Vampire Hunter D

Vampire Hunter D
Vampire Hunter D

English Title: Vampire Hunter D
Japanese Title
: 吸血鬼バンパイアハンター – “Vampire Hunter”
Author: Hideyuki Kikuchi
Illustrator: Yoshitaka Amano
Translator: Kevin Leahy
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Drama
Original Run: 1983 – ongoing
English Run: 2005 – ongoing
English Publisher: Dark Horse
Volumes Published in English: 29 (In Progress) * Note* The English volumes do not follow the same numbering as the Japanese releases. The stories are presented in chronological order, but Dark Horse has chosen to split some single volumes into two, or to also put some out as omnibus versions.
Average Price Per Volume: Paperback $9 — Kindle $7 — Nook $9

Synopsis: 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…

Volume 1
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Volume 2 – Raiser of Gales
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Volume 3 – Demon Deathchase
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Volume 4 – Tale of the Dead Town
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Volume 5 – The Stuff of Dreams
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Volume 6 – Pilgrimage of the Sacred and the Profane
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Volume 7 – Mysterious Journey to the North Sea (Part 1)
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Volume 8 – Mysterious Journey to the North Sea (Part 2)
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Volume 9 – The Rose Princess
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Volume 10 – Dark Nocturne
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Volume 11 – Pale Fallen Angel (Parts 1 and 2)
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Volume 12 – Pale Fallen Angel (Parts 3 and 4)
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Volume 13 – Twin-Shadowed Knight (Parts 1 and 2)
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Volume 14 – Dark Road (Parts 1 and 2)
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Volume 15 – Dark Road (Part 3)
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Volume 16 – Tyrant’s Stars (Parts 1 and 2)
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Volume 17 – Tyrant’s Stars (Parts 3 and 4)
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Volume 18 – Fortress of the Elder God
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Volume 19 – Mercenary Road
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Volume 20 – Scenes from an Unholy War
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Volume 21 – Record of the Blood Battle
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Volume 22 – White Devil Mountain
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Volume 23 – Iriya the Berserker
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Volume 24 – Throng of Heretics
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Volume 25 – Undead Island
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Volume 26 — Bedeviled Stagecoach
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Released September 12, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-1506701998

Volume 27 — Nightmare Village
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Released August 28, 2018 — ISBN-13: 978-1506709277

Volume 28 — The Tiger in Winter
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Released September 10, 2019 — ISBN-13: 978-1506714295

Volume 29 — Noble Front
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Released April 14, 2020 — ISBN-13: 978-1506716299

Illustration Sampler

Note: Visit this page on Wikipedia for a list of all the Vampire Hunter D novels from Japan (including its many off-shoots).

Anime Adaptations

Vampire Hunter D (1985 Film) — MAL Entry — Adapted the 1st volume of the novel series. AmazonRightStuf

Vampire Hunter D: BloodlustMAL Entry — Adapted the 3rd volume of the novel series. AmazonRightStuf

Manga Adaptation

MAL Entry — (Japan) 8 volumes. Published 2007 to 2014. (English release by Digital Manga Publishing) Began publication November 2017 — Amazon

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