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Vampire Hunter D (2000)

Vampire Hunter D (2000)

Alternative Titles

English: Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
Synonyms: Vampire Hunter D (2001)
Japanese: バンパイアハンターD

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 25, 2000
Duration: 1 hr. 37 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.961 (scored by 32648 users)
Ranked: #5782
Popularity: #697
Members: 50,143
Favorites: 496
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

action horror vampire vampires

Synopsis

The story revolves around D, the infamous "dunpeal" (born of a vampire father and a human mother) outcast and renowned vampire hunter. His prowess at hunting the creatures of the night allowing his acceptance among humans, he is called upon to locate Charlotte Elbourne, the lovely daughter of an affluent family who has been mysteriously kidnapped.

When the sun sets, the hunt goes on! Charlotte`s father offers a rich bounty, be she dead or alive, a task D willingly accepts, even with notorious Markus brothers and their gang of bounty hunters seeking the prize as well. Amidst the chase and unknown to all lurks a sinister evil which has been secretly manipulating their every move and has set a chilling trap that none will expect and few will survive. With the tables turned and the secrets revealed, the hunters could quickly become the hunted!

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Vampire Hunter D
Prequel: Vampire Hunter D

Characters & Voice Actors

D
D
Main
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Japanese
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Philpot, Andrew
English
Philpot, Andrew
...
Left Hand
Left Hand
Supporting
McShane, Mike
English
McShane, Mike
Nagai, Ichiro
Japanese
Nagai, Ichiro
Leila
Leila
Supporting
Hayashibara, Megumi
Japanese
Hayashibara, Megumi
Stichler, Christine
German
Stichler, Christine
...
Benge
Benge
Supporting
Fujiwara, Keiji
Japanese
Fujiwara, Keiji
Taschner, Kai
German
Taschner, Kai

Staff

Maruyama, Masao
Producer
Yamamoto, Mataichirou
Producer
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Director, Storyboard
Fletcher, Jack
Script, ADR Director



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Nov 28, 2014
Lucena
For as long as the medium of visual storytelling has existed, vampires have continued to be a subject of interest for many artists for a seemingly infinite amount of reasons. Perhaps it’s the elegant and ethereal nature of aristocratic vampires, the ones who lure anyone who falls for them into their grasp, only to feast upon them when the time comes, or the more sub-human vampires who stalk the night as barbaric creatures looking for their next meal. Whatever the case, the subject of vampires has presented itself with a number of ways to reinterpret, and sometimes question, the mythos surrounding these characters, and anime read more
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Nov 9, 2007
Phill-z
Vampire Hunter D. I read the book as the first "anime" thing I ever did. And now I own this movie and most of the books, I'm going to be ordering Coffin as well. This anime is definitely great but it does have it's flaws.

The dvd available in North America (at least in Canada) is only available in the english dub. For elitetists this is a huge problem, but the dub isn't terrible, it's pretty good as far as dubs go.

The theme for this, doomed love, is played so beautifully in this. There were a few scenes that read more
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Apr 27, 2007
Stormy_77
This movie gripped me from the opening sequence, that set the tone for the movie. Flawlessly artistic animation, the way the camera pans on Iron Crosses being bent out of shape, the shadowy cape of a *whisper* vampire, a woman screaming then the opening credits. Suspense, action, great animation. I was hooked.

The story seems simple on the face of it, but couched in the plot are beautiful layers of character develpment. A vampire hunter, D (a dunpeal or vampire/human half breed) is commissioned to recover a rich man's daughter, Charlotte, who has been kidnapped by a vampire. She is wanted dead (if turned) or alive read more
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Jan 31, 2009
iamjoe
Other than the magnificent turd-like mass that was the first Vampire Hunter D movie, this one managed to take the first one, pulverise it, and make a nice hat for itself to strut about it. Because it deserves to strut around, really.

D is a half-vampire, half-Mexican--er, wait. Anyway, D is not human but he's not exactly a vampire. His powers allow him to hunt most other evil vampires and he takes up a mission to save some stupid human girl who wants to get it on with the undead, and so runs away with her vampire lover. While D tries to get the hussy back, read more
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Ending Theme

"Tooku Made" by Do As Infinity

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