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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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Lamika (voice)
Kerrigan Mahan ...
Rei Ginsei (voice)
Steve Kramer ...
Dr. Fehring (voice)
Steve Bulen ...
Greco (voice)
Joyce Kurtz ...
Snake Women (voice)
Lara Cody ...
Dan Lang (voice)
Tom Wyner ...
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Kirk Thornton ...
Left Hand (voice)
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Seizô Katô ...
Satoko Kifuji ...
Lamika (voice)
Motomu Kiyokawa ...
Dr. Feringo (voice)
Yasuo Muramatsu ...
Roman (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 name Count Magnus was also used by author H. Marion Crawford almost a century earlier in his story 'The Blood is The Life'. See more »

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Rei Ginsei: I am Rei Ginsei, vampire hunter and killing men like you is my greatest pleasure. Prepare to die!
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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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Great adult anime of the old school
5 July 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Vampire Hunter D is the kind of stuff that Manga Entertainment built their business on: old school, action heavy anime with buckets of style. The animation, whilst heavily stylised and nowhere near as crisp as todays fare, works perfectly with the material. Compare the 2000 sequel, 'Bloodlust': the animation in the latter is incredibly slick and the action comes thick and fast, but it might as well be robots fighting in outer space or samurai battling on a mountaintop. What the original does, with its dirty, old fashioned animation is create a decidedly other-worldly and eerie feel, perfectly encapsulated in the strange, mutated beings that roam the hostile countryside, glowing and sidling in a sinister fashion. The overall colour scheme, as well, is very Dario Argento: dark blues and browns prevail over the modern, Akira and Ghost in the Shell inspired trend for green overkill. Character design is, as said, very stylised, but perfectly acceptable, and D himself looks as cool as all hell.

As for the plot, there are no problems there, although there are a few cliché moments. The counts boredom, as opposed to the angst that seems to be all the rage in vampire flicks nowadays, is a nice touch, and at no point do characters motives seem unbelievable. The setting is a nicely realised far future post-apocalyptic landscape full of the standard juxtapositions (horse riders with laser rifles) bought to life by the supernatural element, which seems to have taken monsters and critters from anywhere and everywhere, to no detriment. The voice acting is competent, much better than some eighties dubs I could mention (unfortunately I only have this film on VHS, so I can't compare to the original Japanese).

Overall, not the best of 80's anime. It lacks the sophistication of Akira or the sheer camp hyperviolence of Fist of the North Star, but it's still a very enjoyable film, and a solid part of the collection of any anime connoisseur.


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