I am not very well versed in Anime; I've dabbled here and there, so I do not know how this one compares against other animated features out of Japan in the 80s. I do know that if I had seen this as a teenager with all of its insane graphic violence, nudity, and gore, it would have been my favorite cartoon of all time. D finds a vampire hunter that has been recruited by a young girl to help her defeat the aristocratic bloodsucker that intends on making her his bride. The film serves as a dark Horror Fantasy with plenty of elements of both, as the cloaked anti-hero slashes his way through countless demons and ghouls. I have never been a fan of the stylization in this first entry in the series, but what can't be denied is that the visuals are jarring, colorful, and bursting with life. The plot is simple and seemingly straight forward, but there were numerous moments where I felt like I was at a complete loss as to what was happening and why. I don't think you have to be a fan of Anime to enjoy this flick, there is more than enough mystery and suspense with a constant onslaught of gore that will please most genre fans. It won't be for everyone, but this one is certainly worth giving a shot if you haven't experienced animated Horror before.
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