Blood Hound (manga)
Cover of Blood Hound as published by Hakusensha
(Yorugata Aijin Senmonten - Blood Hound - DX)
|Genre||Drama, Psychological, Romance|
|Written by||Kaori Yuki|
|Magazine||Hana to Yume|
|Original run||January 2003 – June 2004|
|Original run||April 4, 2004 – June 27, 2004|
Blood Hound (夜型愛人専門店−ブラッドハウンド−DX Yorugata Aijin Senmonten - DX?) is a manga by Kaori Yuki. Appearing as a serial in the Japanese magazine Hana to Yume, the chapters of Blood Hound were compiled into one tankōbon volume, published by Hakusensha on June 5, 2004. It focuses on a naive, loudmouthed teenager named Rion, who investigates a host club full of vampires when she suspects they must be related to the disappearance of a lot of people in the neighborhood, including her best friend. In the process she begins to befriend them, especially the leader Suou, with whom she develops a romantic relationship. Ultimately, she figures out the vampires are not the cause of the disappearances, but her adventures with the vampires are only beginning.
Vampire Host is a live-action television drama series loosely based on this manga. The series has been licensed in North America by Bandai Entertainment under the title of Bloodhound.
- Rion Kanou – A teenager who initially suspects that the Host Club Krankenhaus is behind the disappearance of several people in her community, including her best friend. In the end, she figures out that the vampires are not responsible for the disappearances, but her school guidance councilor, who has sexual fetishism for blood.
- Suou – The lead host of Krankenhaus, who begins to develop a romantic relationship with Rion. He also suspects that she is the reincarnation of Ellone, "the one with the purest blood," whom he once loved.
|Wint DVD releases|
|1||August 27, 2004||1||2|
|2||August 27, 2004||1||4|
|3||August 27, 2004||1||3|
|4||August 27, 2004||1||3|
|Box set||August 27, 2004||4||12|
|Bandai Entertainment DVD releases|
|1||April 17, 2007||1||4|
|2||June 13, 2007||1||4|
|3||August 21, 2007||1||4|
- "夜型愛人専門店 -ブラッド ハウンド- DX". Hakusensha. Retrieved 30 July 2009.
- "Kaori Yuki Collection" (in French). Tonkam. Retrieved 29 July 2009.
- "Blood Hound von Kaori Yuki" [Blood Hound from Kaori Yuki] (in German). Carlsen Comics. Retrieved 29 July 2009.
- "ヴァンパイアホスト ～夜型愛人専門店～" (in Japanese). All Cinema. Retrieved 2013-09-11.
- "Vampire Host Vol.1 TV Drama". CD Japan. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
- "Vampire Host Vol.2 TV Drama". CD Japan. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
- "Vampire Host Vol.3 TV Drama". CD Japan. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
- "Vampire Host Vol.4 TV Drama". CD Japan. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
- "Vampire Host DVD Box TV Drama". CD Japan. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
- "Bloodhound: The Vampire Gigolo (V.1)". Bandai Entertainment. Retrieved 29 July 2009.[dead link]
- "Blood Hound: The Vampire Gigolo (V.3)". Bandai Entertainment. Retrieved 29 July 2009.[dead link]
- "Blood Hound: The Vampire Gigolo (V.2)". Bandai Entertainment. Retrieved 23 October 2009.[dead link]
- Blood Hound (manga) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
- TV Tokyo Vampire Host website
- Toho Vampire Host website
- Bloodhound at Bandai Entertainment
- MangaNews.com review (French)
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