New Netflix ‘Castlevania’ Animated Series Goes Full On ‘Vampire Hunter D’ And Looks Suitably Great

It seems that Netflix is on a bit on anime roll as of late, as it has just announced what looks to be a decent animated adaptation of Castlevania.

If you remember, we first heard about this project back in 2015 and from the latest trailer (shown below) this new animated series looks like it might be good.

The plan is to release the first season sometime later this year with a follow-on season planned for next year. In addition, it seems that this new animated series is meant as an adaptation of Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, which is definitely an interesting choice.

What is clear though is that this series is taking some stylistic cues from the Vampire Hunter D saga and that is in no way a bad thing.

This should not be overly surprising as the production for this new Castlevania series cited the likes of Ninja Scroll as a reference back in 2015. That was a Yoshiaki Kawajiri directed and Madhouse produced anime movie that garnered quite a following during the 90s. This is noteworthy because the same team also worked on Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust and that’s something that this new Castlevania series obviously references.

While details on this new series are somewhat limited, it looks like this could be something to watch out for once it is released later in the year.

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