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Re: Netflix Castlevania Animation: Cast Revealed
« Reply #120 on: May 25, 2017, 08:21:00 AM »
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I could picture a Sorrow arc animated adaptation working.
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« Reply #121 on: May 25, 2017, 08:44:32 AM »
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I just hope this brings Castlevania back to the game from retirement once more if this becomes quite successful. We haven't had anything Castlevania for a while, so at least a good series may promote newcomers to the games, right? At least that should be the intent for the series. I am just glad that Castlevania has been granted an opportunity to shine once more into the darkness it fell and make more games after this. And besides, this isn't some obscure niche anime production, it is a Netflix Orginal which is serious business. Maybe this is the right step to promote Castlevania right now, not by another game but another media.................................. .... I secretly thing Hideo Kojima is still in Konami and gave this idea. Animation is the best format for Castlevania, I would never have it go live action.

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Re: Netflix Castlevania Animation: Cast Revealed
« Reply #122 on: May 25, 2017, 09:30:11 AM »
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After 30 years Castlevania media is still getting confusing names.

Now we have...

Castlevania (NES)
Castlevania (N64)
Castlevania (Netflix Series)

Imagine explaining this to a newcomer, Castlevania (not to be confused with the first game or the N64 Game) is based on the 3rd game called Dracula's Curse (Legend in Japan) But Legends not in Japan is a Gameboy game.
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Re: Netflix Castlevania Animation: Cast Revealed
« Reply #123 on: May 25, 2017, 09:57:35 AM »
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If they would adapt, say the original Castlevania, that might sound cool at first but if you think about it a little more the amount of material they would have to work with would fit on a paper napkin. It would be: "Simon goes into the castle and kills things: The Animation".

Yes and no. Simon had two adventures against the Count. Utilising both games could easily make one animated movie. For instance The prologue of said movie would be CVI. And we have Simon as he had battled his way up to Dracula's keep. We see him walking towards his destiny while showing snippets of the monsters and mythological creatures he had just slain to get there. Then we get to the Count himself. No words or would be spoken as the two then clash. Once defeated Simon walks away from the Count's broken body and later we see the castle denigrate as the Belmont looks on (presumably with his wife Serena that he rescues). Fast forward 8 years later and we have the CVII story pick up which tells the rest of Simon's tale. And it is very doable since CVII had multiple villages and people to talk to even if they spoke nonsense (which wouldn't be the case in an animated feature).
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Re: Netflix Castlevania Animation: Cast Revealed
« Reply #124 on: May 25, 2017, 10:11:13 AM »
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Yes and no. Simon had two adventures against the Count. Utilising both games could easily make one animated movie. For instance The prologue of said movie would be CVI. And we have Simon as he had battled his way up to Dracula's keep. We see him walking towards his destiny while showing snippets of the monsters and mythological creatures he had just slain to get there. Then we get to the Count himself. No words or would be spoken as the two then clash. Once defeated Simon walks away from the Count's broken body and later we see the castle denigrate as the Belmont looks on (presumably with his wife Serena that he rescues). Fast forward 8 years later and we have the CVII story pick up which tells the rest of Simon's tale. And it is very doable since CVII had multiple villages and people to talk to even if they spoke nonsense (which wouldn't be the case in an animated feature).

CV2 animated can literally be Samurai Jack S5

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Re: Netflix Castlevania Animation: Cast Revealed
« Reply #125 on: May 25, 2017, 11:35:39 AM »
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One thing I hope they do is correct Dracula's name to Vlad Tepes, rather than Vlad Tepe, as I'm seeing everywhere.
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Re: Netflix Castlevania Animation: Cast Revealed
« Reply #126 on: May 25, 2017, 12:40:16 PM »
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Yes and no. Simon had two adventures against the Count. Utilising both games could easily make one animated movie. For instance The prologue of said movie would be CVI. And we have Simon as he had battled his way up to Dracula's keep. We see him walking towards his destiny while showing snippets of the monsters and mythological creatures he had just slain to get there. Then we get to the Count himself. No words or would be spoken as the two then clash. Once defeated Simon walks away from the Count's broken body and later we see the castle denigrate as the Belmont looks on (presumably with his wife Serena that he rescues). Fast forward 8 years later and we have the CVII story pick up which tells the rest of Simon's tale. And it is very doable since CVII had multiple villages and people to talk to even if they spoke nonsense (which wouldn't be the case in an animated feature).

Color me skeptical. Let's assume this series would also be 8 episodes in total. The prologue would only last 5 to 10 minutes. How would you fill up the remaing 230 minutes?

Another problem that would rise if they went in such a direction would be that the story would basically be the same thing as this animated series except with less characters and story hooks. I know the storyline of Castlevania is inherently repetitive but when it comes to the games it's less of an issue because story has always been an afterthought for the series. However, I think that problem becomes more prominent when you try adapting multiple games in a row. Also, this is perhaps more of a minor issue, but for casual audiences it might be very confusing to suddenly jump ahead from Trevor's era to Simon's. That wouldn't be a very logical way to advance the narrative.       

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Re: Netflix Castlevania Animation: Cast Revealed
« Reply #127 on: May 25, 2017, 01:08:24 PM »
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Color me skeptical. Let's assume this series would also be 8 episodes in total. The prologue would only last 5 to 10 minutes. How would you fill up the remaing 230 minutes?

Another problem that would rise if they went in such a direction would be that the story would basically be the same thing as this animated series except with less characters and story hooks. I know the storyline of Castlevania is inherently repetitive but when it comes to the games it's less of an issue because story has always been an afterthought for the series. However, I think that problem becomes more prominent when you try adapting multiple games in a row. Also, this is perhaps more of a minor issue, but for casual audiences it might be very confusing to suddenly jump ahead from Trevor's era to Simon's. That wouldn't be a very logical way to advance the narrative.     

This show would be a good way to soft reboot the series.
I mean, the Lords of Shadow storyline got convoluted in only 3 games. And the 30 year old IGA timeline hasn't gotten a canon game in 10 years.
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Re: Netflix Castlevania Animation: Cast Revealed
« Reply #128 on: May 25, 2017, 02:55:17 PM »
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Does anyone know who is going to give voice to Alucard? Robert Belgrade??

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Re: Netflix Castlevania Animation: Cast Revealed
« Reply #129 on: May 25, 2017, 03:44:24 PM »
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Well, the final line spoken in the trailer is confirmed as being Trevor, according to the subtitles on the trailer on Netflix itself, so so his VA at least shoudl be pin down-able for those who know the names listed as the main cast.
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Re: Netflix Castlevania Animation: Cast Revealed
« Reply #130 on: May 25, 2017, 06:04:48 PM »
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Well, the final line spoken in the trailer is confirmed as being Trevor, according to the subtitles on the trailer on Netflix itself, so so his VA at least should be pin down-able for those who know the names listed as the main cast.

I don’t know about that, it’s possible the trailer is being intentionally misleading. 

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Re: Netflix Castlevania Animation: Cast Revealed
« Reply #131 on: May 25, 2017, 07:12:27 PM »
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Well, if they ever do adapt Simon's story, they could always take the Samurai Jack route and have it's narrative focus solely through action and atmosphere.

I wouldn't be against them skipping to Rondo of Blood or another game though. Bloodlines would be very interesting to see animated.
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Re: Netflix Castlevania Animation: Cast Revealed
« Reply #132 on: May 25, 2017, 10:36:47 PM »
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Huh, that actually looks good. Someone was definitely watching Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust while animating this as all they'd need is the art style and it'd be a perfect 1:1. Really captures the atmosphere and aesthetic of the games with the moody Gothic vibes. Apparently there'll be a second season as well, so I wouldn't be surprised if they do Rondo of Blood/SOTN next as a double feature considering the reason III was chosen was due to Alucard

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Re: Netflix Castlevania Animation: Cast Revealed
« Reply #133 on: May 25, 2017, 11:59:17 PM »
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I don’t know about that, it’s possible the trailer is being intentionally misleading. 

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The reason I've said that is because in the subtitles it explicitly gives Trevor's name as the speaker of the last line, whereas no-one else who speaks is named.
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Re: Netflix Castlevania Animation: Cast Revealed
« Reply #134 on: May 26, 2017, 01:23:59 AM »
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I would be willing to bet disgusting amounts of money on them not using that incredibly vague and basic-ass script synopsis anymore. Those are never permanent.

It's Trevor.


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