History YMMV / VampireHunterD

12th Sep '16 3:54:42 PM Rynnec
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Back in the 90's, the original movie was often aired on Saturday nights on Creator/CartoonNetwork, TNT, and Creator/{{TBS}}, usually in a triple feature with ''Robot Carnival'' and ''Twilight of the Cockroaches''. This is despite the loads of blood and violence that would've made this movie more suitable for, say, Creator/AdultSwim (though in fairness, [adult swim] didn't exist until 2001).

to:

* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Back in the 90's, the original movie was often aired on Saturday nights on Creator/CartoonNetwork, TNT, and Creator/{{TBS}}, usually in a triple feature with ''Robot Carnival'' and ''Twilight of the Cockroaches''. This is despite the loads of blood and violence that would've made this movie more suitable for, say, Creator/AdultSwim (though in fairness, [adult swim] didn't exist until 2001). It's been speculated by Toonami and Adult Swim fans that Cartoon Network's airing of Vampire Hunter D was a test run for what would later become Toonami and Adult Swim. Ironically enough, in the blocks 10+ on-air history, Vampire Hunter D has yet to air.
29th Aug '16 10:54:11 PM Chris
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The series has a very prominent fanbase in North America, to the point that ''Bloodlust'' was [[ShortRunInPeru released in America before Japan]], and ''Resurrection'' is set to go through a similar process.
18th Aug '16 11:23:58 AM Chris
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* GatewaySeries: The first movie was one of the first anime movies released outside of Japan.

to:

* GatewaySeries: The For many anime fans from the 80's and 90's, the first movie was one of the first their introduction to more "mature" anime movies released outside of Japan.and animation in general.



* SpiritualLicensee: The films are probably the only thing we will ever get to a film adaption of Franchise/TheDarkTower
* SuperlativeDubbing: ''Bloodlust'' garnered high marks for its voiceovers originally recorded in English. While it doesn't get as much praise now as it did back then, the English dub has still held up surprisingly well.
** Though the funny thing is the English version ISN'T a dub, but instead the original voiceover with the Japanese version being the dubbed one.

to:

* SpiritualLicensee: The films are probably For the only longest time, the animated movies were the closest thing we will ever get there was to a film adaption adaptation of Franchise/TheDarkTower
''Franchise/TheDarkTower'', at least until [[Film/TheDarkTower an official film adaptation]] was announced.
* SuperlativeDubbing: The english audio for ''Bloodlust'' garnered high marks for its voiceovers originally is technically an aversion due to being recorded in English. While first, but it doesn't get as much praise now as it did back then, the English dub has was well received at release and is still held up surprisingly well.
** Though the funny thing is the English version ISN'T a dub, but instead the original voiceover with the Japanese version being the dubbed one.
in high regard.



** It's been speculated by Toonami and Adult Swim fans that Cartoon Network's airing of Vampire Hunter D (along with RobotCarnival and TwilightOfTheCockroaches) was a test run for what would later become Toonami and Adult Swim. Ironically enough, in the blocks 10+ on-air history, Vampire Hunter D has yet to air.
15th Aug '16 3:03:39 PM DoctorTItanX
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* InternetBackdraft: Fans are not happy, to say the least, that Sentai Filmworks' rerelease of the original movie from the 80's will not include the english dub from Creator/StreamlinePictures, instead opting for a brand new english dub. (Rather ironically, the Streamline version was not well received by the Anime community in its 1992 debut, least of all Carl Mecak detractors.)
** {{Misblamed}}: Some have theorized that this is due to the Japanese licensors not allowing Sentai to include it, since the company has rereleased movies such as ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'' and ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'' before with brand new dubs ''and'' the original english dubs.

to:

* InternetBackdraft: Fans are not happy, to say the least, that Sentai Filmworks' rerelease of the original movie from the 80's will not include the english English dub from Creator/StreamlinePictures, instead opting for a brand new english English dub. (Rather ironically, the Streamline version was not well received by the Anime community in its 1992 debut, least of all Carl Mecak detractors.)
** {{Misblamed}}: Some have theorized that this is due to the Japanese licensors not allowing Sentai to include it, since the company has rereleased movies such as ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'' and ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'' before with brand new dubs ''and'' the original english English dubs.
3rd Jul '16 7:51:16 PM ArcaneAzmadi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CompleteMonster: Carmilla, the Blood Countess from the film ''Bloodlust'', was famed for [[TheCaligula her dark excesses]] when she lived, and was slain by [[EvenEvilHasStandards the Vampire King Dracula]] for her bloodlust and gluttony. However, Carmilla's ghost still haunts her old palace. She lures the [[StarCrossedLovers vampire Meier Link and his mortal lover Charlotte]] to her with promises of protection, only to use her illusions to separate them and [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe slice Meier in half]] before feeding on Charlotte and using her blood to revive herself. When D himself and other vampire hunters enter her manor, Charlotte uses her illusions to MindRape them with visions of their pasts. She kills one hunter and turns him into a vampire so he'll kill D and the other hunter Leila, his own adopted sister. When she fights D himself, she tries to torture him out of fury that he, a {{Dhampyr}} himself, hunts her. Carmilla views herself as above any human being and when D bests her, she immediately tries to devour the rest of Charlotte's life, stopped only by the intervention of [[NotQuiteDead Meier]].

to:

* CompleteMonster: Carmilla, the Blood Countess from the film ''Bloodlust'', was famed for [[TheCaligula her dark excesses]] when she lived, and was slain by [[EvenEvilHasStandards the Vampire King Dracula]] for her bloodlust and gluttony. However, Carmilla's ghost still haunts her old palace. She lures the [[StarCrossedLovers vampire Meier Link and his mortal lover Charlotte]] to her with promises of protection, only to use her illusions to separate them and [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe slice Meier in half]] before feeding on Charlotte and using her blood to revive herself. When D himself and other vampire hunters enter her manor, Charlotte Carmilla uses her illusions to MindRape them with visions of their pasts. She kills one hunter and turns him into a vampire so he'll kill D and the other hunter Leila, his own adopted sister. When she fights D himself, she tries to torture him out of fury that he, a {{Dhampyr}} himself, hunts her. Carmilla views herself as above any human being and when D bests her, she immediately tries to devour the rest of Charlotte's life, stopped only by the intervention of [[NotQuiteDead Meier]].
30th May '16 4:09:59 AM Chris
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Many fans of the Streamline dub have, predictably, staked the Sentai version to the ground from the start without giving it a fair chance.

to:

* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Many fans of the Streamline dub have, predictably, staked the Sentai version dub to the ground from the start without giving it a fair chance.chance (though Sentai Filmworks intentionally leaving the Streamline dub off of their rerelease certainly doesn't help).
25th May '16 6:15:30 PM Rynnec
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EscapistCharacter: D, an impossibly beautiful {{bishounen}} version.
* EvilIsSexy: The Nobility, not to mention Rei-Ginsei.



* EscapistCharactr: D, an impossibly beautiful {{bishounen}} version.
* EvilIsSexy: The Nobility, not to mention Rei-Ginsei.
25th May '16 5:48:13 PM Rynnec
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BoringInvincibleHero: D tends to be this, sometimes veering into ShowyInvincibleHero depending on how [[PurpleProse purply]] the prose describes his actions. The Author knows this as novels rarely focus on D and instead focus on the human characters and D instead acts like a DeusExMachina for them to escape deadly situations.
* BoringInvincibleVillain: Vampires as a whole in the first book. One aspect that was thankfully discarded without a trace for later books: they've bred it into humanity that if any human discovers one of their weaknesses (like garlic), they'll automatically ''forget'' it - so humans can never get the upper hand.



* EscapistCharactr: D, an impossibly beautiful {{bishounen}} version.



* MartyStu: D, an impossibly beautiful {{bishounen}} version.
** The Author knows that as novels rarely focus on D and instead focus on the human characters and D instead acts like a DeusExMachina for them to escape deadly situations.
** Vampires as a whole in the first book. One aspect that was thankfully discarded without a trace for later books: they've bred it into humanity that if any human discovers one of their weaknesses (like garlic), they'll automatically ''forget'' it - so humans can never get the upper hand.
7th May '16 11:55:54 AM TheOneWhoTropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* GrowingTheBeard: The First novel, quite frankly, actually sorta sucked. D is pretty much a GodModeSue and the plot is relatively straightforward. The next ones? Start to focus on world-building, remove some of the more blatant cheats the Nobles used, and it just works.

to:

* GrowingTheBeard: The First novel, quite frankly, actually sorta sucked. D is pretty much a GodModeSue and the plot is relatively straightforward. novel was not well liked. The next ones? Start to focus on world-building, remove some of the more blatant cheats the Nobles used, and it just works.
28th Mar '16 11:00:47 AM JTurner82
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Many fans of the Streamline dub have, predictably, staked the Sentai version to the ground from the start without giving it a fair chance.
This list shows the last 10 events of 39. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=YMMV.VampireHunterD