With Halloween around the corner, it’s time once again to chat about something spooky, and this time we’re going to go the Anime route. Discotek’s release of the Darkstalkers OVA Collection has been bugging me for a month or so and I’ve finally snatched it. Now back in the day, I was only able to see episodes 1 & 2, but the circle is now complete. I finally viewed episodes 3 & 4 and I have to say that I’m surprised. Now, when I say ‘surprised’, I can mean a LOT of things. The word is generally used in a fairly positive connotation, but once again, I’m dancing around a bit. The last time I viewed this OVA was in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, so I’m a bit older now but not that much wiser. Therefore, when I say ‘surprised’, I mean that despite the lovely direction, animation, colors and backgrounds, Darkstalkers has surprising amounts of existential angst that make me a bit disappointed. First however, let’s talk about the positives.