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Vampire Hunter D (1985)

Kyûketsuki hantâ D (original title)
Unrated | | Animation, Action, Fantasy | 26 March 1993 (USA)
A young girl requests the help of a vampire hunter to kill the vampire who has bitten her, and thus prevent her from becoming a vampire herself.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kaneto Shiozawa ...
D (voice)
Michie Tomizawa ...
Doris (voice)
Seizô Katô ...
Lee (voice)
Satoko Kifuji ...
Lamika (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe ...
Rei Ginsei (voice)
Motomu Kiyokawa ...
Feringo (voice)
Yûsaku Yara ...
Greco (voice)
Kazuko Yanaga ...
Yoshiko Sakakibara ...
Younger Snake Sister (voice)
Keiko Toda ...
Dan (voice)
Yasuo Muramatsu ...
Roman (voice)
Kan Tokumaru ...
Danton (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ...
Left Hand / Narrator (voice)
Kazumi Tanaka ...
O'Reilly (voice)
Shinya Ôtaki ...
Gimlet (voice)
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A young girl requests the help of a vampire hunter to kill the vampire who has bitten her, and thus prevent her from becoming a vampire herself. Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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The sword D carries is a Grosse Messer (German for Great Knife) See more »

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Count Magnus Lee: I have lived in this world for ten thousand years, and yet you lack the capacity to understand what that truly means. When years cease to have meaning, boredom is a mortal foe. It is a war for constant stimulation, and if that means debasing our line with humans, then so be it. And after all, since we took control of their lands, the humans owe us something in exchange for the simple existences our efforts allow them. When you consider that, a human female every fifty years or so is nothing.
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Referenced in Anime Abandon: Wicked City (2012) See more »

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Your Song ('D'Mix)
Lyrics by Tetsuya Komuro
Music by Tetsuya Komuro & Naoto Kine
Arranged by Tetsuya Komuro
Performed by TM Network
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Very slick and cool anime set in the future, but with monsters of the past.
3 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is one of those anime movies I first saw on regular television. It was very cool and unique and started my love affair with these types of cartoons. The only other anime movie I saw before this one was one called in English "Warriors of the Wind". I saw that one when I was a bit young though and I didn't know what was going on so I can not really review it. I remember it being rather good though. The reason I like this one though is that it is sort of the old plot of a man going against vampires and wolfman and all sorts of other supernatural creatures, but there is a bit of a futuristic twist that I rather like. The story has a girl bitten by a vampire and destined to become his bride. She is in luck though as a vampire hunter named D has come to town. This guy really is a good fighter and he uses every trick in the book to take down the evil in the castle. He has a rather unique sidekick as well. Twists and turns abound in the movie as do betrayals and vengeance. This one has it all and some great animation and action as well. When I saw this one later on cinemax I was kind of surprised to see it had some brief nudity in it as well, but nothing that lasts to long. Quite frankly, that was about the only difference I saw from the television cut to the movie cut...not really too much of a big deal. All in all a very satisfying anime classic.


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