Vampire Hunter D (1985) - Rotten Tomatoes

Vampire Hunter D (1985)




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Movie Info

When a young lady is bitten by an evil vampire in mideval Romania, a mysterious stranger known only as "D" rides into town. Battling gothic creatures along the way, the mystery of who "D" really is becomes apparent, to himself and the viewer. Extremely well done and engaging Japanamation film.


Michael McConnohie
as D (English Version)
Barbara Goodson
as Doris (English Version)
Jeff Winkless
as (English Version)
Seizou Katou
as Count Magnus
Edie Mirman
as (English Version)
Kerrigan Maham
as (English Version)
Steve Kramer
as (English Version)
Steve Bulen
as (English Version)
Joyce Kurtz
as (English Version)
Lara Cody
as (English Version)
Tom Syner
as (English Version)
Kirk Thornton
as (English Version)
Ichiroo Nagai
as D's left hand/Narrator
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Critic Reviews for Vampire Hunter D

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

Above all, it's a very gothic piece of work. Long, sullen shots of decrepit manors and foggy moors make this one of the most atypical -- and interesting -- animated films to hit Austin in a long while.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The film has a good understanding of what ultimately makes any worthwhile horror film work: its atmosphere.

May 17, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This mishmash of genres offers little.

February 15, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

This is the D that your body craves. This is the D that takes place in a far-flung, post-nuclear hellscape where vampires, werewolves, and all manner of things that go bump in the night reign supreme.

October 11, 2017 | Full Review…

One of my favorite animated films of all time...

April 24, 2010 | Full Review…

Old enough that many of the anime techniques used herein have become cliche -- but still has a cool enough story to be worth a look.

February 2, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Vampire Hunter D

Based on the manga created by Hideyuki Kikuchi (I google it) this a great story about a dampeel named D. Fantastic vampire anime, specially the character created by Yoshitaka Amano (big fan! Didn't google it). I want to see a third part.

Sergio Garcia
Sergio Garcia

Super Reviewer

Love Vampire Hunter D. Considering how old this is (made in 1985), the animation stands up really well. Also, the commentary is one of the funniest and most informative I've heard so far.

Kylie B
Kylie B

Super Reviewer


Compared to the remake, this is just God-awful. Violent, shitty and stupid, this is what gives anime a bad name.

Drew Smith
Drew Smith

Super Reviewer

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