Vampire Hunter D (1985)

Vampire Hunter D




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Movie Info

When a young lady is bitten by an evil vampire in mideval Romania, a mysterious stranger known only as "D" rides into town. Battling gothic creatures along the way, the mystery of who "D" really is becomes apparent, to himself and the viewer. Extremely well done and engaging Japanamation film.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Animation, Anime & Manga, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
On DVD: Oct 17, 2000
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Critic Reviews for Vampire Hunter D

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | October 9, 2001
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

One of my favorite animated films of all time...

Full Review… | April 24, 2010
Cinema Crazed

Old enough that many of the anime techniques used herein have become cliche -- but still has a cool enough story to be worth a look.

February 2, 2003
New Times

More tedious and ugly anime

August 14, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Above all, it's a very gothic piece of work. Long, sullen shots of decrepit manors and foggy moors make this one of the most atypical -- and interesting -- animated films to hit Austin in a long while.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Austin Chronicle

July 23, 2004
Eclipse Magazine

Audience Reviews for Vampire Hunter D

Based on the manga created by Hideyuki Kikuchi (I google it) this a great story about a dampeel named D. Fantastic vampire anime, specially the character created by Yoshitaka Amano (big fan! Didn't google it). I want to see a third part.

Sergio Garcia

Super Reviewer

Love Vampire Hunter D. Considering how old this is (made in 1985), the animation stands up really well. Also, the commentary is one of the funniest and most informative I've heard so far.

Kylie B

Super Reviewer


Compared to the remake, this is just God-awful. Violent, shitty and stupid, this is what gives anime a bad name.

Drew Smith

Super Reviewer

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