Hellsing: Ultimate Series 1
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I felt kinda cheated. The manga is original in art and story. It takes so many twists into so many areas. Love it. I mean where else can you have a nun taking out terrorists?
Now I welcome you to the Hellsing OVA vol.1. This a treat for any fan of Hellsing and a good starting point for newcomers. In art style and story telling it is very close to the manga.
For fans, this will feel like a rehash of past episodes in the TV series. Its done differently with better animation and action.
English dub (ED). Hellsing I have to say is one of the few animes that have a tight cast to fit to stay true to the characters. Most of the original ED cast from the TV Series is back. Plus better than ever. You can tell the actors are more comfortable with their parts.
Now for the bad stuff.
Its short. I won`t lie, it left me wanting more. Things just seemed to rushed, but I understand that this is an "introduction" rather than a real plot giver. This leaves more room for the rest of the story to follow. From what I understand the OVA is staying close to the manga. A good thing. This means the next volumes will venture more into the oringinal story. I can`t wait for those scenes to be animated.
My biggest peeve about the OVA is the music. Its..like nails on a chalk board. It dosen`t even fit with the mood of the series. The music for the TV series was better by far. So much better.
*Excellent video/sound quality.
*This version of "Hellsing" has excellent imagery and graphics. It includes a lot of computer-generated-imagery, but none of it looks too hoaky or out-of-place. It is definately high quality animation.
*Excellent amount of bloody action. It is so fast and furious that it puts the old "Hellsing" show to shame. Also contains more comedy than before.
*Storyline is great. It is very very close to the original manga.
*Characters are splendid. Alucard is as psychotic as ever. Integra Hellsing is just as cold and vengeful as before, but not as mean. Saris Victoria is not as stiff, and is actually more clumsy and goofy; I think she is more fun to watch in this version. All other characters are lively, interesting, and great to watch.
*Some good lines throughout.
*Funky music (although I think the music in the old "Hellsing" show was better).
The Bad Things
*Not for the squeamish; contains lots of bloody violence, swearing, and suggestive material (rated TV-MA).
*A lot of stuff is packed into a single hour. As fast and condensed as everything is, it may be seen as overly compressed with not enough exposition.
The Other Things
*If you buy the single-disc version, you get little or no special features. The two-disc steelbook edition (although more expensive) includes a small wealth of interviews and textless credit scenes.
I thought a vampire action saga couldn't get any better than "Hellsing"...until "Hellsing Ultimate" came out and blew it right out of the water. The "Ultimate" series has better animation quality, more action, livlier characters, more comedy, and above all, is much closer to the source material. It zips by pretty fast, but is wildly entertaining and never dull. Highly reccomended to anybody who enjoys anime or anything involving vampires.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
really great series! Definitely one of the better options out there if you're looking for an affordable gift for an anime lover as well.Published 23 months ago by Brandy
Alucard is the one who got me hooked on anime vampires making him my favorite anime vamp, it starts with and has some of the same elements as the Hellsing series but soon takes a... Read morePublished on May 13, 2014 by Raven
It was a new dvd got here fast it's a great deal couldn't be happier I normally don't like anime but this is a great showPublished on December 31, 2013 by ink by a Flea
This a wonderful DVD. It just happens that the person I bought it from was selling the Limited Edition Two Disc case which was awesome. Read morePublished on August 8, 2013 by Fuyuume
i chose this 5 star rating, because it looked very cool. i like this movie, because it looks very good, i recommend this movie to everyone that loves the hellsing series lol. Read morePublished on March 3, 2013 by christa wiswesser
well if you get past the extreme overkill bad ass that's seemed corny to me its damn good i loved the original series and it gives more depth to the anime but its a must have for... Read morePublished on December 23, 2012 by logan
I'm a huge fan of Hellsing and the first of the Ultimate Series does not let down! It sticks more to the manga than the series does. Read morePublished on December 18, 2012 by SerenityRed
Good product, great price. It arrived much sooner that the expected delivery date, I was so pleased! I highly recommend.Published on May 20, 2012 by Alicia
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