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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonder in red and black ink
Hellsing is one anime that everyone should see, because it stands out from most of the other series that are currently avaliable. The characters all have very strong personalities, the anti-hero Alucard is possibly the coolest character ever created and even the American voice acting is not too bad! The story is about a young policewoman called Seras Victoria who is...
Published on 25 Jan 2004 by shinigami_nataku

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1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish made for the brainless, AVOID!
First of all I'm not entirely sure if this is really made by the japanese. Animation deserves one-star but the story and especially the ugly-dry english accent makes it sooooooo bbbbad. And the 'strong' leading-female role is as unconvincing as the the rest of it. I strongly suspect it is made by some desperate Soho-based losers who attached a few japanese names to thier...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonder in red and black ink, 25 Jan 2004
This review is from: Hellsing - Vol. 1 - Episodes 1-3 [2002] [DVD] (DVD)
Hellsing is one anime that everyone should see, because it stands out from most of the other series that are currently avaliable. The characters all have very strong personalities, the anti-hero Alucard is possibly the coolest character ever created and even the American voice acting is not too bad! The story is about a young policewoman called Seras Victoria who is transformed into a vampire by the mysterious Alucard. She then has to join the Hellsing organisation to help them wipe out the zombie-like FREAK vampires. Hellsing is also one of the most violent animes that I have seen. There is strong violence, gore, swearing and sexual references throughout and so it is not one for the weak of heart. But, as I have said, it is a must see series. Although the series gets progressively worse from episode eight onwards, the first two DVDs are must buys. If nothing I have said appeals to you, buy it just to see Alexander Anderson, the insane Catholic priest ^_^
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For vampires with style, watch Hellsing., 14 July 2003
This review is from: Hellsing - Vol. 1 - Episodes 1-3 [2002] [DVD] (DVD)
Hellsing is an anime that seems to often get overlooked. Set in a gothic looking London and with dark animation in muted colours it seems a far cry from children's anime such as Dragon Ball Z. It should be duly noted that this is NOT a kid's cartoon.
Hellsing is an organisation that kills vampires and ghouls, ghouls being zombie like creatures that people who are killed by vampires without being made into vamps themselves become. The organisation has at it's command a powerful vampire named Alucard who has a huge silver pistol, a sharp fashion sense and a creepy smile. There is also the hesitant, but courageous young police woman, Celes, who provides light relief mostly though looking comically perplexed at everything that happens around her and by running around in a ludicrous uniform that apparently only she has to wear!
I'd recomend Hellsing to anybody who's pining over the end of the series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, anybody who likes Japanese anime, or just anybody looking for something different to run of the mill TV. Great stuff.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the dude below gives credit for, 4 Oct 2006
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Mark Smalley (Aberystwyth, Ceredigion United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Hellsing - Vol. 1 - Episodes 1-3 [2002] [DVD] (DVD)
I have watched the english dubbing version and i have the japanese subtitled version on my hard drive, both are superb. At times, sure the animation is a little ropey, mainly on close ups of expressions but you generally get this most japanese anime, that gives it a little bit of anime character. Thats what seperates it from the likes of toy story and the like.

As with much of the anime genre, there is a deeper meaning to all of this, it is not just gore, vampires and killing them all. With the rigt mind set, it is spiritual, the characters teach you, each character being strong in the personality that they have.

The story is basically about a vampire hunting agency refered to as the "hellsing organisation", this organisation have a secret weapon who goes by the name of Alucard (read it backwards and mixed with the first episode all will become clear). The leading ruthless arrogant male character is somewhat unbeatable, no weaknesses only strengths and lots of them. The story however is not about him so much as his apprentice "Police girl" or Seras Victoria. He trains her into the female version of what he is with tough love but hidden respect. Yet Alucard is still a star, you still enjoy watching his destructive arrogance and seeing him reveal yet more power to us and revel in his task of ridding the world of vampires often killing them slowly and taking the time to let them think that they have killed him and then annihialating them with his 2 foot gun or his alchemic hands, just to demonstrate his power.

All in all, well worth a watch though it may not be every bodies cup of tea, i advise you watch it under the influence of an intoxicating substance...everything becomes more interesting when that happens. Especially spiritual anime.

Enjoy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Anime Ever, 10 Jan 2004
This review is from: Hellsing - Vol. 1 - Episodes 1-3 [2002] [DVD] (DVD)
This has to be by far the absolute best anime i have ever seen! The first episode leaves you craving for more, and the next two do the same. This is an addictive anime about an organisation called Hellsing. Ran by Sir Integra Wingates Hellsing, they dispatch of Vampires and Ghouls (humans that have had all the blood sucked from them, more or less turning them into zombies) Their secret weapon, a very powerful Vampire named Arucard, is sent to kill their more powerful enemies. The show follows Seras Victoria, the newest recruit to the Hellsing organisation. This DVD is a great value for money and a fantastic start to a brilliantly thought out anime.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Helluva thing..., 19 Sep 2005
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Rowena McKay (Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Hellsing - Vol. 1 - Episodes 1-3 [2002] [DVD] (DVD)
This show grows on you, when you're not looking. You suddenly realise that you're dying to go home and play it again. The theme music gets stuck in your head. And you're still trying to figure out if "Sir Hellsing" is a woman or a bishounen. And whether Arucard\ Alucard is really... well, the dark Transylvanian prince.
Gory, yes. (So you may need to close your eyes a bit.) In places poorly dubbed, yes. (I recommend watching the English version along with the English subtitles to get a fuller impression.) Engrossing, YES!
Buy it, and the rest of the series, because you don't want to be left wondering what happens next, as each ending is cliffhanger-city. Don't say I didn't warn you...
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, 17 July 2004
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Amy Crowley (United Kingdom, England, Home LOL sorry :)) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Hellsing - Vol. 1 - Episodes 1-3 [2002] [DVD] (DVD)
This is a beautifully done series that follows a rogue vampire called Arucard and his pupil Police-Girl (Thats what he calls her, I can't spell her real name.) Arucard and Police-Girl work for The Hellsing organization who stop Vampires and other creatures from getting out of hand (Well thats all that happens in the first DVD :D).
A wonderfully clever storyline, Stunning colour and great attention to detail.
A true masterpiece, well worth the buy!
You'll want to watch it again and again!
Don't even bother thinking about getting it- JUST GET IT!! or your missing out!!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 9 Mar 2004
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This review is from: Hellsing - Vol. 1 - Episodes 1-3 [2002] [DVD] (DVD)
Anyone whos a fan of vampires or anime should most definately watch the whole lot. Fantastically stylised with great action sequences and deep story line. If you dont have it.. buy it
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2 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish made for the brainless, AVOID!, 8 Feb 2006
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This review is from: Hellsing - Vol. 1 - Episodes 1-3 [2002] [DVD] (DVD)
First of all I'm not entirely sure if this is really made by the japanese. Animation deserves one-star but the story and especially the ugly-dry english accent makes it sooooooo bbbbad. And the 'strong' leading-female role is as unconvincing as the the rest of it. I strongly suspect it is made by some desperate Soho-based losers who attached a few japanese names to thier sad project. The reviews below are most certainly written by the makers as I'm sure they have very little to do with thier precious time...AVOID!
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