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Vampire Hunter D (1985)

Kyûketsuki hantâ D (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Fantasy | 26 March 1993 (USA)
A young girl requests the help of a vampire hunter to kill the vampire who has bitten her, and thus prevent her from becoming a vampire herself.

Director:

Toyoo Ashida

Writers:

Hideyuki Kikuchi (novel), Yasushi Hirano (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kaneto Shiozawa ... D (voice)
Michie Tomizawa ... Doris (voice)
Seizô Katô Seizô Katô ... Lee (voice)
Satoko Kifuji Satoko Kifuji ... Lamika (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe Kazuyuki Sogabe ... Rei Ginsei (voice)
Motomu Kiyokawa Motomu Kiyokawa ... Feringo (voice)
Yûsaku Yara ... Greco (voice)
Kazuko Yanaga Kazuko Yanaga ... Older Snake Sister (voice)
Yoshiko Sakakibara ... Younger Snake Sister (voice)
Keiko Toda ... Dan (voice)
Yasuo Muramatsu Yasuo Muramatsu ... Roman (voice)
Kan Tokumaru Kan Tokumaru ... Danton (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ... Left Hand / Narrator (voice)
Kazumi Tanaka Kazumi Tanaka ... O'Reilly (voice)
Shinya Ôtaki Shinya Ôtaki ... Gimlet (voice)
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Storyline

A young girl requests the help of a vampire hunter to kill the vampire who has bitten her, and thus prevent her from becoming a vampire herself. Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The character, Count Magnus Lee, is named as an homage to Christopher Lee who played Dracula in a long series of Hammer Films. See more »

Quotes

D: You and your kind do not belong among the living. You are nothing but visitors from the past, shadows from the world of darkness.
Count Magnus Lee: World of darkness?
D: You and your kind should go back to where you belong! Back to the abyss... OF OBLIVION!
Count Magnus Lee: A challenger. How amusing.
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Alternate Versions

In the Streamline Pictures English-dubbed release, a graphic shot of Count Magnus Lee's face crumbling during the final battle with D is replaced with a red flash. This change remains present in all subsequent North American prints, including the bilingual DVD and the subtitled VHS released by Urban Vision. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Anime Abandon: Wicked City (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Your Song ('D'Mix)
Lyrics by Tetsuya Komuro
Music by Tetsuya Komuro & Naoto Kine
Arranged by Tetsuya Komuro
Performed by TM Network
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Great Film
4 October 1999 | by Spidey-18See all my reviews

This is a great anime simply because it brought new elements to anime. A vampiel (half vampire half human, kinda like Blade, only ten times better) rejects his vampirism to hunt the bloodsuckers. When he comes to a small village a girl tries to steal his sword, but he just does his little magic trick and continues riding. He then finds out about the vampire that bit her and decides to help her. Count Lee is old and powerful, but D is the only son of Dracula, the first vampire. We never find out if D killed his father, but it's a good bet he did. Personally I think this film spawned the Blade character found in marvel comic books. Only D is much better. The anime isn't top rate by any means compared to what we have now, but during it's time it was fantastic. It's a must see for any Anime fan.


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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vampire Hunter D See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | 6-Track Stereo (2000 Special Edition has 5.1 audio in japanese)| 6-Track Stereo (2000 Special Edition has 5.1 audio in english)

Color:

Color
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