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 Post subject: "Castlevania" anime
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 6:44 am 
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Today, I watched the trailer for the upcoming "Castlevania" anime:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIMrFnl5NiA

I find it funny that the cartridge in the trailer is a PowerPak from RetroUSB.

The things on the TV screen in the beginning look pretty authentic. (For example, the number of letters from the texts actually match the NES' resolution.)
Looks like they actually created a ROM for this (hence the PowerPak), or what would you say?

Does anybody know where the cartridge label comes from? It looks like a remake of the original "Castlevania I" artwork, drawn in the style of today's "Castlevania" artworks.

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 Post subject: Re: "Castlevania" anime
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 6:53 am 
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There already is a thread about it: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12479

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 Post subject: Re: "Castlevania" anime
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Dammit! I was hoping I was the first mentioning it. But since they even made a video demonstrating the cartridge themselves, the observation would have been moot anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: "Castlevania" anime
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 12:37 pm 
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Since the other thread is more about that Netflix ROM, let's use this thread for the show itself:

What do you think about the "Castlevania" trailer?
And is there already any available information apart from the trailer itself?

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 Post subject: Re: "Castlevania" anime
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 7:46 pm 
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It's written/produced by Americans and it's based on Castlevania 3. Those are two good signs for me.


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 Post subject: Re: "Castlevania" anime
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In the trailer, he says: "I killed Dracula." But according to the CV3 storyline, this game is the first one when a Belmont encountered Dracula. So, I'm asking myself if the TV series plays after the events of the game instead of depicting the game's events themselves.

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 Post subject: Re: "Castlevania" anime
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pubby wrote:
It's written/produced by Americans and it's based on Castlevania 3. Those are two good signs for me.


I don't think I disagree (it can really go both ways), but why is it specifically a good thing that it was written by Americans?
Historically we have seen way too many examples of Americans completely misunderstanding Japanese franchises. Fortunately it doesn't seem like this is one of them, though.

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In the trailer, he says: "I killed Dracula."

Isn't he saying "The man who will kill Dracula"? It's kinda hard to make out.


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 Post subject: Re: "Castlevania" anime
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 6:26 am 
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Oh, right. "The man who'll kill Dracula."

By listening to it closesly, there's no "ed" in "kill".

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 Post subject: Re: "Castlevania" anime
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 8:30 am 
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Sumez wrote:
I don't think I disagree (it can really go both ways), but why is it specifically a good thing that it was written by Americans?

Japan has its own way of telling vampire stories. See for example JoJo's Bizarre Adventure or Symphony of the Night.

But Castlevania 1 and 3 were not based on Japanese vampires; they were based on Western ones. By having American writers the show is going to feel more like Bram Stoker's novel and less like Shonen Jump.


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 Post subject: Re: "Castlevania" anime
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Castlevania games are Japanese-made though, and have always been more Bram Stoker-style and less Jojo Shounen Jump-style.

DRW wrote:
according to the CV3 storyline, this game is the first one when a Belmont encountered Dracula. So, I'm asking myself if the TV series plays after the events of the game instead of depicting the game's events themselves.

When CV3 was released it was the earliest account of a Belmont killing Dracula. But several Castlevania games that take place before it have been release since that, both canon (Lament of Innocence ) and non-canon (Castlevania Legend). Dracula is able to revive every 100 years.


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 Post subject: Re: "Castlevania" anime
PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 1:04 pm 
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I just hope Juese Belmont makes an appearance.


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 Post subject: Re: "Castlevania" anime
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Pokun wrote:
Castlevania games are Japanese-made though, and have always been more Bram Stoker-style and less Jojo Shounen Jump-style.

Doesn't mean that you could trust the anime guys to remain faithful to this vision, though. It's one thing for Japanese to do a Stoker-like NES game. It's another to make a TV show in this style.

(Besides, "Castlevania" is more Hammer Horror and not so much Bram Stoker's novel. The game even presents itself as a movie reel and Dracula's actor is Christopher Bee/Lee.)

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When CV3 was released it was the earliest account of a Belmont killing Dracula.

That still holds true today. "Legends" is non-canon, as you said. And in "Lament of Innocence", the Belmont never fought Dracula. He first killed a vampire named Walter Bernhard and then the final boss was the Grim Reaper, with Dracula leaving the scene before that battle.

So, it's still canon: Dracula in CV3 has not been resurrected because he had never been killed by that point yet. Trevor Belmont was the first to kill him.

My text that you quoted is moot anyway: My assumption was based on a mishearing. I thought he said "who killed Dracula", but he actually said "who'll kill Dracula". So, yeah, the show will porbably depict the time frame of CV3 itself.

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 Post subject: Re: "Castlevania" anime
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rainwarrior wrote:
I just hope Juese Belmont makes an appearance.

This one is better:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju0Z6NquldM&t=1m34s

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 Post subject: Re: "Castlevania" anime
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You know who really needs to make an appearance...

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 Post subject: Re: "Castlevania" anime
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DRW wrote:
Pokun wrote:
When CV3 was released it was the earliest account of a Belmont killing Dracula.

That still holds true today. "Legends" is non-canon, as you said. And in "Lament of Innocence", the Belmont never fought Dracula.
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So, it's still canon: Dracula in CV3 has not been resurrected because he had never been killed by that point yet. Trevor Belmont was the first to kill him.

You are right, I had forgotten what happened in the Lament of Innocence ending (I won't spoil anything).


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