The first season of Castlevania on Netflix was ‘meh’ to say the least. The second season easily overcame the lack-lusterness of season one while also adding more episodes. Season two expanded with more gore, action and characters.

The series is animated by Powerhouse Animation Studios with an art style similar to that of Ninja Scroll and Vampire Hunter D. Season three will continue to follow Trevor Belmont, Alucard (Dracula’s son) and Sypha Belnades. Personally I’m the most excited to see how necromancer Isaac evolves.

The portrayal of Isaac -voiced by actor Adetokumboh M’Cormack- was a stand out because not only was he a Black character in anime who wasn’t drawn as a stereotypical caricature but he’s also non-heterosexual. This combination if memory serves, is a first in anime. In the second episode of season two we find out that Isaac has a warped sense of love and affection towards his abusive master. Later in the season Isaac’s loyalties are tied to Dracula and he’s tasked with helping lead Dracula armies. When that tie is severed, the season ends with Isaac’s callousness for humankind being solidified. We get a hint of whats to come for Isaac in the new trailer.

Castlevania Season 3 releases on Netflix March 5th.