Nightwalker: Midnight Detective (2001) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Ok, I’m pretty new to the anime scene, but, for a beginner’s choice, this one rocks! Shido is a half-vampire who compensates for his need for human blood by hunting nightbreeds, the local evil demon baddies. He’s assisted by the supernatural specialist policewoman Yayoi,his spunky secretary Riho, and this bizarre little fairie thing(I’m not clear on her history) Guni. This series really turned me on to japanime stuff and now I’m pretty obsessed. While I’ve heard the plot may not be all that original, it’s very easy to follow(sort of). All the episodes have individual plots and the ongoing one has to do with Shido’s sire/former lover Cain, who wants Shido back with him. I really liked the action scenes, even though they got predictable after a while. Shido uses his own blood to make weapons such as whips, swords, and little darty things. It’s all great if you like vampires and demons, though, the vampire theme isn’t focused on very much, the nightbreeds kinda dominate. I’m confused about Shido’s relationships with his aquaintences. With Yayoi, it’s either professional or sexual, with Riho, he’s either an older brother, a father figure, a boyfriend/crush, or employer. Anyway, I was facinated, but, like I said, this is pretty much the extent of my knowledge as far as vampire anime goes. I recommend it for beginners and anyone who wants to laugh(Guni’s got a mouth on her)or see Shido whip the hell outta these nightbreeds. The animation is great and the casting was very well done. Watch this if you ever get a chance, it’s incredibly, absolutely fabulous!
About Nightwalker: Midnight Detective (2001)
Starring: Takumi Yamazaki, Maaya Sakamoto, Emi Shinohara, Richard Cansino, Jane Alan
Director: Kiyori Sasano