Vampire Hunter D
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Vampire Hunter D

Alternative Titles

English: Vampire Hunter D
Japanese: 吸血鬼ハンターD; バンパイアハンターD;


Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: 1983 to ?
Genres: Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Horror Horror, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Themes: Demons Demons, Vampire Vampire
Serialization: None
Authors: Kikuchi, Hideyuki (Story), Amano, Yoshitaka (Art)


Score: 7.931 (scored by 794794 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #8252
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3941
Members: 3,646
Favorites: 102

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The series that spawned the Vampire Hunter D anime.

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.


Vampire Hunter D has been published in English by Dark Horse Books (collaborating with Digital Manga Publishing) since May 24, 2005.

The first novel in the series inspired the original Vampire Hunter D movie. The third novel was the inspiration for the Vampire Hunter D: Blood Lust movie.

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More reviewsReviews

Jul 22, 2008
OscarTheCouch (All reviews)
Before anything else, this is a review of the first novel only, not the entire series. So I can't judge the rest.
If there was any novel that really should have been a graphic novel, it is this one. It wants to be a graphic novel so badly that it seems to abandon the idea that it is a novel at all and lingers somewhere in between the two. The narrator desperately wants us to understand how amazing D is. Instead of letting D's perfection be revealed to us, it is forced upon us. He does read more
Mar 17, 2009
Arachneia (All reviews)
There is a phrase that exists to describe works to which we are unreasonably attracted to despite their utter awfulness: so bad it's good.

The writing is laughable. This guy is like Dan Brown... in third grade. Words like "vermilion" and "phosphorescent" abound.

The story itself is not that bad. It's very cliche, but that's part of the appeal. With its thoroughly developed world, frequent homages to earlier vampiric lore, and an unwaveringly stoic hero, it has a very cult feel despite the lack of quality. Basically, the foundation of the story is fantastic. What is subsequently done with that foundation is anything but.

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Jul 9, 2020 10:51 PM
Do the vampire hunter d novels follow on from each other?
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