With the recent release of Season 3 of the animated Netflix original, Castlevania, I binged watched the seasons together. And what an adventure it was! I didn't know what to expect but any ideas I did have were thrown away completely in the first couple episodes. This may, in fact, be my favorite animated series to date (although Attack on Titan holds a special place for me, along with Pokemon).
Based on the video game series of the same name, particularly Castlania III: Dracula's Curse, the series follows the adventures of three main characters and their vampire foes. Thus far, Vlad Tepes (Dracula) holds a smaller place than I expected, and is not one of the most memorable characters.
Although I love a good video game, I wasn't sure how the story line of a hack and slash game would translate to a series, but it has become it's own identity entirely.
The characters are deep and interesting, with some of the best voice acting I have encountered and truly spell-binding animation. In addition, the story line, which seemed shallow at first, develops into a rich, complex and multi-faceted journey that the viewer embarks on.
This is no children's cartoon, with enough adult situations, gore, language and innuendo that left me very amused, and at times I might add, very slightly scandalized! I loved the banter between the characters, particularly those of Alucard and Trevor Belmont.
If you haven't yet watched this series, it's the perfect time to delve into this dark and enchanting world!
If you have watched it, take a moment and leave me a comment with your thoughts.