Vampire Hunter D
Vampire Hunter D
Vampire Hunter D
Vampire Hunter D
Vampire Hunter D
Vampire Hunter D

Our Rating: 4 stars
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Total # of Volumes: 1

1: Special Edition


One of the true classics of anime, Vampire Hunter D is film that has aged but wears its maturity well. Based on the popular horror manga by Hideyuki Kikuchi, Vampire Hunter D successfully fuses classic gothic horror with sci-fi themes.

Set in the far future, the story describes events surrounding a young girl living in a a world in which vampires form the aristocracy and prey upon the lower class humans. The means of last resort for the terrified humans is to hire hunters who specialize in destroying these predators.

The animation, state of the art in 1985, looks blurry and cartoonish when compared to recently produced movies but the pacing is strong and the atmosphere is perfect. All in all, an enjoyable, creepy 80 minutes of horror.

Volume 1: "Special Edition" Plot Summary:

D is an enigmatic character; tall, dark and quiet, he rides from place to place cloaked in black and armed with a long sword.

One day, he finds himself challenged by a young girl who is in desperate need of his help. She has been bitten by the local vampire and if the vampire is not killed soon, she will become a vampire herself.

Driven by both compassion for the girl's plight and his own personal reasons, D accepts and the battle tol determine the girl's fate has begun.

Series Details

Genre: Horror
Format: DVD
Type: Movie
Languages: English VHS, Japanese w/subtitles VHS, or Multilingual DVD
Video: 4:3 NTSC Standard Aspect Ratio
Audio: Dolby Digital
American Release Status: Unavailable

Series Staff
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Creator: Hideyuki Kikuchi
Director: Toyoo Ashida
Character Designer: Yoshitaka Amano
Music: Noriyoshi Matsuura
Animation Director: Uncredited
Animation Studio: Ashi Production
Japanese Producers:
CBS Sony Group

American Producers: Urban Vision

Volume 1 Information

Title: Special Edition
Running Time: 80
Number of Episodes On This Volume: 1

Episode Titles

1: The Movie

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