Hellsing Ultimate DVD/Blu-ray Set 1 (Hyb) (Vols 1-4)
Casey J. Short - Aug 11 2012
IT'S ABOUT TIME
After waiting all this time, Funimation has finally released this set. It wont be too long after this that they start to release HU Volumes 5-8. I JUST WISH I COULD WAIT THAT LONG.
J j. L - Aug 20 2012
REAL vampires only here!
If you are sick and tired of all the pretty-boy, whiny, pansy-assed, morally conflicted, emo-vampires that seem to have taken over the entertainment world (yes, I am referring to "twilight, vamp diaries, vamp knight", etc) then look no further than Hellsing and Hellsing Ultimate. I have been loving anime for the last 10+ years and Hellsing in all its forms still remains in my top 5 all time favorites. Alucard is a REAL vampire- utterly psychotic, evil, over-the-top violent, and even kinda sexy in a demented serial-killer way. Alucard doesn't waste time whining about how guilty he feels about killing and drinking blood- because he doesn't- he just whips out his insanely huge guns and blows away monster ghouls, grinning like a fiend all the while! Alucard could wipe the floor with any of the wimpy, whiny vampire characters that are popular these days. Of course, they would be a total waste of his time, he'd probably strike them dead with his maniacal laughter alone.
I do like some (but not all!) of the conflicted-type vampire characters, but lately it just seems like they're EVERYWHERE, and I'm getting tired of them. If I have to hear about yet another Twilight movie or a stupid teen-masquarading vampire in luuuve with a ditzy teenage girl I am going to stake myself- gag!!
I actually did enjoy Vampire Knight, but Hellsing is on a completely different order of magnitude (and greatness). Another great vampire character is Vampire Hunter D (the 2 movie dvds are out of print but still available) who is somewhat conflicted about his identity but is a fascinating, also kick-ass character. My first anime ever was the original Vampire Hunter D movie and I still love it. I only hope someday Vampire Hunter D and the sequel VHD Bloodlust will eventually get a decent upscale and release on Bluray. Guess I shouldn't hold my breath, right?
If you get any Hellsing anime, be aware that there is lots of blood and gory scenes, in case you're not prepared for that. But if you want to see vampires acting like proper vampires (i.e. the MONSTERS they are) then check out the original Hellsing series and/or Hellsing Ultimate. The Hellsing mangas are awesome too. You won't be disappointed!