Hellsing Ultimate DVD Vol.1

Arucard

***Tsui ni kitaaa~~~~~~!!!!!!!!!!***

**Subarashi……SUBARASHII~!!!!!**

Totally incomparable with the digest edition a few weeks ago, this is the real deal, the real work as the creators intended us to watch.**Chou kandouteki~~~!!!!!!!**

I can’t start off without venting my fanboyism-ness on it, beforehand. I’d been waiting since two days ago for the raw to come out, stalking Tokyotosho every 15-30 minutes or so, waiting for the torrent to appear.Unfortunately, my access to Winny is all but gone, but meh. Safe to say I wasn’t disappointed when this came out just 4-5 hours ago.

First off, a list of stuff that wasn’t in the digest edition:

- Glimpses of how Integral met Arucard in her early years.
- A short funny dream sequence with Seras.
- The hunting down of the “Bonnie & Clyde” freaks.
- For the Anderson worshippers, the short take of him working in his orphanage.
- Extra scenes for explanations and plot development.

The soundtrack is greatly improved and it seems that the digest version was held back in the soundtrack aspect. I totally take back everything I said about the soundtrack being sucky from my digest version entry. The soundtrack is now totally immersive and menacing, adding to the whole Hellsing experience. The ED is exudes grandness is spades and I can’t stop listening to it repeatedly, in fact I’m listening to it while I’m writing.

The fights are also expanded with more scenes in it, especially in the Arucard x Alexander showdown. Alexander especially is much much more psychotic, even in the orphanage scene. His *seiyuu* is infusing him with tons of psychoticness and I have to give credit to him. I could literally feel his psychoticness dripping out of the screen from him.

I’m at a loss of words here, so I’ll end my post here. For screencaps and such, check out my digest edition entry(which quite noticebly has received quite a lot of hits recently). This is going to be one heck of a wait for the next volume T_T.

8 Comments

  1. stevency Said,

    February 15, 2006 @ 1:06 pm

    Anderson VA is my favourite guy.

    Overall, the “kakoii-ness” of this OVA is well over TV.
    I wonder will this OVA goes with the original stories……

  2. Kurogane Said,

    February 16, 2006 @ 1:51 am

    It will. The original purpose of the OVA was to reanimate the Hellsing story according to the manga as the manga-ka wasn’t actually quite satisfied by the TV series, since Gonzo screwed up the story so royally.

  3. Montezuma Said,

    February 16, 2006 @ 4:28 am

    Wow! I’m all hyped up now! I watched the digest version and found myself agreeing to pretty much everything you wrote about it. It was truly a wonderful preview of what to come.
    And now your telling me it’s going to be even better?! If they keep this up, Hellsing’s going to be my favorite anime in no time…

  4. Montezuma Said,

    February 16, 2006 @ 11:22 pm

    Ok, I watched the RAW today, and must admit to be stunned. It’s….SO…excellent! Way, WAY better than the digest. And also, as you noted, the music fits this time. I can’t wait for the next episode!

  5. Spyder Said,

    April 14, 2006 @ 8:24 pm

    Excelent just excelent. Animation is great sound is great cut is graet
    only one thing is pissing me off and thats voice actors, such voices are unworthy, those guys dubbing the last serie were at least ten times better and im not talkin about text, just about their damn voices!

  6. damage.com Said,

    July 30, 2006 @ 1:48 pm

    Hi! I’m putting together a Hellsing OVA website, and I’d like to link to and/or quote from your review. May I have your permission?
    Please let me know!
    damage.com

  7. Edd227 Said,

    November 29, 2006 @ 5:05 am

    So excited for the Untimate Hellsing OVA series to finally arrive on DVD December 5th! If feels like we’ve been waiting forever for it. Found a new trailer for the DVD that will also be included with the 2 dics limited edition. You can find it here:
    youtube.com/watch?v=TY6jDceaBZo

  8. Rane Said,

    December 11, 2006 @ 6:46 am

    And now we’re sitting here, waiting for vol3.

    Why does it always feel like an eternity when you’re waiting for the good stuff to be finished and released?

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