Castlevania: Nocturne criticized for talking “racism and equality” instead of fighting vampires

Netflix’s Castlevania: Nocturne has been highly criticized on social media after showcasing a scene involving a speech about “racism and equality”.

The show focuses on vampire hunter Richter Belmont as he assembles a motley crew to “prevent an apocalypse during the French Revolution”, and it debuted September 28th with eight episodes.

As opposed to meeting viewer expectations by being a show about fighting vampires, Castlevania: Nocturne has delivered a scene where a black woman delivers a speech about racism and equality:

The moment was uploaded to social media, where it was criticized mercilessly for its seemingly irrelevant nature. Individuals also claimed the show had lower animation quality compared to previous Castlevania shows.

Comments also asserted that main character Richter was being sidelined for black female character Annette, who was race-swapped from the games.

Here’s a sample comments from social media:

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