If you're a fan of Hideyuki Kikuchi work, the person behind Vampire Hunter D and Wicked City, then you'll love this bit of news. Digital Manga Publishing announced that they have will be releasing two great titles by Hideyuki: Yashakiden: The Demon Princess and Taimashin: The Red Spider Exorcist. According to Hideyuki, he believes this is one of the best novels he has ever written and always wanted it to be published stateside. Yashakiden: The Demon Princess is a novel that takes place in the same universe the animated Wicket City series, where Demon City Shinjuku is involved. You can see a preview of the novel here.
Taimashin: The Red Spider Exorcist was another novel that he wrote, except that it was adapted into a manga series. The manga is based upon the original story and is drawn by the Korean artist Shin Yong-Gwan. The story is about a demon-hunter that goes back and forth from both the living and dead worlds. The demon-hunter is doing this because he's trying to save the lost souls that were taken by the evil spirits from the underworld. You can also view a preview of the manga here. Both titles are set to be released in December 2009.
However, the good news doesn't stop there. The next volume of the Vampire Hunter D manga will be released in May 2009 and Digital Manga Publushing is running a contest for those who pre-order it. Here is the list of the prizes:
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