Day: October 15, 2014

Vampire Hunter D (1985)

Inspired by a series of Japanese novels written by Hideyuki Kikuchi and illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano, this was one of the first anime films released outside of Japan. Combining Gothic horror with post-apocalyptic sci-fi in a Western framework, VHD features memorable voice-acting performances in both English and Japanese. Some have argued the movie adaptation is actually a genre-crossing homage to the film Shane.