Vampire Hunter D

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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.


Michael McConnohie
as D (English Version)
Barbara Goodson
as Doris (English Version)
Jeff Winkless
as (English Version)
Seizou Katou
as Count Magnus
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)
Lara Cody
as (English Version)
Tom Syner
as (English Version)
Kirk Thornton
as (English Version)
Ichiroo Nagai
as D's left hand/Narrator
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Critic Reviews for Vampire Hunter D

All Critics (8) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (2)

  • This mishmash of genres offers little.

    Feb 15, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • This is the D that your body craves. This is the D that takes place in a far-flung, post-nuclear hellscape where vampires, werewolves, and all manner of things that go bump in the night reign supreme.

    Oct 11, 2017 | Full Review…
  • One of my favorite animated films of all time...

    Apr 24, 2010 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Feb 2, 2003 | Rating: 3/5
  • More tedious and ugly anime

    Aug 14, 2002 | Rating: 1/5
  • 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.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Vampire Hunter D

  • Jul 08, 2011
    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 G Super Reviewer
  • Apr 02, 2009
    It's a classic. If you're an anime fan, you need to watch this just to say you did =)
    Remi L Super Reviewer
  • May 12, 2008
    Interesting from a historical standpoint, as far as animation in general is concerned. But that's about the only praise I have for it. The story is shallow, even when compared to the novel it's based on (a fun read, but 'tweren't what I'd call great literature). The design is ugly, the animation is crude, and the voice acting on both coasts is abysmal. Fans of '80s anime TV might get a kick out of it, but for people who want the polish of films like <i>Akira</i> or <i>Ghost in the Shell</i>, this is one to avoid. It's sequel of the same name*, on the other hand, is worth checking out. *Note: In the United States, the second film is referred to as <i>Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust</i>.
    Duncan R Super Reviewer
  • Jun 18, 2007
    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

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