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When a girl is abducted by a vampire, a legendary bounty hunter is hired to bring her back.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hideyuki Tanaka ...
D (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ...
Left Hand (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Meier Link (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
Leila (voice)
Emi Shinohara ...
Yûsaku Yara ...
Borgoff (voice)
Hôchû Ôtsuka ...
Kyle (voice)
Rintarou Nishi ...
Mashira (voice)
Keiji Fujiwara ...
Benge (voice)
Yôko Soumi ...
Caroline (voice)
Toshihiko Seki ...
Grove (voice)
Ryûzaburô Ôtomo ...
Nolt (voice)
Chikao Ohtsuka ...
Barbarois Elder (voice)
Takeshi Aono ...
Polk (voice)
Motomu Kiyokawa ...
John Elbourne (voice)
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Storyline

It is many thousand years in the future. Vampires once ruled the night but have seen their numbers reduced by fearless bounty hunters. One such hunter is D, the halfbreed son of a human mother and vampire father. When a girl from a rich family is taken from her home by the vampire Meier Link, her father contracts both D and the Markus brothers (a rival group of hunters) to race to retrieve her. As the heroes fight their way through Meier's hired guards, they begin to suspect that the girl may have gone with him willingly. Written by Lordship

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When the Sun Sets... The Hunt Begins


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Rated R for violence/gore | See all certifications »

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28 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$25,521 (USA) (21 September 2001)

Gross:

$25,521 (USA) (21 September 2001)
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Trivia

Unlike almost every other anime in existence, English is Bloodlust's original language. The English language track for this film was created first, then the Cantonese and Japanese tracks were done next. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Title card: The distant future... vampires rule the night, but their numbers are dwindling. With huge bounties on their heads, a class of hunters has emerged: Bounty Hunters. One hunter is unlike the rest. He is a dunpeal: a half-human half-vampire. At war with himself, feared by all, tortured and alone, he is... Vampire Hunter D.
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Referenced in Land of the Dead (2005) See more »

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Performed by Do As Infinity (Japanese version)
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Perfect!
4 April 2004 | by (Lemvig, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Can there be a sequel better then the original? Yes there can, and this one proves it. Well worth the purchase even if you have to pay a bundle for shipment like I did.

I'm proud to add this fantastic piece of manga to my expanding collection. I'll put it right next to Mononoke Hime, Akira and Ghost in the Shell. This is a classic already and every manga/anime fan should watch it. All the characters are amazing and original, they could all get their own movie and I hope at least some of them do.

The style of drawing is rough and dark, yet elequent and beautifully detailed. No expense has been spared. D has been buffed up a bit and has more powers than ever.

This movie is exciting to the extreme. 1½ hours flies by. 10/10


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