Castlevania: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1

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Castlevania offers spectacular visuals and a compelling adaptation in its all-too-short first season.



Critic Ratings: 25


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Air date: Jul 7, 2017
Air date: Jul 7, 2017
Air date: Jul 7, 2017
Air date: Jul 7, 2017

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Critic Reviews for Castlevania Season 1

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (3)

It never quite reaches the demented highs of its pillar-of-hellfire pilot, but by season's end, there's a clear mission statement for arriving at a slightly more optimistic future.

Jul 11, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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There are only four episodes, but they are damn good.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

All these missing elements, combined with its vague and generic low fantasy setting makes one wonder if it was even necessary to use the Castlevania license when it could pass off as something entirely different.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Castlevania's first season feels like it's pitched between two dissonant tones: goofy bloody gothic nonsense, and boring self-serious story of good vs. evil.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

When it was announced that Netflix was cracking the bullwhip on a Castlevania animated series written by gawd scribe Warren Ellis, you know the nerd streets was talking.

Jun 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The show had a lot more humor than I thought, dark humor...Castlevania was great, for what it is.

Jan 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Netflix's Castlevania performed magic by hitting my childhood nostalgia while offering my adult self something substantial and exciting.

Jan 23, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Video game adaptations can be iffy, but Castlevania is a more nuanced take. It feels like it's just waking up.

Jan 23, 2018 | Full Review…

The addled attention spans of video gamers drawn to Netflix's new Castlevania animated series will not be unduly strained. The first season is -- like Dracula's fangs -- short, potent, and dripping with reasons to want more.

Jan 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Castlevania mines that truth for great drama and puts a bunch of stylized shiny violence on top of that. This is a strong opening for a project that fans had every right to be wary of.

Jan 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Castlevania: Season 1

  • Jun 09, 2019
    Great season but to short.
  • Apr 05, 2019
    Castlevania s1 is great doe short. They should have put all the episodes together making it into approximately a 90 minute action fantasy film.
  • Mar 30, 2019
    Despite it only having four episode's it's still very fulfilling. My favourite character so far is Trevor belmont as a main character hes not perfect but that's what makes him stand out from other main characters such as in episode two he get in to bar fight becuase he was drunk and ends up losing. Castle Vania has stunning visuals and some amazing fight scenes to tease you until season 2.
  • Mar 18, 2019
    One star removed because it is too short, and probably more like a prologue of the actual show.
  • Mar 13, 2019
    To not go anywhere, this is incredible hype material.
  • Dec 04, 2018
    A beautiful adaptation of a wonderful video game.
  • Dec 02, 2018
    Frankly, this short first season of Castlevania is worth watching for the snappy one-liners alone in the action horror context.
  • Nov 17, 2018
    Well animated but had issues with pacing.
  • Nov 10, 2018
    season 1 is good but can get boring at times, season 2 is incredible though.
  • Nov 01, 2018
    Hot garbage. The violence in the videogames was campy and hilarious, and the games were fun because they didn't take that sort of thing too seriously. It was about the game. The violence in this series is the whole purpose of the show, it takes itself way too seriously, and there is nothing to engage with. The "lore" of the games was always relatively shallow because they're videogames, that's fine. The series had a chance to improve upon that lore and make a genuine story. Instead it hobbled together a poorly animated gore-fest to wallow in.

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