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Castlevania 

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A vampire hunter fights to save a besieged city from an army of otherworldly creatures controlled by Dracula.

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Warren Ellis
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Richard Armitage ...  Trevor Belmont 22 episodes, 2017-2020
James Callis ...  Alucard 22 episodes, 2017-2020
Alejandra Reynoso ...  Sypha Belnades 22 episodes, 2017-2020
Theo James ...  Hector 18 episodes, 2018-2020
Adetokumboh M'Cormack ...  Isaac 18 episodes, 2018-2020
Jaime Murray ...  Carmilla 18 episodes, 2018-2020
Graham McTavish ...  Dracula 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Matt Frewer ...  The Bishop 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Emily Swallow ...  Lisa Tepes 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Matt Lowe ...  Additional Voices 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Moira Quirk ...  Additional Voices 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Jessica Brown Findlay ...  Lenore 10 episodes, 2020
Rila Fukushima ...  Sumi 10 episodes, 2020
Jason Isaacs ...  The Judge 10 episodes, 2020
Yasmine Al Massri ...  Morana 10 episodes, 2020
Ivana Milicevic ...  Striga 10 episodes, 2020
Navid Negahban ...  Sala 10 episodes, 2020
Bill Nighy ...  Saint Germain 10 episodes, 2020
Toru Uchikado ...  Taka 10 episodes, 2020
Gildart Jackson ...  Flyseyes 10 episodes, 2020
Lance Reddick ...  Captain 10 episodes, 2020
Barbara Steele ...  Miranda 10 episodes, 2020
Darren Richardson ...  Additional Voices 10 episodes, 2020
Emma Rigby ...  Additional Voices 10 episodes, 2020
JB Blanc ...  Additional Voices 10 episodes, 2020
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When Lisa Tepes, beloved wife of Vlad Tepes AKA Dracula is acused of witchcraft and burned at the stake by an overzealous bishop, Dracula declares war on the people of Wallachia and unleashes an army of murderous demonic creatures from hell. Luckily, Trevor Belmont, last survivor of the Belmont clan, a disgraced family known for hunting all kinds of monsters, is still in town and agrees to take the fight to the lord of vampires. Written by Ricky Lyon

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With a 79% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Castlevania became the first ever adaptation of a video game to not get a rotten score (59% or lower). See more »

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Featured in Vampire Reviews: Castlevania: Season 1 (2017) See more »

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Astonishing
8 July 2017 | by urthpainterSee all my reviews

When I fired this up, one of the most amazing things happened. I was 5 minutes in before I openly realized the characters were voiced in English and not Japanese! And really, really good voice acting! I know there have been good American animated shows and movies made, but to me, the last time I saw such great English voice acting paired with Japanese (style) animation was the Spawn animated series. I consider that series a classic and outsider... and now we may well have another!

There are obviously a number of quality pieces put into place to make this series - production, cast, writing. This is exactly the type of project a fan holds their breath and hopes, but does not have too high of expectations. Expectation shattered - this is high quality stuff! Very brutal content including horrific deaths of innocents, graphic violence, and no mercy shown... Hooray!!!

The villain, Dracula, is humanized immediately, which gives him cause and texture - not just a mindless slayer. The hero has a number of anti-hero qualities, which just makes him more interesting. Undoubtedly this series will unfold with a number of awesome battles and conversations that question morality, cause and purpose.

The content obviously will not be for everyone - wholesale slaughter of religions figures, women and children may prove to much for some, but for others? A true surprise and fun refreshing release.

Enjoyed like a fine wine 9/10

edit: finally got to the 2nd season, and while I won't change my score, the 2nd season is a disappointment. Everything is in place for success, production wise, but the content (by comparison to the first season) is restrained, common, Boring. the charm of the first season was how refreshing the content was, which included exciting, entertaining, sinister content. The first scene in season 2 attempts this, but does so in a completely anti-entertainment manner! All the fun of the first season is absolutely smashed right to begin with, then the viewer gets 2-4 episodes of dialog, with very little action, and when thing finally do get going? Not that interesting! What happened? It's like the main creative force behind the first season was intentionally fired, and someone more PC was hired to make a generic, boring (albeit well produced) sequel! I doubt this is what happened, and likely good intentions just led to an average product. But damn! I expected a way better follow up to what I considered an instant classic first season.


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