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A young descendant of Arthurian Merlin the wizard must help the opposing army stop an alien overlord who's using supernatural creatures called Darkstalkers to take over the world. Famous movie and mythical monsters fight for both sides.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 12 of 18)

Lisa Ann Beley ... Felicia (13 episodes, 1995)

Garry Chalk ... Donovan Baine / ... (13 episodes, 1995)

Ian James Corlett ... Victor Von Gerdenheim, / ... (13 episodes, 1995)
Michael Donovan ... Demitri Maximoff (13 episodes, 1995)
Saffron Henderson ... Morrigan Aensland (13 episodes, 1995)
Scott McNeil ... Lord Raptor / ... (13 episodes, 1995)
Colin Murdock ... Anakaris (13 episodes, 1995)
Richard Newman ... Pyron (13 episodes, 1995)
Bill Switzer ... Harry Grimoire (13 episodes, 1995)

Lee Tockar ... Jon Talbain / ... (13 episodes, 1995)
Kathleen Barr ... Morrigan Aensland the Succubus (6 episodes, 1995)
Venus Terzo ... Mariko (6 episodes, 1995)

Series Writing credits
Katherine Lawrence (2 episodes, 1995)
Brooks Wachtel (2 episodes, 1995)

Series Produced by
Jun Aida .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1995)
Stephanie Graziano .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1995)
Daniel S. Kletzky .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1995)
Akio Sakai .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1995)
Takeshi Sekiguchi .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1995)
Series Original Music by
William Anderson (3 episodes, 1995)
Series Film Editing by
Rob Desales (2 episodes, 1995)
Peter Grives (2 episodes, 1995)
Series Production Management
Raymond Iacovacci .... production manager (2 episodes, 1995)
Gil Iverson .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 1995)
Christina Mahotz .... production manager (2 episodes, 1995)
Leanne Moreau .... production manager (2 episodes, 1995)
Series Art Department
Pat Agnasin .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1995)
Michael V. Bennett .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1995)
Frank Brunner .... model designer (2 episodes, 1995)
Armando Carrillo .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1995)
Gerald Forton .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1995)
Romeo Francisco .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1995)
James Glader .... model designer (2 episodes, 1995)
Patrick Gleeson .... model designer (2 episodes, 1995)
Warren Greenwood .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1995)
Jenny Henson .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1995)
Gilbert Hung .... prop design (2 episodes, 1995)
Raymond Iacovacci .... prop design (2 episodes, 1995)
Dan Kubat .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1995)
Paula Lafond .... model designer (2 episodes, 1995)
Dan Povenmire .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1995)
Kamoon Song .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1995)
Mike Sosnowski .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1995)
Michael Swanigan .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1995)
Series Sound Department
John Boyd .... re-recording / re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1995)
Stuart Calderon .... re-recording / re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1995)
Rob Desales .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 1995)
Peter Grives .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 1995)
Rick Hinson .... supervising sound editor (2 episodes, 1995)
Series Animation Department
Gerry Acerno .... model clean-up (2 episodes, 1995)
Barry Anderson .... overseas animation supervisor (2 episodes, 1995)
Brad Case .... timing director (2 episodes, 1995)
Dora Case .... animation director (2 episodes, 1995)
John Cataldi .... timing director (2 episodes, 1995)
Dick Cole .... timing director (2 episodes, 1995)
Craig Gardner .... background artist (2 episodes, 1995)
Ernie Guanlao .... model clean-up (2 episodes, 1995)
Brad Hicks .... background artist (2 episodes, 1995)
J.K. Kim .... animation director (2 episodes, 1995)
Jang Gil Kim .... timing director (2 episodes, 1995)
Mark Lewis .... model clean-up (2 episodes, 1995)
Marlene Robinson May .... timing director (2 episodes, 1995)
Tom McLaughlin .... timing director (2 episodes, 1995)
Patricia Mendelson .... color key / color key artist (2 episodes, 1995)
Fred Miller .... supervising animation director (2 episodes, 1995)
Gary Mouri .... layout designer (2 episodes, 1995)
Peter Pace .... model clean-up (2 episodes, 1995)
Sue Peters .... animation director (2 episodes, 1995)
Erik Jan Peterson .... animation lip sync / lip sync (2 episodes, 1995)
Bill Reed .... timing director (2 episodes, 1995)
Bob Treat .... timing director (2 episodes, 1995)
Series Editorial Department
Cheryl Campsmith .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 1995)
Series Music Department
Christopher Rife .... composer: additional music (4 episodes, 1995)

Terry Reiff .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Valerie Alvarez .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1995)
Alex Jimenez .... consultant: Capcom (2 episodes, 1995)
Hazuki Kataoka .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1995)
Eric Luther .... consultant: Capcom (2 episodes, 1995)
Yoshiki Okamoto .... consultant: Capcom (2 episodes, 1995)
Phillip Reed .... consultant: Capcom (2 episodes, 1995)
Eiichi Takahashi .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1995)
Nobuko Tomita .... consultant: Capcom (2 episodes, 1995)
Series Thanks
Stephen Scharf .... special thanks (2 episodes, 1995)


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Continuity: In the episode "And The Walls Come Tumblin' Down" Felicia is shown working out in a gym and her outfit alternates between her standard cat-suit and a sweat-suit.See more »
Lord Raptor:Sweet dreams are made of this!See more »
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Referenced in Monster Mash (2000) (V)See more »


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11 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A Saturday Morning NOT well spent, 18 July 2001
Author: Jtalledo from State College, PA

Just to give you an idea about how bad this series was, it was on at like 5:00 AM on Saturdays in the NYC Metro market. Ironically, I was actually dumb enough then to actually watch it at that early time. Looking back on it, that was time I could have spent preparing a bowl of Capn' Crunch.

"Darkstalkers" is supposed to be based on the popular arcade/console game Vampire Hunter (known as Darkstalkers in the US) by Capcom. Vampire Hunter was a one-on-one fighting game that pitted creatures of the night such as Dimitri the Vampire, Morrigan (a succubus) and even Frankenstein against each other to decide who was the greatest night dweller of all. The game met with great commercial success internationally and spawned a Japanese anime. Sadly, the series the United States saw was not the anime, but a lousy original series.

"Darkstalkers" the original series was I believe produced by DiC, who in their heyday produced some of the best animated series. This series is decidedly a shoddy piece of work though. It features one of the game's foremost characters - catgirl Felicia. Of course, they had to "tone down" the in-game costume which is understandable. But the direction they took her character is just terrible. They teamed her up with some stupid little boy - Willy or something who goes on adventures with her. Not only that, they made it so that sometimes she turns into a REAL cat. Lame.

Felicia and said little boy trek the globe and sometimes encounter (and battle) characters from the game. Animation quality was decent, and some of the character designs are good enough, but it definitely lacked the fluidity you expect from American animation. Voice acting was extremely hammy and the two main characters had REALLY annoying voices. I remember some voice-acting being passable, including Dimitri, but overall the acting was quite bad. The highlight of the soundtrack was the show's half-decent rock theme.

Fans of the game and animation fans otherwise should all STAY FAR AWAY from this series. Fans will be disappointed by the series' bad adaptation of the game story and animation fans will cringe at its cheesiness. Try Vampire Hunter - the anime instead.

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