A two volume comic created by Kou Sasakura based on Castlevania: Curse of Darkness under the title of "Akumajō Dracula: Yami no Juin". It was supervised by IGA and can be considered an alternate storyline prequel to the video game. It was published in Japan in 2005 and 2006 by Mediafactory and was adapted into English by Tokyopop in 2008.
Book 1EditThe first book follows a young boy named Ted who lives in a village. In this time, Dracula's has declared war on the human race and Tedd's father, a mercenary, left to fight. Ted is always waiting for his father to return, to the dismay of a young nun. The young nun named Rosalee has recently taken in a unknown man she found and is trying to nurse him back to health. Many of the villagers are unsure of this man and Ted warns Rosalee to leave him. Meanwhile, Dracula has dispatched Isaac and a few others to search for Hector, one of Dracula's prime generals. Ted and Rosalee are about to have dinner when a werewolf invades and attempts to devour them. Ted attempt to fight the werewolf but is overpowered. The werewolf recognized his scent and recalls a knight with that scent as well. The werewolf taunts Ted about how he killed the knight and throws Ted into the next room containing the mysterious man. Ted pleads with the man to save him and Rosalee. The mysterious man says nothing and Ted wishes he had his power. The man, who is revealed to be Hector, asks Ted that if he was evil, would he still want his power. Ted agrees and Hector slays the werewolf who is surprised to see Hector and apologizes. Isaac recognizes Hector's power. The others under Isaac's command try to report back to Dracula and Isaac kills them. Isaac than has a flashback in which he first found Castlevania and met Hector.
Book 2EditBook 2 details Hector's recovery. After Dracula's downfall, Hector attempts to leave but Rosalee will not let him. Eventually, they begin to form a romance and Hector starts having feelings for Rosalee. However, Isaac confronts Hector who banishes and defeats him. Years go by and one day Rosalee takes apples in to town to sell. However, she takes too long and Hector begins to worry. He goes to town only to find her being burned at the stake as a witch. He cannot save her and sees Isaac laughing.
See also Curse of Darkness Manga Artwork
By this comics, Trevor Belmont was written to be Ralph Belmont, Rosaly is Rosalee, Devil Forgemaster is Demon Alchemist by the translator's misunderstanding.
- Castlevania: Curse of Darkness - The PlayStation 2 game this game tells the prologue
- Akumajō Dracula: Yami no Juin - Fukushū no Jokyoku - A short comic that also tells what happened before the game begins