But by doing so I managed to confirm the contents of an email interview the mag conducted with Hideyuki Kikuchi, author of the Vampire Hunter D novels (among many others)-- and Kikuchi says that he's currently working on a new live-action movie and also on a new anime based on the hit series.
"Not one to rest on his laurels, the 60-year-old author is busy working on a [Vampire Hunter D] live-action film...and planning a new VHD anime series."
The magazine also reports that this VHD flick is being worked on with the producer of the video game Biohazard, alias, Resident Evil, who it doesn't name specifically but I gather refers to Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who also produced the Devil May Cry and Sengoku Basara games.
Whew. Since it's currently Sunday morning in Japan I haven't had a chance to try to confirm any of this news, mind, but Rue Morgue has been around since '97 and is up there with Fangoria and other horror niche mags, so I feel like this is solid enough to report on for now.
Speaking of, I want to throw a shout-out: for all that this magazine was tough to get my hands on, the interview is really great as Kikuchi talks about D's fluctuating popularity, among many other things. If you're a horror fan (or even just a D fan) you should definitely pick up a copy. Vampire fans in particular, since that's the issue's theme!