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Vampire Hunter D (1985)
"Kyûketsuki hantâ D" (original title)

Video  -  Animation | Action | Fantasy  -  26 March 1993 (USA)
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In a far-future time ruled by the supernatural, 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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kaneto Shiozawa ...
D (voice)
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D / Left Hand (1992) (voice)
Michie Tomizawa ...
Doris (voice)
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Doris (1992) (voice)
Seizô Katô ...
Lee (voice)
Jeff Winkless ...
Lee (1992) (voice)
Satoko Kifuji ...
Lamika (voice)
Edie Mirman ...
Lamika / Greco Girl #3 (1992) (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe ...
Rei Ginsei (voice)
Kerrigan Mahan ...
Motomu Kiyokawa ...
Feringo (voice)
Steve Kramer ...
Fehring (1992) (voice)
Yûsaku Yara ...
Greco (voice)
Steve Bulen ...
Greco (1992) (voice)
Kazuko Yanaga ...
Older Snake Sister (voice)
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In a far-future time ruled by the supernatural, 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 character, Count Magnus Lee, is named as an homage to Christopher Lee who played Dracula in a long series of Hammer Films. See more »

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Count Magnus Lee: What a wonderful night this has been! For the first time in one hundred years I haven't been bored once!
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Referenced in Blood: The Last Vampire (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Stylish cult classic
2 March 2002 | by (Shizuoka) – See all my reviews

I love Vampire Hunter D even though I think it's ridiculously short for all the work they did establishing the characters and the environment. The stylish atmosphere of the movie and the music and artwork (even though a bit shabby at times) really appealed to me. I don't expect many people to like this one as the plot is rather bizarre and some parts are rather cheesy (though avoiding the dubbed version helps minimize this effect), but maybe a few like me that are into the style will really like it.

BTW - this isn't the first in Japanese animation! Far from it - anime has its origins back in the 60s and manga goes back even further when Tezuka originated it from Disney influences. It is, however, one of the first exported ones to reach the U.S. It's disappointing how many people are oblivious to the amount and quality of anime in Japan - there's so much more and so much better stuff than in the U.S.! Only a tiny sample makes it to the U.S., and a lot of it is bad stuff that didn't do too well in Japan which the companies hoped would appeal to audiences from other countries. Just wanted to set that straight - thanks.


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