Watched the fifth episode of the SPN anime today, and I really liked it, as I suspected I would, based on the description.
It's based loosely on Bloodlust, where there are vampires who don't prey on humans. Now the anime is set during the first season of SPN, so canon-wise, this doesn't work, as Sam and Dean didn't run across "friendly" vampires until Bloodlust in season two.
This is a very Dean-centric episode. Sam is hardly in it at all. Dean befriends a boy who is being bullied, saving him from death by catching Ryan as he falls off a building. Ryan asks Dean to teach him martial arts because his father is "weak" and his mother died when he was a baby. As expected, Dean bonds with Ryan and starts teaching him, neither knowing that Ryan is actually an un-awakened vampire.
There's a lot of talk about John in this episode, with an unexpected flashback scene between young Dean and John. The screen cap above shows young Dean on the left and obviously adult Dean on the right. John is pretty much a dick in the way that he throws Dean around, but his words ring true in what he tells his young son about rage and how you need to control it and to use his skills to protect people instead.
Eventually Dean finds out that Ryan's father and late mother are also vampires, shortly before Ryan "awakens" and another hunter shows up to kill them all.
There was a strange line from Sam in this episode, regarding John. The other hunter, Jason, is taunting Dean, telling him he's as weak as John was. Sam ends up shooting Jason, saying, "No one talks about Dad like that."
Isn't this an odd statement coming from a season one Sam, who pretty much hates John? It was weird to hear Sam defending his father.
And how's this for strange as well - as Sam and Dean drive off at the end of the episode, Dean suddenly tries to turn the car around, realizing that Ryan never returned the judo outfit Dean let him borrow. He tells Sam, "It was my first judo outfit!" Umm….why in the world would Dean have kept a judo outfit from when he was 12?? LOL!
So yeah, this was a good episode and Andrew, who does Dean's voice has definitely grown on me now that I heard so much dialogue from him in this episode.
Again, if you're not watching the anime, give it a shot!