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Nightwalker: Midnight Detective 

Mayonaka no tantei Nightwalker (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Comedy | TV Series (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 ... 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
Richard Cansino ...  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
Sandy Fox ...  Guni 12 episodes, 1998
Lex Lang ...  Cain 12 episodes, 1998
Debbie Rothstein Debbie Rothstein ...  Additional Voices 12 episodes, 1998
Hideyuki Tanaka ...  Cain 12 episodes, 1998
Ikue Ôtani ...  Guni 12 episodes, 1998


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 Cain, and his prophecies of the Golden Dawn... Written by Miriani

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A soundtrack was released on October 14, 1998 by Universal Music Japan. See more »

Crazy Credits

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Spun-off from Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective (1993) See more »

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This one needs a sequel!!!
12 February 2003 | by petekrug17See 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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Release Date:

9 July 1998 (Japan) See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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