The world has undergone a cataclysmic upheaval leaving mere mortals struggling to survive in a bizarre, nightmarish environment. Controlling this hell is a motley crew of beasts led by Count Magnus Lee - hungry for his next unfortunate human wife. The stranglehold these arrogant immortals have over their helpless victims is challenged by a lone champion - a mysterious vampire hunter known only as "D". Hired to protect a young villager from Count Lee's unholy bloodlust, "D" faces his greatest adversary yet.
Not One of The Best of It's Genre!
- Vampire Hunter D review by Alex D.
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Some 10,000 years in the future, a woman is attacked by a vampire and commissions a vampire hunter named D to destroy the aforementioned count. This was one of the earliest anime movies to cross the Pacific and I wish that I had the advantage of childhood nostalgia, but I do not! I never saw it when I was younger and it wasn't my introduction to anime, so I'm forced to judge it entirely as is. The animation is ancient, sloppy, and stylistically conventional when compared to such movies as Akira, Ghost in the Shell or Ninja Scroll. The action and characters are both decent, but it's all distractingly outdated. An important, but short-sighted, relic worth a look for those die hard manga fans out there.....