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Since the first title, released in 1986, the Castlevania series has been referenced in many forms of media, including video games, literature, music, and TV series.

GamesEdit

Card gamesEdit

  • Yu-Gi-Oh!
    • Yu-Gi-Oh! - Vampire Hunter - 01

      Vampire Hunter card from Yu-Gi-Oh!

      A card named Vampire Hunter depicts a man wielding a whip. Since Yu-Gi-Oh! is also made by Konami, it's very probable this character was designed to resemble a member of the Belmont clan. Furthermore, the original Japanese name for this card is Vanpaia Kirā (Vampire Killer), thus also referencing Castlevania.

Video gamesEdit


LiteratureEdit

MangaEdit

  • Hellsing
    • The last chapter of Volume 8 is titled Castle Vania 1.
  • Rosario + Vampire
    • In the Rosario + Vampire II manga series, the main character, Tsukune Aono, learns to control his vampire powers through the use of a magical whip that dispels demon power, called "Belmont". This is clearly a reference to the Vampire Killer whip and the Belmont Clan.
  • Zatch Bell!
    • The manga series Zatch Bell!, called in Japan Konjiki no Gasshu!! (金色のガッシュ!!?, lit. Golden Gash!!) featured a character named Sherry Belmont (ベルモンド シェリー Berumondo Sherī). She assists her partner Brago (who has has a slight resemblance to a vampire), and her main-weapon is a flail.

MusicEdit

  • Army of the Pharaohs
    • This hip hop group has a track named "Bloody Tears" which samples the classic Castlevania song.
  • Dignity
    • This European metal band covered the Dracula's Curse track Beginning in their debut album, Project Destiny. The track is called "Inner Demons" and features lyrics about the inner fight of a man.
  • DragonForce
    • The band has a song titled "Symphony of the Night", and it appears to be sung from Alucard's perspective.
  • Malice Mizer
    • This popular Japanese visual kei band has a song named "Gekka no Yasoukyoku" which is the Japanese name for Symphony of the Night.
  • Pryapisme
    • The band "Pryapisme" references Castlevania, among many other video games, in their music video for the song "Un Druide est Giboyeux Lorsqu'il se Prend Pour un Neutrino".
  • Starbomb
    • Starbomb - Crasher-Vania - 0102:42

      Starbomb - Crasher-Vania - 01

      Gaming music band, Starbomb, composed of American comedy duo Ninja Sex Party and Flash animator and internet personality Egoraptor, released their first and eponymous album in 2013, which included a song called "Crasher-Vania". The song was reminiscent of Bobby Pickett's 1962 novelty hit, Monster Mash, and talks about Simon Belmont crashing a party Dracula made for his friends. Not long after that, a video made by Flash animator Cas van de Pol, appeared on YouTube. It became very popular (with over 3,000,000 views since its initial release) and gave birth to the now iconic phrase: "Never fear, Simon Belmont is here!"

TV seriesEdit

  • Captain N: The Game Master
    • Simon Belmont appears as one of the title characters and a member of the N-Team in this American-Canadian animated series which ran from 1989 to 1991. Instead of the barbarian vampire hunter determined to stop Dracula at all costs, he's portrayed as an arrogant and vain individual who enjoys tending to his appearance more than fighting evil. Likewise, Dracula, known in the series as The Count, plays a major role as a recurrent villain and outright antagonist, commanding a roster of minions conformed primarily on enemies from Simon's Quest and Dracula's Curse.
  • Game of Thrones
    • One of the fictional languages created for the show by linguist David J. Peterson makes a reference to Castlevania, where the word for chain is "belmon"; "that's clearly a shout-out to Castlevania II: Simon's Quest.", he said.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic


  • Robot Chicken
    • Robot Chicken - "Is that a Whip?"01:06

      Robot Chicken - "Is that a Whip?"

      In the episode Maurice Was Caught there is a segment called "Is that a whip?" which pokes fun at the Castlevania series.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
    • In episode 31, the vampire Camula (a homonym of "Dracula") summons a castle with a card named Infernalvania. The name could be a reference to Transylvania instead, but Yu-Gi-Oh! is a Konami property and has referenced Castlevania in the past.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Josh Haber at Twitter.

External linksEdit

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