Hideyuki Kikuchi

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Hideyuki Kikuchi
Born (1949-09-25) 25 September 1949 (age 66)
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?]


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.



  • 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)
  • 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.

Demon City Blues series[edit]

  • Man Searcher series (マンサーチャー・シリーズ)
    1. Demon City Blues 1: Enchanting Beauty (魔界都市ブルース1 妖花の章 Makai Toshi Burūsu 1: Yōka no Shō?) (April 1986, Shōdensha, ISBN 4-396-20206-7)
    2. Demon City Blues 2: Elegy (魔界都市ブルース2 哀歌の章 Makai Toshi Burūsu 2: Aika no Shō?) (January 1989, Shōdensha, ISBN 4-396-20280-6)
    3. Demon City Blues 3: Shadow Blossom (魔界都市ブルース3 陰花の章 Makai Toshi Burūsu 3: Inka no Shō?) (July 1992, Shōdensha, ISBN 4-396-20396-9)
    4. Demon City Blues 4: Firefly Glow (魔界都市ブルース4 蛍火の章 Makai Toshi Burūsu 4: Keika no Shō?) (February 1993, Shōdensha, ISBN 4-396-20418-3)
    5. Demon City Blues 5: Hidden Princess (魔界都市ブルース5 幽姫の章 Makai Toshi Burūsu 5: Bukaki no Shō?) (July 1996, Shōdensha, ISBN 4-396-20560-0)
    6. Demon City Blues 6: A Child's Dream (魔界都市ブルース6 童夢の章 Makai Toshi Burūsu 6: Dōmu no Shō?) (December 1998, Shōdensha, ISBN 4-396-20648-8)
    7. Demon City Blues 7: Bewitching Moon (魔界都市ブルース7 妖月の章 Makai Toshi Burūsu 7: Yōgetsu no Shō?) (July 1999, Shōdensha, ISBN 4-396-20665-8)
    8. Demon City Blues 8: Lonely Figure (魔界都市ブルース8 孤影の章 Makai Toshi Burūsu 8: Koei no Shō?) (September 2001, Shōdensha, ISBN 4-396-20722-0)
    9. Demon City Blues 9: Lamenting Demon (魔界都市ブルース9 愁鬼の章 Makai Toshi Burūsu 9: Shūki no Shō?) (May 2004, Shōdensha, ISBN 4-396-20778-6)
    10. Demon City Blues 10: Illusory Dance (魔界都市ブルース10 幻舞の章 Makai Toshi Burūsu 10: Genbu no Shō?) (February 2007, Shōdensha, ISBN 978-4-396-20829-5)
    11. Demon City Blues 11: Beloved Prison (魔界都市ブルース11 恋獄の章 Makai Toshi Burūsu 11: Rengoku no Shō?) (September 2010, Shōdensha, ISBN 978-4-396-20879-0)
    12. Demon City Blues 12: Grieving Wail (魔界都市ブルース12 愁哭の章 Makai Toshi Burūsu 12: Shūkoku no Shō?) (February 2012, Shōdensha, ISBN 978-4-396-20895-0)
  • Yashakiden series
    1. "Demon Princess 1" (夜叉姫伝1 Yashakiden 1?) (July 1989, Shōdensha, ISBN 4-396-20294-6)
    2. "Demon Princess 2" (夜叉姫伝2 Yashakiden 2?) (October 1989, Shōdensha, ISBN 4-396-20303-9)
    3. "Demon Princess 3" (夜叉姫伝3 Yashakiden 3?) (January 1990, Shōdensha, ISBN 4-396-20312-8)
    4. "Demon Princess 4" (夜叉姫伝4 Yashakiden 4?) (July 1990, Shōdensha, ISBN 4-396-20324-1)
    5. "Demon Princess 5" (夜叉姫伝5 Yashakiden 5?) (November 1990, Shōdensha, ISBN 4-396-20341-1)
    6. "Demon Princess 6" (夜叉姫伝6 Yashakiden 6?) (April 1991, Shōdensha, ISBN 4-396-20351-9)
    7. "Demon Princess 7" (夜叉姫伝7 Yashakiden 7?) (July 1991, Shōdensha, ISBN 4-396-20360-8)
    8. "Demon Princess 8: Final Volume" (夜叉姫伝8 完結編 Yashakiden 8: Kanketsuhen?) (January 1992, Shōdensha, ISBN 4-396-20381-0)

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‐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)



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

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