Dark fantasy triumphs in this gorgeously animated surrealist adventure (2000), whose alienated hero isn't the typical loner. D—a half-vampire, half-human killer for hire who's turned against his thirsty paternal bloodline—has a face growing out of the palm of his hand. This chatty, unwanted companion can't possibly be left behind as D sets off to rescue a young human who may have colluded in her own abduction by the vampire she loves. Written and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, based on a novel by Hideyuki Kikuchi; with the voice of Andrew Philpot. 105 min.