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Totally great anime of only 13 episodes. The main character is Alucard, a rogue vampire who serves a British organization (the Hellsing Organization) in killing the undead. He ends up changing a rookie police girl into a vampire to serve the Hellsing Organization, but before she can do that, she has to get over her new found thirst...
In the name of God, impure souls of the living dead shall be banished into eternal damnation. Amen.

"What a perfect night. It's the kind of night that makes me want to get a bite to drink." -Alucard
by Pumpkin Patch Jack July 07, 2004
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Hellsing was originally a manga made by Kouta Hirano for the older, more darker form of the human being. The comic was originally eight volumes long, consisting of bloody, gory vampire action that involved the protaganist, Alucard (in Japanese, it's Arucard because of Engrish and such), a Nosferatu who hunts down those of his own kind, the undead. He meets with a police girl named Seras Victoria, who becomes a secondary protaganist, next to Alucard and is nomally a sex symbol for the kind of manga genre she is in.

Alucard is under the control of her master, Integra Wingates Hellsing, who is the leader of the Hellsing Organization, a group of undead hunters who's goal is to cease all earthy activities of those not of the undead classification. Now, there are also secondary characters like Walter, the Hellsing family's butler, and Paladin Alexander Anderson (in Japanese it's Paladin Alexander Andersong), as well as the Nazi organizations that seem to appear quite frequently in this.

There are variants of Hellsing, which include OVAs (original video animations) and the anime, which is thirteen episodes long.

It is disputed which ones are better, because many fans prefer the manga over the anime. The OVA is the anime-form of the manga exactly, but the anime is not anything like the manga at all.

Then were are things like "Hellsing: The Dawn" which feature much younger versions of Alucard and Walter as they fight the Nazis. That's when Walter is nicknamed "The Angel of Death" by Alucard. It is a highly recommended anime by those who like horror and such, but in reality, it's more of a thriller than a horror. There is a lot of swearing as well, as well as blood and death, so it is not recommended for children under the age of thirteen.

To learn more, actually reading the manga or watching the anime is also recommended.
"In the name of God, impure souls of the living dead shall be banished into eternal damnation. Amen." - Peter Farguson of the Hellsing Organization
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A darkly gothic anime series of Thirteen episodes. The main character is actually not Alucard, but Seras Victoria, who becomes a vampire in the first episode. Her attempts to retain her humanity are set against the backdrop of a full-scale secret war betweeen the Hellsing organisation and mysterious forces who are creating artificial vampires. Chuck in a few mad priests, vampire gangsters and a several very cool fights, and you have a surprisingly excellent anime series.
Thoroughly recommended, especially for fans of vampires or action anime. Not for younger viewers.
"In the name of god, impure souls of the living dead shall be banished into eternal damnation, Amen."
by KharBevNor December 14, 2003
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A very awesome manga/anime. The Manga Totally Pwns the Anime's ass, having a much more in-depth plot, more characters, more blood, more of the original story (Church Vs. Nazis), more everything than the anime could ever hold. In short, read the manga, don't watch the anime.
Example 1:
Guy 1- Dude, have you watched Hellsing?!
Guy 2- No, I've read the manga. Isn't the whole Nazi thing cool?
Guy 1- What nazi thing?

Example 2:
Hellsing, Katie.
by Gehenzz October 08, 2006
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Hellsing is a Japanise manga, that was later animated into the Hellsing TV series which are more popular. The action happens is in modern England and it is about the Hellsing organisation dedicated to the extermination of vampires and the protection of Great Britain.
The manga and the anime are different story-wise and character-wise. For example the main characters in the manga are Integral Hellsing and Alucard, leaving Seras Victoria in the background, while the anime revolvs around Seras Victoria and her point of view about vampirism. Also Father Alexander Anderson has deeper personality in the manga than just a mindless killer as depicted in the anime.
Story-wise episodes 1, 2, 3 (the meeting with Father Anderson), 5&6 (the attack of the Hellsing HQ), and 10 (the flashback of how Alucard and Integral met) are close to the manga and the rest of the plot in the anime is totaly different.
Both the manga and the anime Hellsing are good. Buy either one of them (or both) and enter an amazing fantasy world!
by DoPo July 02, 2006
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An anime that kix so much ass that your back hurts in the morninig. All you need to know is there is alot of Guns, Vampires, Blood, Swearing, and Dead People. SCARY! :O
Man that was one hellsing of a movie! Damn my ass hurts.
by awex January 06, 2004
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Hellsing: A Japanese anime series (13 episodes) about a Brisish organization created to destroy the undead. The main character appears to be a incarnet of Dracula bonded to the head of an organization sworn to kill vampires. Alucard (Dracula reincarnet) is only allowed to use a limited amount of his power (due to his bondage/imprisonment) in his battles unless authorized. This is a graphic but entertaining story. Ive only watched it in Japanese, I hope it is not butchered in English.
by Dr Funk October 27, 2003
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