We get a special thrill when the spheres of our separate interests intersect - - it’s like trapping chocolate and marshmallow between your graham cracker. I like anime. I like Blade. Getting a combination of the two is the best remedy for all these years of withdrawal since Wesley Snipes hung up his stakes. We’ve known that there’d be a BLADE anime on the docket since that first Marvel Anime announcement however long ago, but now Bleeding Cool’s secured some character art from it that's like so much precious silver.
I’ve always figured that Blade would make the easiest transition to anime of any Marvel hero. If anything, it’ll slide another chip on the exchange board with his Dampyric cousin, D. Even with Googling translating the Japanese, it’s a little tough to understand the plot conveyed on the show’s official site. It seems like the Daywalker falls in with young slayer, Makato, and a Whistler-like comrade-at-arms, Noah Van Helsing, for a renewed war against a newly-returned Deacon Frost.
Here are the aforementioned pics... == TEASER==
Obviously, with this joint taking more than a few turns from a major motion picture series, there’s a wee bit more crossover than there’d be for a straight comics-to-anime fence hop. Thus, I’m curious what you lunatics think of it. Myself, my only minor gripe is that Blade’s a bit less snarly than is characteristic of him.
And give the trailer a peak while you're at it...