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Coffin: The Art of Vampire Hunter D

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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)
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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
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
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
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.
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
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Ethereal. Beautiful. Magical.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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
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