Posts tagged Hideyuki Kikuchi
Posts tagged Hideyuki Kikuchi
My VHD collection as April 2014
My New Vampire Hunter D book
Cover art for the newest VHD novel, D―貴族祭 (D — Noble Festival) to be released in Japan on April 8th, 2014. Thanks to gojirafan1987 for submitting!
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Unknown to many in regards to an already mysterious D, is the symbiotic parasite embedded in his left hand, and like aforementioned dhampir, his name is also unknown to all but the sacred ancestor. What these two lack however, is a common personality— where D is aloof and methodical, Lefty is sarcastic and somewhat lazy. This lethargy however doesn’t excuse him from goading his companion from time to time, especially in regards to D’s bloodlust. That aside, despite joking about such things and what ever else he might fancy, Lefty and D respect and help each other out, displaying a most unshakable bond.
As if to be even more enigmatic, should one think Lefty as but a meagre parasite, it would be their undoing. This symbiotic entity houses powers independent from his host. This includes consuming the four elements for offensive or defensive usage, subject any weak-minded individual into hypnotism or a deep slumber (effective for gathering information minus any confrontation) and summon gale force winds to devour ethereal entities such as spells, energy, even phantoms and souls.
Lefty’s origins are also behind thick veils, though it’s of no obviousness that he was in the sacred ancestor’s employ before D, all evidence points to his vast knowledge of nobility. It is rumoured however that Lefty was once a barbarois. As it goes, the sacred ancestor vowed barbarois village utmost protection in exchange for five of its best warriors, and Left might have been one of five. However, like many rumours, nothing of his genesis has come to pass.
My Vampire Hunter D bookmark and BloodLust
As the girl joyfully slipped out of the saddle, she looked at D. His gorgeous form was in the process of slowly falling over.
While Mia raced over to where he’d fallen to the ground, she could feel her own consciousness slipping away. Collapsing on top of D, the fortuneteller’s daughter fainted. Sunlight ruthlessly roasted her body.
A powerful chill spread from Mia’s forehead, and she opened her eyes. D’s left hand was resting on her brow.
"Can you…move?" D asked, still lying on his back.
—Twin Shadowed Knight (Part One and Two), p. 65
Apparently, a dhampir as powerful as D can stand only as much heat and sunlight as the average human. Thankfully, though, he has a handy little symbiot that is, not only unaffected by the sun’s heat, but also capable of reversing the effect on humans. I suppose if Mia hadn’t been there, that scene would’ve been the end of the series.
Prints are available only at conventions or by request via e-mail.
Medium: Pencil, Photoshop CS
Completed: Feb. 23, 2014
Alright, so I finished the second of the Vampire Hunter D light novels a couple of days go. Vampire Hunter D Raiser of Gales was a pretty fun read. The plot revolves around D being hired by the mayor of the snowy remote town of Tepes to exterminate a vampire that’s been running amok in the village biting folks left and right. The mayor feels the vampire may somehow be associated with four children that disappeared for the span of one week ten years ago playing near the abandoned ruins of a long dead Noble. One of those teens is of course a totally hot babe that wants her some D as well as some answers to what happened to her and her friends while she was kidnapped.
As the story progresses we find out that this particular vampire’s powers involve the ability to be active during the day and that the ruins were actually a laboratory of sorts for the Ancient Ancestor i.e. Dracula/D’s father(?). The whole thing ends pretty tragically, of course, but it was fun to read none the less.
Also, the novel includes several illustrations of scenes and characters by Yoshitaka Amano which is awesome. Since this is only the second in the series and was written way back in like 84 D still has black hair and Amano’s style in general is somewhat different from what it is now or even what it was in the mid to late 90s when I was first introduced to it. If you look at the cover illustration you’ll notice what I mean. This is the Amano of the 80s I guess lol.
my Vampire Hunter D collection feb 2014