Castlevania

Matthew Lee
Matthew Lee

This series is coming out on next week's Friday.
Are you hype, Holla Forums?

All urls found in this thread:

alluc.ee/stream/castlevania
hollaforums.com/thread/12979636/video-games

Charles Perez
Charles Perez

next week's Friday
You mean next Friday?

Parker Sullivan
Parker Sullivan

Yes, that's what he means, July 7th.

Daniel Cox
Daniel Cox

You know it looks kinda cool but I seriously have never cared for Castlevania I know people do but the series never really clicked with me.

Now a Metal Gear Solid series you got my attention

Julian Edwards
Julian Edwards

Kojima would have no control. Konami being in control made them almost make a fucking zombie game in an alternate dimension that the destroyed mother base ends up it. Don't tempt the monkey's paw.

Julian Young
Julian Young

there is no fucking way this will be an even remotely accurate retelling of the whole series story im guessing this is just gonna be simons quest the cartoon likely they'll also change the story since its simple might be shit might be good its netflix so id say 50/50

if it was lament of innocence they'd at least have had a chance to explain the vampire killer whips origin and importance

im guessing it'll suck but it might suprise me

Ethan Stewart
Ethan Stewart

sorosflix
No.

Oliver Ramirez
Oliver Ramirez

Its going to be a Dracula's Curse retelling. Trevor is the main protagonist, and Sypha and Alucard will be featured.

John Jenkins
John Jenkins

castlevania 3's story shit that might actually be good to watch

Nathaniel Martinez
Nathaniel Martinez

good to watch
in CY+2
Dumbass.

Nicholas Foster
Nicholas Foster

I dunno an animated rendition of Metal Gear 1+2 would be a great risk

Julian Wright
Julian Wright

fake anime
kikeflix

Has there even been a deal faster broken

Ethan Butler
Ethan Butler

I still can't believe Netflix is so desperate for original animated content that they are willing to pander to weebs.

Weebs aren't gonna watch this shit, they're too busy watching JoJo.

Charles Cox
Charles Cox

I hope that this causes a revival in western 2D animation.

It's awesome to see that anime was influential after all. Never give up your dreams, everyone.

Jaxson White
Jaxson White

No Grant
Castlevania fans are desperate, though. Trust me I'm one of them.

Nathan Cooper
Nathan Cooper

It'd be completely unfaithful. Could look good but it'd still be wrong in my mind knowing how'd they would botch the writing.

Lincoln Thompson
Lincoln Thompson

that pic
my dumb art teachers didn't know shit and my job drawing Sonic comics proves how wrong they are!

ffs, even the guys drawing manga learn basic fundamentals first. Sketching your anime self insert OCs all day isn't going to help you improve.

Connor Johnson
Connor Johnson

anime was originally influenced by western cartoons
now the west is influenced by anime
This was Japan's revenge plan all along.

Asher Turner
Asher Turner

bloom
reeeeee get that shit out of my toons

Jayden Wilson
Jayden Wilson

So, time to drop another nuke or two?

Christian Baker
Christian Baker

So what's the issue with drawing anime when you're learning art?
are there examples of people who ignored their professor's advice and ended up worse off for it?

Levi Wood
Levi Wood

I think the issue is that you're ultimately trying to do two things at once: Trying to stylize without the fundamentals while learning said fundamentals, which is hard enough without having to simultaneously deprogram/unlearn certain idiosyncrasies.

are there examples of people who ignored their professor's advice and ended up worse off for it?
Dobson?

Brayden Miller
Brayden Miller

Time is first i business.
Also /b/ sic 4chan.

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Nolan Brooks
Nolan Brooks

Process fibre time it boc no dysomnia use but features are.

Sebastian Fisher
Sebastian Fisher

part 5 won't be coming out soon.

Jason Taylor
Jason Taylor

So tommorow is the moment of truth huh?

Evan Moore
Evan Moore

I have good hopes for it. Animation looks great and so does the voice cast.

Jose Howard
Jose Howard

I hope this does so well so cartoons can finally die.

Jose Anderson
Jose Anderson

What have you to make this claim on animation beyond this trailer?

Leo Wright
Leo Wright

The trailer showed little of the animation so I don't think it can be decided on.
Trevor's VA seems good enough

Robert Foster
Robert Foster

You guys can watch it here if you don't want to pay for Sorosflix:

alluc.ee/stream/castlevania

Hunter Scott
Hunter Scott

Animation looks…surprisingly good.

Gabriel Perez
Gabriel Perez

Oh boy, it's another "girl enters STEM and gets killed by white christian males they hate science" story. Glad that I never paid for this shit.

David Young
David Young

What?

Adam Perry
Adam Perry

The show begins with a woman asking Dracula for knowledge so she can be a doctor to help people. She's later burned at the stake by the church.

The amounts of people executed by the church have been greatly exaggerated over the years but it did all still happen. And yes, there were times were people were killed for practicing "witchcraft". It's not an SJW thing. It's just how the world was in our own past. I've only watched the first episode but it definitely wasn't filled with any current year bullshit beyond Vlad's would be wife barely being afraid of him upon their first meeting.

Leo Russell
Leo Russell

…wasn't that a major part of Lisa's backstory in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night? I'd argue that's being faithful to the source material more than anything.

Aaron Gonzalez
Aaron Gonzalez

So…any good?

Nathaniel Russell
Nathaniel Russell

From what little I gather on wiki pages, this is an adaptation of Castlevania 3. First episode covers Lisa. Second is Trevor. Third is Trevor saving Sypha.

Anyway, yeah it's being faithful to that in a way then.

Gabriel Cook
Gabriel Cook

Alright, finally finished. Fucking stupid that it's only four episodes but the pacing wasn't too big of a problem, honestly. I never played any Castlevania games before but this seems like an alright adaptation from what little information I do know of the series. It's got nice action scenes with some being a bit too smeary. It's animation is pretty nice to look at across the board and doesn't feel like it's stuttering frames like the DC's animated movies do. I couldn't really find anything [CURRENT YEAR] about it other than some 'strong women' tropes that, while annoying, aren't completely in your face.

So yeah. I'd recommend it. Just don't pay for it.

Ryan Lee
Ryan Lee

four episodes
So it might as well just be an animated film then. Fuck.

Connor Morgan
Connor Morgan

Pretty much.

Henry Ward
Henry Ward

lmao christ cuck got triggered by this show hard

Ryder Gonzalez
Ryder Gonzalez

Who are the strong womyn? Is it just Syfa? If it is at least it follows the game.

Asher Edwards
Asher Edwards

lmao christ cuck got triggered by this show hard

John Phillips
John Phillips

Sypha and Lisa. They're kind of the only major lady characters really.

Hunter Fisher
Hunter Fisher

Why would a christfag tip their fedora?
Get your maymays right.

Juan Cook
Juan Cook

No DD or Torrent? I hate streaming.
He is right. Play Castlevania, fag. Hell, there's even the whole scene in SOTN where they actually burn your mother alive and then a Succubus appears laughing at you. Pic related is the succubus, your mother and the scene Feel free to laugh at the laughable voice acting

Christopher Flores
Christopher Flores

I was going to webm it, but fuck it.

Luke Torres
Luke Torres

Calm your autism. This was part of Castlevania's backstory. No need to get triggered about this.

Carson Peterson
Carson Peterson

…I don't remember her titties being out in the original game

Grayson Rogers
Grayson Rogers

Surprised the fuck out of me.

I just binged watched the first couple of episodes and I enjoyed every second of it. I came in with zero exceptions and was very pleasantly surprised.

Nexflix is on a roll with their animation. TLP, Ajin, Voltron, and Bojack. I buy the subscription if I wasn't already getting it for free.

Also Lament of Innocence was my favorite game.
Jesus you're a idiot. I can't imagine going through life getting assblasted by trivial shit. You're no better than the SJWs you mock.

John Foster
John Foster

You're no better than the SJWs you mock.
'sup /leftypol/?

Oliver Thompson
Oliver Thompson

Bojack

Hey there reddit.

Dominic Harris
Dominic Harris

Bojack

Hey there reddit.

Zachary Harris
Zachary Harris

Are you enjoying Summer break?

Jordan Watson
Jordan Watson

Sup fag. I'm not a lefty or a righty. I think both political sides are equally retarded. I see you failed to see your hypocrisy. Stay triggered moron.
I hate it. Hot as fucking hell. I've been here summer, fall, winter, and spring for the last four years. Bojack is a great show. A lot of people in Holla Forums like it. Bojack even has a banner here.

Charles Flores
Charles Flores

You know what is really sad. This show has some great animation, classic character designs, a good soundtrack, and does it best to stay faithful to the original source.

AND still morons derail the thread, posting the same bullshit that doesn't contribute to conversation.
<hurr durr Reddit
<I never leave my echo chamber /pol/
< What season is it again? So clever and original my insult.

Jaxon Rodriguez
Jaxon Rodriguez

having any kind of values is retarded
you're all retarded
everyone is retarded but me because I don't pick sides and lodge a big ol' fence post up my ass

Luis White
Luis White

echo chamber /pol/
Its not /pol/, there's always been a goon posting shit about jews, faggots or anything related to their. Its either some faggot from /tv/ or a newfag coming in after the latest Holla Forums hitpiece.

Nolan Reed
Nolan Reed

No DL link yet
Watch the embed here The art was cropped in the american release but her sprite retains with her tits out. The Japanese version, the saturn one at the very least, have her art with tits still.
Fanaticism
<Values
You're just taking sides for the fuck of it. Lack of values is retarded, but it clearly looks like you don't have them.
classic character designs
Is fucking Grant around? If not, fuck this shit
Pretty sure some people actually believe all the bullshit from /pol/ even as newfags. Not saying they aren't wrong, but relating everything with jews, true or not, it irrelevant. This time was a /christ/fag, though.

Logan Scott
Logan Scott

Voltron and this are the only decent things they've done in forever. Bojack is crap but entertaining crap that the average channer can like because it reminds them of their own shortcomings. While normies can like it because 'omg i'm so depressed XD' bandwagon of nihilism.

Ajin meanwhile probably should just stay as a manga. But I don't know the quality levels of either forms it took. No idea what TLP is.

John Barnes
John Barnes

I just finished the series and I gotta say its a mixed bag. The animation is pretty solid for the most part and the action is good for the most part (the bar scene is the exception, since its pretty stiff and poor).

With that said, its short as hell and not a whole lot happens. Dracula only appears for one episode and its a evil bishop and corrupt priests that serve as main antagonists for most of the season, with a cyclops crammed in in the middle as a boss fight.

The ending feels like a cliffhanger and the worst part is having to wait the next season that will only come in July 2018, a full year of waiting for only 8 episodes to come. By them, people will have forgotten it.

John Sullivan
John Sullivan

We are crawling in our skin. Trenchcoat Mafia represent. Dehumanise yourself and face to bloodshed. Pssh, nothing personnel, kid.

Ethan Carter
Ethan Carter

Your post wasn't funny the first two times you made it hollaforums.com/thread/12979636/video-games

Oliver Ross
Oliver Ross

Jesus Christ this faggot is going on a sperg run across multiple boards bitching about the same shitty garbage.

Jackson Taylor
Jackson Taylor

How much of that do you feel is Netflix's executive meddling, and how much of that do you think can be chalked up to just plain incompetence?

Blake Wood
Blake Wood

They're the bad guys? They're supposed to be edgy right?

Joshua Carter
Joshua Carter

How much of that do you feel is Netflix's executive meddling, and how much of that do you think can be chalked up to just plain incompetence?

I will be fair and say that I enjoyed what little they have shown. Even though I admit there is some fedora tipping from Warren Ellis' writing which I am not a fan of, but its not that big - one of the demons claims that God is disgusted by the corrupt clergymen and has turned his back on him and one priest actually becomes useful in defending the villagers from the demons.

I have a feeling that the higher ups in Netflix did not have much faith in the show if they agreed to greenlight this small amount of episodes.

Jack Walker
Jack Walker

I have a feeling that the higher ups in Netflix did not have much faith in the show if they agreed to greenlight this small amount of episodes.
It was supposed to be a movie originally

Adam Long
Adam Long

No DL link yet
find one yourself you jew-loving fucktard

William Reyes
William Reyes

Sure, I found one in cuckchan since this place is incompetent as fuck.
Talk about show
Don't provide links
Guess who is the real hebrew,

Logan James
Logan James

Well? Share

Nolan Cook
Nolan Cook

That is ironic because if you combine all 4 episodes length you'd get a roughly 80-minutes long feature film.

Nathaniel Miller
Nathaniel Miller

You fucking binch ass nigga
that's what gets implied in symphony of the night.

Carter Carter
Carter Carter

I watched the entire thing and it's pretty fucking terrible.

The animation is uneven, when people are standing around talking (which is 99% of this show) it looks okay, but when it comes to the action scenes? Hooo boy, they're pretty terrible. The most example being the end fight between Trevor and Alucard.

Plus I hated the fedora tipping bullshit, I hated how the Church was portrayed as super corrupt and I hated how they banished the Belmonts when in the games they called upon them to fight Dracula and his army. But here they are cartoonishly evil for no other reason that for Ellis to take jabs at Christianity.

Also I hated how they changed the reason why Dracula married Lisa in the first place, in the games he married her because she resembled his old wife, here he falls for her because they share a love of science.

Trevor was such an unlikable cunt, I mean I get it, Ellis loves to write anti heroes but Trevor was never an anti hero.

Alucard was just an emo edgelord and for a woman that doesn't need Trevor's help, Sypha sure did love saving his ass at the last minute didn't she?

Also, salt does not kill demons!

Carson Thompson
Carson Thompson

you're forgetting something important

Evan Rogers
Evan Rogers

taking cellphone screenshots
plebs get out

Grayson Davis
Grayson Davis

They got Warren Ellis to write this

Fucking why?

Hudson Reed
Hudson Reed

Agree. Additionally the whole villagers being ready to kill Trevor and the speakers one second and then switch to kill the priest and follow Trevor without question after a few words was just stupid.

Julian Thomas
Julian Thomas

demand spoonfeeding
goes to cuckchan
does not become the change he wishes to see
I have found the problem here.

Ethan Rivera
Ethan Rivera

Not really…

People are actually not that hard to manipulate when their lives are in the shitter…

See all the revolutions…

Or how quick the political pendulum 'swings' sometimes, for example some countries electing far-left then far-right then far-left again…

Joseph Ramirez
Joseph Ramirez

I hated how the Church was portrayed as super corrupt
to be fair it's a small city in a rural area, more or less how Michael Hanneke portrayed the village in the white ribbon but more cartoony

Isaiah Garcia
Isaiah Garcia

Trevor was such an unlikable cunt, I mean I get it, Ellis loves to write anti heroes but Trevor was never an anti hero.
You're talking about a game that has virtually no plot beyond 'Kill Dracula' and a character that has virtually no character beyond 'He kills Dracula'

Jaxon Edwards
Jaxon Edwards

Plus I hated the fedora tipping bullshit, I hated how the Church was portrayed as super corrupt
Given the series is supposed to be set around the exact same time that the Spanish Inquisition was going on, it's hardly fedora tipping.

Nicholas Gomez
Nicholas Gomez

It's really not as bad as you claim.
<The animation is uneven, when people are standing around talking (which is 99% of this show) it looks okay, but when it comes to the action scenes
I thought the animation scenes where done well, considering their budget. It didn't seem uneven to me.
<But here they are cartoonishly evil for no other reason that for Ellis to take jabs at Christianity.
Yeah I didn't get that either, but I am going to let it slide. Priests running around with thief knifes killing people. What?

The demons closing in on The Bishop was my favorite scene hands down though.
<God's love is not unconditional. But our love is. I love you so much. Let me kiss you.
Gave me chills.

here he falls for her because they share a love of science.
I think it was more because she was not afraid of him. She marched right into his house and was charming as fuck when he tried to intimate her.
She treated him like a normal human and it surprised him. He even tried being human for her.
I traveled like a man. Slowly.
That scene. Holy fuck. That was sad.
>Trevor was such an unlikable cunt, I mean I get it, Ellis loves to write anti heroes but Trevor was never an anti hero.
I watched this in French and enjoyed all the characters. They didn't annoy me at all. I might rewatch this English tonight. See if his voice actor has something to do with it.

Logan Perez
Logan Perez

Why the fuck are you spacing your sentences so erratically? You know this isn't Reddit right?

Gavin Lewis
Gavin Lewis

The Little Prince? Troll Hunters is pretty decent too.
Forgive this post. So many grammar errors. I'm tired.
What I meant by "classic" is the animation is very reminiscent to some of older masterpieces.

Benjamin Robinson
Benjamin Robinson

Oh that one. Yeah that was brilliant. Trollhunters is just such a cocktease at the end of the day though. Ends on a cliff hanger with little else to use for a season 2. Then there's the fact they dumb so much of it down for no reason. None of the Trolls themselves are even scary. Plus Del Toro went full SJW. Don't wanna support his works.

Carson Gonzalez
Carson Gonzalez

Remember user you are here forever…

Adam Watson
Adam Watson

So the next BLM protest a guy can speak for a few minutes and turn all them into blue lives matter people? Sorry not even Pepsi has that power

Jordan Brown
Jordan Brown

I hated how they banished the Belmonts when in the games they called upon them to fight Dracula and his army
Not in all games. In fact, in Castlevania 3 Trevor was banished by the Church because people was scared of him for his "Supernatural powers". He went and fought Dracula because he knew that's what they had to do. Although in some games the Church provide reinforcement and even witches, I give you that.
the reason why Dracula married Lisa in the first place
I don't remember that. But I like the science reason better.
Trevor was never an anti hero
He is kind of a dick, though, try playing Curse of Darkness.
Salt does not kill demons!
There have been some salt subweapons in some castlevania games. It's called Vibhuti, though, but doesn't seem to be the same thing.
Sounds like real life.
Spoonfeed
No, I was asking for the material in order to talk about it, because unlike you jews I don't own Netflix. I could easily find it, but the point is that I should have found it here in a thread supposed to talk about it.
There is some plot in the booklets.

Tyler Brooks
Tyler Brooks

There is some plot in the booklets.
Hence the qualifier 'virtually'

Jaxon Edwards
Jaxon Edwards

I'm actually kind of amazed at the fighting scenes in the third and fourth episodes, especially the one between Alucard and Trevor. It reminds me of a certain animated movie but I can't remember the name, it was one where a samurai and a chinese warrior who are both european orphans square off at the end.
I have a few issues about the series but all in all I loved it a lot and I'd like to see the second series. But the issues are
music is meh, especially for something castlevania. It's a shame to see the Lords of Shadow trend continue
Sypha's coming off as kind of a cunt for someone who's supposed to be Trevor's wife later on
where's grant god damnit

Ian Rogers
Ian Rogers

Oh, that must have been Sword Of The Stranger.

Jayden Wood
Jayden Wood

Just watched it. Was surprised to find out that Warren Ellis is one of the writers and producers, but that explains how this this series gets away with this much edge, swearing and gore and Belmont being an antihero. Really nailed Gothic aesthetic though and overall looks pretty good. The only actual issue I have is voice acting - it's pretty incomprehensible a lot of the times, Belmont himself sounds constantly drunk, it's that weird accent they try to do that half cockney - half-eastern europian, yet sounds like nether.

Blake Gonzalez
Blake Gonzalez

yes, that and the animations

Jace Nguyen
Jace Nguyen

Yes, that's the one. There's something about the way belmont moves and the sword duel plays out that really reminds me of that movie.
There's that one part in the cyclops fight where Belmont is vertically spinning the whip, it reminds me of 2:13 of embed.

Nolan James
Nolan James

not shitposting 24/7 on any device you can

Jayden Walker
Jayden Walker

Bingo

Xavier Gutierrez
Xavier Gutierrez

From Adi Shinkar's previous animated works like Superfiend, I would have thought he would have shit taste in animators, but he struck gold with hiring on Spencer Wan onto the production. If you take a look at his portfolio, he's the man you want for proper animesque productions.

Speaking of Wan, I an not surprised he took inspiration from Yutaka Nakamura, that scene is one of the most iconic that he's animated by himself.

Jose Clark
Jose Clark

Just ignore him

Jaxon Gutierrez
Jaxon Gutierrez

not being 24/7 in front of a computer

Jayden Fisher
Jayden Fisher

the worst part about this is that as im seeing the episodes i keep doing the red letter media rouge one fanboy faggot thing
OH SHIT TREVOR BELMONT!
SO THAT MEANS
WAIT, IS THAT SYPHA OH SHIT ITS SYPHA!
LOOK THATS THE CYCLOPS YOU SEE IN CASTLEVANIA 3!
HE'S THROWING KNIFES!
HE USED HOLY WATER?!
OH MAN HE TOOK THAT CROSS AND TOSSED! JUST LIKE IN THE GAMES
ALUCARD DID THE TELEPORTATION FROM SOTN!
OH SHIT, HE'S GOING TO DO DAAARK METAMORPHOSIS
HOLY SHIT CLOCK TOWER!
GAIBON AND SLOGRA
GAIBON AND SLOGRA
GAIBON AND SLOGRA
ITEM CRASH!!!

Jackson Ward
Jackson Ward

sounds like real life.

Sounds like this episode of the simpsons. It was honestly stupid.

Cooper Cook
Cooper Cook

You steal men's souls and make them your slaves!
Perhaps the same could be said of all religions!

Fucking '90s Japanese SJWs!

Austin Garcia
Austin Garcia

Sometimes it takes that one person to say something everyone's thinking before they have the confidence to change stances. Plus mob mentality.

Jaxson Bailey
Jaxson Bailey

Just finished watching it, and I was pleasantly suprised. I haven't really played the games, but from what I know of the series through osmosis, this seems pretty accurate to the mythos. I found Trevor to be pretty cool. He kinda reminded me a bit of Joseph Joestar in how he was a real prick most of the time, but still had a heart and would go do the right thing.

The animation was as good as the trailer made it look, with moody lighting and just dripping with detail. The fight scenes were really smooth and snappy, probably the best i've seen in a western cartoon for a long time. I especially liked how they held nothing back in terms of violence. It was so sick seeing Trevor whip that one guy's eye out, or when he cleaved that demon's head right in half.

My only gripe is what said, the voices are too fucking quiet. I could barely make out what Dracula or the bishop were saying. I watched the dub, and thankfully the voice acting was at least passible, but I was REALLY tempted to just switch to subs so I could understand them. It kinds sucks that it was only four episodes, but at least the next season isn't too far off, and will be much longer to boot.

Lincoln Bennett
Lincoln Bennett

Imbyling they weren't shitlibs

Kevin Martin
Kevin Martin

dub
It's an American show.

Daniel Walker
Daniel Walker

People who disagree with me are /leftypol/

Aiden Wilson
Aiden Wilson

Unfortunately because of how subdued the voiceacting is, captions are mandatory, I feel.

Wyatt Perez
Wyatt Perez

implying you're not
Seriously?

Elijah Jackson
Elijah Jackson

Glad I wasn't the only one. Everyone was either mumbling or covered up by their accents. It was really weird.

Daniel Lewis
Daniel Lewis

dub

Gabriel Davis
Gabriel Davis

Well that's what the website I watched it on said, so whatever.

Double trips of truth. Checked.

Jayden Green
Jayden Green

Late to this thread, but here's my opinion on the show: decent animation, terrible everything else.

The plot makes no sense, and honestly seems like they wrote it from playing a drunk D&D campaign. For example, take the whole sub-plot about the speakers staying in the town. So your options are either

A) Stay in town, and have to kill townspeople and then get killed by demons

B) Leave town, and do not have to kill townspeople and do not get killed by demons

But they choose A, because they'd "regret not trying their best to help the townspeople". Of course Trevor Belmont makes it better, by "safely" hiding the speakers in what he reveals is Alucard's monster-ridden castle, and then crushing random townspeople with a giant cross he pulls off a building (right after he gives a speech about saving the town).

It's like characters forget their own motivations mid-conversation. When Trevor meets the speakers, he says all he wants to do is leave town and find a tree to sleep under. Then, he promises to find the missing grandchild for basically no reason. When the speakers first tell Trevor about the hero sleeping under the town, he sarcastically calls the hero their messiah. But then, they start using the term messiah to refer to him normally, so I guess it is someone they worship?

They keep trying to create this magic / science dichotomy in the show, but they can't decide who is on what side. When Lisa goes to Dracula's castle in search of medical scientific knowledge (which is stupid in its own right), she says she needs science because the magic people rely on isn't working. And what-do-you-know, Dracula is apparently a scientist. Then, when the church burns Lisa at the stake for practicing magic (science?), Dracula literally summons a demon army from hell using magic. So is Dracula scientific, or is he magic? Also, if things like the Catholic concept of hell clearly exist in this universe, then why is the church regarded as unscientific zealots?

Its pretty clear that the writer of the show has a chip on his shoulder against catholicism, but at the same time he wanted to write a story that includes magic. He wants to make the church the bad-guys of the show, but it's not possible for him to rely on their real-life unscientific attitude. So what does motivation does he give for them being evil instead? Pretty much nothing, they are just evil because evil.

Levi Nguyen
Levi Nguyen

No u

Ryder Sullivan
Ryder Sullivan

Did you know that there are Castlevania comics?
Might as well as upload them.

Mason Diaz
Mason Diaz

I also missed a page here after the first pic.

Alexander Long
Alexander Long

I like this.

Samuel Davis
Samuel Davis

Thanks for posting the comic. Bummer it was left on a cliff hanger.

Mason Sanchez
Mason Sanchez

re-dubbed

Christian Rogers
Christian Rogers

So I just watched this and thought it was actually pretty darn good. The animation was good, especially for the fights, and the nods to the main series were enjoyable. The voices were too quiet and the music sucked but once the show got in gear it was really enthralling. Shame it ended right as it got interesting though.

Judging from the reactions I've seen aronud Holla Forums, you'll probably enjoy it. If you are Christian, however, it will cause life-threatening inflammation of the anus.

Gabriel Sanchez
Gabriel Sanchez

Seems like the comic is based off Castlevania Adventure for the GBA, and Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge is a sequel to it.

Ethan Wright
Ethan Wright

And why is that? Is the Catholic Church portrayed as being evil and or incompetent? Or does it just commit blasphemy in general?

Nicholas Lopez
Nicholas Lopez

I don't really get it. The claim is that the show is anti-Christian because the religious figures are portrayed as corrupt and evil. However, this is a universe where god demonstrably exists shows favor to those who follow his will. Honestly the show seems far more anti-corruption than anti-religious. There is even a scene where demons infiltrate a church and kill a corrupt bishop, stating that they are only able to enter the building because the bishop has strayed from god's path and so the house has been abandoned by god. If anything this is a lesson on being a good Christian, not a smear piece on being religious.

Adam Butler
Adam Butler

As a Catholic, I was thrilled when that Bishop got what was coming to him. Fucking loved how smug that demon was when he was laying out that God wouldn't save him.

Aaron Morgan
Aaron Morgan

read the thread

Brandon Myers
Brandon Myers

Oh no! The catholic church was portrayed as evil hate mongers that just wanted to control the people and instill their power over pagan beliefs! Not like such a thing has ever happened in real history or anything! Oh I'm just soooo offended as a young Christian.

No one gives a shit. No one's perfect. The church was never perfect. Catholics definitely aren't perfect. Shut the fuck up and stop making up lies. It's anti corruption and evil. Not anti God.

Jacob Anderson
Jacob Anderson

It's anti corruption and evil. Not anti God.

This, the demon in the church house made that very clear. In that same episode it's a priest who creates holy water to help fight the demons.The idea that this show is somehow anti-God or -anti-Christian because it shows corrupt men of religion is foolish. I would actually say it rather accurate since we know that the Catholic church was and is corrupt in many ways (sale of Indulgences anyone?) and this show, if it is anti-anything it is anti-hypocrisy and corruption.

That's kind of been Trevor's whole arc so far, quite being a sulking loner and do what a Belmont is meant to do.

Noah Murphy
Noah Murphy

The ending feels like a cliffhanger and the worst part is having to wait the next season that will only come in July 2018, a full year of waiting for only 8 episodes to come. By them, people will have forgotten it.
I was unfamiliar with Castlevania story, so I thought they might have decided to just do a short season and cover the whole game. If I had known they were going to spend an hour and a half on what amounts to the opening cinematic of the game I would have just waited and not bothered watching it until there was more.

Colton Martinez
Colton Martinez

music is meh, especially for something castlevania.
I would describe the sound track as being akin to listening your neighbors having a rave. You constantly hear "distant bass thumping" and every once in awhile you manage to actually hear a few notes, but nothing beyond that. It was just fairly silly honestly.

Nolan Young
Nolan Young

never played those are they any good?

Tyler Hall
Tyler Hall

only thread link is a stream
you've failed me for the last time Holla Forums

Connor Rodriguez
Connor Rodriguez

Wallachia
the Catholic Church
My biggest problem with the show was what the priests were wearing, they for a good chunk looked like they were wearing outfits that looked nothing like what Orthodox priests would wear during that time period.

Cameron Allen
Cameron Allen

I was unfamiliar with Castlevania story, so I thought they might have decided to just do a short season and cover the whole game
I am familiar with castlevania story and I actually expected this. There's barely any story to draw from Castlevania. The church thing came out of nowhere, since no mention of the church is in the game for that reason, other than Trevor being a castaway.
I insist, my main problem with this serie is that they stretched the damn thing too much. 4 episodes was enough for the story, if you ask me.
It's grammatically correct, but I still have a soft spot for the original one. Also, the PSP version changed some things for the worst and didn't even incorporated the Saturn content.

Connor Anderson
Connor Anderson

That's the great thing about stereotyping a group of people. Nuance and historical understanding is irrelevant

Owen Green
Owen Green

So Konami won't make any more Castlevania video games, but they WILL make a shitty Castlevania anime?
I haven't seen anything other than screenshots from it, but why does everyone talk like contemporary characters? I thought the show was set centuries ago?

Colton Turner
Colton Turner

I guess it was kind of a tough sell.
Konami won't even let them use any of the music.

Ethan Sanders
Ethan Sanders

Konami won't even let them use any of the music.
Then what's the fucking point, huh?

Leo Price
Leo Price

Sometimes you just want to make a show about a guy killing demons with a whip.
If you can't have Beginning playing when he does that, oh well.

Nicholas Ross
Nicholas Ross

I get what you mean, but asking for historial accuracy in a series about fighting vampires with flaming whips is like asking for sesame seeds on a burger.

Cameron Ross
Cameron Ross

Please tell me there isn't a nigger there.

Zachary Morris
Zachary Morris

Hey /tv/.

Luis Miller
Luis Miller

Hey /leftypol/

Asher Lewis
Asher Lewis

No there isn't. Not that I noticed.

Robert Morales
Robert Morales

Hi forced memeing retard.

Jacob Brooks
Jacob Brooks

memeing

Jackson Taylor
Jackson Taylor

Hey reddit

Adam Hughes
Adam Hughes

Wow this exchange is truly riveting.

Connor Howard
Connor Howard

Historical accuracy? You think that is my issue?

Aiden Roberts
Aiden Roberts

If it makes you feel better, there is a montage of Trevor arriving to town and talking to the locals to find information, some of it being lies, the way you would do in Castlevania 2.

Kayden Watson
Kayden Watson

so they tell him to blow up the death star

Thomas Brown
Thomas Brown

Huh they got a mage in the anime? How does that work with the whole church thing?

Adam Jones
Adam Jones

I mean, she's one of the playable characters in Castlevania 3.

John Flores
John Flores

executed by the church
You mean hunted down by the Jews and handed over to the Church with a list of false charges.

Austin Gomez
Austin Gomez

That would have made it a lot better than it actually is. One of the things that actually makes me mad about the serie is that it tried it's hardest to attract normalfags instead of the Castlevania fanbase and it succeeded. If Konami ever decides to do something with Castlevania again they will follow this bullshit. Instead of doing the reasonable and make 2 games, one Metroidvania and one Classicvania
In the game the church have some special witches to deal with shit like Dracula.
</christ/cuck tries his hardest to justify the corruption of the Church.

Aaron Reed
Aaron Reed

why does everyone talk like contemporary characters? I thought the show was set centuries ago?
You think that is my issue?
Hmm, I dunno…

Aiden Turner
Aiden Turner

You know, I just wished that Trevor fought more against demons and supernatural creatures more than he does against corrupt priests. That would have been more entertaining to watch…

Josiah Hughes
Josiah Hughes

I imagine that happens in Season 2, coming out next year.
This was more or less just the prologue to the story.

Brody Gomez
Brody Gomez

That animation was really fucking good. Especially the first episode. There are moments where shit gets stiff, but that's usual of all anime style shows (even though this is American).

Was this really animated by Americans? No outside Korean or Japanese help? Cause if so, holy shit. Why don't we just do this more often. Forget the cheaply made Family Guys and Archers. Let's make high quality, narrative based adult animated series. Netflix has the money for it. I bet HBO has it too.

I hope it enjoys great succed, so that it can pave the way for more series like it.

Kevin Garcia
Kevin Garcia

Im pretty sure the usual North Korean slaves did it. It was all right, pretty generic and doesn't follow the games well, writer has a bad habit of recycling the whole Church is bad cliche, when in the games they call upon the Belmonts to slay Dracula using holy water and crosses. Hell the reason why Dracula takes the girl originally is because it reminded him of his past wife. This is basically Simons quest the Animated feature. I personally hope it fails not because of its quality, mostly just for Netflix and their habit of slowly injecting unnecessary commentary also Warren Ellis is a pretty mediocre writer.

Ian Richardson
Ian Richardson

At this rate, it'll only be near the end and we'll be lucky if they actually explore the main castle.

/christ/cuck
Hey /tv/

Noah Nelson
Noah Nelson

Korean studio likely. Even the Japs outsource their stuff to Korea a lot.

Cameron Long
Cameron Long

You've must a missed the other 100 posts in the thread misinterpreting the christian themes. Do you think the catholic church, especially in a medieval setting, wasn't corrupt? Did you miss the whole protestant uprising? To believe inn God and follow his message isn't evil. But to corrupt it's message and do evil in his name is a bad thing.

The corrupted priests got what was coming to them. And there was a good priest. It shows this because he wasn't corrupt.

Hellsing and a lot of other anime (even though this isn't anime) also tend to portray the Church in a not so positive light. Is anime anti-christian for this?

Caleb Miller
Caleb Miller

Yeah mostly, I've been in the /v/ threads. I mostly came here after a massive goon invasion came screaming christ-cuck from the top of their lungs forcing Mark to nuke them. The particular writer has a history of doing the whole church cliche and most Japanese dont actually understand Christianity (Eva being a primary example), but this is being developed by a western team so it would fall on them to make a decent story.

Also recently there's a show out in nip land where a group of catholic priests have to investigate so called miracles. Drawn by yaoi artist but so far i really haven't heard anything bad about it.

Justin James
Justin James

Well that a Yaoi artist made it is probably a bad sign for one. If it's not a bad show it won't be good. I know, I watched Yuri on Ice. It was just like any other trashy rom-com, but with homoerotism and a lot of really stupid dialogue. Also men don't act like that. Not even gay guys. It was embarassing.

But yes on the subject of Castlevania it really isn't anti-christian. Just anti-corruption. And corruption and the church usually go hand in hand in stuff like this but there is always that one good priest and God judging people for being corrupt.

It would be fedora, if it actually denied God's existence or portrayed him as evil. But we know God is real in this universe and is good. I'll wait for season 2 to see more of that.

Jose Baker
Jose Baker

Oh, I'm sure it was outsourced to a Korean studio (check the credits, I'll have to rewatch to pin down the exact studio), but Powerhouse Studios didn't just do preproduction, they actually had talent on hand who did keyframes that the Koreans rendered out. Namely, Samuel Deats, Spencer Wan, and Patrick Stannard. (And now that I'm looking more things up, Cookiefication worked on the project too? Sweet.)

On a side note, it really tears at my heart that people know so little about animation and the creative process and yet presume that they know so much about it. Can't name the animator, can't name the studio, doesn't know for certain what the outsourced Korean studio did…

Dominic Gonzalez
Dominic Gonzalez

Why just one good priest and not more? Why no nuance or was that cut for the goat fucking conversation

Jordan Price
Jordan Price

Its animated adaption of a video gsme, people ask for entertainment not realism.

Caleb Lewis
Caleb Lewis

priests beating up men in alleyways
priest gangs directing people to start a mob lynching
literal priest death squads, complete with bows, arrows, and swords
This shit is beyond mere tipping, they've removed the fedora and flipped it back onto their head.>>886163

Aaron Phillips
Aaron Phillips

The one good priest was just there to show that even among the corruption there was still one guy that hadn't lost his touch with god after everything that happened. Just needlessly adding more priests and showing they were good too would've just fucked up the runtime of an already short series.

Aiden Russell
Aiden Russell

Then why include them? They weren't even relevant in the games.

Owen Thomas
Owen Thomas

They needed holy water, a sub-weapon of the game. With the good priest you both get the sub-weapon and show this isn't completely fedora.

Isaac Reed
Isaac Reed

Just finished watching. All in all pretty good, but it didn't really feel much like Castlevania. Half of it was just shitting on the church, and okay, sure, there's a place for that, namely Berserk, but a Castlevania thing seems an odd place to be putting that message, being as it's always been a series about upstanding christian men fighting evil with the help of crucifixes and holy water. And then there's the fact that there were surprisingly few monsters. Trevor spends most of the series fighting other humans, and when we do get to the monsters it's just a cyclops and some generic looking demons. No skeletons, no fleamen, nothing quintessentially Castlevania. I'm kind of confused as to how this whole thing came together. I would say it was just some other project that had the Castlevania name slapped on it for the sake of brand recognition, if it weren't for the fact that it does seem to be semi following the plot of Castlevania 3.

Kevin Martinez
Kevin Martinez

It was alright.

Adrian Myers
Adrian Myers

It was an alright Berserk fan-film that was called Castlevania for some reason.

Asher Morgan
Asher Morgan

Basically, hopefully they'll improve in season 2 but i doubt it.

Adam Torres
Adam Torres

There's such a wide variety of enemies in the games.That's one of the appeals for me at lest seeing what creature is in the next section.

Aiden Scott
Aiden Scott

This. The bestiary is the most interesting part of the games after SOTN, but sadly this isn't based off SOTN or any of the games after that. The monster selection in classicvanias is really bland, mostly based on basic things like zombies and skeletons, then you get bosses like a giant bat, Medusa, Frankenstein's monster, a mummy and a werewolf, if I'm not mistaken. It's all pretty bland.
The church as antagonist would have been nice for a single episode. Then again, one of the worst thing is that they didn't eve tried to antagonize Dracula. I get it, the church is shit and it to be blamed, but Dracula is the one destroying the whole country with fucking demons.

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