Guess what, folks… Vampire Hunter D and emanga.com have been featured on ShinigamiList, a super-cool blog! CHECK IT OUT!!

Take advantage of this limited time offer & join D on his epic adventures this holiday season!

Synopsis of VHD Vol. 6:

D must intervene when the recapture of a young woman kidnapped by the Nobility is waylaid by a band of deviants whose unparalleled cruelty threatens the very lives of the rescue party! Will D make it across a vast desert and out of harm’s way in time to save the girl?

Greetings to all you VHD lovers out there! We hope that y’all are enjoying the holiday season!!

We  recently came across an interesting article and would love to share it with you. It’s titled “What would Vampire Hunter D wear?” and it’s amazing that these cool looking outfits really do exist in the trendy world of real-life fashion. Our favorite is #5 but what’s your vote? Please send us a comment!

http://postfashionism.com/2011/what-would-vampire-hunter-d-wear/

BTW, just as a reminder, VHD manga Vol. 6 will be released on Dec. 28, 2011 but more on that later.

CHEERS!! (o^▽^o)

 VHD App

Gardena, CA (October 25, 2011) – Digital Manga Inc., one of the manga industry’s most unique and creative publishers, is proud to announce the all new Vampire Hunter D Store App! With the advent success of the Vampire Hunter D novel series, co-published in English by Digital Manga Publishing and DH Press, then the launch of the Vampire Hunter D manga series, DMP continues to push the envelope, bringing what every manga, sci-fi and horror fan has been waiting for — Vampire Hunter D mobilized. Now take your favorite vampire manga with you on your iPad or Android device.

The year is 12,090 A.D., and what little is left of humanity has finally crawled out from the ashes of war and destruction. From the darkness of fallout, mutants and a race of vampires known as the Nobility have spawned. They rule the weak with no remorse. Once bitten by a Nobility, one is cursed to become a member of the undead. Villagers cower in fear, hoping and praying for a savior to rid them of their undying nightmare. All they have to battle this danger is a different kind danger – a Vampire Hunter.

Enter D – a lone, mysterious vampire hunter, sought out by the desperate Doris Lang. Bitten by the vampire lord Count Lee, Doris is destined to her unholy fate… Can D deliver her from her curse and bring her to salvation, or will she forever be part of the unholy dead?

The Vampire Hunter D Store App carries the first 5 volumes of Hideyuki Kikuchi’s manga and novels works with more to follow in the coming weeks. Each volume of the VHD manga is broken into 2 parts, priced at $3.99. Average price for the novels are at $6.99. The VHD store also carries the foreign editions of the manga—so far the Japanese and French editions are available with more to follow. The Japanese editions are the complete volumes, priced at $6.99USD and French editions at $7.99USD. An additional category for the store has been added to also showcase author Hideyuki Kikuchi’s other novel works published by Digital Manga Publishing, such as Demon City Shinjuku, priced at $10.99, and the Yashakiden: the Demon Princess series priced from $9.99 to $13.99. Welcome to the world of Hideyuki Kikuchi’s collection of works.

“Digital Manga is usually known to piggy-back onto other digital storefronts, but we are now proud to finally release our own portal app for the smart devices, and hope to continue to do more in the future.”—VP Production, Fred Lui

The Vampire Hunter D Store App is now available on the Apple App Store and Android Market.

App Store link:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vampire-hunter-d-store/id468310588?mt=8

Android Market link:

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.emanga.vampirehunterd&feature

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About Digital Manga Publishing

Located in Gardena, CA, Digital Manga Publishing is one of the industry’s most unconventional and innovative companies, specializing in building corporate and cultural bridges from Japan to the Western Hemisphere – specifically through the licensing, importation and preparation of anime (Japanese animation), manga (Japanese comic books) and related merchandise for the North American mainstream and subculture markets. In this capacity, DMI serves as a catalyst for the expansion of Japanese pop culture institutions into global arenas. The company’s imprint line includes DMP: its mainstream imprint, DMP PLATINUM: its classic manga imprint, JUNE´: its boys love imprint, 801 MEDIA: its adult boys love imprint, DokiDoki: its exclusive co-publishing imprint with Shinshokan Publishing, Project-H: its Seinen Hentai manga imprint powered by 801 Media, DMG: its own digital distribution initiative, and eManga.com: its online storefront for digital content.

For more information about Digital Manga Publishing, visit www.digitalmanga.com as well as:

www.dmpbooks.com

www.vampire-d.com

www.emanga.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/junemanga
http://www.youtube.com/user/801media
http://www.youtube.com/user/digitalmanga

Follow us on twitter @digitalmanga
Find us on Facebook: Digital Manga Inc.

In a new first in digital comic distribution, Digital Manga Publishing has teamed up with IDW Publishing to bring the very first manga to Sony’s PSP-Vampire Hunter D!

“We’re very excited to release the very first digital manga on the PSP and to kick off our partnership with Digital Manga,” said Jeff Webber, Director of ePublishing at IDW. “Vampire Hunter D is an excellent story to launch the PSP manga catalogue, offering this popular series for manga fans worldwide through this new platform. We’ll be rolling out the first volume of the series as a new chapter each week for the next six weeks.”

Read the full Press Release!

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Hideyuki Kikuchi’s Vampire Hunter D volume 2 has joined the first volume in the series to be available for instant wireless download on Amazon’s Kindle (can volume 3 be far behind?) A few early bugs have been worked out, and you can see the results in the image below as preview pages on the Kindle DX.

The Kindle is just one more way DMP is trying to introduce people to VHD. If you have a Kindle, or if you’re thinking about buying one, then now’s your chance to read Vampire Hunter D without paper or ink – anywhere at all!

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DMP is proud to announce that the first volume of Hideyuki Kikuchi’s Vampire Hunter D manga is now available for download on the Kindle reading device. This marks the first manga DMP is offering for Kindle users, and one of the first manga or comics to be published in this format (The image below is actually the book being viewed through the Kindle’s iPhone application).

Now there’s another great way to get your fix of Vampire Hunter D – Hideyuki Kikuchi’s Vampire Hunter D Volume 1 is ready for wireless download to your Kindle now at Amazon.com! 

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Congratulations go out to the grand prize winner of our Vampire Hunter D volume 3 pre-order raffle! Lucky Ryan C. scored an original shikishi drawn by artist Saiko Takaki and signed by Takaki-sensei and Hideyuki Kikuchi! Ryan looks appropriately shocked and overjoyed in his pic, and who can blame him?

Thanks again to everyone who pre-ordered VHD volume 3, and keep watching as we near the release of Taimashin: The Red Spider Exorcist and Yashakiden: The Demon Princess!

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Kansas City, MO (April 14, 2009) – Digital Manga Publishing’s adaptation of the classic sci-fi horror series Hideyuki Kikuchi’s Vampire Hunter D is the latest manga title to arrive in the App Store courtesy of Uclick, the #1 distributor of comics and manga on mobile.  The new Vampire Hunter D manga apps present volume one of the DMP series in six downloads, available now for $.99 (US) cents each.

“DMP is very excited to be working with Uclick in bringing Vampire Hunter D to mobile phones,” said DMP Production Director Daryl Kuxhouse. “I know fans will enjoy having a completely new way to experience the adventures of Hideyuki Kikuchi’s half-vampire hero.”

Vampire Hunter D began in 1983 as a very popular series of prose novels written by Hideyuki Kikuchi with illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano. Kikuchi mixed elements of gothic horror, science fiction and romance with the classic Western to produce a wholly original, post-apocalyptic vision of the distant future, where humanity is ruled by vampires and tormented by a host of creatures including demons, werewolves and mutants, as well as half-human, half-vampire ‘dhampirs’ like the series’ namesake, D.

Vampire Hunter D novels have an international fan base, having sold more than 17 million copies around the world. The novels have been adapted into two anime movies, an audio drama, a video game and printed manga adaptations.

“The Vampire Hunter D series is similar to our series of Bone apps, in that it’s another superb example of a story with tremendous scope and scale, presented on the Multi-Touch display,” said Uclick CEO Douglas Edwards. “Uclick is not limited to telling small-scale stories on the Apple devices. This is a blockbuster-sized epic filled with action, horror, romance and intrigue, and we’ve taken great care to ensure that this series of apps truly captures the power of the story and imagery.

“Our presentation of Vampire Hunter D takes full advantage of the large, backlit iPhone and iPod touch screens to give readers a captivating and unprecedented manga experience.”

Uclick has released over 100 manga, comic book, graphic novel and webcomic applications in the Apple App Store. Vampire Hunter D joins a vast and growing group of popular manga titles from Uclick that includes Svetlana Chmakova’s three-volume smash-hit Dramacon, the virtual reality-themed comic fantasy Reality Check!, and the sci-fi horror favorite Guilstein. Uclick has also released comic book apps featuring Jeff Smith’s Bone, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series Tales of the TMNT and IDW’s recent Ghostbusters series.

Most of the iPhone Uclick apps are currently available at $.99 (US) cents each and feature tap-and-swipe, panel-by-panel controls. The Apple devices’ large Multi-Touch displays enable a clear, high-resolution presentation. The zoom feature allows an even closer look at any panel.

To get Vampire Hunter D and other favorite manga, comic books and graphic novels for the iPhone and iPod touch go to the Uclick Web App by typing Uclick.com into the Safari browser or visit the App Store on the iPhone or on iTunes.

About UCLICK:
UCLICK® is the leading digital entertainment provider of humor, comic strips, manga, graphic novels, editorial cartoons, and other content for desktop, web and mobile phones. Uclick is also the leading creator and distributor of crosswords, and other word and number puzzles. Partners featuring Uclick content include the leading consumer portals Yahoo!, MSNBC.com, New York Times, Slate.com, washingtonpost.com, CNN, USA Today, and AOL. Uclick features include the top brand franchises Garfield, Doonesbury, Calvin and Hobbes, Paul Frank, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TOKYOPOP, USA Today, Pat Sajak, Wyland, and many more. Uclick creative content and services are available through the GoComics.com website, U.S. mobile phone operators, the iTunes App Store, and other distributors worldwide. UCLICK, LLC is a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, the leading newspaper syndicate and publisher of humor books and calendars in North America.

For more information on Uclick, visit www.uclick.com.

About Digital Manga Publishing, Inc.
Located in Gardena, CA, Digital Manga Publishing is one of the industry’s most unconventional and innovative companies, specializing in building corporate and cultural bridges from Japan to the Western Hemisphere – specifically through the licensing, importation and preparation of anime (Japanese animation), manga (Japanese comic books) and related merchandise for the North American mainstream and subculture markets. In this capacity, DMI serves as a catalyst for the expansion of Japanese pop culture institutions into global arenas. The company’s imprint line includes DMP: its mainstream imprint, DMP PLATINUM: its classic manga imprint, JUNE´: its boys love imprint, 801 MEDIA: its adult boys love imprint, and DokiDoki: its exclusive co-publishing imprint with Shinshokan Publishing.

For more information about Digital Manga Publishing, visit www.digitalmanga.com.

The release of Hideyuki Kikuchi’s Vampire Hunter D Vol. 3 is still about a month away, but a few advance copies have already reached our office. How did they turn out?

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According to our editor-in-chief:

“Some advance copies of the Vampire Hunter D Vol. 3 manga have arrived, and they look great! Pre-orders are now available! The limited advance copies will be available for direct purchase from our Akadot Retail website after we hold the pre-order raffle on April 17th. Place your orders now!”

The raffle, of course, refers to the many fantastic prizes we’re giving away, as we announced last week. Keep in mind that if you want to be entered into the drawing, you have to pre-order your book by April 16. Don’t miss your chance at these items! We’ll be sending out the goods as soon as our raffle winners are chosen.