Hellsing vs Hellsing Ultimate
I agree that both are good in their own ways but Anime America’s video was just wrong on so many levels. She says that you have to watch the Hellsing tv series to understand the Characters and then proceeds to say that the Character’s depth in Ultimate is excellent.
These statements conflict with each other. The fact that she says Ultimate had “additions” to the characters is really infuriating because that’s how the characters are supposed to be in the manga, these are proper portrayals. If anything Hellsing TV series did the changes.
According to her, Seras wasn’t as good as she was in the TV series because she still clung to her humanity but for me, it seems like she stagnated as a character. She has a clear bias against the Hellsing TV series and makes the show sound way better than it actually is.
How different is Hellsing Ultimate from the original Hellsing?
The original Hellsing anime had to abort the manga plot halfway through due to a lack of material (for the manga was young in those days), leaving the rest as filler. It also suffered from a lack of funding and interest from the director.
While I quite enjoyed it (enough so that the first fanfic I ever read was a Hellsing fic) in the days before Hellsing Ultimate existed and before I’d read the manga, it doesn’t hold a candle to the OVAs.
Hellsing Ultimate is a series of OVAs that follows the Hellsing manga very faithfully and with MUCH higher production values. It also finished the manga plot and even covered The Dawn, the 6 chapter prequel manga.
However, it did cut some minor early elements of character development for a time, since there was some measure of the assumption that the audience would have already seen the original anime. It’s annoying, but Fullmetal Alchemist [Brotherhood] and Hunter X Hunter made the same choice with their anime reboots.
Once you’re done with the original plot I’ll also recommend Team Four Star’s parody, Hellsing Ultimate Abridged, which is completely hilarious.
Hellsing vs Hellsing Ultimate
As others have pointed out, the original had to come up with their own villian and plot after a little bit. I actually enjoyed incognito as a villian tbh. Also pointed out already, hellsing focused on stubstance while ultimate focused on style.
There was a major boost in art style and gore in ultimate (which I enjoyed) but there was not as much character development. Ultimate also had to add one tiny amount of fan service or decided to when it was not needed. Beyond that, they are pretty much the same.
Now I am going to answer a question you probably would have asked later. You should watch both. Which you watch first is up to you just do not watch the TFS edition first or second.
First few episodes of Hellsing Ultimate sums up whole original Hellsing story in pretty condensed from (Like Dragonball Kai). Ultimate episodes are much longer 45min to classic 20min for original 25min.
Hellsing Ultimate continues with story much further than original series. Also draw art changed to more manga like.
All in all Ultimate went up in quality/story and in everything/
How does Alucard die in Hellsing?
Alucard does not “die.” Alucard vanishes when Schrödinger lets himself be consumed by Alucard, and he has to defeat each of the souls that he once possessed to “recognize” himself (as not even Schrödinger can recognize himself anymore within the mass of souls collected).
After this occurs (30 years later!), Alucard returns to Hellsing and Seras and has essentially become “Scrhödinger’s cat,” both existing everywhere and nowhere at once.
As “Vlad Tepes the Impaler,” he was beheaded and can be seen licking at the blood that had been spilled. This, along with the cross being split at the same time, is symbolic of his transformation.
In Hellsing, how does Van Helsing defeat Alucard for the first time?
It wasn’t done by Van Helsing alone but by the organization in whole.
Count, when in London, went to accomplish one of his goals, to take Mina Harker for himself. Having seen a photograph of her and Jonathan, Dracula found he desired her, and in the middle of the night he succeeded in biting her.
He proceeded to drink from her and feed to her his own blood, making her into a vampire as well but bonding her to himself as his servant Vampire. Knowing time is short, and the only way to save Mina is to defeat Dracula, Van Helsing leads a frantic search for the Count.
Due to her telepathic link to the No-Life King, they were able to use Mina to trace Dracula’s steps, finally finding his whereabouts after putting her into a hypnotic state.
The group finally followed the count back to his castle and confronted him for a battle just before dawn. After a fierce fight, Van Helsing cornered the count and was able to drive a stake through the No-Life King, defeating the Count by the light of the coming dawn.
The wafer marks left Mina’s flesh, a fact that Van Helsing took the opportunity to shout at the disgraced vampire. However, Abraham decided not to deliver the finishing blow to his felled foe, instead of taking Dracula’s now powerless form with him back to England.
So, that’s how it happened.
How does Hellsing end? What does this ending mean?
The OVA or the TV-Show?
I only can remember the OVA as the TV-Show was…. not that good
- — OBVIOUS SPOILER —
- The major gets killed by Seras Victoria
- The war ends with the hellsing organisation “winning”
- Alexander Anderson dies in the battle against Alucard.
The most important one (probably):
Alucard kills himself/lets him get killed often enough to only have 1 live left.
He “used” Schroedingers ability to exist in different timelines and dimension to kill all versions of him in every past, present and future timeline of every dimension except 1
(he does that to become closer to a Human, something that he desired since he existed, and is often emphasized in the OVA).
Hellsing vs Hellsing Ultimate