Vampire Hunter D (OAV)

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Alternative title:
D - охотник на вампиров (Russian)
D Chasseur de Vampires (French)
Vampire Hunter: Cazador de espíritus (Spanish)
Охотник на вампиров Ди (Russian)
バンパイアハンターD (Japanese)
뱀파이어 헌터 D (Korean)
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: In the year 12,090 A.D technology and the supernatural have overtaken the world. But thanks to the overzealous ambitions of man, the world remains desolate and despotic. What's left of the human race is divided into various towns and cities living in fear of vampires who compose and exist as the Nobility, fending off the monsters and mutants as a result of their existence. On a night five days after the Count Magnus Lee had harmlessly tasted the blood of Doris Lang and chosen her to be his next wife, she hires a vampire hunter by the name of 'D' to rid her of such an ill-gotten fate. As a dhampir (half human, half vampire), there exists a distinct resentment between the hunter and his prey. But as the Count finds out, there is also a peculiar secret behind the past of the Vampire Hunter D.
User Ratings: 1971 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 145 votes (dub:84, sub:52, ?:3, raw:3, edit.dub:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Dutch subtitled
 Excellent: 278 votes (dub:140, sub:124, ?:6, edit.dub:4, raw:2, others:2
2 Russian subtitled
 Very good: 401 votes (dub:195, sub:187, ?:4, edit.dub:3, raw:1, others:11
4 Spanish subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Russian edited dub
1 German subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Polish dubbed
 Good: 547 votes (sub:285, dub:240, ?:7, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:13
3 Russian dubbed
3 Portuguese subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
2 Russian subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Dutch subtitled
 Decent: 268 votes (sub:130, dub:128, ?:3, raw:1, others:6
3 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
 So-so: 125 votes (sub:63, dub:58, raw:1, others:3
1 Polish subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
 Not really good: 76 votes (sub:41, dub:30, ?:2, others:3
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Weak: 62 votes (sub:31, dub:25, ?:3, edit.dub:1, others:2
1 German dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Bad: 31 votes (sub:16, dub:14, raw:1)
 Awful: 26 votes (dub:15, sub:9, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Worst ever: 12 votes (sub:7, dub:5)
Seen in part or in whole by 3770 users, rank: #232 (of 6418)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.002 (Good), std. dev.: 1.9586, rank: #2369 (of 6417)
Weighted mean: 6.940 (Good), rank: #2567 (of 6417) (seen all: 6.97 / seen some: 5.81 / won't finish: 3.13)
Bayesian estimate: 6.944 (Good), rank: #2296 (of 4884)
Running time: 80 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
1985-12-21 (Japan, Home Video/Theatrical)
1992-08 (US, Theatrical)
2003-05-16 (Spain)
Release dates: We have 9
Ending Theme:
"Your Song" by TM Network
Insert song:
"Comin' Thro' the Rye" (故郷の空) by Robert Burns
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 4
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Blu-Ray (Region A)
    Vampire Hunter D (Blu-Ray) 2015-08-25 (from $13.49)
DVD (Region 1)
    Vampire Hunter D (DVD) 2015-08-25 (from $8.99)
    Vampire Hunter D [Special Edition] (DVD) 2000-10-17 (from $84.44)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Toyoo Ashida
Screenplay: Yasushi Hirano
Character Design: Yoshitaka Amano
Art Director: Toyoo Ashida
Animation Director: Hiromi Matsushita
Original Novel: Hideyuki Kikuchi
Sound Director: Noriyoshi Matsuura
Executive producer:
Shigeo Maruyama
Yutaka Takahashi
Key Animation: Hiromi Matsushita
Music Recording Assistant:
Kohei Nakamura
Nobuhisa Suzuki
Original Music: Tetsuya Komuro
Theme Song Performance: TM Network
Michie Tomizawa as Doris Lang

Ichirô Nagai as Left Hand
Kazuyuki Sogabe as Rei Ginsei
Keiko Toda as Dan Lang
Satoko Kitô as Lamika
Seizo Katou as Count Magnus Lee

Ichirô Nagai as Narrator
Kan Tokumaru as Danton
Kazuko Yanaga as Older Snake Sister
Kazumi Tanaka as O'Reilly
Keiko Toda as Dan Rumm 
Motomu Kiyokawa as Dr. Feringo
Shinya Ohtaki as Gimlet
Yasuo Muramatsu as Roman
Yoshiko Sakakibara as Younger Snake Sister
Yusaku Yara as Greco
Japanese companies
Animation Production:
Ashi Productions
Studio Live
Film Magic
Studio WHO
CBS Sony Group Inc. (Home Video/Laserdisc)
Finish Animation:
Animation Time
Studio Pastel
Photography: Trans Arts Co.
Recording Studio: Seion Planning
Sound Production: Gen
English staff
English cast
Director: Carl Macek
ADR Director: Matt Greenfield (Sentai dub)
Executive producer:
Eiichi Takahashi (Sentai release)
John Ledford (Sentai release)
Carl Macek
David Del Rio (Sentai release)
John Ledford (Sentai release)

Dialogues: Tom Wyner
Final Mix: Deb Adair
Menu Design: Larry Koteff (Sentai release)
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff (Sentai release)
Production Coordination: Janice Williams (Sentai release)
Production manager:
Jerry Beck
Luke Patterson (Sentai release)
Recording engineer: Deb Adair
Andy McAvin as D's Left Hand (Sentai dub)
John Gremillion as D (Sentai dub)
Luci Christian as Doris Lang (Sentai dub)

Andy McAvin as Rei Ginsei (Sentai dub)
Barbara Goodson as Doris Lang
Brittney Karbowski as L'armica (Sentai dub)
David Wald as Count Magnus Lee (Sentai dub)
Edie Mirman as Lamica
Jeff Winkless as Count Magnus Lee
Kerrigan Mahan as Ray Ginsay
Michael McConnohie as Symbiote

David Wald as Rohman (Sentai dub)
Edie Mirman as Greko Girl #3
George Manley as Golem (Sentai dub)
Jay Hickman as Greco (Sentai dub)
John Swasey as Dr. Ferringo (Sentai dub)
Joyce Kurtz as
Greko Girl #1
Snake Women
Kirk Thornton as
Inn Worker
Lee's Messenger
Sheriff Dalton
Lara Cody as
Greko Girl #2
Mark X Laskowski as
Chuula (Sentai dub)
Messenger (Sentai dub)
Shannon Emerick as Dan Lang (Sentai dub)
Steve Bulen as Greko
Steve Kramer as Dr. Fehring
Tiffany Grant as Medusa (Sentai dub)
Tom Wyner as
English companies
Cartoon Network (Night of the Vampire Robots; 1995)
Encore Action
Sci-Fi Channel
Turner Broadcasting Service (1994)
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Manga Entertainment (UK)
Orion (Expired)
Recording Facility: Screenmusic Studios
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: France Rombaut

Adaptation: Olivier Hagué
Titra Films

Christine Paris as Lamila
Gérard Boucaron as Rei Ginsei
Marjolaine Poulain as Doris Lang

Frédéric Cerdal as Reijinsei
Michel Tureau as Le Comte
Philippe Roullier as
Dr Fehring
French companies
ADR Production: François Avisse vidéo
Distributor: Kaze
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Héctor Cantolla as D (Spain dub)

Félix Acaso as Count Magnus Lee (Spain dub)
Juan Lombardero as Rei Ginsei (Spain dub)
Laura Palacios as Lamika (Spain dub)

Angel Egido as Dr. Feringo (Spain dub)
Juan Lombardero as Officer (Spain dub)
Matilde Vilariño as Dan Rumm (Spain dub)
Ramón Langa as Greco (Spain dub)
Víctor Agramunt as Narrator (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Dubbing Studio:
Arcofon (Spain dub)
DVD Distribution: Manga Films (Spain)
Italian staff
Italian cast

Dania Cericola as Limeka
Luca Semeraro as Rei
Marina Massironi as Doris

Alberto Sette as Watri
Antonio Paiola as Sindaco
Claudio Moneta as Greco
Maurizio Scattorin as
Conte Lake
Paolo Torrisi as Dan
Sergio Masieri as Messaggero del conte
Sergio Romanò as
Dr. Feringo
Padrone del giaguaro
Italian companies
Distributor: Yamato Video
Dubbing: Studio PV
German staff
German cast

Shandra Schadt as Doris Lang

Ben Münchow as Dan
Gerhard Acktun as Dr. Feringo
Manfred Trilling as Greco
Peter Musäus as Count Magnus Lee
Ulf Söhmisch as Bürgermeister
German companies
OVA Films
Dubbing: Circle of Arts
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
Distributor: Manga DVD
Dutch cast
Russian staff
Russian companies
Production: MC Entertainment
Russian cast
Polish staff
Polish companies
Distributor: IDG Poland S.A.
Polish cast
Portuguese cast
Portuguese staff
Dubbing Director: Nelson Machado
Denise Simonetto as Dóris

Eudes Carvalho as Danton
Flávio Dias as Rei Ginsei
Mário Vilela as Doutor Feringo

Eugênia de Moraes as Lamika
Nelson Machado as
Silton Cardoso as
Conde Magnus
Mão esquerda de D
Zodja Pereira as Mulher Serpente 1
Portuguese companies
Dubbing Studio: Pré Estréia

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