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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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)
Debbie Rothstein ...
 Additional Voices (12 episodes, 1998)
Hideyuki Tanaka ...
 Cain (12 episodes, 1998)
Ikue Ôtani ...
 Guni (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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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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No Sequel needed, but definitely a great series.
7 July 2003 | by (california) – See all my reviews

Well it's good to see that a year after I wrote my review somebody else saw that the series was great (after my review of course). I just checked the DVD of "Midnight Detective" not knowing what to expect. I've never seen the series or heard the Anime, but I was completely surprised and impressed by this Anime.

The series combines "Interview With The Vampire", "Blade" and "Vampire Hunter" all in one.

The series is about a detective named Shido who is part vampire and part human. He solves cases involving what's none as the "Night Breed". The Night breed are vampires with major exceptions. The Night Breed can occupy the bodies of their victims and use and abuse them till they die. When their victims die, the Night Breed, inhibit another unsuspecting victim, by eating biting them or sucking their blood like a vampire.

Yayoi is part of the Nos, which is the Japanese equivalent of the FBI.

Shido and Yayoi work together to try to stop the breed but meet tough foes like Cain.

Cain is the head vampire, who like Lestat in Interview With The Vampire is the one that gives Shido , "Eternal Life" by being a vampire.

Now I actually was fortunate enough to see the 2nd DVD for "Midnight Detective" episodes 7-12 which is actually the end of the series. (The rest of the series) and I am glad too because it's out of print. Ironically I found it at Blockbuster which is virtually sucky in these areas.

The 2nd DVD and rest of the series does answer more questions about Shido. You will definitely want to check out the rest of the series if for whatever reason you can find the first six episodes.


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