Manga Entertainment is planning to release the 80-minute Highlander: Vengeance anime feature on June 5th in both regular and special editions.  Directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Ninja Scroll, Animatrix, Wicked City, Vampire Hunter D), the new Highlander anime was produced by Madhouse Studios (Black Lagoon, Death Note, Paranoia Agent). 


The question with a hybrid project like this is will it please anime fans or will it appeal to Highlander fans?  But one thing is for sure, the name recognition of the Highlander property is sure to get this product plenty of notice.


Highlander: Vengeance covers elements of the Highlander saga that were not dealt with in either the movies or the TV series.  Director Kawajiri, who is responsible for perhaps the top samurai anime feature of all time (Ninja Scroll), evidently found plenty of similarity between the clannish sword-wielding Scots of Highlander and the clannish sword-wielding samurai of Japan.