Release date: 1994
This is a review of the 60 minute animated film called Ghost Sweeper Mikami, rather than the anime series of the same name.
It starts in the midst of a battle between Mitsuhide Akechi – an exorcist – and Nobunaga Oda – a shogun. However Oda is not what he seems and is, in fact, Nosferatu – a powerful vampire. The exorcist stabs the vampire with a divine lance but the vampire suggests that he will resurrect in the future. The exorcist throws the lance into the future to find the one that will come after him.
|true form of Nosferatu|
The animation has not aged too well but the actual film was good fun. I liked the fact that Mikami is absolutely mercenary – one reason for destroying the vampire is to ensure her money doesn’t become worthless, another is to collect the $50 million reward that the Pope has offered for slaying the vampire. 6 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.