Vesemir, a witcher, must literally face the demons of his past when he is called upon to help stop a horde of ravaging beasts.
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is a blast from start to finish. With superb writing, impeccable 2D animation, and memorable voice work from Theo James, it is sure to please anime fans.
Directed by Kwang Il Han, it follows Vesemir, a witcher who abandoned his impoverished past to embrace the world of demon/monster hunting for coin.
When a job pits him against his most dangerous adversaries yet and reunites him with a childhood friend, the protagonist finds himself in the fight of and for his life.
As the hero, Vesemir is easily likeable; he loves his job, swears a lot, is full of swagger, and is bloody good with a sword. His journey sees him face both his inner and outer demons.
I decided to stop watching 2D animated films some years ago but the new wave of outstanding movies in the genre has made me a believer in them again.
With this film, director Kwang Il Han succeeds in making something unique and entertaining. The action is visceral, the dialogue is witty, and the special effects are awesome. Also, the musical score is out of this world.
I like the direction Netflix is going with its anime content. Not all of them are great but they are doing a good job with most of them so far.
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is a visual triumph.