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Desc:Just in case you thought the anime version was any better.
Category:Cartoons & Animation, Horror
Tags:Anime, 90s, darkstalkers, narrator
Submitted:Caminante Nocturno
Date:04/22/08
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Caminante Nocturno
The American version of Darkstalkers didn't even bother trying, whereas the Japanese version tried way too hard. Neither even came close to the original spirit of the game.

This anime had the added offenses of a bait-and-switch opening and a smooth jazz soundtrack.
kingarthur
You watch too much of this stuff. Also, could the opening narration get any more emo? Did they just lift it from some disaffected highschooler's diary?

Camonk
Jesus. Overwrought guitar riffs, an obnoxiously pretentious narration full of pseudodeep crap, and a bunch of pointless fighting ruined by quick cuts? This is basically the Platonic ideal of anime openings.
Randroid
When my kid grows up I'm going to show this to him and put him off anime forever.
Xenocide
I don't think they said "dark" enough times.
The McK
All I can think of is Seanbaby making fun of the Spawn cartoon. "EVIL!!! What does it MEAN?"

Oh, and this is why we totally need a Guilty Gear anime.
j lzrd / swift idiot
WHERE THE HELL IS HSIEN-KO!? Come the fuck on, Donovan is in there for chrisakes. Even Bishamon and Rikuo show up, and you're telling me Bigclawfingers McCutechick couldn't be bothered to maybe cameo with B.B. Hood?

I am filled with Caminante-esque rage.
Caminante Nocturno
Hsien-Ko shows up in the anime, but unfortunately it came out before B. B. Hood showed up in the games.

Unfortunately?

UnderANeonHalo
I don't remember this narration at all but I never watched much dubbed anime. And no it wasn't because of some elitist "all hail our wapanese masters!" crap, the dubbing and voice acting in the 90's sucked like hell! Anyways I just remember crazy guitars and fighting action in the opening credits.

+5 for the most kick ass fighting game franchise EVAR!
-3 for the narration making me never want to buy anything darkstalkers related again.
Caminante Nocturno
Voice acting in the 90's had this lovely charm to it, though. The sort of charm you can only get when something had improved greatly from a decade ago, but still couldn't be called good.

plaid_knight
I love the Japanese anime for this, but Caminante is right in that it doesn't get close to the spirit of the game. -1 star for horrible dubbed version.

I want them to do a 3rd one featuring BB Hood (Bulletta).


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