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    I watched these series without having prior knowledge of the franchise other than it was about some people fighting Dracula. The word to define Netflix's first two seasons of Castlevania is epic. Some of the best animated series I've ever seen. There are voices saying that it is the best adaptation of a video game ever. According to Wikipedia there is a third season in the making.
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    Yeah it is pretty good. Animation is great, with lots of blood and gore. And the quality of the voice acting surprised me too.

    The franchise is based on Video games though. Some quite old classic 90s Genesis, and Nintendo video games.




    And Yeah there is more seasons coming from what i hear.

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    Looks good, I hope I'll get my girlfriend to watch this, since she despise animes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morifea View Post
    Looks good, I hope I'll get my girlfriend to watch this, since she despise animes
    well, i dont like anime either, almost didnt watch. was bored though, and this is actually pretty good

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    Alright I'll have it a go as well then Max.

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    i am confused, are you Morifeas girlfriend

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    Anime.... connecting People around the World

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    Watched season 1 last year I think. Saw season 2 a couple of weeks ago. This series is basically an adaptation of Castlevania III, Symphony of the Night (Alucard is in both and Trevor is in III) and Curse of Darkness (which has Trevor, Hector and Isaac).
    Season 1 was definitely the better season due to it not having so many unnecessary episodes. It was quite good and I don't have any complaints (other than only being 4 episodes).

    Season 2 was kind of boring not gonna lie. They don't do anything for half, maybe more, of season 2. This could have been much shorter, could have done it in 4-6 episodes. The original cast doesn't get too much development either, instead we focus on two useless Human characters and some level 50 lesbomancer Vampire called Carmila.

    So the new characters.
    Hector - one of the villains from Curse of Darkness, odd that he is in this series considering that his game did not even have Alucard in it. Hector's character is also completely different, in this Hector is a total wimp. His design is basically the exact same but his character motivations are so completely different. His backstory really sucks too... so I don't like Hector at all.

    Isaac - not really anything like the Isaac from the games, in Curse of Darkness Isaac is Hector's sworn enemy. Isaac wasn't that loyal to Dracula either or really a noble person at all. Hector in the game was some kind of creepy sado-masochist who enjoyed pain not someone who was repentant for... what is Isaac repenting for??? His design looks nothing like game Isaac, like at all. On the whole I don't like Isaac either but he is still better than Hector.

    Carmila - basically the anti-thesis to Alucard and Dracula, a Machiavellian fem-fatal vampire. Not that similar to game Carmila. The design is certainly more similar to the original Carmila rather than in some of the newer games. Carmila isn't even a well developed character or all that interesting though she has potential and in concept maybe better than Hector and Isaac. In the lore Carmila was basically a lesbo-vampire with a Human lover (slave???) who was also her body guard (actually in a few of the games she doesn't even wear clothes).

    season 2 cons
    -show takes too long, too many episodes for them to handle, probably not enough budget or poor budget distribution
    -nothing happens and is boring
    -the schemes are really weak
    -old characters get screwed
    -new characters suck
    -most of the script is really boring or really clunky
    -the story kinda sucks
    -vampires got seriously nerfed by the game devs... no seriously these vampires are useless
    -zombie priests blessing water proves that Jesus is real??? but is never addressed (arguably this is true even in the games since in one game Dracula kills Satan)
    -making Dracula a completely sympathetic antagonist makes the heroes opposing him redundant and/or Dracula's evilness unnecessary
    -not much world development, nothing is really explained
    -pretty much all the vampires are useless
    -soundtrack sucks, they only have one good track
    -Alucard can run this mission pretty much solo, not sure why he needed help
    -Dracula's meteor ult got nerfed
    -too edgy, they have to use big kid words like intercourse and excrement
    -deviated significantly from the games in a lot of areas... for no reason
    -season 3 doesn't seem all that interesting
    -too much borrowing from Vampire Hunter D, two anime movies which are better than this

    pros
    -end battle
    -Godbrand is kinda funny I guess
    -Dracula is still cool
    -Alucard is badass
    -had an awesome remix of Bloody Tears near the end, which is kinda the Castlevania theme song
    -I guess writers know their game lore

    *addendum, this actually isn't Japanese anime, it was produced by Americans using American and Indian studios. The actual art style is in imitation of anime but the animation, expression, script and pacing are noticeably different. Compared to a high quality anime this would be considered average, maybe less than average.

    Also if this suits your fancy you would probably enjoy the two Vampire Hunter D movies.
    Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust, pretty badass. This movie also has a Carmila ... the end fight between D and Myer is top notch. Not only is D basically the inspiration for Alucard, he outclasses all of his opponents but the scenarios make it interesting enough so as not to have an absolute squash match... so Alucard done better. Plus the themes are a lot better than in Castlevania, similar things such as extinction, duality, paradox, primal instincts etc.

    soundtrack is great:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99_ZYBFJIhk

    "regina! regina, de la morte" crescendo "salve, regina, salve, regina"

    trailers for Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust (couldn't find the 1985 trailer)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlL4AkStIcY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44xT9LSrgJ4
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