Hellsing Ultimate OVA Set 2 Blu-ray/DVD
About Hellsing Ultimate OVA Set 2 Blu-ray/DVD
Hellsing: Ultimate Set 2 contains OVA episodes 5-8.
The rogue vampire Alucard is the Hellsing Organization's deadliest instrument in its mission to protect the British Empire from satanic ghouls and Nazi freaks. He is not alone in his assault on the occult; the master has a servant. Policewoman Seras Victoria accepted Alucard's gift of dark salvation after falling in the line of duty, and now the remnants of her human soul struggle against her growing vampire urges. Together, they haunt the shadows as a sinister force of good - and tonight the foggy streets of England shall flow with the blood of their evil prey.
Special Features: Episode Commentary, Dubbing Hellsing - The 10th year Anniversary Interviews, Hellsing Cast Round Table Discussion, Anime Vegas 2010 Hellsing Panel, Fans' Questions Answered, The Dawn: A Supplementary of Hellsing, Textless Closing Songs, U.S. Trailer, Previews.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
- Publisher: FUNIMATION
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Action, Horror
- Themes: Supernatural
- Age Rating: 17+
- Run Time: 180
- Release Date: 3/12/2013
- Dimensional Weight: 0.4
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
Moar [censor]mothering Vampires!
When I fist heard that episodes 5-8 of Hellsing Ultimate were not only getting dubbed (by the returning cast no less!), but being collected on Blu-ray, I immediately went and pre-ordered it. And I don't regret my decision one bit: the next four OVAs focus mostly on Seras and the rest of Hellsing and associates, with Alucard only really coming back into the picture in episode 8. It still has the same over the top action the first 4 episodes had, but the ending of episode 8 is one of the most infuriating cliffhangers in recent memory, since as of this review I don't know whether or not Funimation plans on bringing the final two OVA over here.
Needless to say, if you already have the first box set than this one is a must buy, though be prepared to either shell out money for the manga or wait until the last two episodes are brought over if you want to know how the series ends.
Fantastic Violent Schlock
A must-buy if you own (and enjoyed) the first set. Most of the episodes barely feature Alucard, and focus on Seras and the Hellsing mercenaries hold off an vampiric nazi assault on their HQ. This set probably has the first moments of real, emotional depth, as we finally learn Seras brutal and disturbing backstory, and the desperate, bloody battle in the mansion forces extreme measures. But when Alucard returns, Father Anderson is also forced to make an extreme choice.
The dubbing, animation, etc. remain stellar. The content isn't for everyone, but if you want mostly mindless schlock and cool moments, this should scratch your itch. My only complaint is that Seras' backstory is needlessly graphic and grim, considering the show's given nearly no hint of it before. YVMV
The next installment in the Hellsing Ultimate series of OVA's. These episodes feature more over the top vampire violence with the characters we've grown to love running around, kicking some serious butt! The Blu-ray presentation remains strong and the Japanese voice acting is top notch. This set comes with both DVD and Blu-ray in a single Blu-ray sized case with a slipcover. This is one title everyone should see!
A bloody good time
If you enjoyed the first set of Hellsing Ultimate their is even more to love in part 2. Part 2 moves on from individual vampire battles, to the beginning of the war for London. Battles become bloodier, enemies more numerous and terrifying, and we still get catboys and other random humor to lighten the mood from time to time.
The animation is still as gorgeous as ever, the story develops at a great pace meaning each episode has something in it worth re-watching, and all of our main characters except Alucard get fleshed out more through backstory and interactions. Unfortunately for big Alucard fans this set is mostly devoid of him, instead being focused on Seras and Integra.
If your still on the fence about Hellsing Ultimate over the price or quantity of episodes, at 40-50 minutes an episode, 4 episodes will feel like quite a bit, and if you want the best vampires in anime the price is definitely worth it.