"Vampire Hunter D" Novels Arrive this Spring From Dark Horse

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From creator Hideyuki Kikuchi, one of Japan's leading horror authors, comes VampireHunter D Volume1 in English for the first time! Kikuchi's series of Vampire Hunter Dnovels were first published in Japan in 1983 and thus far have encompassed 17 volumes,ultimately selling over 12 million copies. The extremely popular novel series led toseveral anime features and a hit Playstation 2 video game. Both the films and the gamereached large audiences in the U.S. and created a huge demand for translations of theoriginal novels into English.

Vampire Hunter D is set in 12,090 A.D. It is a dark time for the world. Humanity is justcrawling out from under three hundred years of domination by the race of vampiresknown 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 againstnightly raids by the fallen vampires-and the remnants of their genetically manufactureddemons and werewolves.

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

Written by Hideyuki Kikuchi and featuring eight illustrations by renowned Japaneseartist Yoshitaka Amano (Neil Gaiman's Sandman: The Dream Hunters and the FinalFantasy games), Vampire Hunter D Volume1(of 17) arrives May 4 with a retail price of$8.95. DH Press is an imprint of Dark Horse Comics. ISBN: 1-59582-012-4

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