New series of Castlevania anime comes to Netflix this October
Last year Netflix surprised us with an anime version of the famous
Castlevania series that was met with a great reception despite only being four episodes long. Now it’s returning just in time for Halloween with season two. It’s not a direct adaptation of any of the games in the series, being more of a reimagining of some of the more prominent parts of the overarching plot. It’s also very bloody and violent, so be wary if you think this is ‘just a cartoon’.
While season one set the scene for Dracula’s revenge on humanity thanks to some priests burning his beloved human wife at the stake, series two will focus on the form that revenge takes, and how our heroes will stop it. Now that monster hunter Trevor Belmont, mage Sypha Belnades, and Dracula’s son Alucard have teamed up, they’ll have to start making a move on Dracula’s hordes and castle in an effort to stop his bloody plans.
The second series is set to be eight episodes—twice as many as the first—and sees Dracula gain some generals for his vampire army in his quest for eternal night and complete domination of humankind. So there will be some more recognizable faces, rather than just hordes of monsters.
Luckily, Dracula’s son doesn’t agree with what he’s doing, and has halfvampire powers that should give the heroes a much-needed boost in power to defeat him. If the first series is anything to go by then we’re all in for a fun, bloody, and schlocky time. Watch the new series on Netflix from October 26.
RIGHT The show isn’t afraid to explore the dark side of humans, which caused Dracula to lash out in the first place.