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Vampire Hunter D

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1 Vampire Hunter D on Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:04 am

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This is a listing of all light novels in the Vampire Hunter D series, written by Hideyuki Kikuchi, and illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano.

Known simply as the Vampire Hunter (吸血鬼ハンター, Kyūketsuki Hantā) series in Japan, the first novel, Vampire Hunter "D",
was written by Hideyuki Kikuchi and published in 1983. To date, 20
volumes have been published in the main series, with some volumes
comprising as many as four books. The series has also spawned anime, audio drama, and manga adaptations, as well as a short story collection, art books, and a supplemental guide book.
All of the official publications in the series were originally
published by Asahi Sonorama. Additionally, from November 1992 through
February 1993, special hardcover editions of the first seven volumes,
plus Dark Nocturne, were published by Asashi Sonorama to commemorate the series' 10th anniversary, as the Vampire Hunter Favorite Printing Series (吸血鬼ハンター愛蔵版シリーズ, Kyūketsuki Hantā Aizōban Shirīzu); each included a new cover illustration and a color interior illustration by Yoshitaka Amano.
Following the closing of the Sonorama branch in September 2007, the release of D - Throng of Heretics in October 2007 under the Asahi Bunko - Sonorama Selection label marked the transition to the new publisher, Asahi Shimbun
Publishing, a division of Asahi Sonorama's parent company. From
December 2007 through January 2008, Asahi Shimbun Publishing reprinted
the complete Vampire Hunter catalogue under the Sonorama Selection label.
On May 11, 2005, the first official English translation was released under DH Press,
translated by Kevin Leahy. As of 2008, eleven novels have been
translated into and released in English, with three more (through Twin-Shadowed Knight Part Two) scheduled to be released through 2009.


The series of novels:-->

They are all wiki links, by the way. They link to the same page, but. Lol. Just up and down that huge wiki page.

I have read the 2nd 3rd 4th 5th book. I bought them, actually - the translated versions. For 50 bucks each (original) where Crossword was selling it for a ridiculous 550 bucks! And even though it wasn't VERY intriguing, it was fun reading it. We can't blame the English Translator, since the original was in Japanese, so the effect is lost sometimes when translating - the same way English movies when dubbed in Hindi sound. But despite the translation, the books are still nice. Description of what is happening gets a bit rough sometimes - as in, you don't know what exactly is being described, but after a little more reading, things get cleared out.

I enjoyed reading them. Will try to get the next bunch of them. I'll try to find some e-books also!


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2 Re: Vampire Hunter D on Mon May 31, 2010 5:26 pm

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the anime movie was good!

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