Good news for Castlevania fans as we found out earlier this week that an animated series will be appearing on popular streaming service, Netflix. We now have further details about the animation and interestingly it is based upon Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse. Producer Adi Shankar has also reassured fans that it’s going to be violent stating that it’s an R rated production aimed firmly at an older audience, which sounds like good news.
“[The series is] going to be R-rated as f***,” Shankar said of the series’ level of violence, as many entries in Konami’s game series were rated M for mature due to blood and violence. Shankar’s discussion of the series’ more adult aims reconfirms a 2015 interview in which he said the show would be “America’s first animated series for adults.” At the time, Shankar, who has produced Dredd, The Grey, and more, said Akira, Ghost in the Shell, and Young Justice were among the series inspiring the Castlevania series’ art design.
Speaking to whether the franchise is aimed at the franchise’s longtime fans or newcomers to the material, Shankar discussed his high hopes for the project, saying “this is going to be the best f*****g video game adaptation we’ve had to date.”
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