If there is
something that suits up Castlevania just right is animation. For years this
story has been told in videogames with the Belmont Family. It wasn’t until 1997’s
Symphony Of The Night that Darcula’s ilk entered the fray in the face of Alucard.
This series doesn’t adapt directly from the games but creates a new storyline
with familiar faces for the gamers: Trevor Belmont, the main character of
Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, Sypha Belnades from the same game and Alucard,
the son of Dracula.
stars in Wallachia in the year of 1445 when Vlad Tepes receives a fierce woman
named Lisa at his door waiting to become a doctor to help people. Since she’s
not devoted on superstition she wants to learn actual science to make an actual
difference on people’s lives. Something she believes Vlad can provide since is
castle is chock full of technology. After some time they become a couple and
she makes him fall in line with the customs of man. Vlad had vowed to walk,
travel, learn and live like a normal human because of the love they professed
to each other. Fast forward to 1475 and Lisa continuous practice of medicine does
not fall in line with the Catholic Church impositions of the times, so she is accused
of witchcraft and condemned to be burned at the pyre while Vlad was traveling
on foot. At his arrival he learns of his wife’s death
and discards his humanity to swear revenge on every living thing on earth. One
year later the country is barren by bloody heavens and bloodlust demons that
raid humanity every night killing anyone in their path.
Belmont is the last in the house of Belmont. He’s been excommunicated from his
church because they despised the family’s methods of dealing with the menace of
Dracula. He’s only fond of being left alone to drink peacefully in a quiet
place but circumstances bring him back to fight again when he arrives at the city
of Gresit. He quickly learns of the powerful influence the church has there and
how local Speakers has lost any connection to the people because of the
impositions of the church. Trevor not only has to fight demons, he also has to
deal with imposed bigotry and superstitious countrymen that are easily
manipulated by the priests who impose their law by numbers and force. In the
end he gets more of than what he bargained for since he joins forces with the son
of Dracula and very powerful Speaker who manipulates the magiks arts to take
down the Dark Lord once for all.
produced by Warren Ellis, with sweet and gory animation by Powerhouse Animation Studios
based on the art of Ayami Kojima, and amazing music by Trevor Morris, this
first season is composed of a mere four episodes of 25 minutes each setting up
the whole story for a very exciting second season of eight episodes coming up
in 2018. This is one great show you will not want to miss, check it out now!
Stop waiting for life to be easy. Stop hoping for somebody to save you. You don’t need another person lying to you. Things don’t all add up. But you’re resilient. Face some hard facts and you could have an incredible life.