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: 2049 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 150 votes (dub:86, sub:55, ?:3, raw:3, edit.dub:1, others:2
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Excellent: 286 votes (dub:142, sub:130, ?:6, edit.dub:4, raw:2, others:2
2 Russian subtitled
 Very good: 422 votes (dub:203, sub:199, ?:4, edit.dub:3, raw:1, others:12
4 Spanish subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Polish dubbed
1 Russian edited dub
1 German subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
 Good: 567 votes (sub:294, dub:251, ?:7, raw:1, edit.dub:1, others:13
3 Russian dubbed
3 Portuguese subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Dutch subtitled
 Decent: 285 votes (sub:138, dub:136, ?:3, raw:1, others:7
3 Spanish subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
 So-so: 130 votes (sub:66, dub:59, raw:2, others:3
1 Italian dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
 Not really good: 81 votes (sub:45, dub:31, ?:2, others:3
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Weak: 62 votes (sub:32, dub:25, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:2
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 German dubbed
 Bad: 30 votes (sub:16, dub:13, raw:1)
 Awful: 25 votes (dub:15, sub:8, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Worst ever: 11 votes (sub:7, dub:4)
Seen in part or in whole by 3898 users, rank: #238 (of 8477)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.015 (Good), std. dev.: 1.9298, rank: #3081 (of 8577)
Weighted mean: 6.950 (Good), rank: #3363 (of 8577) (seen all: 6.98 / seen some: 5.81 / won't finish: 3.14)
Bayesian estimate: 6.953 (Good), rank: #3050 (of 6495)
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
Vampire Hunter D Blu-Ray (Sep 7, 2015)
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Blu-Ray (Region A)
    Vampire Hunter D (Blu-Ray) 2015-08-25 (from $22.49)
    Vampire Hunter D [SteelBook] (Blu-Ray) 2020-05-12 (from $52.49)
DVD (Region 1)
    Vampire Hunter D (DVD) 2015-08-25
    Vampire Hunter D [Special Edition] (DVD) 2000-10-17

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
Director of Photography:
Kazushi Torigoe
Yukio Sugiyama
Background Art:
Hirohisa Nakatsuka (Studio WHO)
Hiroko Arai (Studio WHO)
Hiromi Yoshioka (Film Magic)
Hiroyuki Azuma (Studio WHO)
Itsuko Yajima (Studio WHO)
Kiyomi Hashiba (Studio WHO)
Masanori Kitta (Studio WHO)
Masashi Kurihara (Film Magic)
Mie Kamo (Studio WHO)
Ritsuko Murakami (Studio WHO)
Tetsuya Yoshinaga (Film Magic)
Tsutomu Fujita (Studio WHO)
Color design: Yoshiharu Wakai
In-Between Check: Akiko Matsumoto
Music Recording Assistant:
Kohei Nakamura
Nobuhisa Suzuki
Original Music: Tetsuya Komuro
Production Associate:
Katsuji Sakamaki
Yasuhide Baba
Production producer: Masaru Umehara
Theme Song Performance: TM Network
Michie Tomizawa as Doris Lang

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

Ichirō Nagai as Narrator
Kan Tokumaru as Danton
Kazuko Yanaga as Older Snake Sister
Kazumi Tanaka as O'Reilly
Motomu Kiyokawa as Dr. Feringo
Shinya Ohtaki as Gimlet
Yasuo Muramatsu as Roman
Yoshiko Sakakibara as Younger Snake Sister
Yūsaku Yara as Greco
Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
Director: Carl Macek
ADR Director: Matt Greenfield (Sentai dub)
Translation: Javier Lopez (Sentai release)
ADR Script: 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)

Audio Engineer: Bryan Leach (Sentai dub)
Commentary: Jonathan Clements (Manga UK release)
Dialogues: Tom Wyner
Disc Authoring: Joel McCray (Sentai release)
Final Mix: Deb Adair
Menu Design: Larry Koteff (Sentai release)
Mixing: Bryan Leach (Sentai dub)
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff (Sentai release)
Brittany Deans (Sentai release)
Joey Goubeaud (Sentai release)
Roxanne Terrell (Sentai release)
Son Phan Le (Sentai release)
Production Assistant:
Cameron Hohle (Sentai release)
E.W. Rector, III (Sentai release)
Jose DeArmas (Sentai release)
Kjell Doucet (Sentai release)
Ned Gayle (Sentai release)
Shannon Reed (Sentai release)
Production Coordination: Janice Williams (Sentai release)
Production manager:
Jerry Beck
Luke Patterson (Sentai release)
Recording engineer: Deb Adair
Subtitling: Dwayne Jones (Sentai release)
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch (Sentai release)
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)
Internet Streaming:
AnimeLab (Australia and New Zealand)
HIDIVE (Subtitled & Dubbed)
Licensed by:
Sentai Filmworks
Urban Vision (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: KAZÉ
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Executive producer: Luis de Val (Manga Films)
Héctor Cantolla as D (Spain dub)

Carolina Montijano as Doris Lang (Spain dub)
Eloísa Mateos as Dan Lang (Spain dub)
Félix Acaso as Count Magnus Lee (Spain dub)
Juan Lombardero as Rei Ginsei (Spain dub)
Juan Carlos Ordóñez as Left Hand (Spain dub)
Laura Palacios as Lamika (Spain dub)
Matilde Vilariño as Dan Rumm (Spain dub) 

Angel Egido as Dr. Feringo (Spain dub)
Juan Lombardero as
Officer (Spain dub) 
Officer Luke (Spain dub)
Julio Sanchidrián as
Innkeeper (Spain dub)
Rohman (Spain dub)
Pepa Castro as Snake Sisters (Spain dub)
Ramón Langa as Greco (Spain dub)
Víctor Agramunt as
Count's Messenger (Spain dub)
Narrator (Spain dub)

Delia Luna (Spain dub)
Julio Sanchidrián (Spain dub)
Pepa Castro (Spain dub)
Ramón Reparaz (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Dubbing Studio: Arcofon (Spain dub)
DVD Distribution: Manga Films (Spain)
Internet Streaming: Código Animé (English subbed)
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
Flávio Dias as Mensageiro do Conde
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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