An Overview of TV Series Castlevania

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There are definitely a lot of eager Netflix watchers who want to know why Castlevania is being hyped up on social media and whether it’s really worth adding to their already too-long lists.

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Castlevania, produced by Frederator Studios, is an American animated web TV series on Netflix for adults. It has everything you enjoy in shows like Game of Thrones and The Witcher with intense, gory anime action. 

The series premiered on Netflix in 2017. The first two seasons are based on the Japanese video game series of the same name by Konami, adapting the 1989 entry Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse. Read on to learn more.

An Overview of TV Series Castlevania
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Premise

When his wife is burned at the stake, after being wrongfully convicted of witchcraft, the vampire Count Dracula threatens that all the inhabitants of Wallachia will repay with their lives. 

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He ordered an army of demons to invade the country, leading humans to live lives of hatred and fear. 

The misfit monster hunter Trevor Belmont, backed by the magician Sypha Belnades and Dracula’s dhampir son Alucard, takes up arms against Dracula’s powers to combat this.

Theme

The series’ greatest growing pain is the struggle to resolve the sweeping and the personal. 

The grim environment smothering most of the people living in the city is only balanced by the small pleasures of extending the connection of this world to magic and mythology. 

Castlevania follows a very particular kind of grotesque norm through all kinds of involuntary bodily functions, ensuring that no character is exempt from the hideousness of a world where there is no place to be found for a caring God.

Main Characters

Here are the main characters in the TV series.

Alucard

In the English version of the show, he is voiced by James Callis. Alucard was born to Vlad Dracula and Lisa Пepeş in the mid-1450s. 

Lisa was wrongly accused of witchcraft about twenty years later, in 1475, and burnt at the stake. 

Alucard approached his father after learning that Dracula had started summoning an army from hell, asking him not to destroy innocent civilians for vengeance. 

Alucard fought his father when Dracula failed to listen but was defeated, leaving him with a large scar on his chest.

Sypha Belnades

Sypha is the granddaughter of a community of nomadic scholars, the Elder of the Speakers, and a sorceress with power over the elements. In the English version of the series, she is voiced by Alejandra Reynoso

In the city of Gresit during the late fifteenth century, Sypha and her fellow Speakers were wrongly blamed by the Church for the attacks carried out by the army of Dracula.

Trevor Belmont

He is a vampire hunter and the last of the Belmont family’s descendants, who have been banished and excommunicated (wrongly). He is played in the English version of the show by Richard Armitage

Belmont clan is a family devoted to battling dark creatures under Count Dracula’s command and defending mankind. Rumors spread, however, that the clan practiced black magic that attracted them to evil, causing the family to be exiled and excommunicated.

An Overview of TV Series Castlevania
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Final Words

The entire run of Castlevania to date is a little less than five hours throughout a stretch of 12 episodes. So you could take a pleasant Saturday or stay up late and plunge into this vampire, demon, and magical bloody world. 

Castlevania is a unique anime series for those that love bloody monster hunting, magical mages, vampires, and a sprawling, fictional universe filled with memorable characters. Get ready for Hell to throw the Earth into turmoil.

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