As if I wasn’t already reading 3 or 4 books simultaneously, I started Yashakiden: the Demon Princess today. It’s by Hideyuki Kikuchi, author of the Vampire Hunter D series. The story is part of the Demon City Shinjuku universe. There is an anime and manga based on Demon City Shinjuku, but I haven’t seen/read them. They’re on the list of stuff I want to get to.
Evidently, Kikuchi has said that Yashakiden is “My vampire masterpiece [that even] transcends Vampire Hunter D.” Big claim. We’ll see.