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Hideyuki Kikuchi's Vampire Hunter D Vol. 1 [Kindle Edition]

Hideyuki Kikuchi , Saiko Takaki
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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The year is 12,090 A.D., and what little is left of humanity has finally crawled out from the ashes of war and destruction. From the darkness of fallout, mutants and a race of vampires known as the Nobility have spawned. They rule the weak with no remorse. Once bitten by a Nobility, one is cursed to become a member of the undead. Villagers cower in fear, hoping and praying for a savior to rid them of their undying nightmare. All they have to battle this danger is a different kind danger – a Vampire Hunter.
Enter D – a lone, mysterious vampire hunter, sought out by the desperate Doris Lang. Bitten by the vampire lord Count Lee, Doris is destined to her unholy fate... Can D deliver her from her curse and bring her to salvation, or will she forever be part of the unholy dead?


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  • File Size: 13391 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Digital Manga Publishing; 1 edition (June 8, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002CMLH0G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #232,391 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I've waited for this a loooonnng time November 17, 2007
Format:Paperback
Especially that there was this shocking news to an Anime fan that there was "No such thing" as an "Original Vampire Hunter D Manga". Direct from book to Anime. Rarer, but nowhere near unheard of. Also tangent "Shamanic Princess" for example.

Overall, it is a very good Manga adaptation of the novel. Actually a bit of a gestalt of the Novel and the film, leaning heavily towards the former. A little bit of artistic license here and there for gag effect, but in no way detracts from the story.

The artwork is very good although Amano's own artwork is much better but now much more stylized than most would like.

This is simply a "Must Have" for anyone who likes D enough to have the films. To anyone who's maybe watched the films on TV or a rental or at someone's house, I'd still recommend the Manga, then perhaps the first volume of the translated book.

Some examples of this are that Doris has black hair and is a bit of a more forceful personality rather than constant "Damsel in Distress" of the manga. The count's daughter, Lamika, is a blonde and is interested in rather than scornful of D. And the Count is still as formidable, but his powers are a bit...different. Won't say more and be a possible 'spoiler'...again I'll say its well worth buying. I don't even get that many comics or mangas these days, but I eagerly bought this one.

What I think is even better is that there seems to be promise to make more of these books into novels, up to perhaps (market willing) the whole series. At the least, "Raiser of Gales" will be available next summer:-)

Last, but not least, this book is a larger format. Half again the size of the standard manga. This, not licensing is no doubt the reason for its increased price, but it is thick and chock full of beautiful illustration, including a color front piece, something American Manga publishers seem to cheat out of for the most part.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A hunter of unbelievable skill February 7, 2008
Format:Paperback
It somehow seems surprising that with a pair of classic anime movies and several novels, Hideyuki Kikuchi's "Vampire Hunter D" has never been rendered in manga form.

Well, now it has. And it's a gorgeous, detailed rendering of Kikuchi's futuristic-western-by-Bram-Stoker style. And it does a solid job mingling dark science fiction with ancient mythical creatures -- werewolves, vampires, and a medieval futuristic world full of monsters.

Farmgirl Doris Lang stops a sword-carrying youth on a cyborg horse, and finds that he is a Vampire Hunter. Good thing, because Doris has been bitten by the vampire Magnus Lee, and needs this young man -- who calls himself "D" -- to save her and her brother from the vampire. Haughty vampire ladies, werewolves and feuding villagers all visit Doris' farm -- only to be repulsed by D.

But to deal with Lee, D must venture into a disgusting, labyrinthine castle, dealing with demonic serpent-women, lethal mutants, and the Count himself. Outside, Lee's servants and daughter Larmica grapple with various villagers, intending to capture or kill Doris -- but none of them realize what D, a dhampir, is hiding in his distant past...

The world Kikichi concocts is a pretty fascinating one. As the introduction explains, it's over ten thousand years in the future, in the waning days of a vampire empire that ran the whole planet, and Earth is overrun with vampires, werewolves, mutants and cyborgs. He's invented a gloriously rough, wild kind of world, sort of a postapocalyptic Wild West.

And his detailed, atmospheric writing is stripped down and translated into artwork and spare dialogue. The actual prose tends to be rather straightforward, in a "Shane" kind of way, but preserving much of the flavour of the original novel.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well done! November 29, 2011
Format:Paperback
Like the novel, I thoroughly enjoyed the manga portrayal of the first Vampire Hunter D book. Considering how dated the first movie was, I was sort of eager to see how it matched up to the modern manga art style. D's definitely better looking than the illustrations in the novel which is great. Unlike the film, Doris is a brunette and she is D have a bit more romance than the film leads us to believe.

The manga is filled with vivid details, explanations, vivid action scenes, character development, romance, and just all out entertainment. I ended up liking the characters much more compared to their movie counterparts, even D himself. Most that have read the book and manga have probably seen the movie. Since there are more visuals than the book, the manga is even more fun to try to compare to the movie. There are so many drastic character design changes that you have to remember everyone's names to make sure they're the right characters.

The manga is easy on the eyes, as is D. You wonder if he will ever find piece, and you hope he does. I definitely recommend trying this series out if you're into vampires.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bringing Light To Those Who Fear the Dark May 31, 2010
Format:Paperback
Mankind at last turns upon itself and unleashes weapons of unimaginable horror against themselves, despite knowing what the final outcome will be. The cities fall, towns collapse, and humanity is swept back into a Dark Age amidst ruins of past advanced civilisation. Mutants spawn in the fallout, and THEY appear. Creatures of ancient legend, they roam the darkness. Indescribably beautiful, powerful, ultra intelligent, thirsting for blood, they are vampires. Herding humanity under their care, they husband the last remnants of civilisation and advance the frontiers of science forward once more. For five thousand years they reign over the Earth, until their own base natures seem to envelop them, and their time, too, seems to come to an end. The children of mankind, having lived in the shadow of the Nobility and their own past human civilisation, expand on their own, trying to survive and grow in a world where monsters spew forth in unexpected places, rogue Nobles hunt in the dark, and their own frailties expose them to mortal danger. Amongst the humans though, occasionally one finds a useful mutation. Appearing human, they have an ability that sets them apart and makes them more akin to the demons stalking the world, perfect for becoming hunters. They work for a bounty, stalking the terrors that crawl and creep forth, and Nobles who come to take prey.

Amongst them is one so famed, his exploits precede him even to the furthest corners of the human frontier. His name is D, and his appearance often misleads people when they first lay eyes upon him. He is slender, and exceptionally beautiful in a way that turns the heads of men and women. He is solemn, dressed ready for his work as a hunter, and riding upon a cyborg horse.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars D Never Disappoints
But the format for this does. Please, please fix the digital layout. It looks atrocious and makes everything so hard to read. Read more
Published 2 months ago by J.N.
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
seen the anime years, and years ago. the manga is just as great and even better in my opinion :)
Published 8 months ago by Kalei A Olsen
4.0 out of 5 stars Obvious Classic
Very good book. A must for comic book fans. Someone just getting into manga might find it a little odd at first but it is a great story.
Published 12 months ago by Luke Venables
2.0 out of 5 stars Good book, but not on an iPad
The art and story were fine, but for whatever reason the digital version on the iPad was really small with large margins so the art was hard to see. Read more
Published 14 months ago by E. Wu
1.0 out of 5 stars Unreadable
This is completely unreadable. I have an ipad and it barely takes up half the screen. I feel like I need a microscope to read it.
Published 14 months ago by RonW
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful digital copy for anyone with an iPad or anything bigger than a...
As one review stated:

"I'm not sure why one of the reviewer stated that the manga was updated to fit the Kindle DX. Read more
Published 14 months ago by W. Madderra
4.0 out of 5 stars Love these stories! Own this on KindleFire
I love all of the Vampire Hunter D anime series. The illustration is amazing quality and the story boards are equally entertaining. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Elisha M. Sampson
3.0 out of 5 stars vampire hunter D
This book is rather delightful to read, and i love how there is blood but romance at the same moment. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Holly Byrnes
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I love vampire hunter d i grew up watching the movie for it and noticed the manga for it yesterday so had to buy. i just love it!!!
Published 18 months ago by Lisa Schuljak
5.0 out of 5 stars What up wit all you haterz!
Okay, lemme clear somethigs up. first of all, this book is awesome and you hataz out there only hate cuz ya cant read it. if you can't read, it means one of two things:
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Hideyuki Kikuchi is considered to be the master horror writer of Japan by American fandom, often compared to Stephen King.

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