Sony Pictures Television began streaming the first episode of Madhouse‘s anime adaptation of Marvel Comics’ Blade franchise on its Throwback Toons YouTube channel on Friday.
Legendary half-vampire, half-human vampire hunter Blade is following Deacon Frost, a very powerful and influential vampire who killed his mother and who runs Existence, a secret vampire organization operating in Southeast Asia.Sony describes the story
Marvel Anime: Blade premiered in July 2011 and ran for 12 episodes. Japanese studio Madhouse produced all four Marvel Anime series.
The Throwback Toons YouTube channel began streaming the Marvel Anime: Iron Man series on July 31, the Marvel Anime: Wolverine series on August 21, and the Marvel Anime: X-Men series on August 29.
Blade (Eric Brooks) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Marv Wolfman and cartoonist Gene Colan, his first appearance was in the comic The Tomb of Dracula # 10 (July 1973) as a supporting character, but he later starred in his own stories. A dhampir, Blade has dedicated his life to ridding the world of all vampires, using his unique physiology to become the perfect vampire hunter.
The character has been substantially adapted from comics to various forms of media, including movies, television series, and video games. The sword was portrayed by actor Wesley Snipes in the films Blade, Blade II, and Blade: Trinity, and by Sticky Fingaz in the television series Blade. Mahershala Ali is set to play the character in the next Blade movie, set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Source – Sony’s Throwback Toons YouTube channel