Nightwalker: Midnight Detective (1998– )
"Mayonaka no tantei Nightwalker" (original title)

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Mankind is threatened by a race of creatures called the Nightbreed, people who have, either willingly or through deception, succumbed to supernatural beings. And hunting them down is a man ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Takumi Yamazaki ...
 Detective Shido Tatsuhiko (12 episodes, 1998)
Maaya Sakamoto ...
 Riho Yamazaki (12 episodes, 1998)
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 Detective Shido Tatsuhiko (12 episodes, 1998)
Mari Devon ...
 Yayoi Matsunaga (12 episodes, 1998)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ...
 Riho Yamazaki (12 episodes, 1998)
Emi Shinohara ...
 Yayoi Matsunaga (12 episodes, 1998)
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 Guni (12 episodes, 1998)
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 Cain (12 episodes, 1998)
Ikue Ohtani ...
 Guni (12 episodes, 1998)
Debbie Rothstein ...
 Additional Voices (12 episodes, 1998)
Hideyuki Tanaka ...
 Cain (12 episodes, 1998)
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Mankind is threatened by a race of creatures called the Nightbreed, people who have, either willingly or through deception, succumbed to supernatural beings. And hunting them down is a man named Shido. A detective. A warrior. A vampire. And with the help of an urban spirit, his naive secretary, and a police agent assigned to special cases, Shido stands as a vanguard against the Nightbreed. But he has his own difficulties as well. Including his sire, the mysterious Kain, and his prophecies of the Golden Dawn... Written by Miriani

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Children of the Night...Beware!


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9 July 1998 (Japan)  »

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The R1 DVD release for "Nightwalker" treats it as a single, 12-episode TV series. However, the series started as a 4-episode OAV, which is why a there is an ending to the story arc with episode 4. The OAV series was then taken to TV, where an additional 8-episodes were created for the 12-episode count seen here. This is why after "episode 5", the art/animation/character designs are different and why there are no episode previews for episodes 1-4. See more »

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The credits are shown in their original Japanese form on the USA DVDs. See more »

Connections

Remake of Mayonaka no tantei Nightwalker (1993) See more »

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Gessekai
by Buck Tick
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This one needs a sequel!!!
12 February 2003 | by (portland OR) – See all my reviews

If you're 17 or older, you like gothic anime, and you happen to be lucky enough to see this in a video rental outlet, WATCH IT. If none of the rental places near where you live have it, JUST BUY THE DAMN THING! I promise you won't regret it. The main characters are Shido, a vampire who works as a detective and battles to keep humans safe from the "Nightbreed" (Different types of demons that possess people, basically), his partner Yayoi, a female member of the Japanese goverment group N.O.S., that is also dedicated to keeping the world safe from the supernatural, Guni, a creature who calls herself a fairy but looks more like a tiny gargoyle, (but is good, anyway,) and Riho, a high school girl whose parents were killed by the nightbreed and who works as Shido's secretary. Riho has a crush on Shido and she knows he's a detective but dosen't know he's a vampire. Shido's unique powers include the ability to summon a blood sword which he uses to fight evil. The main bad guy here is Cain, the one who turned Shido into a vampire centuries ago and who holds the secrets to Shido's past life. (Shido has forgotten what his life was like as a human.) I don't want to reveal too much, but I'll just say that the ending dosen't quite tie up all the loose ends, and leaves you wanting to find out what will happen to the characters next.


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