Anime Review: VAMPIRE HUNTER D


Vampire Hunter D follows the lonely hunter D, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world. A world filled with demons, werewolves, mutants and of course vampires. One day, D is forced to accept a job to slay Lee Magnus, a powerful vampire lord, in order to save a young girl that is one of Magnus latest victims.

I need to ask the readers something. Has the creator of the Castlevania games talked about his inspiration? I’m asking this because, when I was watching this, particularly at the end of it, felt like I was watching an unofficial adaptation of the game. Only to find out that the first Castlevania got released three years after this movie's
 source material.

But all the Castlevania questions aside, how was this movie? I can’t say it was good. I love the movies atmosphere, setting and all that comes with it. But unlike Pet Shop of Horrors, which knew how to fill its time limit (about 20 minutes), the movie is filled with filler. By filler, I mean animation that they re-use so it can be feature length. Even though I’m usually someone that can overlook some questions that aren’t answered sometimes, I can’t deny that it doesn’t look good when it feels like the world building is half and half with the questions coming up because of it.

Is it the worst thing I’ve seen? Far from it. But it is one of the most frustrating. The potential is there. It could without a doubt be something good, maybe something great even. In short, you could say that it’s the botched potential that makes me tell you to ditch this movie. I’ve heard that the sequel, which I’m reviewing on Sunday, is much better. Let’s all hope that's the case.

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