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Hellsing, Vol. 1 by Kohta Hirano

Hellsing, Vol. 1 (edition 2009)

by Kohta Hirano (Author)

Series: Hellsing [Manga] (1)

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Chronicles the exploits of the secret Hellsing Organization, formed by the Hellsing family to protect England and the Protestant church from vampires and other monsters, and its top operative, the vampire Alucard.
Title:Hellsing, Vol. 1
Authors:Kohta Hirano (Author)
Info:Dark Horse Manga (2003), Edition: First Edition ("1" in number line), 208 pages
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Hellsing, Volume 1 by Kouta Hirano

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    Black Butler, Vol. 02 by Yana Toboso (lampbane)
    lampbane: The relationship between Ciel and Sebastian reminds me very much of the relationship between Alucard and Integra.

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i hate victoria but i love alucard so what to do?
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  salllamander | Feb 11, 2024 |
The volume reminded me of when I was 14, when I'd go on Youtube and watch videos I thought were "dark" and "mature." Of course, looking back on that point in my life, I can say that the things I watched weren't either of those things, but edgy impressions of what was "dark" and "mature." I'm not exactly proud of that point in my life, and I'm not overly ecstatic about what I've read so far either, but the series does show promise if they don't try to take themselves too seriously :3 ( )
  AvANvN | Apr 19, 2022 |
From what I remember, tracks the series pretty closely. ( )
  nosborm | Oct 10, 2021 |
Once I got the first one, I was hooked on this series. I borrowed it from my local public library.

See my brief note on the book:

[http://gypsylibrarian.blogspot.com/2006/12/short-notes-on-graphic-novels-8.html] ( )
  bloodravenlib | Aug 17, 2020 |
“Hellsing” is a triumph of style over substance. I would usually be the first to cry fowl at style outweighing story, but this is one of the few examples where the style becomes the substance. There is still an interesting story in this classic manga, but the further the story progresses the more convoluted and poorly paced it becomes. The final few volumes can be hard to follow as things build to a climax. However the characterization is always good and memorable. Though the characters are not the deepest, they are fleshed out enough to be interesting and play off their situations in ways that makes the action that much better. Even the villains are given enough of a personality and presence to stick with you after the curtain drops.
But the star of this manga is the art and it makes everything else tremble in its wake. Nearly every page is a kinetic joyride of line work and detail. Many of the panels are so intricately detailed you could drink them in for a full minute. The persistent use of energy and motion to sell the action makes even small skirmishes enthralling. The use of costume, design, and composition sells every scene. You might call this the height of cool. Alucard, his cohorts, and the villains are brought to life by the riveting artwork.
This is by far my favorite ‘vampire’ story. Not only because the action is visceral, but because the vampires are what they should be: brutal, blood thirsty, and the epitome of suave. If you’re interested in vampires, you can't avoid this for long. If you’re interested in action, give it a whirl. If you’re interested in good storytelling and world-building, you should consider this worth sampling at least. ( )
  LSPopovich | Apr 8, 2020 |
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I avoided Manga thinking it would be the same. However, after I saw the Anime I wanted to know more so I gave it a try now. Vistaprint Promo Code

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Chronicles the exploits of the secret Hellsing Organization, formed by the Hellsing family to protect England and the Protestant church from vampires and other monsters, and its top operative, the vampire Alucard.

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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 these dark forces. "What equipment?" you may say. How about another vampire, and a big pistol loaded with special silver bullets? That oughta do the trick. Hellsing the long-awaited manga is finally in America, thanks to Dark Horse Comics and the folks at Digital Manga, and you're gonna love it. Come get some smart-ass gore and action as only Japan seems to produce, in that crazy "non-Western" formats the kids seem to love. And nice and thick at over 200 pages!
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