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Animated Castlevania series coming to Netflix

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Animated Castlevania series coming to Netflix

Post by Valigarmander » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:18 am

And it sounds pretty friggin' awesome.
Earlier this week came the announcement that Netflix is developing a “Castlevania” animated TV series to be released later this year. Now “Dredd” and “The Grey” producer Adi Shankar has spoken about the project with Collider, saying the series has a “Game of Thrones vibe to it”.

The 31-year-old video game series follows Belmont clan’s battle with Dracula, which has been ongoing for centuries. The series sees Shankar teaming with “Adventure Time” executive producer Fred Seibert and famed comic author Warren Ellis (“Planetary,” “Transmetropolitan”).

Shankar says it will break the streak of bad video game adaptations: “I’m personally guaranteeing that this is going to be the best f–king video game adaptation ever made to date. I’ve seen it, and it’s f–king amazing.” The new show is reportedly very violent, akin to the likes of “Akira,” HBO’s “Spawn” and “Young Justice”.

Ellis reportedly wrote everything – two four-part seasons, with each episode being 30 minutes long: “You know how most TV shows have writers rooms and stuff? This one doesn’t. Warren just wrote all the scripts. It’s totally his voice. He’s amazing.”

The first season of “Castlevania” hits the streaming service later this year. The second in 2018.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:43 am

I assumed it would be live action and ignored the news. Might be neat.

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Post by DarkZero » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:43 am

I'll be optimistic about it but how many times has something promised to break the streak of bad video game adaptions only to... not?

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:42 pm

Maybe Netflix is the way to go.
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Post by е и ժ е я » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:59 pm

I'm optimistic, at least partially because there may be hope for some decent Castlevania games still.
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Post by X-3 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:20 pm

The talent left Konami. It's time to let go.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:08 pm

They can still make decent Yugioh and presumably decent Bomberman games.

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Post by X-3 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:14 pm

Yu-Gi-Oh is a big money-making franchise, but a bulk of the money and creative decisions come from outside video games. All a game really needs to do is adapt the card game.

Bomberman was considered dead just two months ago, and the new Switch game is being made possible only because some former Hudson employees pushed for it. Compare this to Castlevania, where the main series producer of the last few years of the series life, IGA, has left the company and is working on his own project. In essence, I believe this has led to a Mega Man-esque situation, where there is no producer or creative force within the company pushing for a new game to be made. (this is also probably somewhat true of Metroid, but there it's more a case of a producer pushing for a game the fans don't really want) A new Castlevania is certainly possible, but I doubt it will happen.

edit: The development of a tie-in game also sounds doubtful to me due to the cartoon's target audience and platform.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:02 pm

Well they're making a MG without Hideo, something a lot of people didn't think would happen (at least so soon), so who really knows.

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Post by Random User » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:08 pm

Well, we can always look forward to Bloodstained.

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Post by е и ժ е я » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:14 pm

I didn't say Konami themselves had to make the games.
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Post by ScottyMcGee » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:21 pm

[QUOTE="My Potions Are Too Strong For You Traveller, post: 1623126, member: 25415"]I'm optimistic, at least partially because there may be hope for some decent Castlevania games still.[/QUOTE]

maybe it'll be a game based on the show based on the game

like that one horrible Street Fighter game that was based on the Street Fighter movie, specifically.
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Post by е и ժ е я » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:14 am

Yes just like that game Streetfighter: the Movie: the Game is a masterpiece.
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Post by DarkZero » Wed May 24, 2017 5:51 pm

hey that actually doesn't look terrible

i was kinda hoping they'd have like, actual castlevania music but whatever nbd

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Post by Sonic 5 » Wed May 24, 2017 6:35 pm

The animation looks pretty. I'm surprised it's coming so soon.

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Post by X-3 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:32 am

Well, all 4 episodes of S1 have been up for a few days. You should check it out, it's actually a good video game adaptation. S2 will be 8 episodes.

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Post by Sonic 5 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:47 pm

I really liked it, but was frustrated by how short it was. Can't wait for season 2!

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Post by Deku Tree » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:19 pm

Just finished watching this. I hadn't looked ahead to see how many episodes there were, so I was really surprised how soon the season ended. Well done show, though.

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