Vampire Hunter D Vol. 3 Manga Special Pre-Order Contest from Digital Manga Publishing

Gardena, CA (April 2, 2009) - Digital Manga Publishing, one of the industry's most innovative and creative publishing companies, is thrilled to announce a very special contest for Vampire Hunter D fans with the pre-order release of Hideyuki Kikuchi's Vampire Hunter D Vol. 3, the manga!

From horror and sci-fi maestro Hideyuki Kikuchi comes the next chapter in his saga following the adventures of the enigmatic vampire hunter D. To celebrate the release of this next great chapter in the ongoing manga series, Digital Manga Publishing will run a very special raffle contest with amazing prizes for anyone who places a pre-order between now and the middle of April. Every pre-order comes with a free Vampire Hunter D 4"x11" illustration card, and by placing a pre-order, you will be entered into a promotional contest for one of these free, limited autographed Vampire Hunter D items:

-Saiko Takaki and Hideyuki Kikuchi autographed Vampire Hunter D 4"x11" illustration card-(10) prizes
-Hideyuki Kikuchi autographed softcover Vampire Hunter D Vol. 1 novel-(5) prizes
-Hideyuki Kikuchi autographed limited hardcover Vampire Hunter D vol. 1 novel-(5) prizes
-Saiko Takaki autographed Vampire Hunter D vol. 1 manga-(5) prizes
-Vampire Hunter D vol. 1 manga Japanese edition-(5) prizes
-Vampire Hunter D vol. 2 manga Japanese edition-(5) prizes
-Hideyuki Kikuchi and Saiko Takaki autographed Vampire Hunter D vol. 1 poster-(3) prizes
-Hideyuki Kikuchi and Saiko Takaki autographed Vampire Hunter D vol. 2 poster-(3) prizes

GRAND PRIZE-Hideyuki Kikuchi and Saiko Takaki autographed shikishi with a sketch of D by Takaki

You can see images of these great prizes at the new DMP Books Blog!

We've even redesigned our DMP Books website to make it all easier for you! Visit our newly revamped DMP Books website at:, for pre-order placement and contest entry, rules and other information. The pre-order deadline is April 16th and coming up fast, so place your order now! When you're done, feel free to browse the new site which touts some great new features like preview pages of all DMP books, an up-to-date Release Schedule, revamped forums, a brand new blog, and more! All winners will be notified via email at the end of April, and we will post their names (with permission) on the new DMP books website. Good luck!
HIDEYUKI KIKUCHI'S VAMPIRE HUNTER D VOL. 3 Rated YA+ (for ages 16+), MSRP: $13.95, Available: May 20, 2009, DMP Manga, 5 1/16"x 8 1/4", 264 pages!!! Preview Pages Here! Pre-order available now, pre-order HERE!

The vampire-slaying hunter known only as “D,” with a reputation of taking care of business by way of the sword, is on another bounty run — this time to rescue the beautiful daughter of a wealthy village elder, kidnapped by the vampire Noble, Mayerling. But what happens when another group of bounty hunters have taken up the same assignment? Head of the notorious mercenary clan, the Marcus family, oldest brother Borgoff leads his not-so-merry band of ruthless renegades not only on a mission of pursuit and retrieval, but also on a path of destruction that'll hopefully wipe out anything that gets in the way from their payday, including D.

But all is not what it seems with the vampire, Mayerling… In hopes to buy enough time to thwart his pursuers and escape to his secret destination, he enlists help from a safe haven village inhabited by mutant monster outcasts with daunting powers of their own.
What is the reason behind his taking of a prize he seems to hold most dear — is this really abduction or some strange form of vampire elopement? Is this vampire Noble, more than what he leads others to believe?

It is up to D to find the true purpose behind the chase and time is running out. But with so many obstacles against him, will he ever catch up before the “taken” will never be seen again?

Manga includes a chapter bonus preview of Hideyuki Kikuchi's latest vampire novel YASHAKIDEN:THE DEMON PRINCESS VOL. 1, arriving in December. You can also view this bonus preview here!

Available through pre-order through Akadot Retail.
HIDEYUKI KIKUCHI was born on September 25, 1949, and is one of Japan's top horror/sci-fi writers. Over the past two decades, several of his works have been adapted into animated movies including VAMPIRE HUNTER D and his first novel, DEMON CITY SHINJUKU. He is the writer of the best-selling VAMPIRE HUNTER D novel and manga series also available through Digital Manga Publishing.

About Digital Manga Publishing

Located in Gardena, CA, Digital Manga Publishing is one of the industry's most unconventional and innovative companies, specializing in building corporate and cultural bridges from Japan to the Western Hemisphere - specifically through the licensing, importation and preparation of anime (Japanese animation), manga (Japanese comic books) and related merchandise for the North American mainstream and subculture markets. In this capacity, DMI serves as a catalyst for the expansion of Japanese pop culture institutions into global arenas. The company's imprint line includes DMP: its mainstream imprint, DMP PLATINUM: its classic manga imprint, JUNE´: its boys love imprint, 801 MEDIA: its adult boys love imprint, and DokiDoki: its exclusive co-publishing imprint with Shinshokan Publishing.

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