Hideyuki Kikuchi

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Hideyuki Kikuchi is one of Japan's most popular and prolific authors, best known in the U.S. for the Vampire Hunter D series.

Hideyuki Kikuchi is an extremely prolific Japanese author, best known for his Vampire Hunter D series. He is sometimes referred to as Japan's Stephen King due to both the volume of his writing and his fondness for horror and sci-fi. He is also heavily influenced by H.P. Lovecraft.

Kikuchi attended Aoyama Gakuin University and was taught about writing by Kazuo Koike, a famed mangaka. He wrote his first novel in 1982: Demon City Shinjuku, which was illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano (who would also go on to illustrate Kikuchi's Vampire Hunter D series). Demon City Shinjuku was adapted into an anime film in 1988, and Vampire Hunter D in 1985 and 2000.

Kikuchi continues to write D novels (17 to date) to this day. He has also recently appeared at two conventions in America: Anime Expo 2008 and New York Anime Fest 2008 (the latter with Amano and Vampire Hunter D translator Kevin Leahy).
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Full Name: Hideyuki Kikuchi
Japanese Name: 菊地秀行
Gender: Male
Birthday: Sept. 25, 1949
Death: n/a
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Hometown: Chiba
Country: Japan
Website: http://homepage2.nifty.com/kikuchi-fanclub
Email Address: None
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