If you had a nickel for every online post that suggested the opinion "hey, they should make an anime of
," you could probably fund such a project yourself. Well, it has finally happened, and on June 5th, the hotly anticipated Highlander - The Search for Vengeance finally hits DVD. It's the immortal, katana-weilding Scotsman, as envisioned by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, the director who made everyone's favorite raging death-by-sword anime, Ninja Scroll; animated by Madhouse, the studio that made those classic, bloody anime horror/action films, including Ninja Scroll and some of the one' you might have caught on Sci-Fi Channel's Saturday Morning Anime, such as Demon City Shinjuku and Wicked City. As suggested in our review here, Search For Vengeance delivers on the potential of animating an exciting Western IP as an anime action movie. It moves through its 85 minute run length well, offering plenty of Kawajiri action sequences, and leveraging favored aspects of the Highlander mythology without being encumbered by the particulars of all of the franchise's other incarnations. Producer Galen Walker of Imagi Animation Studios has graciously spoken with AICN to provide some background information and insight into the exciting production.