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Supernatural: The Animation (スーパーナチュラル・ザ・アニメーション), also released as Supernatural: The Anime Series, is a Japanese anime based on the Supernatural TV series. The anime series was produced by the studio Madhouse and released on DVD and Blu-ray by Warner Home Video. The entire series was released in 2011, beginning with the first episode being available digitally on February 9, 2011. It ran for one season of 22 episodes.

The series was first released in Japan with the title SUPERNATURAL THE ANIMATION, styled in all caps and without a colon. It was released in English as Supernatural: The Anime Series. It's also been referred to as Supernatural: The Animated Series.


On June 9, 2010, the official Japanese Warner Bros. website announced an anime version of the series entitled Supernatural: The Animation, which debuted in Japan in January 2011 and is produced by famed Japanese anime studio Madhouse. Shigeyuki Miya and Atsuko Ishizuka are co-directors for the series, with Eric Kripke credited as the project creator. Madhouse co-founder Masao Maruyama serves as executive producer, with Naoya Takayama supervising the scripts and Takahiro Yoshimatsu designing the characters. Yūya Uchida and Hiroki Touchi, who voice Sam and Dean for the Japanese dub of the live-action series, reprise their roles.

The anime's first season consists of 22 episodes; while the storyline covers the Season 1 and 2 of the live-action series, it also includes original content exploring the Winchesters' childhoods and expanding upon secondary characters. Warner Home Video released the first two episodes on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan on January 12, 2011; episodes 3 through 12 shipped on February 2, and the rest on April 6. Warner Home Video released the Blu-ray and DVD box sets of the anime series on July 26, 2011 in North America.

Jared Padalecki voices Sam in the English language version of the series, while Jensen Ackles voices Dean only in the last two episodes due to scheduling reasons; Andrew Farrar voices Dean in English for the first 20 episodes.

Voice cast and characters






The series ran for one season with a total of 22 episodes. Twelve episodes were adaptations of episodes from season 1 and season 2 of the original series, and ten were original stories.

Image Title First released Episode[1] Adaptation of
SPNA Alter Ego The Alter Ego 2011 Feb 09 1 106 Skin
During the search for their father, Sam and Dean investigate a small town where a series of strange murders have occurred. They soon discover the murders have been committed by a Shapeshifter.
SPNA Roadkill Roadkill 2011 Feb 23 2 216 Roadkill
Sam and Dean investigate a series of strange accidents on a mountain road. They come across Molly who insists she and her husband just crashed their car, problem is her husband and the car are missing.
SPNA Home Home 2011 Mar 03 3 109 Home
Following what Sam has seen as a vision, Sam and Dean visit their childhood home in Lawrence Kansas. Sam and Dean discover an unseen force is terrorizing the current residents of their house, a mother and her two children.
SPNA Ghost on the highway Ghost on The Highway 2011 Mar 03 4 Original
While driving through New Orleans, the Winchester boys are stopped by the police and arrested. It seems there have been a series of accidents caused by an Impala -- and the police think they're the perps!
SPNA Savage Blood Savage Blood 2011 Mar 03 5 Original
In a small town in Colorado, Sam and Dean investigate a series of cattle mutilations, the beasts have been drained of their blood. They run across Jason, a hunter who specializes in vampires, but wonder why he's in town.
SPNA Till Death do us part Till Death Do Us Part 2011 Mar 03 6 Original
Going back in time we revisit the first time Sam meets Jessica, and learn the secret she shared with her childhood friends. Now that secret is coming back to kill them. Can Sam save the girls by himself?
Tempation of the demon Temptation of the Demon 2011 Mar 03 7 Original
Sam and Dean reunite with their old friend Bobby. As they track down clues to John's whereabouts they find out that a buddy from John's Marine days has been murdered in a strange fashion.
SPNA Everlasting love Everlasting Love 2011 Mar 03 8 Original
Sam and Dean investigate a serial murder case and learn that since the 1960's similar murders have been repeated every 15 years. They meet Dr. Richard, the widower and Richard's young and beautiful second wife, Michelle. More attacks occur.
SPNA spirit of vegas The Spirit of Vegas 2011 Mar 03 9 Original
Lady luck? Not really. Sam and Dean stop by Las Vegas for a little fun and relaxation -- plus to try their hand at the tables. But bad luck soon befalls Dean, and there is some strange guy following him.
SPNA Moonlight Moonlight 2011 Mar 03 10 217 Heart
A spate of wild dog attacks draws Sam and Dean's attention. Sam and Dean suspect that it has something to do with a werewolf. They visit Madison, a friend of one of the victims thinking she may be the next victim.
SPNA Nightmare Nightmare 2011 Mar 03 11 114 Nightmare
Sam's premonitions are getting stronger. After a man dies Sam and Dean visit the family and meet Max, the man's son. Though Max claims his family was happy Sam and Dean have their doubts.
SPNA Darkness rising Darkness Calling 2011 Mar 03 12 Original
Drawn to a town lighting up with demonic signs, John meets Lily, a girl whose mother died in a fire years ago much like the one that killed Mary. John learns Lily has a fatal gift; if she touches someone they die.
SPNA what lives in the lake What Lives in the Lake 2011 Apr 27 13 Original
When the Impala breaks down in Louisiana the boys learn the town has been suffering from a series of demonic omens and accidents. But in each incident, no one is actually hurt or maimed.
SPNA Reunion Reunion 2011 Apr 27 14 120 Dead Man's Blood
Sam and Dean are finally reunited with their father. But happy endings aren't in their family's future. John tells them about "The Colt", a gun that can kill anything. And right now it's in the wrong hands.
SPNA Devil's trap Devil's Trap 2011 Apr 27 15 122 Devil's Trap
With their hands on the Colt, everything else should be easy, right? Wrong. John gets trapped by Terry, an evil demon, and the boys have no choice other than to run.
SPNA In my time of dying In My Time of Dying 2011 Apr 27 16 201 In My Time of Dying
Sam, Dean and John were badly hurt in the battle with the demons and are taken to the hospital. Sam and John recover, but Dean remains unconscious. Dean's soul wanders in the hospital as a ghost and meets a Reaper.
SPNA Rising Son Rising Son 2011 Apr 27 17 Original
Dean visited Missouri because he struggled with the true meaning of John's last words... "Save Sam, or kill him". Some old photos remind Dean of Mrs. Lyle, who was Sam's teacher. He remembers how he and his father saved Sam, despite what his future held.
SPNA Crossroad Crossroad 2011 Apr 27 18 208 Crossroad
An architect commits suicide. Sam and Dean followed a clue that some other successful people had died in the similar way as the architect within a year, and find out that those people had all bargained with "the crossroad demon".
SPNA Loser Loser 2011 Apr 27 19 Original
In Afghanistan, Jake, a foot soldier was always being made fun of. However, when the troops faced destruction, he exercised his superpower to help his fellow soldiers and evacuated them from the battlefield. Meanwhile, Sam sees another premonition.
SPNA What Is And What Should Never Be What Is And What Should Never Be 2011 Apr 27 20 220 What Is And What Should Never Be
Dean wakes up one day in a totally different world. His mother Mary is alive, he is married to a fine woman, and Sam is engaged to Jessica. Dean soon realizes he's been captured by a Djinn, who is slowly bleeding him dry.
SPNA All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 1 All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 1 2011 Apr 27 21 221 All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 1
Demonic omens are becoming more and more frequent. Sam wakes up to find himself in a ghost town with other psychics: Lily, Jake, Andy, Eva. They soon realize that they are similar; they all have powers.
SPNA All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 2 All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 2 2011 Apr 27 22 222 All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 2
In a surprise ending, Jake stabs Sam and kills him. Devastated by grief, Dean makes a deal with the crossroad demon to bring Sam back; as a trade-off, Dean gets one more year to live, after that -- his soul is toast.


On January 1, 2011, a special program for the anime was exclusively broadcast on BS11 Digital.

The entire series was released from February 9, 2011 to April 27, 2011. On February 9, 2011, the first episode was distributed free of charge for a limited time on Warner On Demand. The rest of series was released direct to DVD and Blu-ray in three sets: Vol. 1 (with episodes 1-2) was released on February 23, Collector's Box 1 (with episodes 3-12) was released on March 3, and Collector's Box 2 (with episodes 13-22) was released on April 27.

The final release of the home video, Collector's Box 2, was originally scheduled to be released on April 6, 2011, but was postponed due to the devastating earthquake that struck the coast of Japan on March 11, 2011. The postponed released was attributed to damages to the production factory.[2]

On July 25, 2011, the anime series was released on DVD and Blu-ray in North America. Unlike the Japanese release, the North America released the series as a single complete set.

From October 7, 2011, all episodes were broadcast, one episode each week, on Animax, a subscription channel specializing in anime.

Home video

Format Region Released Description Episodes Catalog[3]
Blu-ray Japan 2011 Feb 23 Blu-ray Vol.1 1 and 2 WBA -F7056
2011 Mar 03 Blu-ray Collector's Box 1 3 to 12 SDB-F7067
2011 Apr 27 Blu-ray Collector's Box 2 13 to 22 SDB -F7068
DVD Japan 2011 Feb 23 DVD Vol.1 1 and 2 DLV-F6774
2011 Mar 03 DVD Collector's Box 1 3 to 12 SD -F7050
2011 Apr 27 DVD Collector's Box 2 13 to 22 SD -F7051
Blu-ray North America 2011 Jul 25 All (1-22) ISBN 0-7806-7593-2
DVD North America 2011 Jul 25 All (1-22) ISBN 0-7806-7159-7

The home video releases all came with both Japanese and English audio tracks, and both Japanese and English subtitles.

Collector's Box 1, for both DVD and Blu-ray, included the following:

  • Introduction by Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki (Episode 3-12)
  • Making of SUPERNATURAL: THE ANIMATION -Part 1 Road to Anime
  • Interview with Director Shigeyuki Miya & Director Atsuko Ishizuka
  • Interview with Eric Kripke
  • Interview with Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles
  • Booklet

Collector's Box 2, for both DVD and Blu-ray, contained the following:

  • Introduction by Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki (Episode 13-22)
  • Making of SUPERNATURAL: THE ANIMATION -Part 2 Road to the World
  • Interview with Yuya Uchida
  • Interview with Hiroki Tochi
  • Trailer
  • TV spot
  • Booklet



Official art

Home video packaging

Official video

First episode intro "The Alter Ego"
English trailer

Official English clips

Dean digs
Sam speaks with Azazel
Sam confront Jake
The devil's gate is opened

Interviews and panels

Jensen Ackles talks about meeting the Japanese voice actors, 2010
Eric Kripke talks about the anime at San Diego Comic Con 2010
Interview with Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, 2011

External links


  1. Official episode synopsis derived from multiple sources with the same/similar listings: on Amazon, on Youtube, on Google Play, on Vudu, etc.
  2. Official website, stated on the news page. Retrieved July 30, 2022.