Video game fans are very protective of their favorite properties, and with good reason. Having endured one adapted disaster after another, it’s not out of the question to think that a direct to DVD anime of Castlevania could end in heartache and tears.
Bringing Warren Ellis, a writer with a brilliant track record, on board was a step in the right direction. Having an open dialog with fans about the production is another.
The official production blog for the animated film (based off of the NES favorite, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse) is an open and honest discussion of production decisions (reasons for omitting characters and story elements), as well as their plans for the future of the series (it will be told across three films).
CASTLEVANIA is, therefore, Not For Children.
What does this mean in practise? Does this mean blood up the walls, people hitting each other with heavy sacks full of abortions, the leathery flap and unf of vampire skullf**king and seemingly unending scenes of tentacle rape?
Well… what’s it worth to you? Let’s see some money. The line forms over there on the right.
[Thanks for the tip, Necros!]