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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 7, 2017
Season #: 1, 2
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  • Summary: Trevor Belmont (voiced by Richard Armitage) with help from Sypha Belnades (voiced by Alejandra Reynoso) and Alucard (voiced by James Callis) seek to stop Dracula (voiced by Graham McTavish) from destroying humanity.
  • Genre(s): Animation, Drama, Fantasy
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  1. Reviewed by: Dave Trumbore
    Oct 26, 2018
    100
    All of this heady material slows the pace down a bit, but the excellently animated action sequence (of which there are plenty to enjoy) give each episode a nice punch-up. All in all, these eight new episodes of Season 2 will give you everything you wanted from Castlevania and more.
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
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  1. Oct 29, 2018
    10
    I love the first season so it wouldn't be a surprise that I would enjoy the second season. I binge watch this season only to start watching itI love the first season so it wouldn't be a surprise that I would enjoy the second season. I binge watch this season only to start watching it again lol I would recommend this series for anybody into Castlevania, anime or both. Expand
  2. Oct 30, 2018
    10
    Castlevania season two is a brilliantly executed modern take on the classic tale of Dracula that is absolutely worth your time. It vastlyCastlevania season two is a brilliantly executed modern take on the classic tale of Dracula that is absolutely worth your time. It vastly improves on the foundations laid in season one, bringing to live a wonderfully executed tale of loss, regret, rage, betrayal and violence. Shifting the focus away from the adventurers to instead Dracula and his court, this season focuses more on the nature of Dracula's madness and those whom aid him in his cause. Meanwhile, the adventurers struggle to survive and attain the means to confront Dracula.

    Action scenes are fantastically choreographed and thrilling to watch and far more numerous than season one, although well spaced to maximize their narrative impact and tension. Building to a thrilling conclusion built atop a series of masterfully executed character stories, our cast of players are fully fleshed, flawed, relatable and lifelike.

    I can say with full confidence that Castlevania season 2 is the best interpretation of the classic vampire tale since Bram Stoker's Dracula, and in many ways actually surpasses it. Unmissable and well worth sitting through the less competent but nonetheless entertaining season one.

    10/10, though with the minor caveat that the squeamish will find the extreme violence on display quite disconcerting, though never unnecessary.
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  3. Oct 26, 2018
    10
    The second season of Castlevania is just incredible. The powerful animation, art direction, composing and voice overs that made the firstThe second season of Castlevania is just incredible. The powerful animation, art direction, composing and voice overs that made the first (albeit short) season so mouthwatering. This is a slower burn than the the first and spme will be disappointed by the fact that it's not constant fights. But the fights that are there are chock full of cool coreography and animated extremely well. Everyone is also fleshed out and I really think the women in the show steal the spotlights at points. The amount of fan service without beating you over the head with it is appreciated (especially having an orchestrated bloody tears in episode 7). Easily worth the binge and multiple rewatches. Season 3 cannot come soon enough. Expand
  4. Nov 2, 2018
    9
    Absolutely loved it. This season took everything the first season did right and did it so much better. It was awesome through and through.Absolutely loved it. This season took everything the first season did right and did it so much better. It was awesome through and through. Can't wait for season 3. Expand
  5. Nov 17, 2018
    8
    As entertaining as the first season was, it was mostly setup. Dracula only appears in the beginning. This season pays off your patience as itAs entertaining as the first season was, it was mostly setup. Dracula only appears in the beginning. This season pays off your patience as it successfully builds upon and concludes the events from before.

    Considering how sparsely we saw Dracula last and how nebulous his army was, I was pleased that the focus was mostly put on him this time. We get to meet his generals, all with unique personalities and goals. Dracula is rather interesting in his desire to end humanity. Rather than go with the traditional villain goals and plans, he is a fully tragic figure, a man who has lost all faith in anything and is spiraling. The heroic trio of vampire hunter Trevor, sorceress Sylpha, and Dracula's son Alucard work really well off of each other, especially the two guys who have a whole frenemy thing going on. There's of character development and backstory here, but unfortunately the action mostly doesn't happen till the end. There is a LOT of people planning, debating, and researching.

    Comic book veteran Warren Ellis does well with most of the dialogue. However, when there are regular old-fashioned human protagonists, such as corrupt priests or thieves, it is as forced and over-the-top as it was last season. Luckily there is a lot less of that here.

    The action that does happen is quite good. The final battle in particular is worth the wait. I'm also pleased to say the backgrounds are a little more colorful. There's a lot less of the constant brownish red from last season.

    Voice acting is solid all around. The VIP is surprisingly Peter Stomrarre (Fargo, The Big Lebowski, Prison Break) in a semi-humorous role as a viking vampire.
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  6. Oct 28, 2018
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I hate to be Negative Nancy but the great production values and gory action couldn't stop me from being disappointed in season 2. In any traditional story, the desire to see the protagonist succeed and the fear that they might fail is what creates dramatic tension. In season 2 of Castlevania, the three protagonists are put into narrative limbo, spending virtually the entire season studying in the basement of the Belmont manor. These eight episodes are almost entirely focused on an intrigue plot about Carmilla trying to overthrow Dracula. The problem is: Carmllia and Dracula both want to destroy humanity, they are both antagonists, and the audience ultimately wants both of them to fail. Whichever one of them succeeds in inconsequential, since the heroes will eventually have to leave their basement and kill the ultimate bad guy. Therefore, there is no narrative tension for the entire intrigue plot.
    It also ends up being mostly inconsequential to the story anyway. After they lock it down, the characters show up to Dracula's Castle and kick his ass, just like they would have if none of the Camellia stuff had happened.
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  7. Nov 8, 2018
    0
    fantastic after this season the villain will be some random vampire that is not interesting at all.
    why did they have to kill dracula in this
    fantastic after this season the villain will be some random vampire that is not interesting at all.
    why did they have to kill dracula in this season already he is pretty much all the castlevania series is about.
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