Hellsing Ultimate, 2006
Signed up the 30/03/2017
"Only a human can destroy a monster. Only a human could dare hope to."
Hellsing Ultimate is a supernatural action original video animation or OVA series based on the manga created by Kouta Hirano. The series was directed by Tomokazu Tokoro.
One hundred years ago the legendary vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing challenged & defeated the notorious Count Dracula. As a reward for being able to defeat him the Count devoted his life to his vanquisher promising to serve Van Helsing & his descendants until the very end of time. Fast forward to the present day & the descendants of Abraham Van Helsing have carried on their ancestors work by creating a state funded paramilitary organization based in the United Kingdom known as Hellsing which deals with protecting the mortal world from all form of supernatural evil entities primarily Nosferatu aka the vampire. The organization is led by a resolute young women known as Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Helsing (a direct descendant of Abraham Van Helsing) who employs her ultimate weapon Alucard (formally known as Count Dracula) to destroy all unholy threats to the citizens of the British empire. The Hellsing organization has successfully defended Britain from numerous months for decades but they will soon have to face an old enemy that has arisen from the ashes of history to declare all-out war against the world & bring about Armageddon.
Hellsing is by far one of the coolest anime I've ever watched I mean just imagine a series about an British aristocrat who runs a secret vampire hunting organization that has Count Dracula as their number one operative to take down the bad guys I mean it honestly doesn’t get any doper than that. I loved how the series was set in England (because anything English is automatically awesome) especially with the attire that all the characters wore looking ever so dapper & graceful in their tailored suits. The action sequences where breathtaking especially with the duels that involved enemies from both sides of the conflict using their special abilities to kill each other. If you ever wondered how vampires do battle then Hellsing will give you a perfect demonstration on how the Undead throw down.
Can we please have a moment of silence for my favourite charecter Alucard aka Count Dracula aka Vlad the Impaler ? Alucard at some point in the series is described by one of his enemies as being “a monster whose very presence casts a shadow across darkness itself” which basically summarizes just how badass & scary this guy is. I loved how Alucard is truly unmatched in his badassery & frequently displays his epic powers whenever someone is dumb enough to challenge him. Crispin Freeman the English dub voice actor really gives Alucard that extra spice of evil with his booming voice. Be warned Alucard’s laugh will give you serious chills. Another character that I adored was the leading lady herself Sir Integra Helsing. I couldn’t think of a more perfect master for Alucard as her resoluteness & leadership qualities would definitely command respect from anyone dead or alive. Integra Helsing is a superbly crafted protagonist who leads the her charges with tenacity proving that female anime characters can be more than just eye candy for male nerds.
Honestly Hellsing is one of my all-time favorite anime because of all the dope characters & jaw dropping action sequences. Hellsing is perfect blend of horror & action that will get your adrenaline pumping on all cylinders !!
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