Hello people! BlackStar here. If I am doing this correctly, then today is Anime Review Thursday, meaning that I have to do a review. Believe it or not, I am literally typing this up merely hours after the SAO review. This is because I am going to be doing 3 animes in one with this review today, so I had to do a lot of work. The anime? Hellsing, Hellsing Ultimate, and Hellsing Ultimate Abridged. So, what are we waiting for? ANIME REVIEW POWERS ENGAGE!
(All three have a similar plot, so I'm only doing this once.)
The Hellsing Organization, a secret branch of the British government, has long been battling supernatural threats to keep the people safe from creatures of the night. Its current leader, Sir Integra Hellsing, controls her own personal army to eliminate the undead beings, but even her highly trained soldiers pale in comparison to her most trusted vampire exterminator, Alucard, who is actually a powerful vampire himself. Along with Integra's mysterious butler and Alucard's new vampire minion, Seras Victoria, the Hellsing Organization must face not only regular ghouls and vampires, but a rivaling secret branch of the Vatican and an mysterious group of madmen spawned by a certain war over 50 years ago.
(Plain and simple)
Now, let's go onto the characters.
Alucard: is the main protagonist of the Hellsing anime and manga series. He is the most powerful warrior of the Hellsing Organization which works against vampires and other such supernatural forces. Alucard is no mere vampire; it has been implied that he is the most powerful vampire, as well as the most powerful entity in the entire series, even before obtaining relative omnipresence at the conclusion of the manga. Interestingly, he is listed as Sir Arucard, a mistranslation.
Seras Victoria: She is another of the main protagonist in both the anime and the manga. However, in the anime, she acted less as a main character and served more of a narrative purpose for the audience. Seras is a Draculina, a term used to refer to the female members of the Dracul bloodline, because she had been turned into a vampire by Alucard to save her from a would-be fatal gunshot wound in the chest, that he also caused
Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing: She is one of the main characters from the anime and manga series Hellsing. She is the director for the Hellsing Organization, and a pretty dang good one at that.
Walter C. Dornez:Walter is a former active duty member of the Hellsing Organization, and is employed as the Hellsing family's retainer. He's an ex-vampire hunter and Alucard's friend
Now, the show has been recreated once, which is Hellsing Ultimate, where the story line is the same, but the animation is different, as well as the play through of the show it self. Meaning that I will have to evaluate it separately from the original Hellsing. (Dear god....)
We're going to focus on the original Hellsing series.
Plot line: It's kinda hard at first to see what the show is about, but by episode 3 or 4, you'll get it.
Artwork: It's a clash of Bleach and Sailor Moon drawing style. For the record, this anime came out when anime first started to become popular, so I can't hate on it.
Music: It's extreme when it needs to me, and ominous at others
Character Relationship: I take this straight from the show, as Alucard well said: "I hate everyone equally!"
Now, let's focus on Hellsing Ultimate now. (Seriously. It's like 12 at night. I'm tired, but I'm finishing. this)
Plot line: It's easier to understand in the first episode. The characters don't break the forth wall and explain it to you though. You just kinda....know.
Artwork: It's more modern day-like. It's amazing and clear to the eye.
Music: See above
Character Relationships: See above
hellsing abridged (or hellsing ultimate abridged)
Now, you know it's a good anime when someone out there takes the time to create an abridged version of it! Thanks to the people of TFS (or Team Four Star), Hellsing has it's own abridged series with a new episode coming out once every Halloween at YumiCon (the anime conversion)
Now, like I said earlier, I was going to put the three shows into a rating from better to worse. Well, here it goes! It goes as follows....
Hellsing Ultimate Abridged
By adding up the three scores of all three, the total comes out to......
10/10 a for freaking alUcard!
Well, that's all for now. Sorry for not posting yesterday. I was very busy with something else. Until the next anime review, this is BlackStar, logging off
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