Vampire Hunter D Volume 1

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Dark Horse, 2005 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 268 pages
97 Reviews

12,090 A.D. It is a dark time for the world. Humanity is just crawling out from under three hundred years of domination by the race of vampires known as the Nobility. The war against the vampires has taken its toll; cities lie in ruin, the countryside is fragmented into small villages and fiefdoms that still struggle against nightly raids by the fallen vampires-and the remnants of their genetically manufactured demons and werewolves.

Every village wants a Hunter-one of the warriors who have pledged their laser guns and their swords to the eradication of the Nobility. But some Hunters are better than others, and some bring their own kind of danger with them...

From creator Hideyuki Kikuchi, one of Japan's leading horror authors with illustrations by renowned Japanese artist, Yoshitaka Amano, best known for his illustrations in Neil Gaiman's Sandman: The Dream Hunters and the Final Fantasy games.

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The prose is exquisite. - Goodreads
A little wordy, but the imagery comes across well. - Goodreads
A good read that is a toatal page turner! - Goodreads
Terrible, terrible writing. - Goodreads
A rather juvenile love story is not the strong point. - Goodreads
Great worldbuilding, terrible writing. - Goodreads

Review: Vampire Hunter D Volume 02: Raiser of Gales (Vampire Hunter D #2)

User Review  - Daniel Callister - Goodreads

I love the Vampire Hunter D movies and was really looking forward to reading these books. The atmosphere was great and D was as cool as ever, but the translation was kind of funky and it made the book ... Read full review

Review: Vampire Hunter D (Vampire Hunter D #1)

User Review  - Meghan - Goodreads

I really enjoyed the story of Vampire D! I also watched the movie, which came out in the 80's..who knew ? :) For someone who has never heard of Vampire D and his talking hand, I am pretty caught off ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Hideyuki Kikuchi was born in Chiba in 1949. He graduated from the Aoyama Gakuin University of Law and, inspired by H. P. Lovecraft, began publishing supernatural fiction in the early 1980s. One of the most prolific authors in the field, Kikuchi has published over three hundred books and still produces approximately one per month. He has enjoyed international success as a novelist, and much of his work has been adapted for manga and anime. Kikuchi is the author of the ongoing series Vampire Hunter D, of which Noble V: Greylancer is a spin-off. Wicked City, A Wind Named Amnesia, and Dark Wars: The Tale of Meiji Dracula number among his works available in English.

Yoshitaka Amano is a Japanese artist whose style and talents in a variety of media have won him acclaim worldwide.

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