EntertainmentVampire Hunter D (1985) Paved The Way For Pulpy...

Vampire Hunter D (1985) Paved The Way For Pulpy Adult Anime OVAs

Despite its significant flaws, there’s plenty to appreciate in “Vampire Hunter D” if you come to it with the right attitude. Ashida and his crew make good use of a stark color palette to heighten the drama, resulting in memorable images. Its best scenes, like in the opening where Doris has her first run-in with a vampire, effectively use limited animation to produce a truly eerie atmosphere. The creature design is also consistently entertaining from beginning to end, featuring the classic horror monsters you’d expect as well as some uniquely gross terrors. Not to mention the tips of the hat to horror classics, like the villainous vampire sharing a last name with legendary actor Christopher Lee

For me, the world of “Vampire Hunter D” remains its strongest trait. The film is packed with cool environments, rendered skillfully by the background artists. A wasteland of crumbling cities stalked by lizards. Doris’s farm, riddled with tech and surrounded by crosses to ward off evil. The vampire castle, whose collapse purges the sky of storm clouds. Successive anime would borrow, directly or indirectly, from D’s “anything goes” school of world-building. But while I would put many of those works ahead of 1985’s “Vampire Hunter D,” there’s something to be said for the scrappy confidence of the 1985 original.

Put aside the threadbare animation and story of the first “Vampire Hunter D” film, and the hero remains. A tall man with long hair, a hat and a cloak, and a weird little parasite living in his hand. Kikuchi understood that any kind of pulp contrivance was acceptable with a strong enough character leading the way. “Vampire Hunter D” may be an indulgent relic of the old world. But the character survives in the cultural memory, casting a long shadow from beyond the grave.

Original Source Link


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Minnesota real estate market continues to pinch first-time buyers

Home listings across Minnesota are declining, leading to rising prices on the inventory that's left. New listings were down...

Prince William Gets Candid About Living With Grief In New Speech

In a speech in Manchester, England, on Tuesday, Prince William opened up about living with grief.The Duke and...

Upload Gets A Season 3 Renewal From Prime Video

Believe it or not, despite presenting a terrifying picture of the future, "Upload" is absolutely delightful. The first...

Wells Fargo double downgrades Ford and GM, says 2022 could be 'peak profits' for legacy automakers

Wells Fargo moved its rating to underweight for the two automakers, citing rising costs for electric vehicles. Original Source...

Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin State Of Mind

Imagine Tupac Shakur (also known professionally as 2Pac) coming back to discover modern rap music. At the very...

Nasdaq Composite slides 3.2% as stock sell-off gathers pace

US stocks resumed their slide on Wednesday after unexpectedly hot “core” inflation data raised expectations for aggressive policy...

Must Read

- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you