Marvel’s grim and scowling vampire hunter Blade will be appearing in his own anime series courtesy of Marvel Entertainment and Madhouse Inc, who produced Ninja Scroll, (appropriately) Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Trigun and Death Note.
The companies previously collaborated on Japanese-friendly incarnations of the X-Men, Wolverine and Iron Man that were broadcast in 2011.
Beginning 13 January 2012 on US channell G4, Blade is a 12-part series that sees the half-vamp chase his nemesis Deacon Frost across Japan and South East Asia. Alas, Wesley Snipes, star of David S Goyer’s the Blade movie trilogy isn’t involved and Blade’s voice in the English dub is provided by Lost and The Matrix‘s Harold Perrineau.
Check out the trailer below: