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Blade Is Back, This Time In Anime Action!

Bloody Good Fun

We’ve seen the half vampire/half human Blade on the pages of comics, the big screen and the small screen. Now we get to see him kicking vampire butt in his own animated show! He’s got a new anime series heading to G4 in January. Read on for details!

Blade will be the fourth (and final) installment of the Marvel Anime project that previously featured the X-Men, Iron Man and Wolverine. Marvel said yesterday that Lost actor “Harold Perrineau voices Eric Brooks, the supernatural Daywalker known as Blade, making his animated series debut with more action, terrifying villains and bloodthirsty monsters than you’ve ever seen before.”

Here’s the summary:

Blade’s mother was bitten by a vampire while pregnant, imbuing her unborn son with vampire strength and a thirst for blood, but without the vulnerability to sunlight. A master of weaponry with a desire to avenge the death of his mother, Blade finds himself in Japan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Cambodia in an effort to take down the evil villain, Deacon Frost. With vampire hunter Makoto at his side, they will stop at nothing to destroy Existence, a vampire organization with roots deeply embedded in Asia.

The series, like the others, is produced by Madhouse for Marvel Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan. It’s directed by Mitsuyuki Masuhara, written by Kenta Fukasaku and will feature music by Tetsuya Takahashi. It will have a limited run of 12, half hour episodes with the first airing Friday, January 13th on G4.

So, are you looking forward to anime Blade?

(via MTV)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."