Hellboy: Animated: Sword of Storms is the first of of several animated movies based off of the Hellboy comics. Hellboy (Ron Periman) is sent to Japan to investigate an incident involving a possessed professor of folklore (Dee Bradley Baker). Somehow, he has managed to get himself possessed by the Japanese demons of Thunder and Lightning, which proves that opening ancient and forbidden scrolls is a bad idea. On top of that, when Hellboy wanders off after a fox picks up a Samurai sword, he ends up in the world of Japanese mythology. It's left up to his partners Abe Sapien (Doug Jones) and Liz Sherman (Selma Blair), along with BRPD agent Kate Corrigan (Peri Gilpin) to track down the unfortunate professor and to find a way to rescue Hellboy. The movie is a spin-off of the live action Hellboy movies with the same actors who played the live action characters voicing their animated counterparts.