Saiko Takaki, a professional graphic designer, illustrator, and manga artist for close to a decade, has worked on numerous projects for the manga and game industries in Japan. A very close friend of the author, Hideyuki Kikuchi, Takaki was commissioned by DMP to undertake the daunting task of adapting his famous novel into manga form. Hand-picked by Kikuchi himself, Takaki has proven to be one of Japan's up-and-coming star manga horror artists.
Hideyuki Kikuchi is one of Japan's top horror writers. Over the past two decades, several of his works have been adapted into live-action and anime movies, including Vampire Hunter D, and his first novel, Demon City Shinjuku. Drawing from such inspirations as Hammer Films' Horror of Dracula, Kikuchi has spawned over 17 novels in his Vampire Hunter D series.
Digital Manga Publishing
Digital Manga Publishing(DMP) is a part of Digital Manga, Inc. (DMI). DMI 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.