Hideyuki Kikuchi

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Hideyuki Kikuchi
Born (1949-09-25) 25 September 1949 (age 64)
Chōshi, Chiba Japan1
Occupation Novelist, Author
Genre Horror, Fantasy

Hideyuki Kikuchi (菊地 秀行 Kikuchi Hideyuki?, born September 25, 1949) is a Japanese author famous for his horror novels. His most famous works include the Vampire Hunter D series, Darkside Blues and Wicked City. He has been compared to both Stephen King and H. P. Lovecraft.[by whom?]

Biography[edit]

Kikuchi was born in Chōshi, Japan on September 25, 1949. He attended Aoyama Gakuin University and was trained as a writer by famed author Kazuo Koike. His first novel, Demon City Shinjuku, was published in 1982. While his first novels are typical novel prose, as he gained fame, he adapted a more terse writing style (suggesting they were intended to be adapted into films).[original research?]

Kikuchi became close friends with writer and director Yoshiaki Kawajiri during his adaption of Wicked City and the two have since collaborated on Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust and the OVA of Demon City Shinjuku.

Works[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Demon City Shinjuku (魔界都市<新宿>) (published September 30, 1982)
  • Invader Summer (インベーダー・サマー) (published August 30, 1983 with illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano)
  • A Wind Named Amnesia (風の名はアムネジア) (published October 31, 1983 with illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano)
  • Evil Deity Gourmet (妖神グルメ) (published on June 30, 1984 with illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano, republished in February 2000)
  • Wicked City (妖獣都市) (published on July 31, 1985)
  • Yashakiden
  • Meiji Dorakyuu Den (published in United States as Dark Wars: The Tale of Meiji Dracula)

Invader Summer and A Wind Named Amnesia were republished together in one volume in August 2005, with illustrations by Eiji Kaneda.

Vampire Hunter D series[edit]

Treasure Hunter series[edit]

A series of young-adult fiction novels (also called the Alien Series for use of "alien" in each title), the story follows a seemingly ordinary high schooler named Dai Yagashira, who journeys around the world collecting rare and supernatural treasures. A member of ITHA (International Treasure Hunters Association) and heir to a family of treasure hunters, Yagashira fights soldiers, private militia, and fellow treasure hunters using both high-tech weapons and powerful artifacts. While the original illustrations were provided by Yoshitaka Amano (with the exception of the illustrations by Masahiro Shibata for “Black Death Empire”), the illustrations in the bound volumes are by Koichiro Yonemura.

  1. Alien‐Treasure Street (エイリアン秘宝街)
  2. Alien‐Buff Beast Boundary 1 (エイリアン魔獣境1)
  3. Alien‐Buff Beast Boundary 2 (エイリアン魔獣境2)
  4. Alien‐Apocalypse (エイリアン黙示録)
  5. Alien‐Monstrous Cat Tradition (エイリアン怪猫伝)
  6. Alien‐Voyage of World of Satan (エイリアン魔界航路)
  7. Alien‐Mysterious Mountain Notes (エイリアン妖山記)
  8. Alien‐Wicked Sea Tradition (エイリアン邪海伝)
  9. Alien‐Volume of a Weird Occurrence in Kyoto (エイリアン京洛異妖編)
  10. Alien‐Malevolent Deity Country (first volume) (エイリアン魔神国 上巻)
  11. Alien‐Malevolent Deity Country (second volume) (エイリアン魔神国 中巻)
  12. Alien‐Malevolent Deity Country (third volume) (エイリアン魔神国 下巻)
  13. Alien‐Malevolent Deity Country (Conclusion 1) (エイリアン魔神国 完結編1)
  14. Alien‐Malevolent Deity Country (Conclusion 2) (エイリアン魔神国 完結編2)
  15. Alien‐Malevolent Deity Country (Conclusion 3) (エイリアン魔神国 完結編3)
  16. Alien‐Evil Castle of Blue Blood (エイリアン蒼血魔城)
  17. Alien‐Black Death Empire (first volume) (エイリアン黒死帝国 上巻)
  18. Alien‐Black Death Empire (second volume) (エイリアン黒死帝国 下巻)

Manga[edit]

Novelizations[edit]

Short stories[edit]

  • D - Armageddon
  • Portrait of Ixobel
  • D - Village in the Fog
  • D - Castle Dweller
  • D - Night on the Highway
  • A Message from Cecil
  • D - Throng of Heretics

See also[edit]

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