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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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Series cast summary:
Richard Armitage ...  Trevor Belmont 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Graham McTavish ...  Dracula 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Matt Frewer ...  The Bishop 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Emily Swallow ...  Lisa Tepes 12 episodes, 2017-2018
James Callis ...  Alucard 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Alejandra Reynoso ...  Sypha Belnades 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Matt Lowe ...  Additional Voices 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Moira Quirk ...  Additional Voices 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Theo James ...  Hector 8 episodes, 2018
Adetokumboh M'Cormack ...  Isaac 8 episodes, 2018
Jaime Murray ...  Carmilla 8 episodes, 2018
Peter Stormare ...  Godbrand 8 episodes, 2018
Adam Croasdell ...  Additional Voices 8 episodes, 2018
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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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English

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7 July 2017 (USA) See more »

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Кастлвания See more »

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If you take the name Alucard and spell it backwards it turns out to be Dracula. This happens in the games as well and it is a direct reference to a character in Son of Dracula (1943). See more »

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Remake of Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (1989) See more »

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Possibly the first good video game adaptation.
7 July 2017 | by matinekSee all my reviews

I'll cut this short. Castlevania is only 4 episodes due to it being the prequel to the actual show, Season 2 will feature 8 episodes based on Castlevania 3. Adi Shankar might have questionable taste in makeup, but his work ethic is incredible. Every person working on Castlevania was made to play Castlevania 3 on an NES from Ebay. This show wasn't made to rake in dollars, its first and primary concern is to make it into a goddamn masterpiece and while its not finished so I really should be more responsible with the way I'm rating it, from what I've seen I'm damn impressed. The animation quality is incredible, above most Japanese anime which this show clearly mimmicks. Voice acting is perfect across the board, the action is visceral and gory, but not mindless. The story and its pacing is unique and doesn't pick up on many generic tropes. It's a unique prequel to what is yet to come.

This show is for adults, its almost objectively the best western "anime" (Korra was primarily animated by a Korean studio, that said I'd still rate this higher) and unless you like good bad movies enough, its the best video game adaptation I've ever seen.

Honestly I haven't felt hyped for anything for possibly a decade now, I've learned that hype results in nothing, but considering the directors work ethic, his past work, experience and what Castlevania is right now, I can't feel anything but hype.


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