Argh, argh, argh. I saw this movie. It rocked. And now I read this:
It's too bad that Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust was disqualified due to a technicality (the paperwork was reportedly never received by the Academy).
From IGNFilmForce, when trying to decide best animated picture. Argh Argh Argh. I loved this movie, and will probably buy it sometime soon (after I buy a DVD player, most likely), but to hear that it can't win a little gold statue because of botched paperwork. ARGH!
I liked this movie much more than the original. Bloodlust just flowed, and it was really fun to watch. If you haven't seen it, I encourage you to rent it or buy it. If you're an anime fan, it's well worth it.
The Dubliners also did a song based on the story, the lyrics for which can be found hither.... http://www.lyricsondemand.com/d/dublinerslyrics/thesicknotelyrics.html Whether this makes the story any more believable is questionable ;)