Decades ago, the legendary Dr. Abraham Van Helsing and his companions defeated Count Dracula, one of the world’s deadliest vampires. After this success his name was used in the founding of the Hellsing Organization, a British task force with the duty of eliminating supernatural threats.
Hellsing follows the exploits of that very organization. Led by Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, the Hellsing Organization finds its trump card not in the power of man, but in the strength of a monster it has tamed. Alucard, one of the oldest and most powerful vampires in existence, now hunts his fellow monsters at Hellsing’s bequest. Alongside new recruit Seras Victoria, Alucard will find that a new threat has arisen, one greater than anything the Hellsing Organization has ever dealt with before. – My Anime List
Based on 9 review scores:
Sure, there are flaws, but they are minor and do not subtract much from the overall feel of the anime. Buy now!!!
So overall, this anime is not for everyone. As I explained the themes and plot may be too horror-esque and choppy for some, but I would still recommend it. It’s a great movie to watch at a Halloween horror-anime fest (as I did), or if your in a good Vampire mood (as I was this weekend). Gotta love them vampies! Oh and watch out for those dudes at the Vatican, they really know how to kick some ass. “Jesus Christ is in Heaven.” Amen to that!
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Having expressed the negatives, I have to say that I thought Hellsing was a thoroughly enjoyable, if essentially slight and unfocused, vampire series. It radiates cool from every pore. I’m a little past the point where style alone impresses me, and still Hellsing is a strong show based on its story and substance. It makes many mistakes along the way, and it’s too violent and dark to casually recommend. But fans of vampire lore will love it, action buffs will get a kick out of it, and it’s a welcome alternative to some of other clutter on the anime shelves.
It is my first anime. I heard a lot about it. Good.very good. Pretty fascinating plot, charismatic characters, interesting picture.
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If you consider yourself a Hellsing fan, then by all means go see this series. But if you’re just entering the Hellsing universe, then I recommend you stay clear of this and go straight onto ‘Hellsing Ultimate’.
While probably seen as a great series in its first run, Hellsing does suffer a few problems in the form of dangling plot and lackluster visuals by today’s standards. For the most part the content that is present is a good watch, this is probably best left for fans of the series that didn’t pick it up before. New viewers may find themselves let down by the lack of finality and either passing up Hellsing Ultimate or looking to it for answers, neither of which being satisfying for those posed in Hellsing. I give Hellsing Complete Series Anime Classics
All in all Hellsing is what it is: a very cool anime. Of course, there’s not too much more to it than that. However, even in spite of a disappointing second half, Hellsing is an enjoyable outing – one that is worth recommending to both action fans and enthusiasts of vampire lore.
I whould Recomend to buy it but only for hardcore anime fans or people looking for this. If not Torrent it or rent it.
In a world without Hellsing Ultimate, we might have been able to say “sure, Hellsing is okay despite its flaws, so if you like supernatural action shows then give it a try”. However, we don’t live in a vacuum, and this release is occurring in a world where Hellsing Ultimate does not only exist, but is a terrific and faithful adaptation of the source material that succeeds in everything is attempts to do. As a result, this offering is rendered obsolete, and unless you’re a real hardcore Hellsing fan or completest then there’s no reason to consider picking this up – save the money and put it towards buying Hellsing Ultimate instead, you won’t miss anything of note here.