Hideyuki Kikuchi

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Hideyuki Kikuchi
Born (1949-09-25) 25 September 1949 (age 67)
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 known for his horror novels. His most famous works include the Vampire Hunter D series, Darkside Blues and Wicked City.

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.

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 series[edit]

The series takes place in a world where Shinjuku has been turned into a city of demons and monsters, and follows a young man named Kyoya Izayoi, user of the mystical art of Nempo, who must discover how the disaster relates to his own family.

  1. Demon City Shinjuku (魔界都市<新宿>, Makai Toshi Shinjuku) (published September 30, 1982)
  2. Demon Palace Babylon (魔宮バビロン, Mamiya Babiron)
  3. Trickster Johnny (騙し屋ジョニー, Damashiya Jyoni)
  4. The Fang Family's Hunter (牙一族の狩人, Kiba Ichizoku no Karyudo)
  5. Underground City Shinjuku (地底都市〈新宿, Chitei Toshi Shinjuku)
  6. The Legend of the Mad Soldier (狂戦士伝説, Kyo Senshi Densetsu)
  7. Demon Doctor Mephisto (魔界医師メフィスト, Makaishi Mefisuto) (published May 11, 1988)

Demon City Blues series[edit]

Demon City Nowaru series[edit]

This story follows Fuyuharu Aki, Setsura Aki's cousin.

  1. Flattery Goku King (媚獄王, Kobi Goku O)
  2. Demon Incense Transcript (魔香録, Ma Ko Roku)
  3. Evil Moon Mask (兇月面, Warugetsu Men)

Vampire Hunter D series[edit]

Black Guard series[edit]

  1. Wicked City (妖獣都市, Yōjū Toshi) (published on July 31, 1985)
  2. Wicked City II (妖獣都市2, Yōjū Toshi 2)
  3. Wicked City III (妖獣都市3, Yōjū Toshi 3)
  4. The Misfortune Mad Demon (凶戦鬼, Kyo Sen Oni)
  5. Wicked City New York (妖獣都市〈ニューヨーク魔界戦〉, Yoju Toshi Nyuyoku Makai Sen)
  6. Wicked City: Devil Beast Child (妖獣都市 魔獣児, Yoju Toshi Majuuji)
  7. Wicked City: Lantern Demon (妖獣都市 雪洞鬼, Yoju Toshi Bonbori Oni)
  8. Wicked City: The Devil King's Eye (妖獣都市 魔王眼, Yoju Toshi Mao Me)
  9. Wicked City Umishiki (妖獣都市 海死記, Yoju Toshi Umishiki)
  10. Wicked City: Black Angel (妖獣都市 黒天使, Yoju Toshi Kuro Tenshi)

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‐Hidden Treasure Town (エイリアン秘宝街)
  2. Alien‐Monster Zone 1 (エイリアン魔獣境1)
  3. Alien‐Monster Zone 2 (エイリアン魔獣境2)
  4. Alien‐Apocalypse Record (エイリアン黙示録)
  5. Alien‐Monster Cat Tale (エイリアン怪猫伝)
  6. Alien‐Otherworldly Journey by Sea (エイリアン魔界航路)
  7. Alien‐Mystic Mountain Chronicle (エイリアン妖山記)
  8. Alien‐Treacherous Sea Tale (エイリアン邪海伝)
  9. Alien‐Luoyang Strange Tales (エイリアン京洛異妖編)
  10. Alien‐God's Country (first volume) (エイリアン魔神国 上巻)
  11. Alien‐God's Country (second volume) (エイリアン魔神国 中巻)
  12. Alien‐God's Country (third volume) (エイリアン魔神国 下巻)
  13. Alien‐God's Country (Conclusion 1) (エイリアン魔神国 完結編1)
  14. Alien‐God's Country (Conclusion 2) (エイリアン魔神国 完結編2)
  15. Alien‐God's Country (Conclusion 3) (エイリアン魔神国 完結編3)
  16. Alien‐Noble God's Castle (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)

Others[edit]

  • 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)
  • 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.

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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