- Nov 2, 2019
The art is amazing. It looked familiar, so I did a little research and it looks like the artist is Noriyoshi Ohrai. He did movie posters for Star Wars, Beastmaster, Godzilla, the Goonies and more. He also did art for some Metal Gear games.
I also watched Vampire Wars. There was a vampire but no wars. It mostly sucked shit. Lots of talking for very little story. No real action until the very end, which is just a basic shootout. Had a decent budget yet never really made worthwhile use of it. Some gore but...eh. Seems to have been based on a light novel series. Perhaps if I was familiar with those then this OVA would have maybe held some value. This actually got licenced and released on VHS and DVD by Manga video. I imagine this was a "regretful rental" to many. The best thing about the OVA was the JP box art which Manga video didn't even use. =P
I found some great covers he did for a magazine called SF Adventure. I hope there are higher res scan out there somewhere. They'd make some great prints.
Sorry, I know this post is a bit off-topic. Just thought I'd post what I found for those who may be interested.