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GenreAdventure, dark fantasy, horror[1][2]
Written byKouta Hirano
Published byShōnen Gahōsha
English publisher
MagazineYoung King OURs
Original run1997September 30, 2008
Volumes10 (List of volumes)
Hellsing: The Dawn
Written byKouta Hirano
Published byShōnen Gahosha
MagazineYoung King OURs
Original run2001February 15, 2006
Anime television series
Directed byUmanosuke Iida
Written byChiaki J. Konaka
Music byYasushi Ishii
Licensed by
Original networkFuji TV
English network
Original run October 10, 2001 January 16, 2002
Episodes13 (List of episodes)
Original video animation
Hellsing Ultimate
Directed by
  • Tomokazu Tokoro (1–4)
  • Hiroyuki Tanaka (5–7)
  • Yasuhiro Matsumura (8–10)
Produced by
Written by
Music byHayato Matsuo
Licensed by
Released February 10, 2006 December 26, 2012
Runtime40–65 minutes
Episodes10 (List of episodes)

Hellsing (ヘルシング, Herushingu) is a Japanese manga series created by Kouta Hirano. The series began in 1997 and ended in September 2008.

The series is about a secret Hellsing Organization. The organization fights against vampires, ghouls, and other supernatural enemy who threaten England. The series was licensed for English language release in North America by Dark Horse Comics, in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment, and in Singapore by Chuang Yi.

An anime series of the same name was produced by Gonzo. The series was directed by Umanosuke Iida. It was based on the manga but used a screenplay by Chiaki J. Konaka. It was different from the manga in terms of plot, though it used some of the same characters and similar character designs. It has thirteen episodes. It was broadcast on Japan's Fuji Television from October 10, 2001 to January 16, 2002. An original video animation (OVA) called Hellsing Ultimate was produced by Geneon. It followed the manga storyline more closely than the anime series.[3] The series was 10 episodes long. It was released in Japan between February 10, 2006 and December 26, 2012. In North America, the series ran from December 5, 2006 to October 28, 2014.

Reception[change | change source]

In 2005, the six and seventh volumes of the Hellsing manga series ranked among Diamond Comics Distributors' list of the top 48 manga volumes sold in the United States for the year.[4] In November 2007, the ninth volume was among the top 10 volumes sold according to Japan's monthly sales rankings.[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Hellsing Volume 1 TPB". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  2. "【1分で分かる】セリフ回しにしびれる「HELLSING」の魅力". music.jp (in Japanese). December 29, 2015. Archived from the original on April 16, 2019. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  3. Johnston, Chris. "Hellsing Ultimate". Newtype USA 5 (11) pp. 44–45. November 2006. ISSN 1541-4817.
  4. "Diamond Announces Top Direct Market Performers". Anime News Network. January 23, 2006. Retrieved September 13, 2008.
  5. "Japanese Comic Ranking, November 6–12". Anime News Network. November 15, 2007. Retrieved September 13, 2008.
  6. "Japanese Comic Ranking, November 13–19". Anime News Network. November 21, 2007. Retrieved September 13, 2008.