While we’re all waiting for more news on the upcoming “Vampire Hunter D” CGI series, Unified Pictures has announced that today they’re opening a Kickstarter that will adapt a nearly never-before-read short story written by D creator Hideyuki Kikuchi for a fan event in Japan but was never reprinted or translated…until now.
Unified Pictures explains, “We’re creating a multi-issue comic book series for “Vampire Hunter D: Message from Mars”. It’s an adaptation of “Message from Cecile”, a Vampire Hunter D short story by Hideyuki Kikuchi. This story was only published for a fan event in Japan and will make it’s English debut in this comic book series published by Stranger Comics.”
The limited edition comic will be written by Brandon Easton (Bad Moon Rising, “Agent Carter”) with page art by Michael Broussard (The Darkness, Captain Midnight, The Walking Dead, Castlevania, Minecraft: Story Mode) and concept art from Christopher Shy (Dead Space: Salvage, Pathfinder, Ascend).
The Kickstarter has some pretty incredible rewards available depending on which tier backers support. These include a printed copy of issue #1 with a Kickstarter exclusive cover, art prints, buttons, patches and even a life sized 3D printed model of the Left Hand.
For those who want to be immortalized, there’s even a tier where you can send in a likeness of yourself and you’ll be put in the comic where you’ll be killed by D! I think we can all admit that that’s a badass way to have a presence beyond the grave!
The campaign will run from June 30th, 2016 (the start of Anime Expo) and conclude on August 8th, 2016 (the last day of Gen Con), so make sure to get your support in before it’s too late!