First Look at the Blade Animated TV Show from Japan

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Those kids over at Japanese TV Network Animax are on a roll — after turning Marvel’s X-Men, Iron Man, and Wolverine into their own groovy, anime-inspired animated TV series, they’ve now set their sights on Blade, vampire killer. Check out some character design artworks and the first quickie 30-second teaesr trailer for the upcoming show below.

In the new anime, Blade will be hightailing it over to Japan, where he’ll once again confront vampire baddie Deacon Frost (I guess they’re going with the assumption that the first “Blade” movie didn’t really happen). Besides fighting Frost and, we presume, his legion of vampire minions, Blade will also team up with a Japanese girl name Makoto, as well as Noah Van Helsing and his dog Razor. Van Helsing, of course, is of the famed vampire-slaying Van Helsings. His dog, er, I dunno.

The show, like previous Animax titles, will premiere over in Japan, with Stateside debuts sometime later this year on the cable network G4.

h/t UGO


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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    Well with all these anime’s they take some inspiration from both the film AND comics. They’re their own universe and Marvel pretty much gave them free reign to do wwhat they feel with the characters so I see why they’re using Frst again. I think the Dog is an homage to the character “Steppin Razor” who appeared in the comics and in the tv series played by Bokeem Woodbine.” I find it funny that they’ll be through all four series before we get through the first two.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    I also realize I didnt comment on theart style. I like it. The armor looks very much like the original movier gear. The bald look definitely works better than the flat top, and the tatts on the head look like Ultimate Blade. The other characters look great too. Can’t wait.

    • PENCILWORKS

      I HAVE CREATED A SIMILAR VERSION BUT WITH A LESS ”MONOTONOUS” WAY OF DRAWING AFRISIAN PEOPLE, AND I REALLY PREFERRED THE FLAT TOP. IF ALL AFRISIAN CARACTERS ARE TO HAVE BALD HEADS, THEY WILL NEVER GET OUT OF HOLLYWOOD’S SIDE-KICK STIGMA

  • PENCILWORKS

    I JUST HOPE THEY DO NOT TAKE THAT STEREOTYPICAL VIEW OF AN AFRISIAN, WE DECLARE WE ARE NOT BLACK, WE ARE AFRISIAN, JUST LIKE THE UNTAINTED AFRICANS