July 13, 2024

A Castlevania: Nocturne still shows Erzsebet Báthory, the vampire messiah, lunging toward Richter.

Sacré bleu.
Picture: Netflix / Powerhouse Animation

Netflix dropped a brand new trailer for its upcoming Castlevania sequel anime, Castlevania: Nocturne, giving followers a more in-depth take a look at its cool new solid of characters, story particulars, and usually superior bloody vampire-killing motion sequences.

Castlevania: Nocturne, which takes place many many years after the unique animated Netflix sequence (through the French Revolution of 1792 to be particular), follows Richter Belmont, a descendant of Trevor Belmont and Sypha Belnades, who’s been recruited by a band of magicians to battle in opposition to a tyrannical vampire often known as the “Vampire Messiah.” In contrast to Dracula’s grand plot to wipe out humanity for killing his spouse, the Vampire Messiah, who’s teamed up with the counter-revolutionary aristocracy, plans to “eat the solar” and enslave humanity with the assistance of terrifying night time creatures. It’s as much as Richter and Maria Renard, an upstart vampire hunter, to cease them.

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Castlevania: Nocturne: Who’s enjoying whom?

When Netflix dropped its first full-length trailer for Nocturne, followers stormed the web posting screenshots of the present’s new characters just like the bewitching “vampire messiah” and a cool Black magician lady with phenomenal locs, theorizing who they is likely to be. After months of guessing, Netflix lastly posted a weblog revealing the names and backgrounds of the present’s huge gamers, in addition to their actors.

  • Edward Bluemel (Persuasion, The Commuter, The Halcyon) as Richter, the powerful younger hero who’s persevering with the household custom of vampire looking
  • Pixie Davies (The Magician’s Elephant, Mary Poppins Returns, Miss Peregrine’s House for Peculiar Youngsters) as Maria, a pure chief who’s preventing inequality in her nation, and in addition a magic consumer battling the vampire elite
  • Thuso Mbedu (The Girl King, The Underground Railroad, Is’Thunzi) as Annette, who used her energy and wits to flee vampire-enforced enslavement within the Caribbean, and now wields magic to cease the approaching apocalyptic menace
  • Sydney James Harcourt (I’m Not Homosexual: A Musical, Hamilton) as Edouard, who left his life as a proficient opera singer to help and accompany Annette
  • Nastassja Kinski (Inland Empire, Cat Folks, Paris, Texas) as Tera, a mom and mentor to younger vampire hunters and magic customers, who has her personal share of previous trauma to bear
  • Zahn McClarnon (Reservation Canine, Darkish Winds, Fargo) as Olrox, who killed Richter’s mom years in the past and now should resolve whether or not he can abdomen teaming up along with his sworn enemy with the intention to cease vampiric world domination
  • Franka Potente (Titans, Run Lola Run, The Bourne Identification) as Erzsebet Báthory, aka the one foretold. She’s the queen of vampires, and, if all goes as deliberate, of your entire world. (Her character could be very loosely primarily based on the varied folkloric tales and contested histories surrounding a real-life noblewoman.)

Very similar to the second season of Netflix’s authentic Castlevania sequence, Castlevania: Nocturne’s first season will likely be informed in eight 25-minute episodes. Whereas the upcoming anime received’t be so long as the final two seasons of Castlevania, which had been 10 episodes a chunk, it’ll nonetheless give followers extra episodes to sink their tooth into than the unique sequence’ quick (however phenomenal) four-episode first season.

Castlevania: Nocturne will premiere on the streamer on September 28.