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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

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In the distant future, the world lies in ruin and vampires rule the land. Mercenary vampire hunters fight the terrible forces of darkness - for a price; the most notorious of them all being the half-vampire named D. However, despite his actions that help humanity, he finds himself shunned by those he would save. When a girl named Charlotte is kidnapped by the vampire Lord Meier, her father hires D to bring her back - dead or alive. Competing with the vampire hunting Marcus Brothers for the prize, D encounters Meier first; but in the middle of their confrontation, Charlotte calls out Meier's name in worry and Meier reveals that she is accompanying him of her own free will...

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Vampire Hunter D Movie 1985 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
Yutaka MINOWA Character Design
Yoshiaki KAWAJIRI Director
Marco D'AMBROSIO Music
Hideyuki KIKUCHI Original Manga Creator
Masao MARUYAMA Producer
Mataichiro YAMAMOTO Producer

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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust VivisQueen 7.5/10 Jan 22, 2008

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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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TheBurningCrow

The new generation of Vampire movies has hit, with Blood The Last Vampire. It's one of the more high action vampire movies to date, with plenty of vampire killing action, just like in Bloodlust! If you liked one of these series you are sure to enjoy the other.

shalist
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.
miaka
If you did enjoy the Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust you are gonna like Blood: The Last Vampire. they are both dark series. fight evil vampires and other monsters whom no one have the guts to fight.
freakzilla

Though Vampire Hunter D has a heavier plot, both Vampire Hunter D and Blood share the same purpose: kill those bad vampires running around!

NekoRocket
This may seem a little too obvious, but destroying other bloodsuckers is the life's goal of the main characters in Bloodlust and Blood. Each represents a nobler breed of their lineage, protecting the human race against the greater darkness without. Graphic and beautifully animated, sure to satisfy.
MaximusThrax
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.
kamirura
Vampires, blood and killing. Is that what you want? then this one is the right one for you. Vampire Hunter D - Bloodlust and Blood are very similar. But Vampire even got abit of a love story in it.
VivisQueen

Both anime deal with silent vampire/demon hunters who actually share blood-ties to vampires. Of course this brings an inherent conflict to both the personalities of Saya and D as they go about their job. The plots are equally simple but entertaining, and move at a similar fast pace. The level of gore in one is easily matched by the other. Vampire Hunter D has a more sci-fi/western setting whilst Blood is fixed in today's world, but they both still pull off a similarly atmospheric and dark look, with sophisticated, powerful action thrown in the mix.

Kyuutai

Both series tell history about the same race: vampires. They have great scenes of the fights and pretty lines. An additional advantage are interesting, accessory characters. I think, that all people liking dark, blood and want to see good story, they must watch "Blood: The Last Vampire".

Menchi

Everyone loves vampires! Especially those kind of vampires that are somehow... different. Both Vampire Hunter D and Blood the Last Vampire are dark, mysterious and still unlike other vampire-related anime. Two vampire who hunt vampires/monsters: not a new, but still interesting idea.

wolfangel87

While Vampire Hunter D seems to be a classic around the anime world, the story takes on a familiar theme in Blood the Last Vampire.  Both series involve an excellent storyline incorporating action and fighting, not to mention vampires!  The mysterious worlds in which these characters are forced to live is an amazing thing to behold, both series will leave you captivated.

Hellsing

Hellsing

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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kamirura
Vampire hunters... is also the story of this series. The main character actually reminds me alot of D. And it's absolutely as dark as Vampire Hunter too.
lantis
Both these anime feature incredibly bad ass vampires(half and otherwise) whomping total ass. Come on, the parellels draw them selves.
miaka
If you did enjoy Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlost then you should see Hellsing. ye what can I say, vampires, vampires and yet more vampires... in hellsing they are fighting with guns in the real life, but in Vamire hunter they fight with swords and in a more fantasy world. both got this really dark mysterious main characters that makes the series/movie even more enjoyable.
freakzilla

So you like vampires? Then take a look at the best vampires series there are! Though it is more realistic in Blood (strength, not story), Hellsing does its best in bringing you the utmost power of true vampires. These are a must see!

shalist
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.
Asgorath

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.

Both are also beautifully animated, truly capturing a dark, gothic (more so in Vampire Hunter D's case) atmosphere.

yuujin

The main characters of VHD:B and Hellsing are strange and alike. One of them is a good demon/vampire, there is also a girl who wants to be friend with a vampire, a good team of fighters with extraordinary abilities and of course, lots of vampires. :) So if you love good guys fighting bad guys, even if by the end you don't know who is actually good or bad, then both anime are for you.

nax

Both of the main characters in Hellsing and VHD:B have an uncaring side and seem very egocentric at first, have the same indestructible feel (it's more obvious in Hellsing), and the same coolness. Both series have vampires and hunters as well.

dunkyrok

A dark and mysterious character, hunter of vampires and more comfortable in the shadows, both D and Alucard are bloodthirsty warriors who have their own reasons for fighting against the vampire hordes that populate their respective worlds. They also both have some pretty unusual and impressive hidden powers, reserved only for the toughest and darkest of enemies, and share too a slight weakness for accommodating or being sympathetic towards young women.

Although D's world is more removed from the more recognizable and moderns locations of Hellsing, they are still both very gloomy and oppressive, with dark terrors waking in hordes at night and never being too far away from threatening the innocent. Strange beasts have been created in both worlds roam the lands in search of fresh blood, but is there something more behind these attacks for our anti-heroes to discover?

Sora01

Vampire hunter D: Bloodlust and Hellsing show similarity in the fact both vampires are infact on the side of good and fighting against there own kind, they are both action packed and thrilling.

kargarus

If you are interested in vampires and vampire mythology, you will enjoy both of these. Both utilise common ideas about vampire mythology such as the age old living for eternity by night and consuming human blood for sustenance. Both also have protagonists which hunt vampires.

At the same time they also put a different spin on the mythology and utilise it in a different way. Hellsing incorporates a modern day mystery involving British and Italian secret organisations. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust incorporates the use of a 'Dunpeal' and explores the conflicting emotions of a half breed vampire/human.

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Claymore

Claymore

In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?

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VivisQueen

The protagonists in both these anime are half vampire-half human and spend their days hunting demons for a living. Both anime successfully turn the simple concept of demon-slaying into an intriguing plot and couple that with stylish animation. The pace in these anime also feels similar, with both having gorgeous fighting sequences. Claymore is gorier than VHD and Clare is treated with more depth as a character than D (but she's got an entire series to be developed whilst D only has a movie), but the enjoyment levels are still the same.

tasanime

Both Claymore and VHD:B follow a sole protagonist who is a part of what they hunt - a demon. Therefore their personal journeys also those of self-discovery and relationships are scarce yet essential to character development. Both are investigative, action-packed, bloody, well-choreographed during action sequences and manage to maintain that original manga feel from which they were both created. These are must sees for fans of the supernatural and gapingly-stunning action sequences.

wolfangel87

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust and Claymore both have main characters that are half vampire half human which spend their days hunting demons for a living. Both series have comparable fighting scenes and emotional values of the main characters. There is a struggle for the main characters to control their emotions and keep them in check, which in turns makes them feared by the people around them.

PleasantInsanity

Both protagonists are partly humans, partly the things they are fighting with. Despite being partly vampire/yoma, they often show much mercy than ordinary human beings, but are ignored by most humans and are mistrusted. It is not easy for them to fight with their monster side, but eventually they meet people who help them to deal with sufferings and pain that other people's cruel eyes can't see.If you are interested in some partly supernatural characters which are cool in their own way and are to some extent better than humans, you will enjoy both of the animes. Also, there are scenes with violence, blood and so on in both of them.

Ginokami

Both anime feature a hybrid hero who hunts monsters of their own kind in a dark fantasy setting. Both series' heroes may seem distant and cold, but both have a human side that the people of their world don't bother to understand. If you enjoy watching a hero struggle to maintain their humanity in the midst of blood-splattering action, try both anime!

Frizzell

In both, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust and Claymore the main characters are half breeds: D and Clare. D being half vampire half human, and Clare being half yoma and half human. Both these main characters are out too rid the world of their evil half. Both are in some sort of occupation to kill these evil halved creatures. A secret, nameless society has made these claymores and together work to take down the yoma. Well in Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust there is a group of mercenary vampire hunters that also work together to take down the vampires. The main characters are also followed by a character in the story, in Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust the character is Leila and Claymore it is Raki. These characters both seem to get in the way and risk the lives of the main characters, but they also help the main characters regain their humanity.             

Although both shows are very similar, Claymore too me was a lot better and deserves a better rating than Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. That being said I also believe that Claymore was a lot more risky then Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust due to it being a lot more unrealistic, but this unrealism worked out in the end. I am not saying that Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust is realistic though I am simply comparing the two shows and thinking that Claymore has got a more of a unique story while Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust was just a little too basic. But I would assume that Claymore was inspired by Vampire Hunter D. However, if you enjoyed one of these shows I believe that you will like the other because they are very similar.

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Blood+

Blood+

In world where flesh-eating monsters roam the streets, only one organization has the means to save civilization from annihilation: Red Shield, a specially-organized unit designed to fight these monsters, and the only weapon that can destroy them: Saya. Awakened from a 30-year sleep, Saya is thrust into a modern world which she has no memories of, and is troubled by a past filled only with bloodshed and sadness. With the undying love and support of her family and friends, she struggles to gain the strength to move forward and regain the pieces of her shattered memories.

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freakzilla

Both Vampire Hunter D and Blood+ have quite a bit of character development. While D's length means it doesn't have as much of a story as Blood+, it does its best and has a similar feel.

dunkyrok

Two apparently reluctant heroes will face demons and vampires in great numbers as they battle their way to the source of the infestation. Expect plenty of gory, bloodthirsty attacks, abnormal creatures, and intriguing battles. Our heroes, Saya and D, will also have to question their own humanity, or perhaps lack of it, as pressure mounts on them to perform to the height of their abilities.

Another comparison to be made between these two is, although the main characters are fond primarily of the sword, you will also get to see a nice variety of guns and explosions too, something that the original D movie did not really concentrate on. But the inclusion of a gang of Bounty Hunters in D: Bloodlust draws favorable comparison with the soldiers of the Red Ring of Blood+.

In the end, both Anime put importance on the blood or bloodlines of both D and Saya. Could be the key to their strength and to their destiny?

TheGiftedMonkey

Both have beautiful artwork and story. Vampires with swords fighting otherwordly demons and not even breaking a sweat, pure win. Both have a nice dark tone to the story that pulls you in and doesn't creep you away. Recommended that if you enjoyed one, you should check out the other.

jurexplay

Well made action series concentrating on vampires. With outstanding animation, good music and no comedy, these series are one of the most serious I happend to see. If you liked one you will definitelly like the other.

Highlander: The Search for Vengeance

Highlander: The Search for Vengeance
  • Movie (1 ep x 90 min)
  • 2007

Colin Macleod is dead; or at least, he was for a time. For Colin is an immortal who cannot die and holds a heavy burden: the love of his life, Moya, was crucified in the ancient times of Rome by the conquering Marcus Octavius, and for that he will not rest until he gets his vengeance. Throughout the centuries, Colin dies and is reborn with one wish alone: to kill Marcus where he stands for destroying his reason to live. Now, in a post-apocalyptic present where the world is flooded and monsters roam the streets, Colin has managed to track down Marcus yet again; and with the help of an unlikely prostitute, he might finally have the power to exact his revenge...

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RaptorClaw

VHD: B and Highlander are magnificently drawn, with a sense of realism and depth that few others attain. Filled with breathtaking scenery, the anime explore the loneliness of immortality and the obsession of revenge. The main protagonists are battle-hardened warriors that fight with their enemies and inner demons alike. If you have seen only one of them, then you are at a loss, for they are both masterpieces.

sothis

If you liked the stylish nature of VHD:B and want something with a better plot, check out Highlander. Colin Macleod is a serious badass, and in general the movie is (in my opinion) far superior. Try it out!

JAhU

If you finished watching Bloodlust and you want more of the same style, you should watch Highlander. While the setting is different and there are no vampires, Highlander is extremely similar to Bloodlust.

P.S. Note that there is sex in Highlander.

Dagon123

Both Highlander and Vampire Hunter D:Bloodlust are phenomenal films that parallel each other extremely well. Set in a post-apocalyptic setting a lone warrior, fights to finish what he started (D and his bounty, Collin and his revenge). Both are high budget films by Madhouse that are more then strikingly similar, in both plot and characters if you've seen one, then you have to see the other