Tezuka Osamu no Don Dracula

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Don Dracula
Japanese: 手塚治虫のドン・ドラキュラ
Spanish: Don Drácula
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Type: TV
Episodes: 8
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 1982 to Apr 26, 1982
Premiered: Spring 1982
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: VampireVampire
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

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Ranked: #75002
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Popularity: #9877
Members: 3,179
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Synopsis

After living in Transylvania for several years, "Earl Dracula" (as Osamu Tezuka's official website calls him in English) has moved to Japan. In the Nerima Ward of Tokyo, he and his daughter, Chocola, and faithful servant Igor have taken up residence in an old-Western style house.

While Chocola attends Junior High School, Earl Dracula is desperate to drink the blood of beautiful virgin women; an appropriate meal for a vampire of his stature. However, each night that Earl Dracula goes out on the prowl he finds himself getting involved in some kind of disturbance which leads to him causing various trouble for the local residents. With nobody in Japan believing in vampires, his very presence causes trouble amongst the people in town.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Ochiai, Masamune
Director
Okada, Takahiro
Episode Director, Storyboard
Utsumi, Kenji
Theme Song Performance
Columbia Yurikago Kai
Theme Song Performance


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"Paradise Dracula" by Kenji Utsumi & Koorogi '73
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Ending Theme

"Otosan wa Kyuketsuki" by Yoshimi Niikura




Reviews

Jun 26, 2022
Mixed Feelings
“Tezuka Osamu no Don Dracula” is somewhat of an anime oddity. It’s known as the anime series that got canceled with the least amount of episodes broadcast. They had scripts for 21 episodes already made, and may have intended to make even more, but since “Don Dracula”’s sponsoring company went bankrupt and an alternate sponsor couldn’t be found, they could no longer afford to pay the TV stations to air it. Thus, only the first four episodes were aired in Tokyo, and some of the regional stations managed to get to episode 8, which became the last episode.

As its production history suggests, “Don Dracula” is ...

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