Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge (anime)

original video animation

Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge, known in Japan as Vampire Hunter: Darkstalkers' Revenge (ヴァンパイア ハンター DARKSTALKERS' REVENGE, Vanpaia Hantā Dākusutōkāzu Rebenji), is a four-episode OVA anime series by Madhouse Studios under license from Capcom, directed by Masashi Ikeda and written by Tatsuhiko Urahata. Originally released in 1997–1998, it is an adaptation of Capcom's Darkstalkers series of video games.


Return of the DarkstalkersEdit

  • This is a dark time, and dark times demand desperate measures. Damn the cost; we must stand and fight!
    • Cleric to the assembly speaker
  • The Dark shall be with us always. I would crush even the Moon herself so that it is preserved.
  • You don't really think we have a chance of surviving this, do you? Ask the dead who they think will be the winner. Their eyes are answer enough.
    • Priest
  • Priest to Anita: The deed is not in me. I cannot take the life of one who does not understand.
Donovan Baine: Priest, this one understands everything. Only the emotion is missing from her eyes.
Priest: That is true; her eyes are those of a corpse.
Donovan Baine: Do not think she lacks understanding of death. Rather she has forsaken those emotions which might cause her to react in its presence.
Priest: Her powers bring her naught but tragedy. Would not you, too, cast aside emotion? My poor child.
Donovan Baine: "Poor child" it. Do you not think she is being selfish? She chooses to live as though she has no right of existence.
  • The sun was once a source of life and prosperity for all mankind. But now the Darkstalkers have come and stolen it from us, hidden it away, our very own sun! In order for man to prosper, we need its warming light! [...] No price is too high to win back our light!
    • Speaker to the assembly

Blood of the Darkstalkers, Power of the DarkstalkersEdit

  • They say this world was created by light. What then, caused the Dark to be created? The will to fight is awash in the stench of blood. A death mask is reflected in the faces of those who live in the light. While those who live in the Dark are content with their crypts. Of What worth is one's will to fight? What worth, when blood sprays forth from violated flesh and finds freedom in its release. The humans fear the Datk, but to escape it, they discard their humanity. And fight the Dark simply because they exist in the same universe. Fight until death. Neither approving of the other's existence, both dermined to fight. The world seems drunk on the elixir of madness!
  • Even revered as the hunter of the Dark, we still cannot live in the light of mankind. Is it the light of the city that is corrupt? Or is the idea of the light I seek corrupt?

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