Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge Alpha DVD cover

Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge was released in 1997 with 4 volumes. Each volume ran around 45 minutes and featured some of the Darkstalkers' cast. The series was initially released by Viz Video on VHS, DVD, and UMD for the Playstation Portable. It was re-licensed by Discotek Media for DVD re-release[1]. The official soundtrack for the anime was also released in the US and Japan.

The series was based on Capcom's video game Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge.

Plot summary[]

In a world different from our own, the old folk lore of vampires, werewolves and other terrifying creatures are a reality. In this world, humans are the natural enemies of these creatures, known as the Darkstalkers.


The staff for Night Warriors, which was composed of many members responsible for Gundam Wing (1995), were chosen by suggestions from Shukō Murase, the character designer for the anime as well as Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie[2]. Animation for the series was done by Madhouse with Masahi Ikeda directing. Character design was watched over by Shukō Murase and production by Takafumi Hoshikawa while music for the four volumes was composed by Ko Otani[2] with the ending theme by Eikichi Yazawa, titled "The Trouble Man".


  1. Return of the Darkstalkers[2]
  2. Blood of the Darkstalkers, Power of the Darkstalkers[2]
  3. Pyron Descending[2]
  4. For Whom They Fight[2]


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Demitri fighting a Huitzil

Character English VA Japanese VA
Anita Andrea Libman Akiko Yajima
Bishamon Don Brown Masashi Ebara
Demitri Maximoff Paul Dobson Akio Ōtsuka
Donovan Baine Ari Solomon Unshō Ishizuka
Felicia Janyse Jaud Yukana
Hannya Michael Dobson Shozo Iizuka
Huitzil Ward Perry Takehiro Murozono
Hsien-Ko Nicole Oliver Yūko Miyamura
Jon Talbain Alvin Sanders Fumihiko Tachiki
Lord Raptor Scott McNeil Kōichi Yamadera
Mei-Ling Jane Perry Maya Okamoto
Morrigan Aensland Kathleen Barr Rei Sakuma
Pyron David Kaye Shinji Ogawa

Minor characters and cameos[]

Hsien-Ko's Mother

Hsien-Ko and Mei-Ling's mother.

Minor Characters[]

  • Hsien-Ko and Mei-Ling's mother

Intro and ending cameos[]


  • The ending theme for the series, "The Trouble Man" by Eikichi Yazawa was also used in the Japanese home console port of Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors, as its opening theme.
  • Australian voice actor Scott McNeil also voiced Lord Raptor in the American series of Darkstalkers cartoons. He is also the only voice actor from the cartoon to reprise their role for the OVA while Kathleen Barr who voice Harry Grimorie's mother in the cartoon voiced Morrigan in the OVA.
  • Oddly, Huitzil appeared with its alternate color instead of its official color.
  • Demitri's aura that protects him is not visible in the OVA.
  • The animator of this OVA, Shūkō Murase, also worked on the hit Bandai series, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, which was one of the top shows on the Toonami line-up on Cartoon Network back in 2000.


External links[]


  1. Anime News Network: Discotek Adds Free!, Robot Carnival, Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust, More
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Capcom, (2008). Darkstalkers Graphic File. Udon Entertainment Corp, pg. 137. ISBN 1897-37604-9