July 11th, 2004

red panda eating bamboo

If you are an anime fan...

...try to get your hands on a copy of the Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust DVD.

It was made in 2000 with a joint American/Japanese crew and originally performed with an English speaking cast. It's a sequel to a classic piece of anime, Vampire Hunter D, made in 1985. The main character is the same and the tone of the movies is the same, but the animation styles are much different; the original anime was done in a very simplified and spare style and the sequel is very lush and detailed. The director is Yoshiaki Kawajiri, who also did Ninja Scroll and several other anime movies that are popular in the US.