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Vampire Hunter D (1985)

Vampire Hunter D




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This animated Japanese feature is aimed at adult audiences and features bloodshed and nudity. The story is set in a grim and distant future wherein vampires dominate what is left of the human race. The story centers on a young woman who hires a famous vampire hunter after she is bitten by one herself. If D should fail her, the girl will be forced to join the ranks of the immortal damned. Vampire Hunter D was originally released with Japanese dialogue, but a subsequent English dub (directed by Carl Macek) is also available.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Animation, Anime & Manga, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
On DVD: Oct 17, 2000
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Michael McConnohie
as D (English Version)
Barbara Goodson
as Doris (English Versi...
Seizou Katou
as Count Magnus
Jeff Winkless
as (English Version)
Edie Mirman
as (English Version)
Kerrigan Maham
as (English Version)
Steve Kramer
as (English Version)
Steve Bulen
as (English Version)
Joyce Kurtz
as (English Version)
Tom Syner
as (English Version)
Kirk Thornton
as (English Version)
Ichiroo Nagai
as D's left hand/Narrat...
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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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