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Hellsing, Vol. 01

(Hellsing #1)

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There's a secret organization somewhere in England created to defend the Queen and country from monsters of all sorts. Yes, it's hard to believe in this day and age.... but really, isn't this the true age of monsters?

Enter Hellsing, an agency, long in tooth, with the experience, know-how, and...er...equipment to handle the problems that arise when vampires, ghouls take on
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Paperback, 176 pages
Published December 2nd 2003 by Dark Horse Manga (first published September 1st 1998)
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Taylor The anime and Ultimate (OVA) are both based on the manga series. However, the anime plot differs from the manga. The OVA's stick pretty close to story…moreThe anime and Ultimate (OVA) are both based on the manga series. However, the anime plot differs from the manga. The OVA's stick pretty close to story line though.(less)

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Paige  Bookdragon

Last chapter to read: Chapter 20

I was having some second thoughts if I should continue this series. I love the plot but the art (I find) is not that great (maybe I've been spoiled by other manga artists). I might check out the anime though because Alucard is life.
Macksat
Jun 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The plague of my high school grades. I read the first volume and then watched the original anime. After the character designs of the tv show, the art in the first volume made me nervous, but not nearly as much as I was dissatisfied by the ending of the tv anime. So when I realized that the manga followed a completely different storyline after the first book, I was devouring the chapters online. The art style is so unique for manga, so gritty and mecha while still being so sensual and raw. And no ...more
Mizuki
Feb 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Tonight I'd just watched this REALLY INTERESTING video about the artwork of Hellsing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hL3m...

My opinion on the Hellsing series: one of the best vampire manga out there!
Rachel
I read the first eight volumes of this some time back—between one and four years ago—and the other day I noticed that volumes nine and ten were available, picked them up, and concluded the series.

I suppose I have a love-hate relationship with Hellsing, and for two very obvious reasons.

On the side of love are Sir Integra Wingate Hellsing, the titular heroine of the series, a no-nonsense, hard-as-nails woman whom singlehandedly runs an organization devoted to keeping England free of freaks and mo
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Sleeping with Ghosts
Acabo de encontrar entre mis cachivaches mi OVA de Hellsing. Si, lo estoy viendo luego de haber visto el animé por el 2005 en Animax. Tan kawaii no puedo ser!! No recordaba lo bueno que estaba, me encantaba Seres como policía, y su relación con Alucard 😍. Las noches que habré pasado en Fanfiction y en el foro de FMA con mi amiga Dany escribiendo fanfics...
Sadie Forsythe
Mar 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love Hellsing, a little less by the end than in the beginning, but still five stars worth. It is dark, gritty, gothic and just this side of insane. The baddies are bad, but the hero is even worse. Alucard is a psychotic, blood thirsty, vampire with a wry sense of morbid humor. He truly revels in the carnage he creates. Sir Integra Wingate, who by the way is female, is my favorite type of woman—strong, flinch-less, and in complete mastery of an overpowering mythical force, not to men ...more
Clair
Nov 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, faves, manga
There was once a time in which I was going through a particularly embarrassing vampire phase. I would read anything and everything to do with vampires, whether the content was good (Bram Stoker's Dracula), boring (L.J. Smith's Vampire Diaries), or so bad that its awfulness has now become the general consensus (Twilight).

...I also went through a particularly embarrassing manga phase around then.

I don't quite remember how I got my paws on Hellsing, but I do know that once I did, I was hooked. The
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Nick
Feb 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Overall Rating:
Manga - A+
Original anime series - B
New anime series - A+

Summary: Hellsing is a manga series by Kouta Hirano. Hellsing chronicles the efforts of the mysterious and secret Royal Order of Protestant Knights, Hellsing, as it combats vampires, ghouls, and other supernatural foes who threaten the kingdom of England. The main character, Alucard (Dracula cleverly spelled backwards), is used to kill other supernatural creatures, and makes Seras Victoria (a cop he shoots to kill another va
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John Leonardo
Oct 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I liked Kohta Hirano’s manga HELLSING. The manga is about the story of Alucard and his vampire hunting adventure. The story is based in England. It is about a vampire named Alucard. He is a vampire hunter who kills other vampires to stop the human race from going extinct. I really liked the part when Alucard fights the Paladin because the action is very entertaining. I would recommend this book to the manga readers because as a manga reader I really liked this book
Reading Lee
Jul 16, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked it, but the subtle (well sometimes not...) sexual themes bothered me too much. And I mean, really - Nazi vampires? And OF COURSE the Catholics are portrayed negatively.

I'd say read it if you're wanting bloody and visceral action. Or you could just read it for Alucard; he's the ultimate badass. I really love the art style later on in the chapters. It it's so refined. You don't really get good vampire manga (in my opinion), and Hellsing is one of the better ones. The only other one I'd re
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A. E. S.
May 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampire-lore
He's got some really bitchin' shoulder pads! Bizarre, fun manga starring Celes Victoria, a virgin girl who is turned into a vampire by Alucard (Dracula in reverse). Great art and storyline as the mastah and his fledgling chase after bloodsuckers in the name of Integral, Alucard's master. STAND YOUR GROUND, POLICEWOMAN!!
Kereesa
In the world of Hellsing lies a secret organization in the midst of England. Its purpose? To defend the country from things that go bump in the night. And at its core is a deadly weapon: Aluchard, an ancient vampire, who's very badass. And has quite good aim with a gun.

Hellsing doesn't really have a whole lotta originality going for it. Secret organization killing monsters? Vampire turned hunter? Lots of other sub-plots tucked in? I've seen it before. What Hellsing does have, however, is a bit
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Yue
I do not know why it took me TWO DAYS! to finish this manga. The concept, plot and characters are great. Hellsing is an british organization who hunts vampires, ghouls, etc. Their best agent is Alucard, who is also a vampire, but not in the traditional way. The Chief is a woman, Integra, who was the one who practically saved Alucard in the past... or at least, brought him to life again.

While Alucard was hunting some vampires, he met a virgin, Victoria, and to saave her, he had to turn her into a
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Loremar96
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: releídos
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LAnn
Feb 26, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-stars
Having enjoyed the anime for Hellsing, for the most part, I picked up the manga with a bit of excitement. I was ready to see how the manga was compared to the anime and, I hoped, that it would be better by a wide margin. I felt cheated when I finished.

It's not that the anime for Hellsing is any better, it's that I had many problems with the dialogue through the manga. The dialogue for Alexander Anderson was impossible to understand. I sat there for about fifteen minutes trying to decipher what h
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Oscar  Leal
Nov 15, 2015 rated it liked it
3 estrellas y media . Un tomo bastante entretenido dentro de lo que cabe que tiene chispazos de calidad pero deja aunadas bastantes expectativas que se quedan asfixiadas en la creatividad del autor . Kohta Hirano tiene una calidad de dibujo bastante buena , realista e impresionante a detalle , pero su calidad para narrar historias deja mucho que desear por todo el relleno argumental que a veces no aporta nada .

La idea esta bastante interesante de crear algo nuevo para el mito del vampirismo , e
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Scott Lee
Jun 08, 2017 rated it liked it
I am drawn to this as a pretty cool take on vampires. The primary protagonist--Alucard--is a vampire who has joined (is controlled by?) the Hellsing organization, an explicitly British and protestant monster hunting organization. He gains a sidekick, whom he insists on calling "Police Girl"--in this volume who gives us an more "human" and more sympathetic vampire to root for who provides pathos instead of just kicking tail. Conflicts are set up immediately with a similar secret monster hunting o ...more
Kate
Mar 02, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2009, age-ya, manga, vampires
I've been wanting to read this manga for a while, since I first saw it on the shelf. I thought the connection of Hellsing (a family corporation that hunts vampires) to Van Helsing (the legendary vampire hunter) was a great idea. At first I wasn't sure about the gender of one of the characters (Integra - it's a girl), but overall I liked the character design. It's a weird concept, that a Japanese manga would be set in London and Europe. The Scottish (?) accent of one of the priests was a bit diff ...more
Jen
Nov 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
There's a secret organization somewhere in England created to defend the Queen and country from monsters of all sorts. Yes, it's hard to believe in this day and age... but really, isn't this the true age of monsters? Enter Hellsing, an agency, long in tooth, with the experience, know-how, and... er... equipment to handle the problems that arise when vampires, ghouls, and the like take on these dark forces. "What equipment?" you may say. How about another vampire, and a big pistol loaded with spe ...more
Anna
Sep 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
First read this in high school, I believe. Just as good the second time around. An excellent translation, fast paced story, and interesting characters. I remember the series becoming increasingly political, which got boring, but maybe I'll like it better this time around.

I don't think it was necessary for Hirano to write out Anderson's Irish accent - that was a bit of a pain, but I was able to read it anyway.

The stylized violence is interesting.
Ale-Hoku
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
El hecho de ponerme a leer manga es algo intenso, mas por que debido a que es un tipo de lectura diferente al hecho de tener mas de doscientas paginas llenas de palabras. Siempre me a gusta Hellsing, el anime y las ovas son geniales, ya solo me faltaba leer el manga.
Y aun que el tomo fue muy rápido, de verdad me gusto.
Travis
Feb 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Basically, it's 'Hellboy' done as manga and replacing Hellboy with a really bad ass vampire.
Very dark, violent and creepy, but at the same time very clever, and funny.

The relationship between Alucard and his protege is interesting, and I love the over top feuding between the two secret religious groups.

Great visual style to this manga that has quickly become one of my favorites.
Melissa
Jan 19, 2008 rated it really liked it
I normally don't read manga, but I really enjoyed this one. I also watched the anime series that goes with this. It's very good. Extremely violent, but good. You gotta love "Alucard" the main vampire character. (Dracula backwards)
Vitor Frazão
Sep 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Claro que este ainda é um volume introdutório, sem grandes lutas, porém, o sádico vampiro Alucard é sempre divertido de ver, em animé ou mangá.
Nerdie
Feb 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, horror, manga
Filled with plenty of action and gore. A little cheesy ay times but I love what Kohta has done with the Dracula mythos. >:3
Mashael Al-Thuwaini
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Simply fantastic
Hannah
Jun 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
It was okay. I bought the entire series but if it continues being just okay, I don't think I can see myself committing to it, let alone keeping it.

This was my first manga, as such it might've been why I was a little confused with some scenes... couldn't fully identify which character was which and some of the action scene motions were a little confusing because of this. The fact that it's entirely in black and white probably made it harder to identify the characters in zoomed up shots of their
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Steve Wiggins
Oct 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have to confess that I'm generally not a manga reader. While visiting a much younger friend, this book was recommended because of how it integrates the vampire myth with the conflict between Protestantism and Catholicism. This is quite an interesting idea, and since these kinds of books are quick reads, I gave it a try. I was favorably impressed.

As a young child, like many I grew up with comic books. I tended to prefer those with darker themes such as monsters and mad scientists, so this was k
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Alfiana Noni
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Overall review aja deh. Saya nikmatin manga ini tanpa masang logika, tp itu bukan hal yg buruk. Ceritanya kalo boleh jujur ya ga bagus2 banget, banyak inkonsistensi dan kegajean bertebaran. Saya udah masbod sama motivasi si major, kedangkalan seras, dan vlad the impaler yg cuma disinggung sedikit. Paling keganggu sama vampir nazi yg mo nyerang inggris dan katolik nyerang protestan. WTF? Tp biarin deh. Kayaknya kegajean itu malah nambah rasa ke manganya. Visualisasinya cukup keren, terutama makin ...more
Bulent
Jul 03, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
İngiltere'de Van Hellsing ailesinin kurduğu hortlaklar, zombiler, canavarlar ve vampirlere karşı faaliyet gösteren Kraliyet Protestan Şövalyeler örgütü Hellsing Teşkilatı'nın en güçlü silahı gizemli vampir uzmanı Alucard'ın maceraları.

Bir yandan Hellsing Teşkilatı'nın Vatikan'a bağlı Özel Kuvvetler'den 13. Bölüm İskaryot ile yaşadığı gerilimler... Diğer yandan Alucard'ın ölümden döndürmek için ısırıp vampire çevirdiği "Polis Kız" Seras Victoria ile olan "hastalıklı" ilişkisi...

Bir aksiyon manga
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Kohta Hirano (平野 耕太 Hirano Kōta) is a Japanese mangaka most famous for his manga Hellsing. Starting his career first as a mangaka's assistant (self-described as "horrible" and "lazy" in said assistant position), and later an H manga artist, he went on to enjoy somewhat limited success with other relatively unknown manga titles such as Angel Dust, Coyote, Gun Mania and Hi-Tension. His first major s ...more

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