- File Size: 13441 KB
- Print Length: 250 pages
- Publisher: Digital Manga Publishing; 1 edition (June 8, 2009)
- Publication Date: June 8, 2009
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002CMLH0G
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- Lending: Enabled
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Hideyuki Kikuchi's Vampire Hunter D Vol. 1 Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 7 in Hideyuki Kikuchi's Vampire Hunter D (7 Book Series)
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
not as good as the novel but still cool if you collect VHD stuff like mePublished 7 months ago by litta
If you like old school Manga along the lines of Akira, and Ghost in the Shell, this will reel you in. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Seth
Finally a Vampire Hunter D manga! I love these series very much and would like to give my feedback about the first volume in the series. Read morePublished 9 months ago by David Crane
A great book. This is my second time ordering it for my friend. He borrowed it and didn't want to give it back. A great addition to any manga library.Published 11 months ago by Mikal Richards
I am extremely biased... I have loved Vampire D since I was young. What the artwork is amazing & The storyline brilliantPublished 11 months ago by Mikhail Kerrigan
D is probably one of the best series of anything ever created. After reading the books and watching the movies, I was quite impressed with how well the manga followed suit. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kindle Customer
I collect mangas, and i love Vampire Hunter D the movies , so i wanted to have the manga collection , book came on time but was damage/bend,i wont buy again from this seller. tyPublished 17 months ago by Alex Leon
An epic series and in great condition, even had limited edition dust coverPublished 18 months ago by Andrea Armstrong