Vampire Hunter D is an anime in which you care for all of the character's, even at times, the villain's. D is a vampire hunter that crosses path's with a young girl that has been bitten by Count Magnus Lee. Unless Lee is killed, then she too will be brought into the vampire race.
D is a dark movie. Extremely dark. So dark in fact that at times the only thing seperating the objects on the screen are the different SHADES of black. One thing you may notice or agree with, is the close similarity in music themes between this and A Nightmare on Elm Street. I haven't read if there was any inspiration from Elm, but its not likely.
This movie has many villains. It has the main villain, the sub villain (Ramika), the helper villains (Rei Ginsei), and the nagging hotshot villain (Greco). And not to mention all of those nasty ghouls, goblins, giants, and the three snake women.
One of my favorite moment's is a funny scene in which Doris' younger brother Dan tries to immitate the stone features of D. Trying to look cool. Really funny stuff. Then there is D's hand...I'll leave that one for you to discover.
The only problem I had with the disc itself, was that the movie was in full screen. Some of you may prefer it, I just don't. Then again full screen may be its original aspect ratio, I'm not sure. And, some may consider this a problem: The vocals do not stay within the designated center channel. I actually found it kind of fun to have all of the voices bounce around my speakers. If that's not a problem to you, or if you don't have the surround set-up, then you'll enjoy it.
D is a fun experience, and a good anime to get started on. When Anime catches on seriously in America, and I don't mean pokemon, digimon, etc... it would be neat if you already had some knowledge of anime before your friends catch on to it. Go ahead and get prepared. The day will come. ~s.a.o.s.~
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The DVD features both English and Japanese language soundtracks with optional English subtitles. It also has a documentary featurette, deleted footage, and an artwork gallery by Amano among its supplements. --Sean Axmaker
Based on the novel D-YOUSATSUKOU by Hideyuki Kikuchi, VAMPIRE HUNTER D follows the exploits of the mysterious vampire hunter known only as D. Half vampire himself (Count...