Despite exceptional visuals, this bloodsucking romp brings few surprises and flat writing.
Fantastic, a great sequel that builds and develops the story in amazing directions
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (バンパイアハンターD, Banpaia hantâ D) is a 2000 anime film written and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri. The film is based on Hideyuki Kikuchi's Vampire Hunter D novels, D - Demon Deathchase.
The film began production in 1997 and was completed with the intention of being shown in American theaters. It was shown in six theaters across the United States and received generally positive reception from American critics.
Charlotte, a young woman, is abducted by Baron Meier Link, a vampire nobleman who is known not to harm humans needlessly. Charlotte's father hires D to find her and kill her humanely if she turns into a vampire. At the same time, her older brother also hires the notorious Marcus brothers for backup. The two parties (D and the Marcus brothers) race inexorably after Meier Link. However, Meier Link hires the Mutant Barbarois; a group of lethal mercenary body guards. They consist of Caroline, a shape shifter; Benge, a shadow manipulator; and Mashira, a werewolf...