Yami no Teio: Kyuuketsuki Dracula

Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned

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Synonyms: Tomb of Dracula, Emperor of Darkness - Vampire Dracula
Japanese: 闇の帝王 吸血鬼ドラキュラ
English: Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned
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Type: TV Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 19, 1980
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Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Other
Genre: HorrorHorror
Theme: VampireVampire
Duration: 1 hr. 34 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


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On a seemingly normal night in Boston, a satanic ritual is taking place: a bride is to be offered up as a sacrifice. However, Dracula, the King of Vampires, swoops in and steals her, with the intent of depriving the woman of both her blood and her life. And yet, despite his earlier motives for abducting the bride, Dracula is astonished by her beauty and decides to keep the woman as his wife.

He and Domini, his spouse, lead a fruitful life together, bearing a healthy son by the name of Janus, with Dracula's crime against Satan fading from memory. On the other hand, Satan hasn't forgiven him for stealing his rightful bride and is plotting to ruin his happiness when the time is right. Another group, the Vampire Hunters, similarly wish to destroy Dracula as vengeance for the souls he has taken to feed himself.

Now carrying the burden of a family, Dracula must protect himself from Satan's plots as well as from the vengeful Vampire Hunters in a desperate fight for survival and forbidden love.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Voice of God

Fujii, Toshiyuki


Nakano, Seiko


Katsura, Reiko


Takiguchi, Junpei


Suzuki, Hiroko


Okazaki, Minoru
Yamano, Satoko
Theme Song Performance
Yokoyama, Seiji
Nagaoka, Akinori
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Oct 21, 2017
The joy I get from watching "Dracula:Sovereign of the Damned" is the same I feel watching "The Room" or the best parts of "Garzey's Wing". To me it is the best of all the famously "so-bad-it's-good" anime because it is consistently so (specifically the dub, the most ideal way to watch).

My problem with watching bad anime or movies is that a lot of times it's just actually bad rather than enjoyably so, and at some point it's just an hour wasted. But this 1980's interpretation of the Dracula story is so ridiculous and over-the-top throughout and becomes a delightful sight to witness.

In this movie, Dracula ...
Mar 6, 2008
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Feb 8, 2017

There's something unsettling—and hilariously incongruous—about the way Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned tries to replicate the classic Hammer Horror aesthetic with some of the cheapest, clunkiest, flattest-looking herky-jerky animation this side of Hanna-Barbera.

I mean, seriously?

Call me crazy, but I'm not sure if the likes of Jabberjaw and Jonny Quest should occupy the same universe as vampires, devil worshippers, child-murdering priests, zombies, karate-kicking demon slayers, wheelchair ninjas, hyperintelligent dobermans, disco studs, reincarnated babies with Jesus powers, and—in a cameo appearance—a surprisingly pointy-eared Satan (or "Lucifer Satan, as he calls himself).

Uh, scratch that. On second thought, all of that actually sounds kinda awesome. And hell, ...

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