Castlevania is definitely one of the most beloved game adaptation series ever made. The animated Netflix series features gore, violence, horror, action, and brilliant storytelling. Castlevania has earned fans from all over the world and it managed to do what most adaptations have rarely done and that is it satisfied the fans of the game it is based upon. Castlevania has brilliant multi-faceted characters who are never boring to watch because while they are very much fictional somehow they all seem relatable even the villains. Castlevania aired its fourth and final season over a year ago in 2021 and the fans of the series have been waiting for the spin-off series that was promised but until that comes out we have some brilliant shows like Castlevania you should watch.
Synopsis: In the castle town of Midland, a new king has come to power through treachery and violence. His demonic agents victimize the citizens, until one night a mysterious warrior comes to destroy them. Known as the Black Swordsman, he has an unrelenting grudge against the king. Before the twilight of Midland, a young mercenary named Guts fights for his fortune on the front lines. There he meets Griffith, who is charismatic, graceful and deadly. Griffith s mercenary company, the Band of the Hawk, is a powerful military force and the talk of elite political circles. Between the strength of Guts anger and Griffith’s ambition, the face of midland will never be the same.
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Penny Dreadful (Paramount+)
Synopsis: Some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein and his monster, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. They are joined by a core of original characters in a complex, frightening new narrative. Penny Dreadful is a psychological thriller filled with dark mystery and suspense, where personal demons from the past can be stronger than vampires, evil spirits and immortal beasts.
Synopsis: The vampire Alucard and his servant Seras Victoria protect the British Empire from ghouls and satanic freaks. Together, they haunt the shadows as a sinister force of good – and tonight the streets of England shall flow with the blood of their evil prey.
Sirius: The Jaeger (Netflix)
Synopsis: Imperial Capital, 1930. A strange group of people carrying musical instrument cases landed on Tokyo station. They are called the “Jaegers”, who came to hunt vampires. Amongst them, there stood a young man with striking serenity and unusual aura. His name is Yuliy, a werewolf whose home village was destroyed by vampires. Yuliy and the Jaegers engage in deadly battle over a mysterious holy arc only known as “The Arc of Sirius”. What truth awaits them at the end…? With eternal affinity and spiral of conspiracy entwine, the highly anticipated action-thriller anime begins.
Trinity Blood (Crunchyroll)
Synopsis: Centuries ago, Armageddon cast darkness across the world. From that darkness, vampires emerged. Now there are two races, humans and vampires, trembling on the brink of war. Abel Nightroad is a Vatican priest and agent of AX, a special operations group that protects the fragile equilibrium between the two races. Neither human nor vampire, he uses his unique abilities to seek a safe path for all.
Blood of Zeus (Netflix)
Synopsis: In a brewing war between the gods of Olympus and the titans, Heron, a commoner living on the outskirts of ancient Greece, becomes mankind’s best hope of surviving an evil demon army, when he discovers the secrets of his past.
Black Blood Brothers (Crunchyroll)
Synopsis: It’s been a decade since the sacred war between humans and vampires. The rise of the Kowloon Bloodline, a new breed of monsters bearing an infectious bite, set the streets ablaze under the reign of their king. Humanity had never witnessed such pure, animalistic brutality.
Synopsis: Unable to remember the past, high school senior Saya Otonashi must rediscover her destiny in order to defeat the chiropteran vampires that threaten her loved ones’ existence.
From Dusk Till Dawn (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Based on the thrill-ride film, “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” is a supernatural crime saga centered around bank robber, Seth Gecko (Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Holtz), who are wanted by the FBI and Texas Rangers Earl McGraw (Johnson) and Freddie Gonzalez (Garcia) after a bank heist left several people dead. While on an escape route to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former minister Jacob Fuller and his family who they take hostage. Using the family RV to make a run for the Mexican border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is unknowingly populated by vampires, and forces them to fight until dawn in order to get out alive. The series deepens the tone of the film, adds new characters and backstories and expands the Mesoamerican mythology behind the vampires.
Kingdom (Funimation & Crunchyroll)
Synopsis: Shin and Hyou are war-orphans in the kingdom of Qin. They dream of proving themselves on the battlefield until the day Hyou is captured by a minister. The boy manages to escape and return to his village, but he is badly injured. Shin then meets a mysterious youth who bears an eerie resemblance to Hyou—a boy who will one day become emperor!