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Yami no teiô kyuketsuki dorakyura (1980)

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 (voice)
Hiroko Suzuki ...
Domini (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe ...
Janus (voice)
Yasuo Hisamatsu ...
Harker (voice)
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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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19 August 1980 (Japan)  »

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Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned  »

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Near the end of the film after Dracula fails to become a vampire again the blood on his face disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

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Dracula: Darling, I want to tell you about the man I used to be before I became the cursed slave of Satan.
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Version of Dracula 2000 (2000) See more »

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Not a very good adaptation...
17 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

I've heard a lot of bad things about this movie. And is it really as bad as everybody says it is? Well, to be perfectly blunt, yes and no. For me, this movie is kind of a mixed bag. It's not the worst adaptation of Marvel Comics' "Tomb of Dracula", but it's not the best either. I've seen better, but I've seen worse. The film is at least watchable, but I do see how it could have been so much better in terms of its writing, voice acting, and overall execution. The animation is not bad for the early 80s, but the story is full of holes, the writing is a mess, the English voice acting is so bad that it's laughable, and there are some scenes in this film that don't really serve any importance to the plot. Some of the things that happen in this movie are so random and out of place that they just make me question "What's going on here?". Some of the characters had a lot of potential to shine, but are really not all that important to the grand scheme of the story (e.g. Janus, Lilith, Frank, and Torgo). So yeah, this movie has not withstood the test of time, and it really doesn't do its original source material justice at all. It could have been so much better.

But to its credit, the movie does have some redeeming qualities. For one, it had some dramatic moments, and it portrayed the character of Dracula in a more positive light as a tragic antihero with a dark and troubled history. And while that's not what I'm used to seeing when I think of Dracula, I think it was a rather bold attempt to explore Bram Stoker's legendary vampire in that sort of perspective. But while I didn't mind exploring him in that direction, I was not cool with how this film portrayed him as a wimp. Because that was NOT cool. But all in all, this was an interesting watch. And while this film is highly considered to be one of the worst animated movies of all time, it's definitely an interesting piece of history. Again, "Sovereign of the Damned" is not the best adaptation of "Tomb of Dracula" ever made. It has its moments, but the problems it has hinders it from actually being memorable. But I guess it could be considered a cult-classic if you are to look past its flaws. But I would only recommend this to you if you're into anime and if you're into vampires. But be warned, you may be put off by this movie's general goofiness and its hilariously bad dubbing. If you're genuinely curious about this movie, it has been released on DVD in recent years. But its very hard to find, and they commend ridiculously high prices for it on e-Bay. If you're willing to pay the price they ask for, then by all means, buy it. But again, this may or may not be a good choice. And if you intend on watching this movie, don't expect it to be of high quality because you will be disappointed if you do.


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