Castlevania Netflix Teaser Trailer Looks Decent
Castlevania Show - Netflix
(Last Updated On: May 24, 2017)

Netflix released a minute and a half long trailer for their Castlevania cartoon. It’s based on the old NES game and follows the story of a hero out to defeat Dracula. The show is scheduled to air on July 7th.

Federator Studios is producing the show in collaboration with Powerhouse Animation Studios. The companies have been tweeting out about the trailer for Castlevania.

Powerhouse has a decent history under their belt, having worked on multiple video games in the past in the animation departments, including Epic Mickey, DC Universe Online, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Darksiders II to name but a few.

You can check out the trailer below.

Half the trailer is just the dude putting in the Castlevania cartridge into the NES after blowing some of the green stuff out of it. After that he finally boots it up and heads to the menu where he selects to view the trailer.

We get a few scenes of a bunch of skeletons impaled on a death field, a look at Simon Belmont with his whip, a brief glimpse of what looks to be Alucard, a chick with magic powers, some guy getting dumped over a bridge, another dude holding his bloody face, and plenty of other action sequences.

Netflix - Castlevania

The animations look slick, but we’ll have to wait to see if the story is as good as the trailer.

A lot of people are excited because Netflix has managed to go all in on some of their shows, such as the first two seasons of Daredevil; but then some of their other shows have been fairly lackluster.

Hopefully this will be one of the shows that gets it right instead of being a ham-fisted, half-hearted attempt to cash in on the gaming audience.

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  • Laytonaster

    Well, there go most of my fears.

  • Migi

    Dear god i hope it isn’t another CG anime series like the other ugly ones.
    Seriously whoever likes CG in anime series needs to get shot in the back of the head.

    • Laytonaster

      CG has always been used in anime, though of course in the old days, it was used to better rotoscope the more perspective and depth-focused scenes.

      Problem I’m finding with CG in anime is when it’s inconsistent. I’ve been watching Blame! and while the VFX themselves are pretty damn good, the framerate of the character models is very inconsistent with the scenery, and just makes them look even more robotic

      And that doesn’t even mention the often stiff expressions everyone has. I watched Etotama, and the difference in expressiveness between it and purely CG-anime is staggering. Especially considering that it’s basically a self-aware comedy that doesn’t take itself seriously at the slightest.

      • Migi

        CG only works when it’s non-living objects like vehicles, like what was shown in Kabaneri No Koutetsuyjou. When it comes to characters it lacks the whole emotion aspect, considering that would mean for a CG character to completely emote its facial expresion which don’t really work well with the type off 3D models they use in anime series.

        CG just stands out very much for being garbage, Etotama was pretty good with it’s CG moments cause they were in Chibi form which doesn’t need all that complicated expressions. But even Etotama get’s its humor more from its 2D aspect then its 3D moments.

        If ppl keep liking these UGly CG anime series there won’t be any great stunning ones that ppl like Makoto Shinkai creates.