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Yami no Teio: Kyuuketsuki Dracula


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 19, 1980
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Unknown
Genres: Vampire
Duration: 1 hr. 34 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 4.241 (scored by 565 users)
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Ranked: #79682
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Popularity: #6802
Members: 1,065
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Synopsis

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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Dracula
Dracula
Main
Utsumi, Kenji
Japanese
Utsumi, Kenji
Narrator
Narrator
Supporting
 
Layla
Layla
Supporting
 
Drake, Frank
Drake, Frank
Supporting
Noda, Keiichi
Japanese
Noda, Keiichi

Staff

Okazaki, Minoru
Okazaki, Minoru
Director
Matsumoto, Kenji
Matsumoto, Kenji
Background Art


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GreatSG
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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ggultra2764
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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