For the past four years, Castlevania has inspired me. The animation in the show is of the highest caliber. Even when my eyes were tired, I couldn’t turn off the TV. That is how spectacular the storytelling is. It has no equal or rival to compare, its simply in a class of its own. The voice talent really brought these characters to life with their poetic cadence and raw emotion.
Remember the names Trevor Belmont, Sypha, and Alucard. They are the greatest trio of all time. Alucard is part human, part vampire lord. Trevor who is addressed as Belmont, comes from a heritage of monster hunters. His companion, Sypha, is a powerful witch that controls the elements. Alone they are a force to be reckoned with but together they are unstoppable. When these warriors are in action, it is a glorious thing to behold.
In this season, Dracula and his wife are dead. Their souls are in Hell. The world is in chaos as humans suffer from the power vacuum caused by Dracula’s death. In the first season, hordes of demons were summoned to wipe out humanity. Now they’re just wandering about with no leader. The conflict is between those who want to survive, resurrect Dracula, or take his place.
The theme of the series has focused heavily on the importance of family. Even the worst atrocities committed by the characters are driven by the loss of a loved one or lack thereof. It touches upon subjects you wouldn’t expect. Mental health, religion, identity, and political corruption. Castlevania goes out with a big bang, 10 out of 10!!!