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Darkstalkers

Darkstalkers
US First Aired Release Date: 1995

Franchise: Darkstalkers
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HienFan
said at 9:24 AM on Sat Jun 27 2015
I dunno how I feel of this show, it's definetely my least favourite Capcom animation but it's kinda goofy in a so bad it's good way but still not to the same level of Street Fighter, Megaman, Mario or even Game N
Starscreamsfan
said at 1:00 PM on Sat Jun 27 2015
@HienFan I honestly liked Captain N and Street Fighter, not as so-bad-it's-good shows, but I honestly think they're good. However, this Darkstalkers cartoon, now that's definetly a so-bad-it's-good show (the stories are enjoyable, the acting is excellent, but the animation is just AWFUL!!!!!!).
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:17 PM on Tue Apr 28 2015
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Most western cartoons based on video games, as a whole, are pretty bad.

Most gaming cartoons are so bad, they loop around and actually become enjoyable, be it because there's an earnest effort behind the badness (see: Donkey Kong Country, the Mario cartoons), or because the sheer magnitude of insanity and awfulness makes the show incredible to watch (see: Mega Man, Street Fighter).

This is just a bad show. Limited and often grotesque animation, generic character designs that lack the stylistic touches of the original games, and lazy writing and storylines that don't capture the quirky atmosphere of the original series. The only decent character is Lord Raptor, who actually manages to be hilariously over-the-top (blowing up a dinosaur WITH THE POWER OF ROCK) and is voiced well by Scott McNeil. Everyone else though, is a pale, one-note imitation of their likably-quirky originals. Morrigan is self-centered, adventurous, and just seeks excitement for herself instead of pledging allegiance to anyone in particular. Here, she's a Baroness knock-off.

It's a show that fills no specific niche and does not intend to accomplish anything whatsoever. It's generic and forgettable, and that's probably the greatest offence art can commit.
Starscreamsfan
said at 10:54 AM on Tue Oct 7 2014
Even though the animation is extremely crappy, the voice acting is quite impressive and the stories are quite enjoyable.

Thanks to this show, characters like Pyron, Demitri, Anakaris, Raptor and Victor became my favorite Darkstalker characters because of their hilarious moments and the excellent voice performances by their respective actors.
HienFan
said at 4:08 AM on Sun Nov 2 2014
@Starscreamsfan I have to admit some of the voices(especially Hsien Ko and Felicia) sounds better here than in the recent games

And I love Rikuo and Jon's voices
Starscreamsfan
said at 8:05 AM on Wed Nov 5 2014
@HienFan Yeah. But overall, Demitri is the best character in this cartoon IMO. He has the greatest voice, a lot of character development and his vocal performance is excellent.

I was quite hesitant to watch this at first, mainly because of the fact that I never saw it as a kid and from all the bad things I've heard about it (mostly concerning Morrigan), but I was pleasantly surprised with it. Yeah, the animation is completely abysmal, but everything else was neatly done.

Morrigan, even though changed a bit in terms of clothing, still looked like the sexy succubus from the game (unlike most people described her looking ugly). By ugly, I always think of the Queen from Disney's Snow White in her old crone form, but it was just the critics and game fans being completely exaggerated in their remarks.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 11:06 AM on Wed Nov 5 2014
@Starscreamsfan I'm pretty sure the fact that the studio was evidently bereft of cartoonist skill didn't help in that regard; I've seen an annotated version of the series and I can say up front that they couldn't draw or animate her face in a way that wasn't awkward or stiff to save their lives, and that's likely where much of the criticism comes from.
Starscreamsfan
said at 12:22 PM on Wed Nov 5 2014
@CatsTuxedo Well, that's true, if we're talking about the first episode, in which Morrigan's face is quite inconsistent in design. But, if you watch later episodes, her face is a lot more consistent.

But then again, this point you raised about the animation being made by a studio with a lot of cartoonist skilled animators may be the reason why the animation is so awful. I mean, it's quite sad when almost everyone involved in this cartoon was really passionate about it, and the only guys that didn't care about the project are the animators (The writers created good stories, the voice performers really embraced their characters, no matter how whacky they are, but the animators just did the drawings and didn't bother to correct them).
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 12:50 PM on Wed Nov 5 2014
@Starscreamsfan I don't think anyone on this project cared about cartoons aside from the actors, actually. If they did, they wouldn't even think of making the drawings look this bad, the story so incomprehensible or the attempts at comedy so negligible. The people behind this show were in it for the money and absolutely nothing else.
Starscreamsfan
said at 4:26 AM on Fri Nov 7 2014
@CatsTuxedo I dunno man. Yeah, the animation is lazy. The stories are good in my opinion. I mean, the writers are quite good (and most of them wrote episodes in which the protagonist was their favorite character).

You got great writers like:

Richard Mueller (he wrote some of the best and most enjoyable episodes and was also the story editor for the show)

Christy Marx (she wrote two episodes featuring Donovan).

Doug Booth (apparently, he likes Anakaris)

Kat Likkel (her stories deal more with the long rivalry between Morrigan and Demitri)

Brooks Wachtel (apparently, he's a Lord Raptor fan)

Katherine Lawrence (she finds Rikuo extremely attractive, for a fishman)

Yes, they wanna win the bucks, but at least the writers made an effort to earn them by writing stories that stand on their own, even though they really don't feel like Darkstalkers stories, but then again, they feel like they could have worked if the show wasn't related to Darkstalkers.

The same goes for the voice actors, who embraced these roles no matter how whacky and ridiculous they were.

Michael Donovan as Demitri is quite possibly the best performance in the show (I really wish he could reprise the role someday) and the character is well developed.

Richard Newman, even though he's my favorite Canadian performer (how many times have I said that already???), doesn't really manage to surpass Donovan's Demitri. Sure, he still does a great job as Pyron, but the character is absolutely pathetic in the cartoon. But then again, I really enjoy this pathetic version of Pyron, because it's so well performed and because it's fun to see him being captured and intimidated by characters like Huitzil and Terramon.

I would like to mention others, but I already posted my favorite Darkstalkers cartoon perfomers here:

http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13865
HienFan
said at 12:36 AM on Tue Nov 11 2014
@CatsTuxedo I thought the humour and plot was so bad it was utterly hilarious

Except for Harry I hate that kid
Starscreamsfan
said at 7:53 AM on Tue Nov 11 2014
@HienFan I think the comedy was quite hilarious, but I agree with you about the plot. Even though the stories were good (IMO), the plot is quite hard to follow because of all the things that are going on.

Harry is something of a mixed bag for me, because they got a good child actor (Kyle Labine) and he had some good moments, but a lot of his funny lines were somewhat off. His only funny line that made me laugh hard was "Morrigan, I need to go to the bathroom!!!". Other than that, I wasn't quite keen on Harry.
HienFan
said at 12:50 AM on Fri Feb 20 2015
@Starscreamsfan Well I'll defend this Morrigan, Saffron>Erin, I rather have a thick accent than a voice that sounds like a raunchy adult film
Starscreamsfan
said at 6:59 AM on Fri Feb 20 2015
@HienFan Well, actually, that's one of the things the cartoon did better than the anime, Morrigan is supposed to be Scottish.
HienFan
said at 9:03 PM on Fri Feb 20 2015
@Starscreamsfan I like Kathleen Barr a lot though Erin not so much
Starscreamsfan
said at 1:55 PM on Sat Feb 21 2015
@HienFan Barr is good, but the lack of accent bothered me. She isn't bad though.

Erin doesn't have an accent and she overexaggerated the character, making her the weakest.
HienFan
said at 10:37 PM on Sat Feb 21 2015
@Starscreamsfan Well we agree on one thing, Erin is the weakest
Starscreamsfan
said at 8:00 AM on Sun Feb 22 2015
@HienFan Yes well, I personally prefer both Saffron Henderson and Siobhan Flynn (mainly because they gave her the correct accent), with Kathleen Barr at a very close second (though she doesn't have her accent, her acting is spot-on) and Erin Fitzgerald at a very distant third.
HienFan
said at 2:55 AM on Tue Mar 31 2015
@Starscreamsfan Weeell that explains why 4Kids Pokemon is so well loved...

That aside, I'm one for voice first, accent second if it can put an already nice voice a more flavourful take, Siobhan is very good I'll give her that
Starscreamsfan
said at 12:47 PM on Tue Mar 31 2015
@HienFan Yes, I think that works.

Though it seems really odd that this cartoon (with all it's flaws and inaccuracies) got Demitri's character (which, IMO, was a lot more menacing than all the other villains together, including Pyron) and Morrigan's accent right (as I said, the games even tell us that her birthplace is Scotland).
HienFan
said at 9:22 AM on Sat Jun 27 2015
@Starscreamsfan Rikuo wasn't too bad either, considering what the anime did to him(and Sasquash and whatever cast that died in the anime)


A favorite TV Show
for 3 members.
Reason:

"This show is strangely attractive!"

- Plevak
FAVE CHARACTER
Who's your favorite character?
Felicia
50.0% (2 votes)
Lord Raptor
25.0% (1 votes)
Demitri Maximoff
25.0% (1 votes)
4 Total Votes
VOICE COMPARES
Listen to all the actors who have voiced the following Darkstalkers characters.
Donovan Baine
Felicia
Pyron
Huitzil
Demitri Maximoff
Hsien Ko
Bishamon (Hannya)
Jon Talbain
Morrigan Aensland