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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 34191 users)
Ranked: #5752
Popularity: #745
Members: 52,975
Favorites: 525
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

D
D
Main
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Japanese
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Link, Meier
Link, Meier
Supporting
Yamadera, Kouichi
Japanese
Yamadera, Kouichi
Left Hand
Left Hand
Supporting
Nagai, Ichiro
Japanese
Nagai, Ichiro
Marcus, Grove
Marcus, Grove
Supporting
Seki, Toshihiko
Japanese
Seki, Toshihiko

Staff

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

Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

"Tooku Made" by Do As Infinity



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Stormy_77
Apr 27, 2007 8:08 PM
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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iamjoe
Jan 31, 2009 9:59 AM
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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Phill-z
Nov 9, 2007 10:25 PM
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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5camp
Jun 8, 2012 3:53 PM
Vampire Hunter D is a really long running novel series, starting way back in 1983, about a half-vampire who hunts other vampires in his ridiculously wide-brimmed hat. It had a movie adaptation way back in 1985, which was a cult hit back in the day (or so Wikipedia says) but has been all but forgotten nowadays. The 2000 adaptation Bloodlust is generally considered to be far better. It has 15 years advantage in animation technology. It has the acclaimed director Yoshiaki Kawajiri being given an absolute monster budget with Madhouse doing the animation, who were on serious top form in this period. And it shows. read more
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