This is a listing of all light novels in the Vampire Hunter D
series, written by Hideyuki Kikuchi, and illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano.
Known simply as the Vampire Hunter
(吸血鬼ハンター, Kyūketsuki Hantā
?) series in Japan, the first novel, Vampire Hunter "D"
, was written by Hideyuki Kikuchi and published in 1983. To date, 20 volumes have been published in the main series, with some volumes being comprised of as many as four books. The series has also spawned anime, audio drama, and manga adaptations, as well as a short story collection, art books, and a supplimental guide book.
All of the official publications in the series were originally published by Asahi Sonorama, however the Sonorama branch went out of business in September 2007. The release of D - Throng of Heretics
in October 2007 under the Asahi Bunko - Sonorama Selection label marked the transition to the new publisher, Asahi Shimbun Publishing, a division of Asahi Sonorama's parent company. From December 2007 through January 2008, Asahi Shimbun Publishing reprinted the complete Vampire Hunter
catalogue under the Sonorama Selection label.
On May 11, 2005, the first official English translation was released under DH Press, translated by Kevin Leahy. As of 2008, eleven novels have been translated into and released in English, with three more (through Twin-Shadowed Knight Part Two
) scheduled to be released through 2009.