Mysterious Journey To The North Sea Part 1

Rating: 
4
Mysterious Journey To The North Sea Part 1
a review by Christopher Seaman

VAMPIRE HUNTER D has been a cultural icon in Japanese horror anime and science fiction for 20 years now, incarnated in movies, novels, and soon, a manga. Many stories have been told about this character. The artwork by Yoshitaka Amano is often praised for its beauty and sweeping use of line. This seventh novel, published by DH PRESS, is another epic in the making, with the added twist that it is a two part story- the conclusion being released in September.

The story, like all the others, is set in a post apocalyptic future where humans struggle to survive in the world against a race of super vampires- the much feared and mysterious Nobility. Once all powerful, this race is in decline, their numbers dwindling faster thanks to the efforts of the seemingly indestructible D. Unlike other stories, however, D this time travels out of the wasteland to the North Sea, ostensibly on an errand to deliver a precious bead to the family of a young woman who died at the hands of thugs led by a massive, monstrous character named Gilligan. As Wu-Lin (the young woman) died, she asked D specifically to carry out this deed, and without question, he does so, undertaking a sea voyage to the fishing town where the main part of our story is set. Along the way, he is hounded by the grotesque fiends working for Gilligan, a fighter named Glen, and others. He also makes the acquaintance of Su-In, who turns out to be Wu-Lin's sister. Arriving in the village, though, D quickly realizes Gilligan's goons, still hunting the bead, have followed him, and Glen is also on the scene looking for a fight- just because he is a fighter and that is what they do

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