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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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Count Magnus Lee: [Rei Ginsei stands between Count Lee and his wedding procession] Rei, stand aside or die.
Rei Ginsei: Your days are over, Count Lee.
[takes out Time Traveling Incense, blinding the procession]
Rei Ginsei: Wait fifty years, you said? Do you even remember what fifty years is to us? I lost my left hand because of you! I watched all my comrades die, and for what? But all that ends here and now. You're going to die, Count Lee!
Count Magnus Lee: [dissipates the candle and shatters it, then chuckles] Did you *really* think that would work on me,...
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Referenced in Anime Abandon: Devil Hunter Yohko, Part III (2012) 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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Bloody. Fantastic. Bloody Fantastic!
17 May 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I find it hard to classify anything with this much blood, guts, entrails and brain matter as "camp," but others seem to think it is so. They are entitled to their opinions.

The story is what I can't get over; it's really incredible. We've got actual characters here, with inner lives of their own; dreams, hopes, fears, and prejudices. Nobody does anything because it's convenient for the plot, the characters act because that's who they ARE. It's really quite refreshing, actually.

This is the original classic film, though I have it on authority that the comic is better. Be that as it may, this is a wonderful story with some great characters (and cutie females) that doesn't waste a second of its 85-minutes running time.

Supremely good for 1985. Anyone know where I can see the sequel?


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