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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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Series cast summary:
Richard Armitage ...  Trevor Belmont 12 episodes, 2017-2018
James Callis ...  Alucard 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Graham McTavish ...  Dracula 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Alejandra Reynoso ...  Sypha Belnades 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
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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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

7 July 2017 (USA) See more »

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Castlevania See more »

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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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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


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