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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)

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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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore | See all certifications »

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28 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The character Carmilla is based on the 1872 novel with the same name by Sheridan Le Fanu. See more »

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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 Blade II (2002) See more »

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Dark fun
22 June 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

When VHD: Bloodlust came out, I wasn't too very interested. Having recently got the chance to watch the film though, I know now I should have been. VHD:B is top notch so far as dark anime goes. From the opening scene, watching the crosses twist and crumble as the dark carriage passes by, you know you're in for something good. VHD:B doesn't disappoint.

First off, D has been given a major upgrade. He looks more vampire like, he looks stronger and badder than ever before. The new art helps much, of course. D is hired to find a girl named Charlotte, dead or alive, who has been taken by a vampire from her home. Adding to the mix is a bounty team already has a head start on D, and each member of this team could well have his/her own anime. These are no second rate fill-ins, these folks are every bit as interesting as D. The vampire in question doesn't disappoint either, showing the full force of his powers from the very first scenes.

All in all, if you're looking for something darker and blood filled, watch this show. It looks dang good, the english voices are much better than you'd expect, and things just simply click. It's well worthy of the VHD name, and surpasses the original in nearly every way.

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