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Discotek's Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Release Will Not Have Japanese Dub

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film planned for DVD/Blu-ray in early September

North American anime distributor Discotek Media stated on its Facebook page on Monday that its upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release of the Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust film will only contain the original English audio, and will not contain the Japanese dub.

Discotek stated that it was required not to include the Japanese dub by the film's Japanese licensor. Discotek stated that the Japanese licensor "will not allow the Japanese language to be released anywhere but Japan." The film was originally dubbed in English in its initial theatrical release in North America in 2000, and only released in Japan later with a Japanese dub in 2001.

Discotek plans to release the film on DVD and Blu-ray in early September.

The 2000 Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust film is the second Vampire Hunter D anime after the 1985 original video anime (OVA), and both adapt Hideyuki Kikuchi's supernatural novel series of the same name.

Sentai Filmworks announced on April that it had licensed the earlier 1985 Vampire Hunter D OVA, and will release it with a new English dub. Streamline Pictures and Urban Vision both previously released the Vampire Hunter D OVA in North America, while Urban Vision also released Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust.

Thanks to WTK for the news tip

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