Long before there were sparkly vampires who looked like they came out of Tiger Beat, there were real fictional vampires. Yes, let that marinate. The vampires that I grew up on didn’t mess around and kicked ass. They didn’t always need to get the girl, but someone they seemed to find themselves with one. Whether they were good or bad, their powers were cool and the way they dressed made them look like a total bad ass, also they never sparkled. When it came to Anime, vampires were given a lot more leniency that in movies, because they were only restricted to what the artist could image and draw. No matter how simple the stores were, the action was always the thing you wanted to see. When it came to one of my favorite Anime’s, Vampire Hunter D, there was no comparing. The original movie was good, but the art style and color seemed to really date it. It was only when Vampure Hunter D: Bloodlust came out that the true look and feel of what this vampire hunter could really do.
A few years ago the author of the Vampire Hunter D Manga, Hideyuki Kikuchi, stated that they were working on another project, but nothing came of it. Recently Blood Disgusting spoke with the Unified Pictures producer, Scott McLean, who gave this information regarding what he and Kikuchi would be revealing at the upcoming Anime Expo
I’ve been a fan of Vampire Hunter D since I was a teenager. I’m overjoyed at being able to be a part of creating a new chapter for a story I greatly admire.
In short, we are getting another animated series and more will be revealed this week during their panel at the Anime Expo. I’m not going but my friend is, so I’ll see if he can get any information.