History YMMV / VampireHunterD

16th Sep '17 1:54:52 PM metatania
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*EasterEgg:in the 44-45 mins of first movie among the crowd of people there is a character who bears an uncanny resemblance to Kenshiro from ''Anime/FistOfTheNorthStar''.
28th Aug '17 11:42:37 AM RagingHigher
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* {{Narm}}: A dude named Greco Roman, played seriously.



* SuperlativeDubbing: The english audio for ''Bloodlust'' is technically an aversion due to being recorded first, but it was well received at release and is still held in high regard.

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* SuperlativeDubbing: The english English audio for ''Bloodlust'' is technically an aversion due to being recorded first, but it was well received at release and is still held in high regard.



* VanillaProtagonist: D's only traits are being a black-clad vampire bishonen, an impossibly good swordsman and the host of a extravagant parasite. In comparison with many other characters of the series, he comes across as rather unoriginal and quite uninteresting. However, while it is unknown if Kikuchi made it so in the first place or realized it along the road, he actually exploted this to focus on side characters and world building in late entries of the franchise.

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* VanillaProtagonist: D's only traits are being a black-clad vampire bishonen, an impossibly good swordsman and the host of a to an extravagant parasite. In comparison with many other characters of the series, characters, he comes across as rather unoriginal and quite uninteresting. However, while it is unknown if Kikuchi made it so in the first place or realized it along the road, it's clear that he actually exploted this to focus on side characters and world building in late entries of the franchise.
23rd Aug '17 3:50:09 AM UltraWanker
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* 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.



* GrowingTheBeard: The first 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.

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* GrowingTheBeard: The first novel was not very well liked. liked, but showed some promise. The next ones? Start following novels began to focus on world-building, remove along with removing some of the more blatant cheats the Nobles used, and used. This resulted in major improvements which made the series what it just works.is today.
8th May '17 10:46:53 PM Discar
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* SpiritualLicensee: For the longest time, the animated movies were the closest thing there was to a film adaptation of ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'', at least until [[Film/TheDarkTower an official film adaptation]] was announced.

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* SpiritualLicensee: For the longest time, the animated movies were the closest thing there was to a film adaptation of ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'', at least until [[Film/TheDarkTower [[Film/TheDarkTower2017 an official film adaptation]] was announced.
16th Apr '17 1:16:19 PM Cieloazul
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* GrowingTheBeard: The First 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.

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* GrowingTheBeard: The First first 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.



* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: The first movie is fairly cheesy, and not all that distinguishable from other [[{{Gorn}} Gorntastic]] 80's movies/[=OVAs=] of the era once you get down to it. ''Bloodlust'', however, is a lot better at atmosphere and storytelling, and the SchizoTech of the first movie meshes a lot better here.

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* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: The first movie is fairly cheesy, basic and not all that distinguishable from other [[{{Gorn}} Gorntastic]] 80's movies/[=OVAs=] of the era once you get down to it. ''Bloodlust'', however, is a lot better at atmosphere and storytelling, and the SchizoTech of the first movie meshes a lot better here.


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* VanillaProtagonist: D's only traits are being a black-clad vampire bishonen, an impossibly good swordsman and the host of a extravagant parasite. In comparison with many other characters of the series, he comes across as rather unoriginal and quite uninteresting. However, while it is unknown if Kikuchi made it so in the first place or realized it along the road, he actually exploted this to focus on side characters and world building in late entries of the franchise.
12th Sep '16 3:54:42 PM Rynnec
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* 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).

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

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* 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.

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* 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
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* 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.

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* 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
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* 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]].

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* 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]].
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