Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Coffin: The Art of Vampire Hunter D” as Want to Read:
Coffin: The Art of Vampire Hunter D
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Coffin: The Art of Vampire Hunter D

4.57  ·  Rating details ·  545 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
For over 20 years, the character Vampire Hunter D has haunted the imaginations of people around the world, its image forever etched in the mind's eye through the dazzling artwork of Yoshitaka Amano. As the original novels appear in English for the first time, American readers are clamoring for a more extensive look at this singular creation. Coffin obliges. This gorgeous r ...more
Hardcover, 199 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by DH Press (first published October 25th 2006)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Coffin, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Coffin

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Portia S
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Vampire Hunter D series have always been brought to life, not only by the words of Hideyuki Kikuchi, but also the through the ink drawings and paintings of Yoshitaka Amano. He created the first images we know of the dhampire, described as strikingly beautiful and young in his black cloak, long sword and travellers hat. The beasts and nefarious souls of the frontier were artfully formed through the flowing ink of his pen.

Looking through this book is an opportunity to gather a completely visu
...more
David
Sep 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Have not read the book yet, but a warning: This book is HUGE.
Matthew Cranford
Oct 02, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of the films
The art is beautiful, and the images add their own version of the tale of D. While Amano has a very definitive art style, he shows a very wide variety of what he is able to do with that style.

I enjoyed looking through the many images. This is a high quality book, no expense being spared, it would seem. The (few) pages that contain writing are written both in English and in Japanese, and the English is flawless (I'm sure the Japanese is as well, but as I failed my Japanese classes, I really could
...more
H. Anne Stoj
Aug 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art
Many thanks to Far for whatever Christmas it was where she gifted me with this. Truly a marvelous moment.

Amano's work is sheer beauty. I remember one of the reasons I was drawn to Vampire Hunter D in the first place was the cover art. His work can also be found in the novels (which, I admit, I find melodramatic, but they're enjoyable for that reason--at least D's more of a vampire than, oh...Edward Cullen, let's say.) Back to Amano. Yes, the book is large. It takes up weird shelf space as it's r
...more
Becky Hoffman
Feb 05, 2009 added it
Shelves: fantasy
I find it funny that artbooks are on good read. What should I say, the pictures spoke to me? I just like Yoshitaka Amano. He's an amazing artist.
Drew
Dec 21, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: appreciators of art
the beautiful visual world that intensifies an amazing storyline; well worth a lookthrough
Michelle Wardhaugh
Feb 27, 2011 added it
Recommended to Michelle by: mich@skynetbb.com
Ethereal. Beautiful. Magical.
Queenosiris
Jun 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE the artwork! Simply beautiful. I am not a huge fan of Vampire Hunter D (it was okay), but this artwork is stunning and original.
Morgana
Dec 15, 2016 marked it as to-read
.
Nishi Serrano
Jun 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Of course Vampire Hutner D is one of my all time vampire heroes! And Amano's work has inspired me since the 80's.
Derrick Mcdonald
Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Always a pleasure to check out Amano works surrounding D and Final Fantasy.
Felicia
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am A big fan of vampire D, so this bought and added to my collection for pure fan base only.
A. E. S.
Jan 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vampire-lore
A collective visual masterpiece from Yoshitaka Amano's vivid imagination.
Ðanisty
Jan 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Stunning! Yoshitaka Amano is one of my favorite artists. I'll more than likely get one of these pieces as a tattoo at some point.
Eugene booker
rated it it was amazing
Dec 07, 2010
Ricardo John
rated it it was amazing
Apr 07, 2011
Nicole Ary
rated it liked it
Feb 05, 2013
Micki Kornfeld
rated it it was amazing
Jan 09, 2015
Nohbunny
rated it really liked it
May 16, 2007
Candis Perez
rated it really liked it
Aug 13, 2015
Releena
rated it it was amazing
Nov 22, 2012
John Beasley
rated it it was amazing
Sep 13, 2013
Jessica
rated it it was amazing
Feb 08, 2012
Snap0933
rated it it was amazing
May 31, 2011
Ronnie
rated it it was amazing
Feb 28, 2010
Dale Moore
rated it it was amazing
Dec 29, 2014
Chance
rated it it was ok
Dec 10, 2013
Autumn
rated it really liked it
Jun 23, 2017
Ryan Helm
rated it it was amazing
Aug 20, 2009
Krystal Hickam
rated it it was amazing
Oct 27, 2012
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Vampire Hunter D Volume 05: The Stuff of Dreams
  • Hideyuki Kikuchi's Vampire Hunter D, Volume 01
  • CLAMPノ絵シゴト South Side
4743
Born in 1952 in Shizuoka, Japan, Yoshitaka Amano (天野 喜孝) was hired at the age of fifteen by Tatsunoko Productions, where he was involved in character design for the animated television program Gatchaman (aired in America as Battle of the Planets and G-Force) among other projects. His career in publishing began with Twilight Worlds in 1981. In 1983 he was presented with the Seiun Award for Art, whi ...more
More about Yoshitaka Amano...