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|Manga||The Great Yōkai War (1966)|
|Anime||Series 1 Episode 10 (1968)|
|1968 anime||Kōsaku Sugiura|
|1985 anime||Banjō Ginga|
Ichirō Murakoshi (Movie 2)
|1996 anime||Kaneto Shiozawa|
|2007 anime||Katsuyuki Konishi|
|Video games||Akio Ōtsuka (2003 PS2)|
Dracula (ドラキュラ), is a vampire and a member of the Western Yōkai. He has battled Kitarō many times alongside either the Western Yōkai or other vampires, often as the leader. He first appeared in the story Shonen Magazine story The Great Yōkai War.
As with many recurring villains, several characters named Dracula have appeared, but it's not always clear whether they are different characters or not.
A Professor Dracula (ドラキュラ博士, Dorakyura-Hakase) appeared Blood Battle Etiquette Battle as an authority on Yōkai Medicine. He leads Penanggalan, Asanbosam, Langsuyar and Shina-Yasha in an attack on the blood bank on Mount Osore to get blood for the dying Kyūketsuju.
A Boss Dracula (ドラキュラ親分, Dorakyura-Oyabun) appears in Kitarō's World Obake Tour as the leader of a gang of yōkai from around the world.
Dracula reappears in GeGeGe no Kitarō: Kitarō Jigoku-hen leading a large number of vampires in an attempt to steal blood from Jigoku, as the AIDS outbreak of the 1980s has made pure human blood hard to find. A joke is also made that he was the one who sent Demon Kogure to the human realm.
In GeGeGe no Kitarō: Yōkai Sen-Monogatari, he reappears as a senior member of the Western Yōkai Army. He is immensely powerful and nearly annihilates the Japanese yōkai, even killing Kitarō and turning him into wine. However, Nezumi-Otoko accidentally drank the wine, allowing Kitarō to revive himself with the powers of his chanchanko. In the end, he is destroyed when he is thrown into sunlight and disintegrates.
In the film GeGeGe no Kitarō: Yōkai Tokkyū! Maboroshi no Kisha, an unnamed vampire with a slightly different appearance takes Dracula's role as leader of the Western Yōkai Army. He turned Kitarō into coal to fuel the Phantom Train, but Kitarō uses the power of the train to return to normal and defeat him. He used his cape and top hat as a weapon.
In the fifth anime, he is named Dracula II (ドラキュラ二世, Dorakyura Nisei), the predecessor of Dracula III, and his generation is said to have fought in the original Great Yōkai War 12 years prior. In episode #68, he reunites with the original Frankenstein, Witch and Wolfman and launches an all-out attack on Jigoku, where he blocks the way of the Kitarō Family.
In the game GeGeGe no Kitarō: Ibun Yōkai Kitan, he is a failed business man who works for Giga in exchange for having his debts erased. He acts as commander of the Western Yōkai Army and leads Elite, La Seine, Lon Lon, Karika, Frankenstein and the Wolfman in battle against Kitarō. He is once again depicted as having knowledge in yōkai medicine.
- Dracula IV (original vampire character from Hakaba Kitarō.
- Dracula III (new character in his role in 5th anime)
- Count Dracula (Dracula III's grandfather)
|Original Team||Dracula • Witch • Wolfman • Frankenstein|
|2018 Team||Adél • Carmilla • Wolfgang • Victor Frankenstein|
|Main Team||Dracula III • Zambia • Wild|
|Allies||Youaltepuztli • Balmond • Gorgon • Golem • Count Dracula|