I recently finished reading the first volume of Kikuchi's Vampire Hunter D series, first published in 1983 and later turned into two anime films. The writing is enthusiastic but otherwise unremarkable, but the science-fantasy setting -- a 13th-millennium post-apocalyptic earth dominated by super-scientist vampire lords and populated by all manner of fantastic creatures, mutants, robots, monster hunters, adventurers, and so forth -- just screams out to be used as a wahoo game setting for OD&D, Gamma World, Encounter Critical, etc. More info here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampire_Hunter_D
Has anyone else read these? Is it worth my time to wade through the other nineteen or so volumes?
Last Edit: Aug 19, 2009 13:35:53 GMT -6 by gnombient
A friend of my teenaged son swears by them and thinks they are the best, but the few times I flipped through a copy they never quite leaped out at you. My guess is that if you liked the first one, try the second.
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