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Yami no Teio: Kyuuketsuki Dracula

Yami no Teio: Kyuuketsuki Dracula

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English: Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned
Synonyms: Tomb of Dracula, Emperor of Darkness - Vampire Dracula
Japanese: 闇の帝王 吸血鬼ドラキュラ


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 19, 1980
Producers: Toei Animation
Genres: Vampire
Duration: 1 hr. 34 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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In contemporary Boston, Dracula gatecrashes a Satanic ritual and makes off with the intended sacrifice, Delores. Overcome with love for her, he's unable to drink her blood and instead settles down with her and fathers a child, Janus. But Dracula's enemies are massing against him—a team of vampire hunters, including the wheelchair-bound Hans Harker, crossbow wielding and new recruit Frank Drake, a descendant of Dracula, are closing in. And Dracula has been stripped of his vampire powers by Satan and he desperately needs another vampire to restore his powers so that he can both see off his pursuers and avenge the death of Janus at the hands of vengeful Satanists.

Characters & Voice Actors

Utsumi, Kenji
Utsumi, Kenji
Wyner, Tom
Wyner, Tom
Drake, Frank


Matsumoto, Kenji
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Mar 6, 2008
A classic of bad anime panels at various conventions, Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned as it was titled for it's US release in the 80s by Harmony Gold is an example of how not to adapt an American comic book into film, especially a low budget anime one.

For one thing, this movie mostly takes place in Boston, and it's quite obvious that the creators have not only never been to Boston but didn't even research the city at all, which is why modern day (circa the 80s) Boston looks like an old European city with O'Hare International titled 'Boston Airport'. Even worse is read more
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Feb 17, 2015
I thought I would provide a somewhat contrarian review here, after seeing the reputation this anime has garnered over the years. Is it great? Not at all. But, I think the biggest issue with it is the dub, and the misrepresentation of America in the animation itself. At first glance, those are two really big issues, but...

I still don't hate it. The "Boston" here is clearly lifted from the (definitely not shot on the streets of Boston) Hammer Dracula films with Christopher Lee, as well as having some influence from the original Bela Lugosi Dracula film. I'm not sure read more
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May 3, 2014
Dracula: Sovereign of the Dracula appears to be an attempt at compressing the events of its source material into a 90-minute film, resulting in really sloppy storytelling and rushed pacing of its events.

The major element of the film that was rather confusing was how the title attempted to depict Dracula. Sovereign of the Damned tries making efforts at depicting him as a tragic figure who wanted to live happily with his family, wanted to be left alone and experience life as a mortal man. Yet at the same time, he had no qualms with sucking on the blood of humans or killing others who threaten read more
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How these are similar:

In both series the male protagonist wants to protect a human woman.

In both series the male protagonist is fighting to get what they want.

In both series the female lead is human.

Both series are about vampires.

Both series focus on love between human and vampire in one way or another.

One is older style anime one is new. Both are great if you like one you will like the other.
Both are classic B-movies by studio Toei Animation, based on Marvel comics about Dracula and Frankenstein respectively. Both feature similar animation style, weird acting, logical lapses and "quality" English dub.
There are some similarities about the common plot about vampires, dead, and demons. Feeling and relationship between the characters are pretty similar someway. Both shows have resurrection of dead corpses which become vampires or similar.

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