Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Standard Editions Released Monday

posted on by Andrew Osmond
2000 film by Ninja Scroll director Yoshiaki Kawajiri

On Monday July 16, Anime Limited is releasing the standard Blu-ray and DVD editions of the Madhouse film Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust. (The label had previously released a Collectors Blu-ray/DVD combo edition of the film.)

Directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Ninja Scroll, Wicked City), the 2000 film is the second Vampire Hunter D anime after the 1985 original video anime (OVA). Both adapt Hideyuki Kikuchi's supernatural novel series of the same name.

Anime Limited describes the film as follows: 'The enigmatic Vampire Hunter – known only as D – has been hired to track down Meier Link, a notoriously powerful vampire who has abducted a human woman named Charlotte Elbourne. D's orders are strict – find Charlotte, at any cost.

'For the first time D faces serious competition. The Markus Brothers, a family of Vampire Hunters, have been hired for the same bounty. D must intercept Meier and conquer hostile forces on all sides in a deadly race against time.

'Despised by Vampires for his profession and by Humans for the blood in his veins, D relentlessly pursues his prey, little expecting where his journey will ultimately take him, as long-buried secrets resurface once more.'

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