Vampire Hunter D
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Vampire Hunter D

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Japanese: 吸血鬼ハンターD; バンパイアハンターD;
English: Vampire Hunter D
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Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: 1983 to ?
Genres: Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Horror Horror, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Themes: Mythology Mythology, Vampire Vampire
Serialization: None
Authors: Kikuchi, Hideyuki (Story), Amano, Yoshitaka (Art)


Score: 7.881 (scored by 973973 users)
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Ranked: #10232
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Popularity: #4007
Members: 5,191
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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.


Left Hand
Lee, Ramika
Lang, Doris
Lee, Magnus
Belan, Lina
Lang, Dan


Feb 12, 2024
Preliminary (5/? eps)
I started reading the Vampire Hunter D novel series because I fell in love with the world and characters when I watched the movies. If you enjoy either of the movie adaptations than you will enjoy the novels as well, unless you don't enjoy reading, or prefer manga/graphic novels over chapter books.
Hideyuki's writing in these novels is beautiful; he depicts the setting in each scene extremely well and so eloquently that you can perfectly imagine the world he's building around you, however it isn't written in a way that is too descriptive that it would potentially get overwhelming or boring in any way. The lore ...
Jul 22, 2008
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (1/? eps)
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 ...
Mar 17, 2009
Preliminary (6/? eps)
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.

Would I recommend reading ...

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Poll: Vampire Hunter D Chapter 4 Discussion
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Are these novels any good?
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Do the vampire hunter d novels follow on from each other?
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