On April 2, 2009, Digital Manga Publishing announced the licensing of two series by Hideyuki Kikuchi, horror novelist and best-known for the novel series Vampire Hunter D
. They are: Yashakiden: The Demon Princess
and Taimashin: The Red Spider Exorcist
is a 4-volume novel series illustrated by Jun Suemi, who also illustrated several of The Guin Saga
novels in Japan. It takes place in the same universe as the Wicked City
anime series. Kikuchi considers this "...the best novel series I've ever written, this is my vampire masterpiece. In my personal opinion, this novel transcends Vampire Hunter D
." Volume 1 will be published in December 2009.
Taimashin: The Red Spider Exorcist
is an adult horror manga based on a novel series by Hideyuki Kikuchi and drawn by manwha artist Shin Yong-Gwan. The series is currently ongoing in Japan. Volume 1 of this series will also be published in December.
Source: Digital Manga Website