Vampire Hunter D Script & Notes

Reprinted from the notes included in the Vampire Hunter D laser disk.

Translated by Marianne Symanowicz

Edited by Richard Martin

Presented by the Dayton Animation Club

Note: The Japanese names are given last name first.

A Message From Hideuki Kikuchi, The Author Of Vampire Hunter D.

``D'' originated from the fact that I wanted to write a horror story.
I based my story on ancient traveler folk tales and on Western horror

``D'' is also a product of my eccentricity. It started as a idea
about letting a vampire be a hero instead of a villian. My first
image of ``D'' was the gunfighter video of Phil Collins. In this
video, Phil was wearing American Western gunfighter clothing with
Japanese Samurai gear; the background had a red sun burning in the sky.
For some reason, my image shifted to a character like that wearing a
half-moon sword and a cloak. Also, his face is changed from my image
of a handsome man to a rough, gunfighter look. When I saw Amano's
paintings of the character, it was beyond my expectations. (Yoshitaku
Amano worked on the character and production design for this movie as
well as for ``Ninja Team Gatchaman'' and many other animations.)

D's personality is shifting between two different modes. He is not
a man or a vampire, yet his personality constantly shifts between man
and vampire.

I hope that everyone enjoys this movie.

- Hideuki Kikuchi

A Message From The Director - Toyo Ashida

I used many tricks while filming ``Vampire Hunter D.''  I will not
tell you about them; you should try to figure them out for yourself.

I would like you to watch the background of the film. Please notice
the characters, both human and vampire, who appear throughout. I
tried to achieve the feel of dispair that both the humans and the
vampires feel.

- Toyo Ashida

Vampire Hunter D

 Reprinted from the notes included in the Vampire Hunter D laser disk.
 Translated by Marianne Symanowicz
 Edited by Richard Martin
 Presented by the Dayton Animation Club

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Narration: This story takes place in the distant future
         when mutants and demons slither through a world
         of darkness.

[Through the midnight darkness, a girl rushes through a grove
chasing a mutant which has been ravaging her crops. She calls for her
horse, ``Luke'', and with its help, finally kills the mutant, but Luke
dies during the chase. Then the girl finds herself attacked by a

Doris: A werewolf!

[The werewolf rips Doris' cross off from around her neck; it then
bounds off into the darkness. Then, as a storm begins to rip through
the sky, Doris sees the master of the werewolf. A tall, caped figure
towers above her.]

Doris: Vampire!!!!

[The vampire opens his mouth to reveal razer sharp fangs.
Fear roots Doris to the ground!]

[The opening credits roll.]

[On a road which cuts through a windswept field, Doris stands, her
energy whip ready. A cloaked figure on a strange looking horse slowly
approaches her.]

Doris: Are you the wandering hunter?

[The figure doesn't respond.]

Doris: You can talk, can't you?!!

[The figure still does not respond.]

Doris: Is your sword just for show? May I take it?

[Doris attacks the figure with her energy whip. The whip entangles
the rider.]

Doris: You're not as tough as I thought! Give me your

[The figure on the horse breaks Doris' whip without exerting
himself. Doris is thrown to the ground and the figure begins to ride

Doris: Wait! You must be him, the vampire hunter! You
       are, aren't you? I'm sorry. I needed to know how
       powerful you were ... I want to hire you! I need

[The vampire hunter rides back. Doris realizes that his horse is a

Doris: Please look at this. [She removes a covering from
       over her neck.]  This is the ``Count's Kiss.''

[D examines Doris' neck which has the puncture wounds of a vampire's
fangs on it.]

Vampire Hunter D: Your name?

Doris: Doris Rumm. Are you going to take the job? I'll pay
       you with three meals a day and you can ... you can
       do what-ever you'd like to do with me ...

D: When were you attacked by the Count?

Doris: You are going to take the job!

D: ...

[As the darkness of evening begins to fall, Doris brings the vampire
hunter, D, to her home, a small farmhouse nestled at the foot of a
mountain. The house is protected from physical, ground based
intrusions by a series of energy fences.]

[A young boy, who was shooting at some gasious creatures which had
attacked a herd of sheep, runs up to the pair.]

Dan: Sis!

Doris: Dan!

[Dan runs over to D's horse while D dismounts.]

Dan: I'll board it for you. Wow! This is a model DL4
     cyborg horse, isn't it?

D: ...

Dan: You don't talk much, do you sir?

D: ...

Dan: Dr. Peringo told me that there are two kinds of people
     who don't talk much. One kind likes to keep quiet and
     think about nothing good; the other kind of person
     knows not to say much because he is always thinking
     and his actions will be based on his thoughts and

D: ...

Dan: You must be like the later one, sir. I can tell
     because you're so neat looking!

D: ...

[The next morning, D, Doris, and Dan travel to town in order to buy
supplies. Three men confront Doris.]

Greg: Hey, Doris!

Doris: Greg?!!

Greg: So, the rumors are true.

Doris: What do you mean?

Greg [Refering to D] : I wanna talk to you about that!

Doris: What do you want?

Greg: I want to know if the Count attacked you.

Doris: What are you talking about?!!!

Greg: Hey, don't raise your voice. Do you want Dan to hear
      about this?

Doris: ...

Greg: Hey, Doris, why didn't you tell me about this? I'm
      The mayor's son; I could have hired a better hunter
      than the one you did. I could hire as many as you
      want. I'll just forget about what happened between
      us before. Listen to me ...

[Greg tries to kiss Doris, but she pushes him away.]

Greg: Ouch!! Why'd you do that?

Doris: Don't try to take advantage of me!

Greg: Doris, I'm just worrying about you and I want to help

Doris: Don't do me any favors! I know other girls whom
       you've helped! I know what your fee is!

Greg: You're so hard to deal with! You know what? You're
      cute even when you're angry.

[Greg tries to grab Doris, but she resists.]

Greg: You bitch!!!

[Greg tries to go for a weapon, but Doris knocks him to the ground
with her whip. Doris walks back to the wagon where D and Dan wait.
Greg gets up and starts to shout.]

Greg: Hey, everybody! Doris was attacked by the Count!
      She was bitten by the vampire! That's why she hired
      that hunter!

Dan: Sis ...

[The villagers gather at the mayor's office to discuss the
situation. The mayor confronts Doris, Dan, and D. The village
doctor, Dr. Peringo, is also present.]

Mayor [To D] : So, you are the hunter?

D: Yes, I am.

[The villagers begin to stir.]

Dr. Peringo: Doris, you ...

[Doris nods.]

Dan: Sis ...

Greg: Hah! It's just as I said.

Dan: No! My sister wouldn't lie! You're saying this
     about her because she rejected you!

Greg: What? You brat!

[Greg starts to make a grab at Dan.]

Mayor: Greg!

Greg: But, Dad, he insulted me!

Mayor: We're talking about something that could mean life
       or death for our village; get out of here!

[Mortified, Greg looks at his father and then leaves. The mayor
addresses Doris.]

Mayor: Anyway, you can't stay here. Since you have been
       bitten, you must go to the stockade.

[Doris' face goes pale as a guard moves toward her. Dan steps in
front to guard his sister.]

Dan: Don't! I won't let you take her anywhere!

Dr. Peringo: Wait, officer! The stockade is no place for
             her to be taken. It's worse than a pigsty.
             As a doctor, I object to this! Besides, it
             hasn't been used in 50 years.

Mayor: No, Doctor. We are upholding the rules of this

Dr. Peringo: Gorman, I know you remember what happened 50
             years ago. That young woman who was bitten by
             a vampire, just like Doris. We kept her in
             the stockade. The vampire was enraged and
             that night, he butchered 30 villagers!

Doris: What happened to the woman?

Dr. Peringo: She went mad and killed herself inside the

D: Will you put off your decision about Doris until I
   finish my job?

Mayor: You seem highly confident, but you shall be dealing
       with the Count;  if you fail ...

Doris: If he fails, I shall take full responsibility!

Dan: Sis ...

[Later, D and Dan walk back to their wagon. Dan begins to quietly
weep. D talks to Dan.]

D: Dan, listen to me.

[Doris goes into a store to get some supplies.]

Mr. Waytry: Welcome ...

Doris: I need a month's supply of fertilizer, five packs of
       dried meat, some cans of ...

Mr. Waytry: I'm sorry. We're out of everything that you

Doris: Mr. Waytry?

[Dr. Peringo is in the store and speaks up.]

Dr. Peringo: Waytry! What are you talking about?!! You
             have everything she wanted!

Mr. Waytry: Doc, all the customers have left because of
            her! I'll not sell anything to the victim of
            a vampire!

Dr. Peringo: What?

[D continues to talk to Dan.]

D: There will be more horrible things
   happening to you and your sister. If you wish to cry,
   it's your decision, but don't let your sister cry. If
   you think that she will cry because of your tears, then
   you must hold your tears in. You must smile and cheer
   her up, even if it's painful for you. You are a man.
   Do you understand?

[Dan dries his eyes.]

[It is evening at Doris' home. While Doris watches over her
sleeping brother, D examines some weapons which are mounted on Doris'
living room wall. A strange voice speaks to D.]

Voice: He, he, he. What's wrong with you today? You're
       not behaving, are you? I never thought that you'd
       defend that girl. You even offered encouragement
       to her brother; what's going on in your head? You
       aren't attracted to her, are you?

[D speaks to the mysterious voice.]

D: Ridiculous!

Voice: I hope it is! The girl offered you her virginity;
       you can't lust for that! Think only of destroying
       the Count! Your only concern should be your blood-
       stained destiny!

[D stands up.]

Voice: Do you lust for the warmth of a human being? It
       isn't possible for a creature like you to ...
       OOPS ...

[Doris enters the room.]

Doris: Thank you for what you did this morning. You must
       have talked to Dan, right? He's been trying to
       cheer me up.

[D picks up a rifle which was mounted on the wall.]

Doris: My father was a hunter also. He was a werewolf
       hunter; he didn't know anything about the Count.
       My father always told me that only vampire hunters
       knew how to deal with creatures like the Count.

[D walks over to the window and looks at the night sky.]

Doris: D, please tell me about the Count.

D: Tomorrow is the ``Woman's Moon.''

Doris: The ``Woman's Moon?''  Oh, ... is that the red moon
       which appears once a month?

D: The Count will not hunt then because vampires hate the
   ``Woman's Moon.''  It is said that the moon corrupts the
   blood. He may send someone to bring you to him tonight.

Doris: What?!!!

D: Who is this Count?

Doris: His name is Count Lee. He's been ruling this area
       since before our people lived here. For years,
       people never saw him, but then, two years ago, we
       noticed lights in his castle. We knew that the
       Count was back! Some people say the Count is 5000
       years old; others say 10,000. Anyway, he must be

D: 10,000 years old ... He could be trouble.

[It is midnight and the full moon lights the sky. The sound of
thunder, and something else, an unearthly sound, pierces the night. D
readies himself.]

D: They have come.

Doris: How can you stop them alone? I'll fight with you!

D: Neither the cross nor the garlic will keep them out.
   The Count has not sent vampires ... maybe mutants or
   lycanthropes ...

[D takes off his glove and reveals a face on his hand! The hand
touches Doris and she falls into a deep sleep!]

[A werewolf followed by a young man, and a woman riding a cyborg
horse approach the house. They stop outside the innermost security
system. D turns off the security system and steps out of the house.
He approaches the intruders.]

[The woman, Ramika, speaks.]

Ramika: Oh, she hired a bodyguard! Ha, ha, ha ... What
        a primitive idea.

D: So, a woman ... Where is the Count?

Ramika: The girl has such a beautiful face; that's rare
        among these natives. And her blood melts in the
        mouth, or so my father told me. So, I came to see
        for myself, but, after all, she's still a stupid
        worthless human. She must pay for resisting her
        master. First, you shall die and then we'll take
        care of the girl!

[The human male moves closer to D.]

Reiginsei: My name is Reiginsei. My job is to erase people like
           you! Prepare yourself!

[Reiginsei attacks but D dodges.]

Reiginsei: I underestimated you! I'll try harder!

[Reiginsei draws a semi-circular sword and throws it towards D, but D
deflects it back at Reiginsei! D attacks and pushes his sword into
Reiginsei's torso, but the sword emerges from D's own back!]

D: So, you have the mutant power of spacial warping!

Reiginsei: Too bad, now you know! Now, I'll take your head!

[Reiginsei attempts to cut off D's head but D grabs the blade!]

Reiginsei: Y..You ...

[D's torso wound begins to heal.]

Ramika: You're a dampire. Reiginsei, I'll destroy him!

Reiginsei: But, my lady ...

Ramika: Leave me alone!

Reiginsei: As you wish ...

Ramika: Dampire. This is the first time I've seen one.

[Ramika dismounts.]

Ramika: You are the offspring of a human slut and a
        vampire's joke! Now, I have to waste my time on

D: I only wish to see the Count! I don't wish to kill you!

Ramika: Shut up! Do you think that a dampire can kill me?

[Ramika attacks but doesn't defeat D.]

D: Go back to your castle and tell the Count that transient
   visitors will be sent back to the darkness! It is my

Ramika: Transient visitors?!

[Inside the house, Dan and Doris soundly sleep.]

[Later at Count Lee's castle, a messenger of darkness delivers
information to the Count.]

Count: Has Ramika returned?

[The messenger replies in its own language.]

Count: They have acted selfishly and without orders!
       [To the messenger] You shall await new orders.

[The messenger speaks again.]

Count: What!!?? A dampire? Ramika and Reiginsei were forced to
       retreat by a dampire? Interesting ... This should be most

[Ramika is in the castle's worship room. She kneels in front of a

Ramika: My lord Dracula, my father is wrong. He wishes to
        bring that human girl into our noble family of
        Dracula. He shall disgrace our noble blood. I can
        never forgive him.

[Reiginsei enters the room.]

Reiginsei: My lady Ramika, please return to your room.

Ramika: How dare you order me!

Reiginsei: The Count has punished me for my failure. He has
     ordered me to confine you  to your room. Please ...

[Reiginsei puts his hand on Ramika's shoulder. She slaps him
hard enough to draw blood.]

Ramika: You are never to touch me! You wish to join our
        family by winning my father's favor, but I shall
        never accept a creature with corrupt blood in our
        family line!

[Ramika leaves the room, laughing. Reiginsei stands alone
and licks the blood off his lips.]

[The next day, D attempts a reconnaissance of Count Lee's castle.
He fights his way through the creatures of darkness that inhabit its
corridors. One creature, a huge giant named Golem, uses bombs to try
and kill D. D dodges down a hallway to escape. D's left hand

Voice: Watch out! This is a trap!

D: I know ...

[D encounters a mist cat which his sword will not effect. But the
creature can damage D and manages to draw some of his blood! D looks
at a section of wall; he senses something.]

D: A sage ... there!!!

[D smashes through a wall and sees Reiginsei and an old
woman, the sage! The shadow cat retreats. D notes that the sage is
floating in the air.]

Reiginsei: We meet again!

Sage:I see that you have fully regenerated,
     but then, I should expect that from a dampire.

Reiginsei: I would like to settle yesterday's fight, but the
     Count wishes me to guide you somewhere.

[The ground crumbles around D's feet but his wing-like cape keeps
him from falling. Reiginsei throws his sword and D tumbles into the
darkness. D lands in a damp cavern of darkness and skeletons. It is
truly the land of the dead. D's hand speaks to him.]

Voice: I told you that this was a trap. These skeletons
     are the aftermath of the war that ravaged this place
     a million years ago. They kind of give this place

[D walks through the caverns until he comes to an underground
lake. The sound of harp playing echoes through the cavern. Three
beautiful, but eerie women appear. Each is playing a small harp. The
women begin to speak.]

Women [all three speak as one] : Who art thou?

D: ...

Women [all three] : Why don't you answer us?

D: Who are you?

Women [all three] : We are ... THIS !

[The women transform into giant, snake-like creatures - the
Lamia! Their still human-like hair snags D and pulls him to them!]

D: You ... you are ...

Women: We are the Lamia!

[The Lamia comment:

Lamia: Sisters ... we haven't had a good meal in ages!
       We shall have his vitality!
       We shall even have the marrow from his bones!

[Meanwhile, Doris and the Doctor talk at Doris' home.]

Dr. Peringo: Don't worry, Doris. He'll be back soon. He's
             like a man forged from steel! I don't think
             that he'll be killed very easily. Doris, you
             aren't ...

[Doris looks away.]

Dr. Peringo: No, you mustn't! He's not the type of man who
             could ... NO! You can't! He's not a bad
             person, but he has dangerous eyes!

Doris: Dangerous eyes?

Dr. Peringo: Yes, his eyes are hardend by battle. He is
             not the type of man who can love.

[Just then, the house is attacked by the minions of Count
Lee! Golem and two other mutants attack! One of the mutants, an
insect-like humanoid, opens its mouth and spews forth hundreds of tiny
spiders onto Dr. Peringo! The bat-like mutant, Gimletto, catches Dan.
Reiginsei walks into the broken house.]

Reiginsei: Well miss, the Count is waiting for you at the castle.

Doris: Leave Dan and Dr. Peringo alone!

Reiginsei: I don't know about that! My friends enjoy fresh meat!

Doris: If you don't, I'll kill myself! I'll bite off my
       tongue and kill myself!

Reiginsei: The Count told us to bring you back without a scratch.
     Well, I guess I've no choice. \break Please, put your tongue
     back in your mouth ... you look rather vulgar.

[Later, Doris confronts Count Lee at the castle.]

Count: Doris, come tomorrow you shall join our noble
       family. Please, don't be so glum.

Doris: I'll be away from this castle come tomorrow!

Count: You're such a cute girl. I shall forgive your
       outburst, afterall, you'll soon be my wife. Perhaps
       you still think the hunter shall rescue you ...

[The fog in one corner of the room shifts to reveal an image of D
entrapped by the Lamia!]

Doris: D!

Count: Look. The Lamia are in ecstasy; they're stealing
       his vitality!! They've had this pleasure for over
       half a day! A normal human wouldn't last five
       minutes, but he is a ``dampire!''

Doris: A dampire?!!! What?!!

Count: Oh, you didn't know? He's the result of a humble
       mortal woman and a noble vampire with a sense of
       humor - a half breed. What's wrong, Doris? Look
       at them, isn't it beautiful?

Doris: No! Please don't!

Count: All right! You should now rest for the night.

[The Count's eyes glow and Doris passes out. She falls, but the
Count catches her.]

Count: Ha, ha, ha. The wedding is tomorrow. You're so
       dear to me, Doris. I dislike the moon this evening.

[Meanwhile, the Lamia are still in ecstasy, but then they begin to
notice something strange about their victim.]

Lamia: What's happening? If this continues, we shall die!

[Suddenly, D's eyes glow and his vampire half takes over! D's
canines extend and he bites into the Lamia's necks.]

[While Doris sleeps in an ornate bedroom of the Count's castle,
Ramika sneaks into her room.]

Ramika: He will make her a part of our family. She will be
        my mother.

[Meanwhile, D rips the Lamia apart and feeds on their blood! The
symbiot on his left hand speaks.]

Voice: He, he, he ... You can't deny your blood! No
       matter how much you hate to, you will show your fangs!

D: Shut up!

Voice: Does this upset you? This is your destiny! It is

D: Shut up or I'll cut you off!

Voice: OK ... OK; I won't say another word.

[In Doris' room ...]

Ramika: What does father see in you? I, Ramika, will not have you
        as one of our family!

[Ramika draws a dagger, then D bursts into the room!]

Ramika: YOU!

[D throws Ramika down and grabs Doris. He flees with her
from the castle killing Golem on the way. Reiginsei stalks D through
the woods around the castle. Reiginsei throws his sword at a sound,
but, instead of killing D, he finds that he killed his friend,

Reiginsei: Gimletto. I can't return to the castle until I kill him!

[While Doris sleeps in her own bed at home, she dreams of the
horrors that she has witnessed. She awakes.]

Dan: Sis ... Sis ...

Doris: Dan, where's D?

Dan: D is outside fixing the wall. He's really something!
     He rescued you from that scary castle all by himself!

Dan: Since you returned, he hasn't even rested; he started
     working right-away!

[In the village, the villagers are in a panic as the Count's]
coach is parked in front of the hotel. NOTE: Look for Kenshiro
from Hokuto no Ken and Kei from the Dirty Pair in these scenes.]

Villager: Look! It's the noble one's carriage!

[Greg and some girls walk toward the hotel. Greg's attention
drifts from the girls to the coach.]

Girls: Hey! What's wrong with you?
       Yea ... Hurry up! Let's get some more to drink!

Greg: Forget it! Go home!

[Greg rushes to the hotel.

Girls: What? Why?!!! Aaaahhhhh!!!!

[Greg finds the hotel manager.]

Greg: Hey, manager!

Manager: The Count...

Greg: I already know! Give me the keys to the monitoring room!

[Greg runs to the monitoring room and turns on the system,
tuning it to Reiginsei's room.]

[In Reiginsei's room, Reiginsei talks to a strange messenger
in an environmental suit.]

Messenger: I was sent by the Count.

Reiginsei: What do you want? Did he order you to execute me?

Messenger: No. That is out of the question. I can not slay you.

Reiginsei: I'll kill myself to atone for my failure. I didn't protect            
the dungeon.

Messenger: The Count ordered me to give you this. Use it to kill
           the hunter.

[The messenger gives Reiginsei a strange lamp.]

Reiginsei: Is this the ``Time Deceiver Lamp?''

Messenger: Yes.

Greg: The Time Deceiver Lamp  ...

[Dan goes out to hunt mutants, but doesn't come back. D and Doris
try to find him, but D finds Dan's gun and a note.]

Doris: D, did you find Dan?

D: Dan was kidnapped.

Doris: That's his gun! Why would they take Dan? They're only
       interested in me. What's the note? Please,  let me see it!

D: Forget it. It's written in the ``Assassin's Tongue.''
   It says ``If you want to get Dan back alive, ... come by
   yourself.''  He wants to separate us.

Doris: Why Dan? They could have taken me.

D: The person who wrote this has a score to settle. He took Dan as
   a hostage. To have taken you would have offended the Count's

Doris: Offended the Count's honor? The Count is nothing but a blood
       sucking monster!!!

[Doris realizes that D is half-vampire.]

Doris: I ... I'm sorry.

D: Why are you looking at me like that? As you know, I'm a dampire,
   a half-breed of the ``noble ones'' you hate.

Doris: I know ... you didn't want us to worry about that.
       I wish I'd never found out ...

[D rides his horse to the designated meeting place, a
wasteland of stone monoliths and petrified trees. Suddenly, Reiginsei
jumps out of hiding.]

Reiginsei: You came.

D: Where is Dan?

[Reiginsei motions to the top of a monolith where Dan is
stranded, too high to jump or climb from.]

Dan: D! Help!

Reiginsei: Kid, as soon as I kill him, I'll come and get you
     down. Just stay there and don't move!

[Reiginsei starts to laugh.]

Dan: D, I'm scared!!!

D: You ...

Reiginsei: I'm ready.

[D and Reiginsei begin to battle. D draws his sword but
Reiginsei draws the lamp! D's symbiot recognizes the lamp.]

Voice: Watch out, D! It's ...

[Reiginsei has trouble lighting the lamp!]

Reiginsei: Light! It won't ...

[Without hesitation, D cuts off Reiginsei's left hand which
was holding the lamp! His hand and the lamp fly through the air!
Reiginsei screams!]

[At her home, Doris waits for D and Dan.]

Doris: Dan ... Dan ... please come back alive. If . .
       . . If you die ...

[A knock comes from the door. It is Dr. Peringo.]

Dr. Peringo [from outside the door] : Doris, it's me, Peringo!

Doris: Doctor!

Dr. Peringo: Doris, turn off the security.

[Doris turns off the internal security system and lets Peringo in.]

Doris: Doctor ... Doctor, Dan is ...

Dr. Peringo: I'm sorry for being late. There was a seriously ill
             patient at the village. Please, come with me ... I
             can't understand why you two have had to suffer so much

[Back at the meeting sight...]

Reiginsei: My hand! This was a set-up!

D: You've been cheated. Someone gave you a fake lamp.
   Learn your lesson from this and forget your foolish dream.

Reiginsei: Shit!!! You'll never understand my motivations!

[A carriage winds its way throught he night. On the carriage are
Doris and Dr. Peringo.]

Doris: Doctor, how did you find it?

Dr. Peringo: I was on my way back from Parker's house when I passed
             this ancient building on the north side of the village.
             Engraved on its stone wall was a glyph of protection
             against vampires. There you'll be safe while D rescues

Doris: Alright.

Dr. Peringo: Ah, a daughter of the noble one!

[Ramika approaches!]

Dr. Peringo: Doris, we'll go around her!

Doris: We can't turn around!! I'll take care of her!

[Doris stands up when, suddenly, Dr. Peringo grabs her whip
and her cross!]

Doris: Dr. Peringo!?

Dr. Peringo: That is who I was until yesterday!

[Dr. Peringo has been transformed into a vampire!]

Doris: Doctor,  NO! You too??!!

Ramika [To the Doctor: You!

Dr. Peringo: Miss Ramika, why have you come? The Count told me to
             take her to the castle ...

Ramika: Bring her to me!

Dr. Peringo: Until yesterday, she was like a daughter to me but now,
             she looks so luscious. Why did I never touch her? The
             Count has excellent taste. I begged the Count to give
             me a few drops of her blood ...

Ramika: YOU!

[Ramika stabs the Doctor and he tumbles off a cliff that is
near the side of the road! As the Doctor tumbles into the blackness,
he looks up to Doris...]

Doris: Doctor!

Dr. Peringo: Doris!!!!!!!

Doris: Doctor ... it's hopeless ... Dan and now him ...

Ramika: Him? Do you mean that dampire?

Doris: I'd rather die than become a noble one!

Ramika: This has all been my father's doing! You should go
        somewhere far away from his clutches.

[Suddenly, a bright light shines from in-front of the
carriage! Ramika begins to writhe in pain! The light comes closer.]

Ramika: You?!

[Ramika passes out on Doris' lap. The wielder of the light
is revealed to be...]

Doris: Greg!!

Greg: Ha! This lamp really works! Legend says that it
      blinds vampires, but she appears to be suffering!

Doris: Where did you get that?

Greg: That doesn't matter! Now, we have the Count's daughter as
      hostage. This'll be great! We can make a deal with the

Doris: What are you thinking?

Greg: We lure him out, ambush, and kill him! This makes it so easy!
      But, you have to promise to come with me.

Doris: Greg ...

Greg: If you say ``No'', I'll leave. But, if you come with me, we can
      have the Count's riches and I can rule the village as I

[Greg shines the light on Doris.]

Doris [hiding her eyes] : Don't! It's too bright!

Greg: Don't be so glum, Doris. From now on, I'll take good care of
      you. Hey, that vampire's kinda cute. I  always thought that
      she'd look like a monster!

Ramika [in pain] : Kill me now!

Greg: Oh, you still have some life left in you!

Ramika: Kill me! I'd rather die than have a scum like you take me

Greg: Bitch! What the fuck did you say you brat?

Ramika: If you don't kill me now, I'll kill you later!

Greg: OK, I'll kill you now! I can still lure the Count out!

Doris: Don't!!! She's helpless!

Greg: I'm not a scum!

[Doris throws herself over Ramika.]

Greg: Doris!

[Greg is shot and falls into the gorge!]

Dan: Sis!

Doris: Dan, is that you?

[D and Dan arrive!]

Dan: Are you ok?

Doris: Dan, Dan, you're still alive! Dan ...

[D, Ramika, Dan, and Doris travel away from the sight of so
much bloodshed.]

Dan: So, the Doctor as well ...

Doris: I thought that you were both dead! I thought I'd die too

Dan: Sis, you've got to be strong. D said we can't give up no
matter how bad things get!

Doris: Dan ... you ...

[Doris is surprised by her brother's strength. She realizes
that D taught him this and that D really does care about them.]

D: The castle isn't far. Go back home.

Ramika: You're not going to kill me?

Dan: Of course not! Only a coward kills a woman.

Doris: Do you want to know why he saved you? He really doesn't want
       to kill anyone, not even a common vampire.

Ramika: I'm not a commoner, I'm a noble one. All I know is the ``law
        of the jungle'', not love or feeling. We are superior - the
        vampires rule the humans!

D: The strong eat the weak; the strong rule the world? I don't
   think that's what your family founder said.

Ramika: Our founder?

[Back at Doris' house, D rests while Doris showers. She
comes out of the shower.]

Doris: D, the shower ...

[D isn't in the house and Doris gets worried.]

Doris: D! D!

[D comes back into the house.]

D: What is it?

Doris: I'm so glad you're here! I thought you might have left. I'm
       sorry. I shouldn't have said those terrible things to you

D: I don't mind. Things happen ...

Doris: I don't want you to end up like my father! Just because he
       was a hunter, the villagers \break forced him to attack the
       vampires. We've fought enough! Let's go far away from here
       and live together.

D: That's impossible.

Doris: Why?

D: Because, you'll be even unhappier than you are now.

Doris: No! I won't be! I don't want you to die!

[Doris embraces D.]

D: Don't ...

Doris: No! I wan't to stay like this.

[Doris begins to weep. D notices Doris' neck and begins to
loose control of his vampire half! His fangs begin to grow as he
fights with his vampire instinct.]

Doris: It's alright. You may have my blood.

[D grabs her shoulder and pushes her away. He begins to
regain control.]

Doris: D ...

D: Forgive me.

[Later, while D rests on the sofa, his symbiot speaks to him.]

Voice: Why con't you give in to your instinct? Is your blood that
       cursed? You couldn't even grant her wish! You call yourself
       a dampire!?? Why, your father was ...

D: Shut up!

Voice: Oh brother!

[Greg limps towards the village in the early morning hours.
He has narrowly escaped death, and is showing the signs of his wounds,
but someone is waiting for him.]

Greg: Shit! At least the lamp worked, but ...

Reiginsei [comes out from hiding] : It was you!!!

Greg: Wait!

Reiginsei: I'm very sorry, but NO! You'll pay!

[Back at the house, D awakens to a noise. He goes outside
and, without warning, two grenades explode before him! A bright light

D [in agony] : YOU!

[Reiginsei steps out laughing cruelly, the Time Deceiver Lamp
in his hand!]

Reiginsei: You really are powerful ... how about this!

[D finally collapses under the beam from the lamp! Reiginsei
puts the lamp down and pulls a stake from his pocket!]

Reiginsei: The noble ones ... eternal youth ...

[Reiginsei plunges the stake into D's heart! D lets out a
scream as his blood spurts from his wound! D then falls to the ground
in silence.]

Reiginsei: He was a powerful man.

[Reiginsei suddenly remembers his anger and cuts off D's left
hand as a payback for the loss of his own hand. D's hand flies
through the air and lands a few feet away. Rain falls from the sky.]

Reiginsei: Now we're even.

[D's body lies under the rain swept sky. Doris' sorrowful
cry echoes in the air.]

Doris: D! D! You can't be dead! D!

Dan: D ... my brother! D! Wake up! Please open your eyes!

Doris: D!

[At the castle, Ramika feels in her heart that D is dead.]

Ramika: Dead! He's ...

[While D lies on the soggy ground, Doris and Dan are taken to
the castle. There, Doris is readied for the wedding. Strange
goblins, demons, and mutants also prepare themselves for the wedding.]

[Under the light of the moon, strange creatures hunt for
food. D's left hand, the housing of the symbiot, wakes up and begins
to search for its host.]

[Back at the castle, Count Lee and Ramika talk.]

Count: You're such a stubborn daughter.

Ramika: Father, I'm asking you for the last time, please reconsider
        what you're doing. Please, don't bring her into our family.

Count: Ramika, I'm only doing this for temporary pleasure.
       When I'm tired of her, I'll look for someone else. I enjoy

Ramika: Father, if you do this, I'll kill her! If I don't do
        something, the Dracula family will be destroyed!

Count: Listen well, Ramika. The family will not be corrupted just
       by this marriage! Ramika, your own mother was the same as
       that girl; she was a human!

[Ramika is shocked to hear this.]

Count: I've been alive for about one million years; you probably
       can't conceive of that. All that time is boring and
       tiresome. The best way to enjoy it is to flirt with the
       human women, just as I did with your mother. The humans
       enjoy their short lives because we protect them and their
       lands. You can not begrudge me pleasure once every fifty or
       hundred years!

[The Count begins to walk away.]

Ramika: Father, please tell me that this is a lie!

Count: It is no lie. Your mother was a common human ...

[Ramika screams and launches herself at her father! Count
Lee telekinetically pins her to a wall.]

Count: Ramika, your dignity is worthy of a noble one, but you must
       not interfere with my wedding! You'd better cool yourself
       down, up there, for a while.

[Reiginsei interrupts the family discussion. He kneels
before the Count.]

Reiginsei: My lord, I came so that you may grant me your promise.

Count: Promise ...

Reiginsei: Yes, to give me the gift of eternal youth and make me a
           member of your noble family.

Count: You idiot! You're lucky to be alive after the mistakes you
       made! Eternal youth ... you'd better wait another fifty

Reiginsei: Fifty years?!!!

[Meanwhile, D's symbiot crawls back to its host. It sees
some mutants approaching. One is a large, gassy, amoeba-like creature
which envelopes and digests the other mutant. It then moves closer to D!]

Voice: Aaaaaayyeeeee ... . SHIT!

[The creature gets closer to D!]

Voice: Ah ... OH NO! Gotta hurry!

[The symbiot begins to ingest earth and then it inhales a
large volume of air. It crawls to D and tries to revive him.]

Voice: Oh, what now? Move! What happened, D? Come on!
       Breathe! Oh Shit!! He saw us!

[The gas creature approaches.]

Voice: HEY ... HEY!!! MOVE!!! MOVE!!!

[D revives! He destroys the mutant and then mounts his horse!]

[Dan has been left alone in the castle. He hears the
chanting of its occupants and sees the wedding procession. He also
sees his sister walking, with blank eyes, in the procession.]

Dan [whispers to himself] : Sis ...

[Dan tries to move closer to the procession.]

Dan: SIS!

[Dan attacks the Count but he and his weapon bounce off the
Count like a fly off a car! Doris doesn't even react to her brother!
Dan falls into the techno-cavern of the Count's castle, but he is
saved by Reiginsei! Reiginsei smiles at the boy and then looks back at
the procession.]

[Reiginsei walks up some stairs to the walkway where the
procession is. He confronts the Count!]

Count: Reiginsei, don't be rude. Get out of the way.

Reiginsei: This is your END!!!

[Reiginsei ingnites the lamp! The mutants and goblins shy
away in pain! ]

Reiginsei: You said to wait for fifty years! 50 YEARS!
     Because of you, I lost my left hand and all of my friends! Now,
     you'll die too!

[Reiginsei appoaches the Count, but the lamp is shattered by
the Count's psionics! The Count smiles.]

Count: Did you think that could hurt me?

[The Count uses his telekinesis to torture Reiginsei!]

Count: Goodby, Reiginsei.

[The Count pins Reiginsei, upside down, to a wall and then he
explodes Reiginsei's head! The Count smiles, again.]

Count: What a fun day! I'll probably never know a more enjoyable

[The wedding procession marches on, until it reaches the
worship room. There, the Count addresses his guests.]

Count: Thank you, everyone, for your blessings!

[The Count lights a fire in the middle of the chamber and he
then takes Doris' veil off. He turns her head to one side.]

Count: I've never had anyone like you before. You've put me through
so much trouble.

[The Count gets ready to bite Doris, but then a dagger
pierces his eye! The Count pulls the knife out and his eye

Count: YOU?!

[D has arrived!]

D: The noble ones should have died out ages ago! They are only
   temporary visitors to this world!

Count: Temporary visitors?

D: The noble ones and this castle are ghosts, forgotten by time.
   You must leave this world!

Count: Very funny! You're nothing more than a dampire!  You're a
       freak who sprang from our race! Do you believe that you'll
       defeat me? My other fun can wait until I deal with you.

[D and the Count battle, but the Count's psionic powers get
the better of D! Lee pins D to a wall with his telekinesis!]

Count: You look miserable! Why did you even think that a half-breed
       could match my powers, Dampire? You could never win against
       a noble one! Well, I'll kill you differently than I killed
       Reiginsei ...

[The Count psionically takes D's sword and presses it to the
vampire hunter's neck.]

Count: Dampire, you have killed uncountable vampires with that
       sword, your own blood relatives! Now that sword will take
       your own life!

[The sword begins to cut into D, but D's face begins to
become wild! D's vampire blood begins to boil! The Count begins to
loose control over D!]

Count: YOU! Who are you?!!

[D attacks! He thrusts with his sword so hard that the Count
is thrown across the room and is pinned against a wall! The sword has
penetrated the Count's chest!]

[In another room, Ramika is freed from the Count's spell.

[The Count's blood spills from his wound! Psionically, D
pushes the sword in deeper! The Count tries to control Doris! Doris
grabs a dagger and moves toward D's back!]

Dan: Sis, don't!

Doris: Dan ...

[Doris collapses, the Count's spell is broken!

Dan: Sis, Sis, ...

[Ramika enters and approaches her father.]

Count: What are you doing? Avenge me ...

Ramika: Father, why didn't you give up? Our family will be ruined.

Count: What?

Ramika: Because of your lust, you forgot your family's honor!

Count: No!

[The castle begins to collapse. The Count looks over at the
painting of the family's founder, Count Dracula. He then notices that
the painting's face and D's are similiar.]

Count: You ... you're the great ancestor's ....

[The Count finally dies, again.]

Ramika: D, our great ancestor, I will die here with my father.

D: I am not your great ancestor.

Ramika: I am a noble one. Our founder is now destroying us,  I will
        die here as he wishes.

D: You're a dampire as I am! You have human blood also. You can
   live without being a ``noble one!''

Ramika: No! I am a noble one! I will not have the blood of a
        vulgar human ...

[The walls collapse.]

Doris and Dan: D!

Ramika: I am a pure blooded noble one!

[Ramika retreats into the collapsing ruins. D, Doris, and
Dan leave. They could not save Ramika.]

[Outside, the trio stand and watch as the castle crashes
down. Soon, the land is clear of the Count's corruption.]

[The next day, under a clear, blue sky, D rides off on a
journey with no destination. Doris and Dan call out to him; D looks
at them and for a moment, his eyes are filled with affection. Then, D
turns away, and he travels into the distance.]

The Song to Vampire Hunter D - Your Song
Performed by T.M. Network
Translated by Kevin Leahy

You song is there in the wind,
I've heard it, feels like a human voice,
Darkness marks you,
Now, you've reached me, though only in a message,
I continued to wait for one,
Last night it arrived,
Dear in mystery, your song,
I always feel it near,
Only your song,
Another sad affair returns in brilliance,
Only your song,
Sing, your only strength from words,
     Close your ears
     Till the morning
     And, if you love me, need me
     Let me hear you say
     I want to sing
     I love you
     You've gone beyond time to rescue me
Your song is limitless,
Play it sadly and gently,
Searching by means of only your song,
Falling out of the ash grey sky,
Once again, I give up the whole dream,
I want to go to meet you,
And then, if or when we meet,
In that time, you and I will sing,
Only your song,
Where we'll meet, I don't yet know.

I just wanna stay inside,
You just wanna go outside,
Who's gonna make you up?
Who's gonna make me down?
You say I turn to the right,
I say I turn to the left,
Why do you go forward?
Why do I go backwards?