Dark Horse's DH Press division has announced that it will release Hipira:  The Little Vampire on April 27th.  The 48-page, full color hardcover, written by Katsuhiro Otomo and illustrated by Shinji Kimura, will retail for $13.95.  Hipira-Kun is a young vampire, with a fairy friend, who lives in a vampire city where the sun never rises. 


Otomo should be in the public eye in April, his latest feature Steamboy is being released theatrically in the U.S. in March (see 'Sony Announces Steamboy Release Date').