’s A-team is clearly working on this, while the scrubs get to animate Tony Stark. Seriously, watching this not only makes me more interested in watching the live-action Supernatural, but this is the first anime I’ve found myself excited about in years. Supposedly this is coming over to America early next year; I hope The CW is smart/desperate enough to actually air it. (Via io9)
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