Blood Hound (manga)

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Blood Hound
BloodHound(manga) Cover.jpg
Cover of Blood Hound as published by Hakusensha
夜型愛人専門店−ブラッドハウンド−DX
(Yorugata Aijin Senmonten - Blood Hound - DX)
Genre Drama, Psychological, Romance
Manga
Written by Kaori Yuki
Published by Hakusensha
Magazine Hana to Yume
Original run January 2003June 2004
Volumes 1
Television drama
Vampire Host
Network TV Tokyo
Original run April 4, 2004June 27, 2004
Episodes 12
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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.

Characters[edit]

  • 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.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Written and illustrated by Kaori Yuki, Blood Hound was published by Hakusensha on June 5, 2004.[1]

Blood Hound is also licensed in French by Tonkam,[2] and German by Carlsen Comics.[3]

TV Drama[edit]

Blood Hound was adapted into a twelve episode TV drama as Vampire Host (ヴァンパイアホスト ~夜型愛人専門店~?) starring Minako Komukai and Satoshi Matsuda.[4]

Wint DVD releases
Volume Released Discs Episodes
1 August 27, 2004[5] 1 2
2 August 27, 2004[6] 1 4
3 August 27, 2004[7] 1 3
4 August 27, 2004[8] 1 3
Box set August 27, 2004[9] 4 12

Bandai Entertainment licensed the drama and released the episodes in three volumes from April 17, 2007, to August 21, 2007.[10][11]

Bandai Entertainment DVD releases
Volume Released Discs Episodes
1 April 17, 2007[10] 1 4
2 June 13, 2007[12] 1 4
3 August 21, 2007[11] 1 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "夜型愛人専門店 -ブラッド ハウンド- DX". Hakusensha. Retrieved 30 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Kaori Yuki Collection" (in French). Tonkam. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Blood Hound von Kaori Yuki" [Blood Hound from Kaori Yuki] (in German). Carlsen Comics. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "ヴァンパイアホスト ~夜型愛人専門店~" (in Japanese). All Cinema. Retrieved 2013-09-11. 
  5. ^ "Vampire Host Vol.1 TV Drama". CD Japan. Retrieved 23 October 2009. 
  6. ^ "Vampire Host Vol.2 TV Drama". CD Japan. Retrieved 23 October 2009. 
  7. ^ "Vampire Host Vol.3 TV Drama". CD Japan. Retrieved 23 October 2009. 
  8. ^ "Vampire Host Vol.4 TV Drama". CD Japan. Retrieved 23 October 2009. 
  9. ^ "Vampire Host DVD Box TV Drama". CD Japan. Retrieved 23 October 2009. 
  10. ^ a b "Bloodhound: The Vampire Gigolo (V.1)". Bandai Entertainment. Retrieved 29 July 2009. [dead link]
  11. ^ a b "Blood Hound: The Vampire Gigolo (V.3)". Bandai Entertainment. Retrieved 29 July 2009. [dead link]
  12. ^ "Blood Hound: The Vampire Gigolo (V.2)". Bandai Entertainment. Retrieved 23 October 2009. [dead link]

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