Have you ever watched a series and invested so much of your time into it that by the time the final episode of the series rolled its credits you felt a little… empty? Like a void had appeared in your life or like you had just lost a bunch of good friends?
I’ve been moping around for a few days now while it feels like I mourning the end of this amazing series that I watched. Castlevania is a loose anime adaptation of the Castlevania game series. The animation was really good, the voice acting was phenomenal, and the gore was bloody fantastic. The series ran for four seasons and it was one hell of a ride from start to finish.
Castlevania had a star-studded cast. I recognised Richard Armitage’s (The Hobbit Trilogy) voice from the get-go. Bill Nighy (The Pirates of The Caribbean, Underworld), Jason Isaacs (The Patriot) and Jamie Murray (Defiance, Spartacus: Gods of The Arena) lend their voices as well, among many other surprises.
Don’t let the animation fool you. This story is brutal. You’d be hard-pressed to find an episode that doesn’t contain some poor sorry sob being ripped apart by vampires and demons. I feel sorry for the common folk in this world; they really are just there to be cannon fodder. The tone of the story felt very Grimdark to me and that sucked me in even more.
I’m sad that it is over because the characters were so well-written and the world intriguing. Castlevania didn’t shy away from tackling some very morbid themes and the animation was nice to look at as well. However, although Castlevania is over now, the same production company is working on Blood of Zeus which has been renewed for a second season. So, there is some light at the end of this dark forest.
Castlevania is available on Netflix.