Through January 8th, Digital Manga Publishing's eManga rental site is offering free access to the first five volumes of the manga version of Vampire Hunter D. This Saiko Takaki manga adapts Hideyuki Kikuchi's far future gothic adventures, which were originally some of the earliest and most influential books published in the Japanese light novel format.
The manga can be read in English and French here:
The year is 12,090 A.D., and what little is left of humanity has finally crawled out from the ashes of war and destruction. From the darkness of fallout, mutants and a race of vampires known as the Nobility have spawned. They rule the weak with no remorse. Once bitten by a Nobility, one is cursed to become a member of the undead. Villagers cower in fear, hoping and praying for a savior to rid them of their undying nightmare. All they have to battle this danger is a different kind danger – a Vampire Hunter.
Vampire Hunter D was adapted into a 1985 anime by Toyoo Ashida and Ashi Productions, and as Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust by Yoshiaki Kawajiri and Madhouse. Both are out of print in North America, but the Kikuchi novels are available from Dark Horse.