These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Vampire Hunter D
Gateway Series: The first movie was one of the first anime movies released outside of Japan.
Growing the Beard: The First novel, quite frankly, actually sorta sucked. D is pretty much a God Mode Sue, the Unfortunate Implications are pretty bad, and the plot is relatively straightforward. The next ones? Start to focus on world-building, remove some of the more blatant cheats the Nobles used, and it just works.