Here's the PR for the second book in the series, The Noble Greylancer - Blood of a Hero
, taken from Hideyuki Kikuchi's official fansite. The book was released on November 12, 2011.
Five years after the previous volume, a new enemy of the Nobility has arisen. The hero Sunhawk, after rampaging across the Frontier, has finally invaded Greylancer's northern Frontier sector. However a mysterious disease has claimed the lives of several Nobles who have fed on human blood, and the fearful Nobility has ordered Greylancer to infiltrate a free land known as the Twilight Zone in order to discover its source. Awaiting him are the malevolent OSB and a rebel Noble, along with the assassin's who have joined him. Meanwhile, a conspiracy to place the entire Frontier under the sole rule of the Capital is revealed, and a noble begins to slaughter humans with toxic blood. The chaos leads Greylancer to the Nobility's Grand Ball, lance in hand. What will become of Sunhawk, and what will come of the incident?
I sent these into the Vampire Hunter D tumblr the other day, but I figured I could go ahead and post them here, too.
Basically, both of the Another Vampire Hunter
books have a dramatis personae, along with a character montage illustration by Ayami Kojima. I've gone ahead and translated the character listings for the first two books.The Noble Greylancer Dramatis PersonaeGreylancer
- Overseer of a northern Frontier sector. The Nobility’s greatest warrior.Mayerling
- Overseer of a western Frontier sector.Duchess Mircalla
- Overseer of a southern Frontier sector.“Zeus” Macula
- Overseer of an eastern Frontier sector.Barossa
- Weaponsmith who has served House Greylancer for many years.Michia
- Villager from Ardoz who rescues Greylancer after he’s wounded.Leticia
- Country girl from a western Frontier sector who meets the injured Greylancer.Gallagher
- Marksman who gets captured by Greylancer and becomes one of his retainers.Shizamu
- Swordsman who practices the Streda style.
Note: Greylancer made his first appearance in Vampire Hunter 22: D - Nightmare Village
. Mayerling is well known for his appearance in Vampire Hunter 3: D - Demon Deathchase
, and its subsequent anime adaptation, Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust
. “Zeus” Macula first appeared in Vampire Hunter 16: D - Record of the Blood Battle
In the illustration, from the top, counter-clockwise: Greylancer, Mayerling, Barossa, Michia, Leticia, Shizamu, Gallagher, Duchess Mircalla, “Zeus” Macula.The Noble Greylancer - Blood of a Hero Dramatis PersonaeGreylancer
- Overseer of a northern Frontier sector. The Nobility’s greatest warrior.Sunhawk
- Aspires to overthrow the Nobility, leader of mankind's Revolutionary Army.Jennifer, Ralph
- Lost their parents, siblings who live on a farm and collaborate with Sunhawk.Yunus
- Greylancer’s adjutant.Shizamu
- Greylancer’s retainer, called the Swordsman.Gallagher
- Greylancer’s retainer, called the Marksman.Ken Kurama
- Greylancer’s guardian.Grand Duke Bartholomew
- Overseer of a southern Frontier sector.Dulcinea
- Grand Duke Bartholomew’s wife.