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New se­ries of Castl­e­va­nia anime comes to Net­flix this Oc­to­ber

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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.

Blood lust

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.

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