Tag: Yoshitaka Amano

Japanese Artist Created Illustrations Inspired By Neil Gaiman’s David Bowie Tribute Story, “The Return of the Thin White Duke”

Read Gaiman’s David Bowie origin story HERE.

Click here to see Yoshitaka Amano’s “The Return of the Thin White Duke” picture gallery.

"The Return of the Thin White Duke" was originally included in Gaiman's book "Trigger Warning"

“The Return of the Thin White Duke” was originally included in Gaiman’s book “Trigger Warning”

Vampire Hunter D (1985)

Inspired by a series of Japanese novels written by Hideyuki Kikuchi and illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano, this was one of the first anime films released outside of Japan. Combining Gothic horror with post-apocalyptic sci-fi in a Western framework, VHD features memorable voice-acting performances in both English and Japanese. Some have argued the movie adaptation is actually a genre-crossing homage to the film Shane.