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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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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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Excellent example of the genre!
25 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Excellent manga which would be all the more enhanced with a good widescreen TV and speaker system. I don't imagine I've got much to add over and above what the other anime buffs have most probably already stated but this is definitely one of the better anime I've seen. It also has a cohesive plot that doesn't ramble on endlessly like many mangas seem to do (Akira, Spirited Away, Ghost in the Shell 2) There are nicely drawn characters. Good action. Lots of beast monster type things and supernatural stuff. Would probably give it an 8.5 out of 10 if the option was there.

I would hope that with the development of computer effects for anime there will be more entertaining mangas to come in the future. It's a genre that I always feel has a lot of potential but for some reason it doesn't quite get fulfilled. Perhaps, Hollywood might wake up to the potential for animated features that aren't necessarily focused towards kids only. Anyway, time will tell.


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