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Vampire Hunter D

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Thousands of years in the future, the world is overrun by demons and vampire lords. Doris, a young girl, has become the target of the great vampire lord Count Magnus Lee, who wants her as his plaything. After being bitten by the Count, she seeks the help of D, an elite vampire hunter, who decides he must venture out to slay the Count and his demon underlings to save this girl in despair.

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Movie 2000 Same Franchise

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Vampire Hunter D (Light Novel) 1983 TBD
Vampire Hunter D 2007 TBD
Name Role
Yoshitaka AMANO Character Design
Toyoo ASHIDA Director
Noriyoshi MATSUURA Music
Hideyuki KIKUCHI Original Manga Creator
Hiroshi KATO Producer
Mitsuhisa KOEDA Producer
Yukio NAGASAKI Producer

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Blood The Last Vampire

Blood The Last Vampire
  • Movie (1 ep x 48 min)
  • 2000

In the time of the Vietnam War, an American military base in Japan is plagued with a rash of killings whose assailant is unknown. Enter Saya, a mysterious young woman who happens to be the last of the vampire race, and has been charged by her government agency employer to investigate the sinister killings. With demons and creatures abounding, Saya must infiltrate a school to put a stop to the bloodshed -- unless the monsters get to her first...

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The new generation of Vampire movies has arrived: Blood The Last Vampire! This is one of the more high action vampire movies to date, with plenty of vampire killing action just like in Vampire Hunter D!

If you're looking for more vampy on vampy action, this is the movie to watch. Sit back and enjoy the slaughter as Saya, the last original vampire, attempts to purge the local campus of its demonic menace.
Blood and Vampire Hunter D are both grim, bloody, action-oriented vampire killing sagas. D is set in a dark gothic world of the far future where humanity struggles to survive amidst a sea of evil supernatural creatures, and Blood takes place on a high school in a US airbase in Japan in the mid 20th century. Both series should be appealing to those who like dark horror action.
Vampires, blood and killing. Is that what you want? then this one is the right one for you. Vampire Hunter D and Blood are very similar. But Vampire even got abit of a love story in it.

Blood The Last Vampire takes place in the Vietnam War Era. Saya, the last vampire, is sent in by her government to investigate a mysterious killing. They both have a relatively simple plot, the fighting scenes are insanely bloody, and they take gore to a different level. So if you're looking for a good bloody action vampire movie you just found one!


VHD and Blood have a dark tone and the main characters are mysterious and silent creatures; not only do they both kill other vampires with a sad passion, but they also try to protect the people around them. Both are gory, action-packed and are filled with "demon" slaying; what else do you need?


Blood: The Last Vampire and Vampire Hunter D both involve very violent vampire slaying obviously. If you liked one, you will enjoy the other; they have the same concept and lots of violence.


Dark, bloodthirsty and gruesome - Vampire Hunter D and Blood: The Last Vampire are two vamp films that really stand out for me as among the best in the genre. Although the animation styles do naturally differ, both films work off a story involving the hunting of dark creatures by lead characters that are much more than they first appear to be, sharing more in common with their enemies than is evident at first glance. They both work in a similar way too - silent but efficient, with only a hint of human emotion - and the stories also both give the impression that there is something much bigger going on that is only hinted at here in the movies. This richness of plot also allowed for subsequent anime productions of both.


The first reason is for example existence the same race of characters: vampires. Both series offer spectators the many scenes of the fight where is full of beautiful blood. I think every people who like great characters, they will be watch "Blood: The Last Vampire".


Both feature dhampirs seeking out and destroying creatures of the night, mostly vampires or vampire-like creatures, but some other monsters along the way as well. Both feature some nice gory elements and nothing's funner than seeing someone dominate something with a katana/sword!


Vampire Hunter D provides the audience with an experienced vampire-hunting vampire doing what he does best. The same could be said of Blood The Last Vampire, excepting the change of gender in the protagonist. The animations style is rather different, but both still create the sombre mood required for the story. With both protagonists wielding swords, hunting creatures of the night with lots of blood being spilled and still managing to maintain some humanity, it is hard to see why you would not like one if you liked the other.


Although the settings are quite different both Blood and D feature vampire protagonists hunting their own kind.

Both Blood the Last Vampire and Vampire Hunter D are dark action oriented horror stories. While Vampire Hunter D does a better job of explaining things, both movies have enough bloody action to satisfy even the most hardcore horror fans.


Naturally both movies are about vampires, but they also boast animation that was incredibly good by the time of their respective releases. The two protagonists are lonely and independent.



In present day England, a war is being fought. The average citizen does not notice, but vampires are running rampant among the populace, and it's up to the Hellsing organization to contain the bloodsucker threat, using even their own weapons against them. Alucard, a vampire himself, is the best agent the organization has to offer, answering only to Integra Hellsing herself. No one knows much about this mysterious figure fighting against the occult, but things starts to change after he “recruits” a new agent to the establishment...

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If you're looking for more vampy on vampy action, this is the movie to watch. Sit back and enjoy as vampires, ghouls, and other monsters are cut down by a nightmare worse than all of them combined, Alucard.
Hellsing is the very best vampire anime out to date, but d is pretty cool as well. It suffers from having older style animation, but sometimes the quality of the visuals isnt that great in hellsing so oh well. But the main characters Alucard and D are both so cool (admit it they are) that they can carry it (so if celes victoria has a face that changes shape, oh well...
Hellsing takes the cake as one of the more violent vampire anime series I've seen, but what are vampires without blood right? Anyways, this is so action packed with good fights and a completely intrigueing story line, you will be beeeegggging for more once it's over.

If you enjoy the idea of a vampire (or half-vampire in D's case) hunting other vampires, then you will enjoy both Hellsing and Vampire Hunter D. Both also share a sort of similar background idea, but I won't give any spoilers away.

Vampire Hunter D is older and as such, the animation is of a different style than Hellsing, a lot more "80s".


Both Anime deal with undead types fighting on the side of all that is good, they also throw darker vampiric connections into the mix, that will eventually come back to "bite" our "hero(s)".


Two very dark Anime in which the main characters will battle against demonic hordes of vampires and their minions. Yet all is not as it appears with D and Alucard - clearly they are not just any old warrior, and it is hard at first to judge who's side they are on or if they have their own agenda all together.

Both Anime also have the inclusion of a female character, who also tries their hand at fighting a vampire at some point in the story. The dark and atmospheric sounds help the viewer to appreciate the evil that exists in these stories, and the locations and styles used visually show that all is not well in these lands. Expect the action to come thick and fast, and the blood will flow, as D and Alucard come up against both vampire and human fiends, as well as those that can be described as neither.


For vampire anime, these two sure do have a lot in common. Par the common theme, the main protagonists are both vampires themselves who host a variety of special abilities and are much better in skill and attack than any undead/unsightly creatures they may face - even men. You're instinctively drawn to the both of them even though their motives for killing are never really made clear and there's your big busted blondes in each too if you have a frivolous side to anime viewing. Either way, they're both classic horrors that you really can't afford to miss.


Alucard from Hellsing and D from Vampire Hunter D may probably be the two strongest and/or at least most awesome vampires in anime, so watching one series or another will be a thrill for you, guaranteed.


Vampires - and that should be enough of justification. But I will say more, the same cool way of fighting, sort of "do what you want, but I am winning this battle" pose, and well made plot. These things are the ones that you can enjoy in both of mentioned series :)


If you want to watch vampire's helping man defend itself from Hell than look no further. In both anime the protagonist is a Vampire who utterly destroys his foe's before him and with good action animition to accompany the experience.


Both of them feature a more mature and serious Vampire tale Thank Go.. yea. But I found both hard to sit through. However they are levels above any Vamp Anime recently. Although Hellsing is "newer" they are both classics and should be watched as such.

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Ninja Scroll

Ninja Scroll
  • Movie (1 ep x 92 min)
  • 1993

Jubei Kibagami is just a wandering swordsman minding his own business... until fate lands him in the middle of a battle with the terrifying Devils of Kimon! Now the fate of all of Japan lies in the hands of a vagabond samurai, a deadly female ninja and a perverted old monk as they take on an enemy who is, literally, immortal.

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Both Ninja Scroll and Vampire Hunter D take place in a semi-fantasy world. The fight scenes in both are pretty cool, and the main characters are just "badasses". Both are good shows. If you liked how D was such a rad character, you'll like Kibagami, he's pretty sweet too.
Definitely not the same subject matter (vampires vs. samurai), but both have the same kind of visual feel, as well as random monsters and a large amount of violence. Both also happen to be movies, which means a quick watch in either case. I definitely think if you like either VHD or Ninja Scroll, that you will like the other.

Vampire Hunter D and Ninja Scroll share a large amount of rather unhinged characters. Also they both have some amazing fight scenes and a love story (of sorts) in common.


If your after action packed katana filled films then these are for you! Both use 2D animation to great effect and involve fast paced pursuit themes interspurced with supernatural encounters.


On the surface Vampire Hunter D and Ninja Scroll may seem very different because of the setting and the theme, but they also have a lot in common. They both feature anti-heroes fighting a variety of monsters. They also feature fast paced action scenes that are very energetic and satisfying.

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Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawks. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the group, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?

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Both VHD and Berserk have main characters who, on the surface, are heartless killers/hunters but underneath they both feel cursed by their destinies. Also in both of them there is a smattering of demented villains and gore.


Another dark and older style form of animation like Vampire Hunter D, Berserk delivers some excellent gory battles and monsters! The story's very unique and though the series is short, some would say the ending sucked, and obviously the series is nothing like it's manga, it's still an excellent watch just for its dark and gory style, and interesting storyline.


If you enjoyed Vampire Hunter D, you should try to watch Berserk. You will find here, as in movie, the idea of fighting with evil powers in order to help others, and the inner battles with oneself after becoming dangerous. Both anime have similar atmosphere and background.

Demon City Shinjuku

Demon City Shinjuku
  • Movie (1 ep x 80 min)
  • 1988

Years ago, a great unholy rift opened in the center of Tokyo, turning Shinjuku into a demon-infested slum. At that time, a great warrior fought their leader, but was defeated. Now, the unholy forces reach out, targeting the one man who can bring peace to the war-torn world... a young boy must now do what his father could not--defeat the evil that lives inside Demon City Shinjuku!

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One man against an army of demons. It's a common theme in both vampire Hunter D and Demon City Shinjuku. fortunately, both are well-animated and contain enough gore to satisfy even the bloodthirstiest otaku. Each a classic in it's own right, both are must-sees for fans of the dark and macabre.

For fans of swordplay, demon hoards, gorgeous hand-painted anime, you'll likely find lots of similar features in this film. This shares the same director and the one of the same production companies, Madhouse. The themes are quite similar, too: a lone swordsman in a quasi-reality word, facing unbeatable odds, but with hidden inner powers that develop throughout the film. Great unique ambience and villain, I love this film.


An often overlooked anime, Demon City Shinjuku is a good entry in the horror genre.

Similar to Vampire Hunter D, it has a post-apocalyptic setting(this time in a demon ruled part of Tokyo) full of supernatural enemies.

The movie is action-packed, with interesting encounters and a dark theme.