Praise the dhampirs! Via Crunchyroll, a recently formed Kickstarter campaign, which will detail a lost part of the origin of writer Hideyuki Kikuchi‘s iconic Vampire Hunter D, has reached its crowdfunding goal of $25,000! Get ready to return to the future world of vampires and humans.
As of this post, the campaign has already made over $26,000 from 373 backers. Leaping off an unpublished short work entitled “Message from Cecile,” Vampire Hunter D: Message from Mars will be a multi-issue release by Stranger Comics, and will feature the human colonist Cecile’s point of view on Mars. D will make an appearance too, as we join his vampire-hunter origin story later in the planned series. Comic writer and screenwriter Brandon Easton is aboard for adaptation, Christopher Shy on visual development, and Michael Broussard on art concept. Naturally, Kikuchi and his publishing group will have their eyes on this worthy endeavor as well. Check out the Kickstarter images in the gallery below to get a feel for this new VHD journey.
The creators had this to say about using this platform, “As we don’t want to print too few and leave fans out in the cold, we decided that using Kickstarter would allow us to take pre-orders and give us the chance to make some really cool new VHD merchandise, including a life sized model of the Left Hand.” Ranging levels of backers can expect to receive exclusive VHD content such as character stickers, variant covers, buttons, prints, early issues of the comic, signed copies by the creator himself Kikuchi, or–for the ultra fans–your likeness will be added into the comic and your vampire background character will be personally killed by D himself.
Even though the campaign is fully funded right now, every little bit helps! It concludes officially on August 8th, so head over to the Kickstarter page, get yourself some VHD swag, and help this campaign exceed expectations. Are you down for the hunt? Let us know in comments.
Images: Yoshitaka Amano