Certainly the publishers must have timed the release to coincide with the upcoming anime adaptation of Blade. Read about the anime adaptation here.
Samura Hiroaki draws the most beautiful hands – I use to study his poses and am still influenced by his style of drawing these days.
For fans of Samura Hiroaki’s artwork, you might also be interested in “Brutal Love”, another illustration artbook by him with a much darker, adult theme featuring bondage and nudity. You can get a copy here.