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Dracula (1980)
"Yami no teiô kyuketsuki dorakyura" (original title)

TV Movie  |   |  Animation, Horror  |  19 August 1980 (Japan)
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In this animated adaptation of the Tomb of Dracula comic book series, Dracula assumes control of a satanic cult and fathers a child through one of his followers, but the forces of both good and evil align themselves against him.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Kenji Utsumi ...
Dracula (voice)
Hiroko Suzuki ...
Domini (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe ...
Janus (voice)
Yasuo Hisamatsu ...
Harker (voice)
Mami Koyama ...
Rachel (voice)
Kei'ichi Noda ...
Drake (voice)
Hidekatsu Shibata ...
Satan (voice)
Reiko Katsura ...
Lilith (voice)
Junpei Takiguchi ...
Lupeski (voice)
Ryo Ishihara ...
Narrator (voice)
Kôji Totani ...
Wheeler (voice)
Masaharu Satô ...
Boyfriend (voice)
Seiko Nakano ...
Mallisa (voice)
Satomi Majima ...
Girl (voice)
Yasurô Tanaka ...
Torgo (voice)
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In this animated adaptation of the Tomb of Dracula comic book series, Dracula assumes control of a satanic cult and fathers a child through one of his followers, but the forces of both good and evil align themselves against him.

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Dracula: [sees the burn in his hand] The Sign of the Cross. I have been used as an Instrument of Heaven!
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A Missing Marvel Masterpiece?
30 September 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recall stumbling across this to rent on the shelves of a Video Towne store in the mid-1980s, and the cover caught my eye. I took it home, popped it into the machine, and immediately experienced Deja Vu. This cartoon was based on Marvel Comic's monthly color series, "Tomb Of Dracula," from the early 1970s. (Which is when and where the character of Blade made his debut appearance.) I even still have the issue(s) used as the springboard for the story. My memories are a bit dim, but it seems as if the box for this was sketchy on details, and I don't recall any mention of Marvel being made on the packaging. Too bad this is out of print, as it would be neat to see it again and see how it holds up. Maybe it could be reissued under the Marvel banner and given better promotion, as the film seems to have slipped by unnoticed. It's so obscure, even die-hard fans of Marvel and/or Japanimation/anime' often have never heard of it.


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