Wednesday, 25 January 2012


Smell the Movies
Smell the TV

Transmitted:October 2003 - December 2003
Country of origin:Japan
Genre:Japanese animation, Horror themes, Violence and gore
Starring:Jôji Nakata, Yoshiko Sakakibara, Fumiko Orikasa
No. of seasons:2 plus ongoing specials.

The only anime I have seen based in Britain, this is set in the near future at a time when demon like creatures are roaming the land, and an organization called Invicta Hellsing is set up by the world governments to try to stop them wreaking their havoc. The Hellsing are losing the battle, and must turn to a sinister and mysterious hybrid called Alucard for assistance, which he grants, but inevitably there will be a price.
Action packed and adult-oriented, this one was a little too macho for me. Yeah it's gory, yeah it's violent - both good things in my view - but there is no joy involved. It's a little too clinical and cynical.
It's an okay watch, and there are only 13 episodes so it won't take up too much of your time, but there are much better anime series out there.

Find an episode guide here:

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