Vampire Hunter D / Kyûketsuki hantâ D (1985) Toyoo Ashida, Kaneto Shiozawa, Michie Tomizawa, Seizô Katô, Animation, Action, Fantasy

Vampire Hunter D (1985)
D, a haunted half-human, half-vampire warrior, wanders the countryside of a feudalistic future, hunting his own kind while battling his own evil nature. Like a rogue samurai, the silent, solitary hero wanders into a small hamlet terrorized by the all-powerful Count, a monstrous vampire lord, and his demonic minions from a castle that casts a long shadow over the countryside. The Count has claimed the human Doris (who wields a mean cutlass herself) as his bride. D becomes her protector and–when she’s captured by the Count’s shape-shifting minions–her savior.

Designed in slashes and sharp, angular images and directed with abrupt explosions of lightning-fast action, Vampire Hunter D is violent and bloody in the mode of a samurai adventure. The sleek D is appropriately dark and quiet, cutting a mysterious figure, while the Count is a veritable demon of a vampire, a supernaturally powerful monster whose appetites know no bounds. The undercurrent of sexuality never spills over into the sadistic vein of so many “adults only” thrillers, but it is recommended for mature audiences.

I first saw this anime on the USA channel when I was 13 and it introduced me to the world of anime. Every since that fateful day I have been watching anime; and I still find this film to be one of the best anime films I’ve ever seen. So what does the film have. An awesome gothic tale, a kick butt main character, who is cool and taciturn yet surprisingly sensitive. Even if you don’t like Japanese animation you may like this movie, it being in the same vein as Blade and John Carpenter’s Vampires. The film is dark, violent, and ultra-hip, I suggest it to anyone who wants to get into Japanese animation. A+

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DVDRip | MKV | 696 x 564 | x264 @ 3094 Kbps | 80 min | 1,97 Gb
Dual Audio: Japanese AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps; English AAC 1.0 @ 54 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy


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