Vampire Hunter D Reader's Guide

Rating: 
5

For more than two decades, the stories about the half-human and half-vampire turned vampire hunter D have enthralled readers around the world. Now for the first time, a guide to Vampire Hunter D has been collected to enthrall readers and introduce the story of D to new readers.

The book begins with an insightful look at the creation of the stories, showing through photographs with captions candid moments out of the writer's life, revealing part of his writing process for the first time. The book includes his short stories that were exclusive to his art collections for Vampire Hunter D and even has a story that Hideyuki Kikuchi wrote for a grand prize drawing. The remainder and fairly large part of the book contains an extensive in depth guide that is part glossary and other part notes about Vampire Hunter D. Every entry includes a reference noting which book/story arc the entry refers to.

Included in the collection are various illustrations by famed artist Yoshitake Amano for fans to enjoy.

IN SUMMARY:
A wonderful guide for fans of the series or for new readers who would like a well organized reference to the Vampire Hunter D legacy.


-- review by Holly Ellingwood

Fanged Films

Spain, 1973
Curse of the Devil / La Noche del asesino / Return of the Werewolf / The Black Harvest of Countess Dracula / The Return of Walpurgis
USA, 1980
Fundido a Negro

From the Library

As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia
A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  

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