Castlevania (Netflix)



  • I really liked it, i wont say the animation is bad, they used the budget where it was important and in many respects is a very well animated production. also great fight choreography!



  • I enjoyed it quite a lot but I think my high opinion is due to the shortness of the season. It's hard to get annoyed when it's only four episodes. I also don't have a connection to the source material beyond basics.
    It was fun enough and didn't take up a lot of my time, especially coming out in the summer when most of the shows are off, and I love Richard Armitage so that helped.

    My hope for season two though is more focus on the soundtrack, since that was missing from the first.



  • LIked it a lot. It kind of reminds me a little bit of HBO Spawn.



  • I loved it, I went in expecting something weak. Came out loving it. The story is faithful to the franchise lore starting from Castlevania 3, the animation quality was good, Trevor is likable.

    The violence isn't....totally overblown, but at least Trevor isn't one of those heroes that restrains himself on humans and goes apeshit on monsters, I generally dislike that trait in main characters, as the human antagonists can be more vicious than any monster.

    And the humor was great, many good chuckles during the bar scene and several guilty laughs during later fights (My humor is quite dark).

    I greatly look forward to how things go from here, and 8 episodes next time instead of 4, this will be goooooooood.



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  • I watched it last night and I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. I like the Castlevania series as a whole, I've played most of the older ones (although I'm no lore expert like Brad) so it was nice to see familiar characters. I honestly really loved all the attention Dracula was given, as we usually only see him as a final boss and that's it. The only thing that really bugged me was the music - you take a series known for some stellar music and instead of anything interesting, the score is filled with synth drones better suiting an episode of NCIS. Even the opening theme is lackluster. I realize busting out Vampire Killer could be saved for some special fights... but there's so many damn versions of it. That fight at the end of episode 4 would have been incredible with some iconic Castlevania tunes backing it up.



  • @SabotageTheTruth I think during the team up at the very end you can hear about 5 notes of a Castlevania song, but I could've been imagining it. Couldn't even tell you which one. It just sounded really familiar.



  • @SabotageTheTruth I think the music is what bugged me the most. It just sounded so generic. I wasn't expecting full on Castlevania soundtrack through the entire thing, but the music they choose seemed so at odds with the setting, to me, that it was distracting.

    I've got high hopes for the next season though, I liked more of it than I disliked and hopefully they'll have a bigger budget, and enough material to fill out 8 episodes, for season 2.



  • To me a guy who never played any Castlevania game this show is almost a 10, i love the art style, the way they introduced the characters and the music, the only obvious issue is that 4 episodes are too short, i hope they can do a Bloodborne/Dark Soul's animated series in a few years.



  • I'm similar to @A7X458 since I've yet to play the Castlevania games and I thought it was great. More telling is the fact that I rarely connect with any animated series, but the art style was inoffensive and while too gory for me, I'd give it a 9/10. Armitage was believable as always but I was a bit thrown by Gaius Baltar voicing Alucard (and got nitpicky about his shade of blond)! I enjoyed the darkness being lightened by the humour, as it might've been too much otherwise. Hmm, what else - oh, yes. The cheesey romantic banter between Belmont and Sypha was weak, and had the subtlety of a hammer for being a callback to Dracula and Lisa's introduction.
    I'm really looking forward to season two.