Hellsing - Hellsing Series (Classic)
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What he doesn't realize is that by writing that review and scarring off potential customers; (Unnecessarily I might add.) he is effectively killing the franchise...potentially ruining the future experience for others and existing fans such as myself. As an anime man who LOVES, not just this show, but also this FRANCHISE, I can not sit by and let that happen. (I'm going to avoid an offtopic lecture in this review about how important it is to buy and support the anime franchises you love in any way possible; since the industry is so brittle at the moment EVERY show is at risk...) However, I apologize in advance that this may mean I'm slightly biased but, you know what, **** it Hellsing is amazing. Moving on.
For those curious... This is an older adaptation of a manga (Japanese comic) called Hellsing. They made this show WHILE the manga was still being released and eventually the release of the tv series passed the release of the manga series. As such, they had to improvise. This means roughly half of the series doesn't follow the original story as found in the original source material.
Hellsing:Ultimate fixes that problem. It is a more faithful, and more accurate, OAV series (Instead of TV Series...This gave them higher budgets per episode and no restrictions in the gore, ect.) that, while the TV Series is good, is widely considered and hailed as a dark masterpiece.
However, with that said, while the remake would be a perfect 5 stars this show IS STILL (Probably for most) a 3.5 star show, but it's different for everybody. I actually know a few people that enjoyed it MORE then the remake because of how dark Hellsing:Ultimate is. (Also because the two shows go in relatively different directions.Read more ›
I'm surprised that the most critical reviews are from 'fanboys' who sound like my old girlfriend who dragged me to the f*****g Harry Potter movies, and then complained about things like, "In the book the tree is over there, they put the tree in the wrong place!" OMG, WHO CARES!
Anyway, please ignore the hyper-critical reviews, this series is so very cool. If you have any interest in vampires (not the girly EMO kind) then you really need to check this out. After this go to 'Hellsing Ultimate' and you will enjoy it that much more. And for those who are new to Hellsing here is a tip: The main character is named Alucard, which is Dracula backwards. You might call this a 'reinvention' of Dracula, but it has absolutely nothing to do with Bram Stoker's character OR story.
In short, 5 starts, watch this. Period.
The product is well packaged and contains all 13 episodes from the Funimation release. And honestly, for a "classic" anime, $18 isn't too much to ask. It's worth it to get into the series for the first time, with little commitment if you're not happy with what you see. The OVA standard price is over $50, which is a little steep if you're not sure you'll like it.
As for the actual content, I'm sure you could probably find much better descriptions of the series and the individual episodes than I could possibly give you here. This particular part of the franchise WAS designed to be an introduction into the mythos that is Hellsing. It is not designed to be a compendium, it is not designed to be the complete story, and it's true what others have said, it diverges from the "true" story quite a bit. But it's still a good anime, and still worth what Amazon has listed for the price.
Plot and Characters: (minor spoilers) In a little town called Cheddar (yes like the cheese and no im not kidding it really is called cheddar) is being over run with a vampire biting people and turning them into ghouls. The police are over run and being turned into ghouls. When sudden Sir Integra the leader of the Hellsing Organization comes and tells them to her her and her team handle the whole situation. Mean while at the church Seras Victoria a young police officer and two other cops enter they find the priest eating one of the other cops that was sopost to stop the vampire only to find out the priest is the vampire. When the priest orders his ghoul minions to shoot the cops only Seras survives. Meanwhile Sir Integra tells the cops to let Alucard (the vamprie featured on the cover art of the dvd case) take it from there. When Alucard gets to the church the priest orders his ghouls to kill him but finds it impossible to kill Alucard. When Alucard shoots down all the ghouls only leaving the priest and Seras alive. He asks Seras if he can take a shot to kill the priest, She agrees and Alucard shoots her threw the chest and kills the vampire priest. Not wanting to see her die, Alucard offers to make Seras a vampire and serve under him, She agrees and becomes the second vampire to join the Hellsing Organization. Now with Sir Integra Farebrook Wingates Hellsing the leader, Walter Dornez the butler, Seras Victoria the newbie, and Alucard the most badass vampire hunter ever, go on a mission to destroy all vampires and monsters that ravage the country of England once and for all.Read more ›
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One of the greatest vampire series ever made. I've been a fan since the beginning and will be a fan to the end.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is, by far, one of my favorite animes (if not THE favorite) right up there with Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Genocyber and Attack on Titan. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Sylvanna Rayne
I purchased this for my daughter who is currently intrigued with anime. She was very happy with this gift. I received it timely. Thank you.Published 27 days ago by AmazonRox
Wish it would be remastered in blu-ray, but since it's older video, just glad I got it. Great show!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I never watched it, this show was a gift for my girlfriend and she loves it.Published 1 month ago by Toxic
I remember having really enjoyed this anime during my teen years. There is one clear reason, the female main character and her huge assets. Read morePublished 3 months ago by AddersK
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|This vs Hellsing Ultimate||
Ultimate follows the manga where the Classic series goes off on its own little tangent. Both are good but Ultimate is ultimatly better in my opinion, and once you get off this page youll see that pretty much everyone likes it more (people on this page are super defensive.)
Mar 30, 2014 by Brandon | See all 3 posts