Anime Saturday: Vampire Hunter D


Movies and Video games have introduced us to quite a few vampire hunters throughout the years including Van Helsing, the Belmont clan and even Abraham Lincoln. And seeing as Halloween is around the corner I decided to do a review that would seem fitting for this event, so without further ado I give you my review of Vampire Hunter D.

Originally a series of 25 novels created by Hideyuki Kikuchi and Yoshitaka Amano, this tale of Vampire Hunter D takes place in a slightly futuristic, post nuclear world where there are vampires, werewolves and other monsters of the night roam the earth with humanity trying to cope with the monsters. The world itself is actually run by an order of vampires known as the nobles who managed to survive the nuclear war within their shelters and now have castles that impose their elegant and cruel reign. In these times there are hunters who eliminate threats against the humans for money and one of the most notorious hunters is D. D is a vampire hunter who possesses the strengths of the nobles with very little weakness as he is a dhampir which is a human/vampire hybrid after sexual experiments with a human woman and a vampire, but it turns out the vampire is none other that count Dracula. His magical abilities are also feared which includes a talking hand that can suck up objects, the talking hand acts as D’s permanent companion throughout his journeys.

The scenario of this film is that a girl named Doris has hired D to hunt down a noble by the name of Count Magnus Lee who has bitten her and intends to turn her into his wife so he can produce another child. Throughout the movie you will introduced into the different things that make the world of Vampire Hunter D unique. There is much more to the film but I’ll let you find out yourself by watching the film.

For an anime about vampires and stuff this is pretty good considering that it came from a time when were scary, now they are just gay (fucking twilight). So if you and a few friends are having a Halloween sleepover then this is worth watching, now if you excuse me I’m going to watch Abraham Lincoln decapitate vampires for AMERICA!