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Are you a gaymer, guys? If you are, then you certainly have heard of Castlevania before. If you haven’t yet, then that’s okay because luckily for you, Netflix has created a spectacular adaptation of the classic video game series.
Developed by Konami in 1986, Castlevania quickly became a beloved and enduring classic in the gaming world. The games revolve around the Belmont family’s eternal battle against vampires and the vampire lord, Count Dracula, and other supernatural horrors within his castle, so if you are a fan of vampire stories, then you will most certainly appreciate this Netflix show.
In 2017, Netflix released Castlevania, it ended in 2021 with 32 episodes and 4 seasons in total. The story features the tragic love story of Count Dracula, a powerful vampire, and his wife Lisa who was wrongfully executed. Engulfed with grief and rage, Dracula tells the people of Wallachia that they have one year to make their peace, after which, every human in Wallachia will die by his hand. Enter Alucard, his own son, who took up arms against him and his dark forces alongside his friends Trevor Belmont and Sypha Belnades. Alucard, by the way, is voiced by James Callis while Trevor Belmont is voiced by gay actor Richard Armitage. Watch Castlevania’s trailer below:
Last month, Netflix dropped its spin-off series titled Castlevania: Nocturne. This time, the series is set during the French Revolution and its story follows Maria Renard and Richter Belmont, Trevor and Sypha’s descendant.
I’m done watching Castlevania: Nocturne as well (there were only eight episodes so far) and I can’t begin to tell you how much I love it! Both shows for me is 10/10. I mean, what’s not to love? We get an amazing story, plenty of action, badass characters, and great music, not to mention the shows have LGBTQ characters. What else can we ask for?
In Castlevania: Nocturne, there’s a famous opera singer from Saint-Domingue named Edouard (voiced by Sydney James Harcourt) while the vampire Olrox (voiced by American actor Zahn McClarnon) is in a gay relationship with Mizrak (voiced by Aaron Neil). Meanwhile, in Castlevania, Striga’s lover is Morana, the Queen of Styria while Alucard, who had sex with the twins Taka and Sumi, was revealed to be bisexual.
Having said all that, did you guys already watch Castlevania and Castlevania: Nocturne? Tell us in the comments section below how you love the series.