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Pilgrimage of the Sacred and the Profane
English Title Vampire Hunter D: Pilgrimage of the Sacred and the Profane
Original title Vampire Hunter 6: D — Pilgrimage of the Sacred and the Profane
Japanese 吸血鬼ハンター6 D―聖魔遍歴 (Banpaia Hantā D — Seima Henreki)
Author Hideyuki Kikuchi
Illustrator Yoshitaka Amano
Translator Kevin Leahy
English Publication Data
Publication date December 13, 2006
Published by DH Press, DMP Books
ISBN ISBN 1-59582-106-6
Japanese Publication Data
Publication date March 5, 1988
January 7, 2008
Published by Asahi Sonorama
ISBN ISBN 4-257-76400-7
ISBN 978-4-02-265505-9
Publication Order
English Volume 6
Japanese Vampire Hunter 6
Preceded by
The Stuff of Dreams
Followed by
Mysterious Journey to the North Sea

Pilgrimage of the Sacred and the Profane is the sixth book in the Vampire Hunter series.

Plot Summary[]

A supposedly impassable desert lies between the Inner and Outer Frontier. To cross it, the centenarian Granny Viper is looking for some powerful backup. Granny is a "people finder" and she must ferry her latest find, a young woman named Tae, across to the town of Barnabas in the next four days.

As an "abductee" who lived 8 years in the vampire castle of Gradinia, Tae is the object of suspicion. Her only hope for future happiness is pinned on arriving in Barnabas before the last of her blood relations move on. Hoping to play on the sympathies of frosty D and enlist his aid, Granny offends her other potential escorts—those renowned warriors of the Frontier, the Bullow brothers. The following arrangement is reached: D is traveling to Barnabas on business of his own, Granny and Tae are free to follow him, and the Bullow Brothers tag along as well to settle the score with D when the journey is over. But it won't be easy going, as the desert has surprises of its own.



Other Characters[]


  • Sand Men
  • Shark
  • Bugs from the desert of no return
  • Tentacles from the desert of no return (tipped with steel spears)
  • Living Mountain
  • Globes
  • Globes of light
  • Glow Bug




  • Audio Drama - Description.
  • Manga - Description.

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Trivia pertaining to this volume.